1706 Tasting Notes
So, I definitely need more black teas at the office, apparently. Good thing my H&S order is being shipped directly here! (Not that I’m trying to hide it from my bf per se…. but more variety here will be nice!)
This is an interesting tea. It almost reminds me of a green with some of the notes. Odd! And it’s slightly bitter, but I guess that’s the muscatel notes you would expect from a Darjeeling? It’s a little grassy, but I’m getting honey too. Very pleasant, but not for daily consumption.
Oh and this is 1 cup away from a sipdown! I’m at 124 now, (assuming nothing arrived in the mail today), so I’m pretty happy about that! :) Of course I’ve got 10 from Butiki and 8 from Harney&Sons coming, as well as a bunch from Terri. My work is never done! Bwahahah
Another sample from Sil!
I’m not sure what to say about this as I’m drinking it and wishing I had other teas at the office to drink instead. And it’s not this tea’s fault – I just saw that A&D have free shipping to Canada for Father’s Day and it reminds me I need to get the bf something for Sunday, and that I’d really really like to be drinking some Tiger Assam. And maybe my Tiger Assam tin could use a companion? Except it shouldn’t. :| I’m just looking at the website longingly just to tortue myself. (I’m supposed to be on a hiatus because I went a little overboard, and I don’t even know what the other A&D teas taste like but I sorta want the tins! Can you see how I went overboard before? Ha!)
This tea seems sorta mellow – it’s barely fruity and barely caramel-y and these additions don’t overwhelm the base which is also mild. It’s pleasant but I need something stronger right now.
(It’s not you it’s me)
Sil made this sound so good that I bought 2 oz of it. That’s sorta how I roll with Steepster.
I’m happy I picked this up though. It almost has this thick bready texture to it, as if each sip was heavy in my throat and filled me up. It’s sweet, and cinnamony and I can practically taste warm icing. And… the best part is that this is only the first steep! The instructions were VERY clear that I should resteep this 5 times. Can’t wait to see what magic that does to it.
Here’s today’s sipdown! I like doing one a day if I’m drinking multiple cups – feels like I’m making progress trying things out and shrinking my cupboard down to 100! (Wow. I can’t believe that a few months ago 50 was my limit of teas. Now I understand that quantity doesn’t really matter because I don’t have A LOT of each tea- it doesn’t take that much more room than it did when I had 40 teas. Except now I’m buying more tins. So… that will change. Eep. Slippery slope anyone?)
This is rather good. It smells strongly of chocolate and nut, although the tea itself is milder than I’d expected. It’s very soothing and comforting though.
Thank you Sil!
Hmmm. This is a touch odd. It’s earthy and minty and I guess there’s vanilla but the latter two ingredients make me think of cotton candy. That’s been dropped in dirt? And, even with that in mind, I’m still not quite sure where to rate it. It’s not bad, but that cocoa spice pu-erh I had from tealux is just so much better in comparison – I probably wouldn’t re-buy this one.
The sample sizes are pretty decent though for $1.50. Definiately 5 cups or so in there, and I scooped them up when everything was 25% off last month!