741 Tasting Notes
Almost gave this one away, since I had trouble getting it right, but decided at the last minute to give it another chance. I’m glad I did because I’m getting more into white teas, and today I figured out how I like it: steeped at the lowest recommended temperature for only 1 minute. This is definitely not one of those white teas you can steep at almost the same temperature as black teas. It’s more delicate. Ha!
I got a sample of this tea from DianaK. Ya, I’m going through them all right now! Thanks! This tea doesn’t appear on their website, but it looks like it’s a new tea based on their Facebook page. The dry leaf has little chocolate chips in it. It tastes almost like a chocolate dipped strawberry, but the chocolate flavor is milder than I would like. Overall, it’s a creamy strawberry black tea. Pretty nice!
I enjoyed two steepings of this with my first attempt at pumpkin scones. They turned out a little odd…kinda wet inside even though the knife came out clean (must of picked the wrong spots) and I baked them for as long as other scones. I think the pumpkin made the dough wetter. I didn’t even use as much buttermilk this time. Despite this, they were YUMMY! Just not the same consistency as usual. Wetter, like pumpkin pie. I’m not gonna complain though! This deliciously vanilla tea went extremely well with them.
So, it’s been a little crazy around here lately, so I haven’t been on steepster much. I’m one of the unfortunate government workers who’s been furloughed until Congress figures things out. It’s a really weird place to be. Anyway, I’m trying to keep busy so I don’t think about it too much. Fortunately, my husband doesn’t work for the government.
I had 3 steepings of this tea today. Just didn’t feel like having a variety, or taking the effort to make different teas, so I just resteeped. Although the third steeping was pretty weak, with brown sugar and soy milk, it was still delicious. This one has totally grown on me. Btw, I was making chocolate chip cookies, and stole a chip or two from the batter, and this tea is especially delicious if you take a sip after chewing a semi-sweet chocolate chip. ;)
Too bad I can’t pick up more of this until I can go back to work (the store is near my office and I have a large commute), but I guess that’s a good thing, since I probably shouldn’t spend too much money right now.
This has been a challenging day. All I want to do is go back to bed, but I have to work. At least there’s tea!
I haven’t had this one in a long while, so decided to give it another shot instead of the DavidsTea pumpkin chai that I was going to have. I added brown sugar this time, and it was so much more custard-like. Very smooth and creamy. I remember complaining before that there was more cinnamon than pumpkin, but compared to DavidsTea’s pumpkin chai, it’s not overpowering. A nice smooth start to the day, although I probably needed more of a kick in the butt!