590 Tasting Notes
I made this and I drank some and it’s a sipdown but I really can’t be fair to it because I feel so very terrible right now, physically and emotionally. I’m going to plead sick and go home from work after I wash out my pot, whether or not I can take sick time. I’ll make it up later if I can’t. I just can’t be here right now. I promised people to do QA database stuff today but I just can’t.
I made the mistake of taking a bite of really sweet marionberry greek yogurt in the middle of this first cup. So what tasted sweet and berry on the first few sips turned rather bland afterward in comparison (because I am very sensitive to contaminating flavours like that). But I really enjoyed the first couple of sips and I’m going to hold off rating this until I have a real idea of how it tastes normally. Also I put too much milk in because it’s all the way in the break room and that’s a long way to walk and I don’t judge milk in an empty mug very well.
In other news, I hate everything.
I’ve somewhat lost my taste for Adagio black teas, but sometimes they’re okay. Today was incredibly stressful for me, as the people on the tea chat can attest as they were witness to my temper tantrum. Also I had to go cry in the bathroom. And I might have signed myself to a whole bunch of new responsibilities kind of by accident. We’ll see next week.
This tea was boring. Fruity temperamental black tea with no real outstanding features of note. Not terrible but nothing I would restock.
SO I got this in a trade with Tea Sipper a looooooooong time ago. Really long. Really. Thankfully it has aged well and is still super good. Rooibos is not woody tasting and mint and chocolate, with added sweetener, make this like drinking a girl scout cookie. Yum.
Reminder to self if I buy this again: Use a finer filter. Rooibos attacking the tonsils is not pleasant.
So. Not much to say for this note. I drank a pot of this while working late at night and having an intense conversation about airplane stuff in the tea chat. And being very frustrated at my data.
Unlike my other Zen Tea tea that I had yesterday, this one has aged quite well. I put a little more in and I brewed it for a little longer and it is very very very tasty. Sweet at the beginning and nicely tart at the end of the sip. Citrus and herb and just all around good. I don’t remember who suggested this tea to me tonight but thanks!
Sent a bit of this off to Lariel this morning and what’s left was just enough for my normal pot size. I offered a cup to my lead because she likes the caffeine free teas at this time of night (6pm-ish for reference) and she accepted. I kinda wish she hadn’t because this was really very very good.
No hibiscus in this blend for which I am eternally grateful. It was slightly tart, which likely came from the cranberry ingredient. But it was a pleasant tart and the coconut was a nice taste to this very very fruity tea. I couldn’t identify what made it kiwi, possibly because I’m not very familiar with that fruit, but the sour cherry was spectacular. I recommend this highly.
I wish I had more to try it iced but it will go on my wishlist for my next Mahamosa order, which I’m sure will happen eventually.
Flavors: Cherry, Coconut, Cranberry, Pleasantly Sour
I asked someone on the tea chat to pick something off of my list to drink this afternoon and this was picked again. It’s now my only plain black tea left but if I keep drinking it at this rate, it will be gone very soon. Last pot was less than a week ago.
This tea was okay for the most part. Very…generic black tea. Did not taste of quality and no special flavours of note. I did get a terrible taste in my mouth shortly after I stopped drinking though so that wasn’t very good at all. Age or quality or both is unknown.
I really really thought I’d written a tasting note on this this morning but apparently not. Let’s see if I can stretch my mind back that far. Busy frustrating day so this note will be sparse in the details.
Tea was good. Not as good as fresh but I did manage not to underleaf it this time. Still enjoyable and worth drinking. I sent the remainder to Lariel in the package but this is not a sipdown because I’m pretty sure I have another pack of this at home somewhere.
Desk tea sipdown though. Off the list.
Flavors: Cream, Raspberry
I enjoyed this, but it certainly wasn’t as good as it was when it was fresh. I really need to get better at drinking these up a lot quicker, especially the flavoured ones because the flavour fades faster than a lot of the other ingredients. This still wasn’t bad, but it definitely wasn’t as great as it was a year ago even.
Enjoying the Steepster chat today. We discussed many things, from the ridiculous to the grossout horrible. And tea of course.
Oh yeah, and this was a sipdown.
This tea has reached it’s end. This is a sipdown and gladly so because this tea did not age very well. Nearly a year after my last review, the main dominating note is sour hibiscus and not much else. There is no remaining cream and even heavily sweetened, it isn’t very pleasant. I think I prefer this one fresh and if I restock I will need to drink it up within the first 9 months or so.