306 Tasting Notes
We are having icy weather here in DFW, so I am working from home today, anticipating lots of tea drinking. I decided to give this a try – I got a few flavored samples from Adagio on my last order. I have been working through the caramel sample, but decided to go with this instead.
I want to like this, and it’s not bad, but it’s just not speaking to me. The flavor masks the base tea too much. I don’t know if that means it’s a weak base, or there’s just too much flavoring. Hrmph.
I went through Target’s tea aisle last night, and noticed this. Decided to try it. The fruit taste is noticeable, pretty tasty. I don’t really notice a “jolt” of energy any more than any other tea. Oh, marketing :) I never notice any “jolts” with any “energy” drinks though, with the exception of matcha.
Slightly chilly today, the high will be 57, and it’s currently 39. Definitely a lot warmer than the snow-buried northeast, though, thank goodness. But it’s a good day for tea! Oh, who am I kidding, it’s always a good day for tea.
Polishing off the last of this tin. I don’t know why this shows I drank it 1 time. I know I was drinking this regularly. Whatevs.
Can I go back to bed now?
From one of my Steepster boxes last year. Definitely veggie-ish. Dry, the leaves smelled a bit like milk oolong, but once brewed up, it just doesn’t have that taste or mouthfeel.
Very light, with a sweet after-taste.
Not bad, but not something I would seek out.
Okay, it’s not quite that bad, but my head is pretty zoomy right now. Luckily, as with all the other times I’ve drank matcha it’s a handle-able zoom.
I am definitely alert and awake now.
I brought my lesser liked of the two matcha bowls I have and my old whisk and spare scoop to work, along with half of my tin of matcha. It actually worked pretty well, except for sifting. I tried bringing the rinsing screen thing I got with my gaiwans to use as a sifter, but the screen is too fine, and it just clogged up. I need a second sifter for work, I guess.
I checked my cupboard at home last night, and I am indeed out of all major Earl Greys excepting some decaf teabags and a DavidsTea sample someone sent me. Woohoo! I needed something to take to work for an everyday stash, preferably a black, so I picked through my tins. I noticed this one had gotten pushed to the back, so I decided it was a good candidate for being my morning work tea.
I brewed up a cup this morning, and it’s doing its job quite nicely. No bitterness, just a good basic cuppa. It goes well with my breakfast of hard-boiled eggs and grapes. I am actually wishing for something malty this morning, but that is not this tea’s fault.
My last cup of this at work. I need to see if I have any more at home before I remove it from the cupboard here. I think that’s it though. Other than decaf teabags and possibly one small sample, I am mostly EG free. I think.
This cup is tasting particularly good. Perhaps it’s trying to lure me back into the arms of the Earl… no! I won’t do it! I am tired of you! :D
Just a note, more for myself. I ordered some sort of Peppermint Candy Cane tea for a friend on my last Adagio order to save her the shipping costs. She gave me one of the bags, as we trade teas all the time. I can’t find what looks like the right one in the Steepster db so I am noting this under Random Steepings.
Unfortunately, I am not a fan of this tea. It’s a black tea with peppermint blend, but I think there’s some coconut in it. Not really doing it for me this morning. Not really bad, just not to my liking. I would not order it for myself.