1621 Tasting Notes
And on to the next Night Vale tea! I think I have maybe 3 left?
This is one that I know I like, and it’s not dark/mate/desert-y like I associate with this fandom. It’s light and airy and mostly peach. I like it, but don’t think I need more of it.
I should try to steep it longer next time to coax more flavour out!
The first few sips of this weren’t anything special, but then it subsided and now I’m getting a creamy EG. It’s a little astringent – I should have steeped at 205F instead of 212F. Whoops. Guess I was too busy not staring at the hooded figures to brew this correctly.
It’s good. I wouldn’t restock it though.
This tea is sorta a jumbled mess. Much like The Weather? Approach with Caution. (by the way, the weather has become one of the best parts of the show – used for dramatic effect with songs that are either perfectly suited or perfectly ironic to the situation at hand!)
I think I’m mostly tasting the lemongrass and the other components of the thai chai. I get coconut, ginger, lemon, and just a little tiny bit of rose that I might not have even noticed if I didn’t know to expect it. As it cools, the bright thai chai notes subside a bit and the spicier chai notes come through -cardomom & cinnamon/
I’m not generally a big fan of chai’s because I drink my tea without milk & sugar, but this one is muted and nice plain. I can see why it wouldn’t be everyone’s cuppa, but I like it!
And it’s a NV tea without any mate! They’re not all mate! #nowIKnow
I’m on Operation: Welcome to Night Vale! Try all the teas! Figure out which ones taste like what? (Instead of a jumble of mate in my head)
So I’m enjoying this one a bit more. I only made 8 o z of tea this time and I think that helped – better to risk overleafing than under. It doesn’t taste so much like wet dog this time. It’s more earthy darkness with fiery cinnamon. It’s like wandering the streets on a foggy night and spotting the glow of red eyes in the distance.
It’s really actually good! I sear I’m getting a bit of creaminess too. Neat-o!
Whatever happened to the Feral Dogs? They were only in one episode, weren’t they? We really need updated teas for this fandom!
This one isn’t a bad one, but it’s not one of the best of the Night Vale teas. It’s strongish puerh , with a bit o smoky gunpowder and sludge that is probably supposed to be an assam.
I DO miss Management in Night Vale. Sure, they were evil, but NOT AS EVIL as, Strexcorp? :| I have so many feels about the latest episode. And so muh dread for the next.
This is one I stole from the MTTB because it looked good, only had one cup, and had a fair bit of packaging. C’mon box: close!
This is a nice bready Assam, with notes of honey, and only a little bit of astringency. Just by the smell of it, I felt it would be better with a little milk to tone it down, but I’m doing ok without it. It’s a nice brisk cup to start the morning with!