2469 Tasting Notes
Tea of the afternoon here that was part of my big Tiesta order from a few weeks ago. Sorry to write such a brief review, but I’m busy today.
This just sounded so good! Flapjack oolong… maple syrup and nutty with a dark oolong. yummm. Unfortunately I felt the flavor here was pretty light. I was definitely hoping for something for more intense, but in the bright side, at least it wasn’t artificial. You do get notes of maple/nutty/pancake but they are very faint. I think the best idea I had with this was to sweeten it with a tiny bit of maple syrup. Then it was perfect. Not bad but not quite flavorful enough for my personal tastes.
This tea is ok but definitely not one of my favorites. I’m really glad to just be finishing this one off. I think I accidentally overleafed it because it is VERY strong and somewhat bitter this morning but that’s ok. I need to wake up since I didn’t sleep too well last night. I think 3 minutes is probably enough steeping time for this one.
This was a sample I got quite a while back at the same time as Adagio’s
plain decaf ceylon, which I did not really like. I figured I wouldn’t really like this much either but had to try it. The vanilla is very artificial, but at least that adds some life to the base tea underneath which is bland and flavorless even though I added plenty of leaf. Soymilk made this a bit better, but the rest of the package is going into the compost… oh well!
Another afternoon green tea. I like this banana creation so much better than the strawberry genmaicha from 52T. Maybe it’s just that banana goes so well with the nuttiness of the genmaicha. And there is a touch of cheesecake. If Frank reblends this someday I might get some more. Has anyone seen the new website, tea sizes and the pricing structure? Shipping is no longer free, but $2 is a bargain compared to what most companies charge.
I’ve been busy today doing stuff for my 2 volunteer jobs and I might have another volunteer gig on the way, but it’s always good to be productive, especially if you can put that experience on your resume.
This is a delicious tea from Nepali Tea Traders, which has evidently been discontinued because I can’t find it on their website… it is a delicious blend of flavorful, bold green tea with just a touch of lemongrass. Nutty and citrusy! I happen to really like lemongrass so it’s too bad I won’t be able to get any more of this. It’s really good!
It’s also a bummer that Nepali Tea ships everything UPS because the UPS guy can’t even get into my building… sad.
Hmm, I haven’t had this one for a while so I thought I’d brew a cup this afternoon. This smells heavenly in the tin and tastes ok, it’s just too bad it has an artificial taste that I don’t quite like. i sure have a lot of it, so I don’t know if I will finish it, ever!
Nice for a warm, sunny day however…
It’s been an up and down kind of day. I found out I didn’t get the consulting gig I wanted but in some ways, it’s just as well since I have a one month class coming up in the month of October and that sounds really intense to me. The job search is depressing, but I am doing what I can to pick up new skills and try to adapt.
Wow, it’s difficult to believe I am the first one to rate this particular blend here. I’ve always wanted to try something from this company since I have an affinity with Tibetan culture and it’s a non-profit, going to a good cause.
This tea is from the Himalayas but I’m not exactly sure where. It could be Jun Chiyabari, but it could be a darjeeling tea since the box says it’s from Northern India. Anyway for a teabag this is pretty good. It’s a darker green tea, flavorful and has a fairly nutty and robust flavor. The finish has a bite to it, and it also seems spicy to me. I like this better than the green darjeeling I got from Kusmi last week. I’m not a fan of paper teabags though, so I might just cut the bag open and try steeping it in an infuser next time. This is definitely a nice cuppa if you like a green tea that’s a bit bold.
My plans for today have been dashed because I’ve been feeling sick all day, though finally feeling better after sleeping too much this afternoon. I thought a nice cuppa would be good and I haven’t reviewed this yet. :)
Lovely tea from Mandala! The leaves are long and lightly colored, and they smell like spicy cinnamon in the bag. I decided to steep this for 60 seconds according to package directions and it is soo yummy. I may have overleafed this slightly but it’s good this way… I got a mild, sweet infusion that is devoid of astringency and perfect to sip on plain. Truly does taste like caramel and I am picking up that cinnamon note in the brewed tea. This is terrific plain but was also good with the addition of some unsweetened soymilk. I’m hoping I feel better tomorrow and a little more energetic. This is yummy, though I haven’t had a bad tea yet from Mandala!