5075 Tasting Notes
soooo being the NOT fan of David’s tea that many of you know that i am. Guess what? What this one is pretty tasty hot….as a cold brew i am MUCH happier. maybe it’s just the sick talking but this is really refreshing tonight. the only thing that could make this even more amazing would be the addition of rum… cough now i haven’t gone and figured out how much stupid sugar or other random crap in here that i will grumble about..because i’m just trying to enjoy this…i’ll look at that later…but IF there isn’t any…i COULD consider stocking this for the summer. shhhhh….
Final Count: 231
sooooo this one is from YYZ…and i think i might have a problem. I have enough of this to do a comparison on the weekend against LB but this MIGHT be a little more chocolatey and roaster than recent harvest of LB. Why does that scare me? because aliexpress is like walking in to honest ed’s….uh or a giant tiger…or mace’s on balk friday. it’s chaotic and crazy and even though there are good deals to be found, i need someone to make it easy for me. lol soooo there’s a small part of me hoping that this ISN’T as tasty as it was today…and that it’s all in my head hahaha.
But let’s be honest….this was a fabulous cup of tea today. chocolatey and roast and delicious and even though the wet smell reminded me of some of the TTC teas that i’ve had, the taste was NOT that sweet taiwanese sort of taste. this was laoshan black…but more like that first time i died when i had it lol. soooo that’s my story. more to come on the weekend i think if i get a chance to do a comparison of sorts… is it all in my head? or not. we shall see… either way…thanks a bunch for this joy yyz
also..i want it noted that i totally got to 205 today…and then Bonny’s mail showed up lol
Shhhhhh…..I asked my other half to pick up a little bit of this one on the weekend when I wasn’t feeling well…clearly my wits were addled by being sick :) brewed this hot tonight and as it cooled down enough to drink it turned in to a deliciously tart sort of tea with a bit of sweetness. Th coconut wasn’t overly intense thankfully, though I can see this bring too much if you got a lot of coconut in one tsp. still though, glad to have it and try it.
Final count: 209
VariTea sent this my way and it was off my wish list (at least I think it was V…if it was RS, apologies!) I had high hopes for this one but sadly all I’m getting is toffee flavoured wood. Bah. This is the sort of rooibos that I’m. It a fan of unless it’s spectacularly blended so a a not to be all, hey sil…go lick a tree for this taste :) oh well…good to know and be able to cross off my list. Hehe
sooo i pretty much begged variaTEA to send me some of this..CONVINCED that i was somehow making the biggest mistake ever in not ordering some for myself because i actually really liked marshmallow genmaicha from frank, until the reblend sucked.
….turns out. not a huge loss. there is something artificial tasting about this one that i don’t like – it’s not the strawberry i love from walter bishop…or maybe it IS but when combined with the marshamallow turns weirdly strange. sigh i was so excited about this one. appreciate the share VariaTEA…just not the tea for me…which in some respects is maybe a good thing heh
another tea from variaTEA….i’m still hoping i can get to 200 teas before next weekend rolls around…god that’s a lot of tea to drink before july 1st haha.
this is a pretty average genmaicha to me. there’s nothing to set it apart from the others i’ve had but nothing to make it a terrible tea either.it’s a middle of the road sort of genmaicha which means a pleasant cup to drink but nothing i need to go out of my way to drink more of :)
VariaTEA sent me a few of these blooming teas from David’s to try out. Now, my experience to date with blooming teas is that they are largely for the visual senses, with the teas being weaker than i prefer. they’ve also all been green teas, and the ones she sent are black. I opted to treat this as a cold brew for fun and it turns out, that was the right approach for me. this is a nice lighlty flavoured strawberry tea that is pleasant to drink. I cut the water in half and it’s been steeping for longer than the 10 minutes…but it’s gone from being a floating poop of tea, to a nice bloom :) with a decent strawberry brew haha. thanks for sharing variatea!
another one from boychik and the mildest tea of t he bunch. I haven’t tried the lapsang, but i’m sure it will be a deeper tea than this one hahaha. I enjoyed this one prenap as well, which means it’s a distant memory for me. that being said, it was an enjoyable cup that i ended up gulping down while trying to refrain from talking too much on work calls.