1779 Tasting Notes
Oh wow. This is amazing! I had the boo-berry cotton candy the other day, but I didn’t get anything cotton candy-y out of it, so I figured I must have messed it up and didn’t rate it.
With this one? NOPE. It’s perfect. It really actually reminds me of sticky cotton candy. I made it iced, but I had a sip of it hot before I put it in the flash icer thingy and both hot and cold it is really smooth, really sweet, and makes me think of sticky tongues.
I see this isn’t a regular for 52 Teas. I hope they change this because I’m going to want more. :| But I have a full pitcher of iced tea in the fridge, and I can try to resteep my leaves tomorrow too.
I guess it’s Superbowl? Totally not my thing, although I’m curious about Blackberry’s commercial. Can they be successful again? I have their tablet and I love it. It’s totally worth $150 – I use it around the house mostly but it’s never far. (And that explains why I’m on Steepster so frequently).
Anyway I’m watching BBC’s Pride&Predjudice miniseries, while I sip tea and play GuildWars2! Talk about multi-tasking! But I’ve seen this series several times, so it’s nice to listen to. I just watched the 2005 P&P movie earlier this week and now that I’m watching the miniseries, I sorta feel like the movie is mostly rubbish as it rushes everything! I realize there’s only so much time to express things, but the characters are sorta hard to understand when condensed so. Also, Lizzy in the 2005 movie goes from “I hate you Mr. Darcy” to “OMG Look at his pretty shiny house – what did I do?” in like 10 minutes. Bleah. It had some good points but I better just stick with the full thing.
So! Happy I have the miniseries.
Oh! I had a sample of this last month – I completely forgot! Guess that’s why logging it is so important.
I steeped 1tsp of this in my gongfu pot for a minute. This smells so great. It tastes like white grapefruit, slightly tart, but also slightly buttery too. Interesting!
2nd Steep: More grapefruit. More butter. Very lovely. I could see this becoming a staple in the spring.
This is one of my samples from Libertea’s box. Lucky me!
I have no idea what Bananas Foster really is, but based on the description I would probably love the heck out of it. I really like this tea too. Hints of cinnamon, caramel and banana make for a tasty treat!
Just a funny though – when I started on this site I used my standard internet name, but it doesn’t make sense her. I think a good chunk of you guys have got my mailing address from swaps, and if you haven’t, on a long enough timeline you probably will. So hiding behind a screen name does what? :P
I ordered a sample box from Liberteas and was delighted when it showed up today! She managed to stuff 23 samples in there, and nearly half of them were from 52 teas, so now I’ll have a better idea of what those crazy blends are like. Each little bag is nicely labeled and has the brewing instructions too so I don’t have to worry about not knowing what the heck I’m doing. I don’t know how often she does these little sample boxes, but I highly recommend it as a great try-me package – you can check her profile for the link if anyone is interested.
I should mention that I had a good amount of say in what I wanted her to send but I decided that besides trying some 52 Teas, I’d like to be surprised.
I ran out to check for mail before I made any tea, so once I opened this treasure chest up, I picked this one because of the name and I am off to a great start on this sampling journey!
I have a really hard time describing it – it’s very complex but I guess it’s a blend of three different teas and each are contributing something to it. I love how smooth every sip is, and slightly malty, but more and more into the cup I’m getting fruity notes and cream too! I think I have enough in my sample pack for at least two giant 16oz mugs so I look forward to trying to puzzle this tea out.
Hmm – maybe Assam and Darjeeling? Not sure of the third.
I really love this though. Guaranteed that if I ever order from Hugo, I would get this!
I’m cheating with this one again. I made 14 oz of tea, added 2 oz of milk and a decent clump of brown sugar. It’s AMAZING. It mellows the marsh, and brings out the orange and makes the chocolate OH SO GOOD. Maybe I’ll always break my no additives rule for this tea. I mean… it is good on it’s own. It’s just better with friends. :)
As I was resteeping this I thought I’d add that this is a tea that knows what it is. There are lots of dessert teas and gimicky ones that promise to taste like something it isn’t and we sip them up and remark, “Yeah this is just like chocolate cake, or bacon or whatever!” And that’s not a bad thing of course.
But this is a tea that knows it’s a tea. It tastes like tea. But it’s sophisticated and reminds you of eggnog without actually trying to BE eggnog. Kudos.