1709 Tasting Notes
Woo! I got my teas today! I had a split order with Kittenna and a few with Sil and I braved Toronto Transit to get to her place and scoop them up and meet her and her bf. I haven’t logged them all yet, but I had to start with this.
(I chose it because it had the biggest, most in my face bag. I have too many great teas here to chose from, so… why not that way?)
I feel like I wasted half my sample – I didn’t realize that I was supposed to steep this at 85C and so I dumped my poor leaves into boiling water as I would most black teas.
/0\ Ok. Never assume anything. Let’s move on.
This tastes fine by the way, but I’m not rating/reviewing until I do it “properly”.
Bah. I was disappointed with this one again. Sometimes I feel like my Celestial Seasonings tea has more flavour than this one. :( I know adding milk makes that worse, but it just feels like it needs a dash.
Sad to say, but I’m dropping my rating on this. It’s no longer tin-worthy.
Also, how did I let myself run out of Butiki’s Pumpkin tea? :(
That’s the end of this one! I knew it wouldn’t last long. This tea delivers exactly what you’d expect from the title, and I really enjoy it, even if it is straightforward. I oversteeped it a little this morning, but that just gave it a bit of cremainess that I wasn’t expecting.
I think I’d pick up a little bit more if given the chance, but I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to do so. Can’t wait to get Sil and Kittenna their samples so I can see what they think.
I’m hanging out at York University for about 5 hours today, just to explore etc., but I sure wish I’d brought more than this with me! I suppose I’ll end up getting Tim Hortons coffee since there are 3 of those on campus. :P #teatraitor
I think it’s been decided that I prefer this over Mom’s Apple Pie. (thanks OMGsrsly)
And Mulberry Magic over Pistachio Cream.
And lots of teas over Sugar and Spice.
And the Pumpkin Chai is lacking depth of flavour.
But Cocoberry is a win!
I’m watching Season 3, Episode 1 of Downton Abbey. God, it’s getting so soapy but I adore it.