7437 Tasting Notes
I couldn’t resist having this one today after smelling it. Cranberry, orange deliciousness. Honestly i am in love with the dry aroma of this one. Brewed, this might be my favourite of the 3 that i’ve tried so far. It’s got the tang from the cranberry but it’s still orange, christmas cider…if that makes sense. I did find that it’s best tasted as it’s cooled a little but before it gets closer to cold. I had to add a tiny bit of sugar because i let it cool off too much and the sharpness of the cranberry came through a little too much. But a tiny bit of sugar and it was delicious again :)
another one from the 51 teas kickstarter. This was the one i was most excited about (though let me tell you the orange, cranberry cider smells AMAAAAZING) because it has laoshan tea in it from verdant. The final execution of this? Not bad, but not as deliciously amazing as i’d hoped. This is nice though…peppermint, chocolate and the marshmallow rounding out the flavours and blending them together a little. I’m going to enjoy drinking the rest of this :)
I thought i’d try this one because i know Charoma doesn’t like smokey teas but i’m ok with them. Brewed this according to directions, including shaking up my package and making sure to get a little of everything in my teaspoon. It smells lovely, but when brewed this is mostly a lapsang. i’m not picking up any of the nutmeg or other spices that would make me think “chestnuts” Soooo witholding the rating for now and i’ll try again and see what i think then.
In all fairness, i don’t love green teas. But i also don’t typically hate them either. This was a sample that was included in my order from Bellocq – generous as i’ve probably got enough here for 5/6 “normal” cups. For those who enjoy green teas, this is likely a very nice dragonwell. I’m not sure that i can understand why this is a limited dragonwell or if it’d be worth the price (42$/2oz) to me to pick it up, but it’s tasty. There’s a vegetal note here but not overwhelmingly so as it blends with the sweetness in the tea to become less in your face. I am enjoying this cup but i’ll see if i can share the generous samples with others who might not otherwise pick this up given the price.
today, at some point, i’m going to be reorganising my cupboard. My tea order from bellocq arrived but i can’t let myself go crazy on those teas until i figure out how “bad” i’m doing with my paris teas lol. this was a sample included in the tea i received from 52 teas – DO NOT LIKE. in all fairness, i don’t love green teas but there was something in this one that reminded me of soap. Generally i’m ok with green and lemon, but something in this one doesn’t love me. the rest is off to the swap box for someone else to love.
last tea from the past few days – still loving this one and happier still that i’ve now had enough of it to be able to close the lid again with my bag closure on the bag haha. I know i’ve said it before but this is a lovely tea and perfect for anyone who doesn’t like your smokey varietal of Lapsang. This is not a smokey tea. it’s just delicious. true story.
Final Count: 121
i rather enjoy this tea….to the point where i think i should pick up a bit more before it goes away, but then i can’t help but wonder if i’ll get tired of the taste, since i don’t usually love david’s teas enough to go through 100g+ Still though, i need to try this one as a latte since that’s apparently the way to do it heh