840 Tasting Notes
Round 2! I resteeped the leaves from last night’s go at Special Dark.
This time I added some honey and a splash of soymilk.
SOO CREAMY! Rich, chocolately with a interesting caramel note along with some woodsy nuttyness thickness.
I think I prefer short steeps of Special Dark, though adding milk and sweetner was pretty yummy – I could see myself doing it again.
I saw Terri Harplady steeped Special Dark for like 7 minutes and I totally needed to try it! I tasted it at 5 minutes and WHOA THAT IS FREAKING DARK! Rich, burnt chocolate with almost a nutty finish – it’s comparable to coffee like in intensity. It’s so strong, flavorful and addictive, I have to sip it very slowly. I made my cup while I was finishing up making dinner (Pioneer woman’s pork roast with apple and caramelized onions and some risotto on the side) and I’m still working on it after I’ve finished eating dinner!
My roommate, the one I’ve converted to tea for sludgy coffee, would dig this tea. I might have him try it – he’d love it sooo much!
Thank you takeya iced tea maker – it is really helping me sip down fruity teas. I just make a huge pitcher full of iced tea and drink it throughout the day.
This tea is much better iced, so I should be able to drink all this in one more giant pitcher worth. Still meh on flavor, wish the fruityness was stronger with better white tea base.
Sipdown! I really wanted a black tea instead, but I wanted to sip down something. 209 teas.. well, that’s probably lying. I’m sure theres a box of teas somewhere I haven’t logged into Steepster.
This sipdown came out pretty grassy, grassier than I remember this tea being. However, lots of the leaf was pretty smashed, however still a really good unflavored green! yum!
Sip down! A tasty one at that!
Banana Dulce (aka Banana Coconut) poured over ice, milk and honey. I steeped this one for like 10 minutes – I find the longer steep really helps the flavors come out. Very creamy, bananay with a hint of caramel.
I do like my green rooibos blends and found the chamomile used decently here. I might have to get more of this as this tea makes a great end of day latte.
(see previous review http://oolongowl.com/2013/02/13/banana-coconut-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/ )
Excuse me while I roll around on the carpet hooting how good this tea is.
YUM! Giant Leaves! Super creamy! Sweet caramel! Delicious black tea base! Tasty creamy resteep!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/09/11/caramel-vanilla-assam-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/
Sorry, no fancy pictures today. I’m tired out from canning pears. Delicious tea and rum infused pears.
Arggahahahaagggfffppphh! So I spent all day standing at the social security office. Blasted place needs more chairs, heck more people working the place.
Worse, I hurt my shoulder bad at jiujitsu last night – it got cranked one too many times so now I can’t lift my arm without eye watering pain. Joy.
I made a huge iced tea pitcher of this yesterday – thankfully! I need tea NOW! Candy raspberry with a little floral white. Pretty good iced, especially with some lemon slices. I’m gonna sit back, guzzle iced tea listening to Ziltoid radio with an ice pack on my arm.
Sweet Fragrance Pu’er is an easy to drink pu’er. It’s a ripe 1992, however has a light to moderate flavor intensity. Plenty of woody amber sap sweetness in early and final steepings, with earthy wet wood, charcoal and steamed leaf flavor notes. There is a silky texture which remains throughout all the infusions, which was pretty nice.
Overall, I loved how easy to drink and sweet this tea was. However, I wished for a bit more complexity since the flavor of this tea stays pretty consistent between each infusion. Either way, this is a great beginner pu’er that has no fermentation notes that would appeal to tea drinkers that like roasted oolongs vs deep dark thick blacks pu’er drinkers.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/09/09/sweet-fragrance-puer-from-tea-setter-tea-review/
Featuring sad pu’er pick Owl.
This came as my free monthly lupicia sample/newsletter thing recently. Man I love the newsletter, I think I’ll need to do another order soon so I can keep up with it. Though lately, I’ve just been stuffing the samples into my bagged tea jar and not drink them.
Anyways, I wanted a new tea, but not up for a full tea review as I need to save my camera battery charge for tomorrow: Disneyland and Club 33! I’m currently also busy stressing out what to wear that follows the dresscode, but also comfortable and not overly hot 93F weather. Sigh.
The smell and taste of this tea is straight up muscat grape artificial candy. If you’ve had any kind of asian muscat candy you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s not that traditional “purple” flavor. The black tea base is smooth, pairing nicely with the muscat. I love muscat candies, and this is a great calorie saver for it!
I am tempted to buy this, however in limiting my tea stash, I’ll stick to Lupicia’s Champagne Rose.
hmm.. I wonder how the muscat oolong is?
Another pancake breakfast morning with pancake tea. I’m surprised how much I have of this – I only purchased one pouch!
I wanted the french toast tea more, but I wasn’t having french toast for breakfast!