4042 Tasting Notes
sooo….thanks to VariaTEA i am not back up to 173 teas. My original goal for the end of January was 150 teas. ASSUMING that my orders from the US don’t get here until Feb and there are no other surprise teas in the mail, i have 23 teas to drink in 9 days. 2.5 sipdowns per day..and there is ONE weekend in that time frame. Verdict? LET’S DOOO THIS! I think i have enough smaller samples to be able to get through enough teas. And hey, maybe if i can manage it, i can splurge at the toronto tea festival since that will be the first weekend of February heh. it’s go time!
thank you teafairy! I made this one iced to start because as some of you may know, i’ve been REALLY off of “peach” as a flavour. That being said, this smelled different than the peach i’ve gotten used to. The verdict? This is pretty good! It’s creamy and delicious and a different sort of peach that i quite like! I added a weeeee bit of sugar t the cold brew halfway through and the flavours just popped! thanks a bunch teafairy!
cold brew that i’m enjoying tonight with late dinner. Sadly the cold brew didn’t translate much of the pineapple taste that i liked in the hot brew. I prefer this as a hot brew, though maybe hot brew, chilled would be the way to go. Still tasty, but for sure missing some of the pineapple flavour!
Edit: 3400 tasting notes haha Also, down to 167
…again, lost track of my thoughts on this one this afternoon BUT it was an enjoyable oolong. Rather than hoard the rest of this, i’m going to send the last little bit of this off to terri to try because i think she might have fun with this one. Thank you for sending this my way teafairy I’m sorry for not doing it justice in my tasting notes. Blame work. 14 hour days suck…especially when you worked from home to drink tea and pay attention to said tea!
I need to buy some of this. Mostly because we had an issue in the afternoon that ate up 5hours of my life and resulted in my tea drinking being interrupted. All my thoughts on this one are out the window but i did gulp it down and kept checking my mug to see if any was left…so that’s a good sign! thanks teafairy!
Thank you teafairy for sending me a sample of your precious yellow tea :) I’m glad i have more of this to have again in the future. I think i still struggle with yellow teas because they’re so close to green/white. This, however IS one that i can get behind. It’s not overly vegetal and has a delicious sweet taste to it that reminds me, as teafairy has pointed out, of a green tea. And yet it’s not. I will have to try and capture more on this one in future. Thanks so much teafairy!
sipdown on this one as i’m passing the other half on to one of my tea friends whose preferences run towards white/green etc… ie the full other end of the spectrum from me haha. It’s not because i don’t like this either, but more because i like to share. Staving student with no tea budget and all you know :) As far as white’s go, this is a lovely light, refreshing brew with no floral notes going on! it’s sweet, and tastes more than just warm water to me haha overall another nice one from Norbu :)
sipdown! mwahahah because the other half of my sample is going to go in to Terri’s box so that she can try this one as well. I have to say, these leaves are pretty darn big once they expand through brewing :) this is on the sweeter side of things, without being as distinctively sweet as some of the teas from TTC that I’ve had. it still comes across as a bit of a malty sort of tea but not to the extent of say, Tiger Assam. I am really enjoying this because it’s just a bit different than similar teas that i’ve had.
Norbu (greg) included this one for me because i was trying to find a similar tea to the one i fell in love with from Norbu that they have since stopped purchasing because of the lack of demand in the US. SHAME ON YOU US! :) While this IS a tasty tea, it doesn’t hold the same power over me as the other one. Still though, i enjoy this one a bunch.
Norbu has some excellent customer service for anyone interested, and until the end of January they’re having a 25% off sale :)
Wow no tasting notes yet, and i’m certainly not going to set the bar high lol Working from home today but i’m pretty much exhausted beyond belief. My words aren’t working so well today. This is a decent cup of tea from Teavivre. It’s sweet, with a strong edge that i lik, without being bitter or astringent. Sadly, while i will enjoy this a bunch, it doesn’t knock others out of the top of my list for teas to keep on a permanent basis. I can see ordering this from time to time though to rotate through my cupboard :)
Edit: Also a sipdown because Terri hasn’t tried this one haha. Maybe i can hit 165 today…