2576 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this a few times now and to me it tastes more like plain rooibos than anything else, I’m not getting much caramel or anything that can be described as candy. Yesterday I inspected the wet leaf and the caramel bits were not quite melted so maybe that’s why the flavor didn’t come through? I know I will drink this quickly but I was disappointed in the flavor. It was better with some stevia, however.
Tea of the morning here. This is a darker style oolong and the flavor is very much like that of a second flush darjeeling. I’m getting a lot of fruitiness in addition to some “woody” type flavors. There’s a slight astringency in the finish which I am not totally loving but would be good with a bit of sweetener. It’s ok but not anything I would feel the need to keep around on a permanent basis. Used the filtered brita water and my Adagio kettle which was very enjoyable :)
Another sample tea from the now defunct puriTea (boo).
I’m not really super excited by most white teas and this is no exception. I’m sure it’s fine but I can’t seem to find the “sweet spot” that brings forth the promised flavors. I get a bit of nuttiness and something that reminds me of clover but it needs something, it’s far too mild & benign for my tastes. I think I will try cold brewing the rest of this.
I purchased a variable temp kettle from Adagio, it just arrived today but I haven’t had the chance to use it yet. I also bought a few teas (of course)
I wanted a nice black decaf but maybe I should have read the reviews of this, oh well. It is very brisk and bitter. Not drinkable at all by itself and barely drinkable with soymilk and Splenda. I’ll have to find something to mix this with to make it better or maybe I should step it for less time? My advice is to stay away! bleh!
Tea from the December Steepster Select box…
I like green oolongs but I haven’t been buying too many because I can’t seem to drink them quickly enough. Le sigh
This has an intense floral aroma with nutty and buttery flavors, so nice for a gray and dreary day like we are having today, it’s like sunshine in a cup. :)
I might try to gong fu the remainder of this sample at home but it’s quite tasty. I may like the aroma a bit better than the flavor though… I doubt I would order this but I’ve really enjoyed trying it.
thanks to Nicole for this sample tea…
This isn’t bad for a bagged tea but is a little astringent and brisk for my taste, which seems to be the nature of the beast when we’re talking about teas from Kenya. This was good with soymilk but I am trying to avoid sugar since I got back from the dentist and I have a couple cavities sigh
Thanks again Nicole!
Tea of the morning here. I’ve had a sample tin of this for a while now and am just getting around to finishing it off. BF and I are talking about going to Oahu so somehow this seems appropriate. :)
See previous notes if interested. Nice and fruity, not bad with soymilk.
Here’s a sample from Della Terra that I opened but evidently never logged…?
Anyway I thought I would brew some up tonight. This is definitely good if you like maple, it smells very wet and maple=y. I think it was a good call to mix this with honeybush. It’s definitely really on the sweet side. It’s better than I thought it would be, but I don’t think I appreciate the flavor of maple enough to really get too enthusiastic about it. Just not for me…
This will have to be my last caffeinated tea for the day or I might have problems sleeping tonight. :-/
This smells great in the bag and also brewed. It can best be described as a fruity chai. There are spicy elements like cardamom, pepper and clove and the orange element here is VERY strong. This might be a tad bit too much spice for me personally, doesn’t really remind me of a cookie but more of an orange spice chai. Definitely improved somewhat upon adding milk and sugar. It’s good but kind of overpowering for a dessert tea. For example I have an aftertaste of pepper which isn’t something I’d associate with a cookie whether it’s Christmas or not, he he. Still I am sure I will finish this off happily.