7144 Tasting Notes
thanks Cavo! I figured i needed some no caffeine teas tonight to give me a break from all the other teas i had today. Sadly i’m still pretty much ready to curl up and go to bed. I can’t say that i’ve ever had christmas stollen either but this is a fairly tasty tea. The hibiscus doesn’t overpower and there’s still a sense of all the flavours coming together. Much like cavo, i wouldn’t drink this all the time, but every now and then i can see this being a nice treat.
Wheeeee! Sip down! (208….)And now it’s time to have some water and caffeine free options for the rest of the night. I think my kidneys would like a break lol. Snuck one of these from the great Canadian travelling teabox as Lala has been kind enough to share and I know I like this one. Mostly I just wanted to end my sip downs for today on a flavoured note! Now to have some enchiladas for dinner and bake some pumpkin spice muffins!
Sipdown! mostly because i’m splitting the remainder of this package up for my tea sister and for my tea friend down under. I’ve had a couple yellow teas before, that inspired me to keep trying them. This one, however, is pretty meh. It’s not a BAD tea…but it’s not nearly as delectable as the other yellow teas that i’ve had. where those were juicy and mouthwateringly good…this is just a cup of lighter tea. It’s like it can’t decide if it wants to be a white or a green. Ah well! one to cross off my list!
Made myself a latte with this one as a break from the straight tea i’ve been drinking today. This is a fairly average vanilla tea – not too strong and not too bad. I think? i bought it to try something after visiting the store but now i can’t recall lol oh well! it’ll do in a pinch when i want to use tea bags for things.
meh. Great Canadian Travelling Teabox
so i don’t even know what to say about this one. it’s not bad..but it’s just blah. boring. uninspiring…and i had great hopes from the description. I’ve made a few steeps just to run through the different flavour profiles and it’s over all just kind of boring.
And the world (or at least my cupboard) doesn’t need more boring tea.
sipdown! great canadian travelling teabox soooo this tastes similar to laoshan black. Not in an OMG they’re so the same! sort of way, but there are the same sort of notes running through this tea with a little less malt and a little more sweetness/. I don’t get smoke from this at all. Maybe my palate just isn’t as developed as some. This is just a sweet black delicious tea.
sipdown! this was one from the great canadian travelling teabox that i saved so that i could try it later. today is later! I really like this one! It’s like a dark oolong that could almost be coffee like but isn’t’. No smoke to be found in my cup so that’s lovely. Instead it’s delicious…and suddenly all gone? oopsy haha
Sipdown! I purchased a small sample of this one, knowing that i probably wouldn’t like it. While i don’t mind hibiscus, i am not a fan of floral teas. In drinking this one, I can see why verdant recommends that this be cold brewed. I think this would be one of those teas that really pops as a cold brew. I added a little honey to this one and it brought out the flavours of the goji berries. before the honey there was an abundance of rose and coriander. While this is an ok blend, it’s really not for me.
sipdown! go me! at this rate i could almost get to 200 today…almost lol
This is a really earthy puerh. i picked it up in beijing when i was there in february and haven’t had a chance to really try it. I had mostly picked it up to share with others and most of it has gone that way. I much prefer the puerhs that i’ve had from verdant and mandala but this isn’t bad for an every day sort of puerh – provided you can handle the earthiness of this.
sipdown! Another tea for my tea friend down under (well all these verdant ones are…) I quite like this one. I think i need some puerh though shortly just to kick things off again. I am digging this one quite a bit. This is more my cup of tea versus the dragon well. There’s a freshness here that i really like, and although it is a green oolong, it doesn’t quite have that familiar taste that i don’t like going on. I have enjoyed the few steepings of this one that i’ve had, and here’s hoping that my tea swap partner will also enjoy this one from verdant! yay for sharing tea!