1700 Tasting Notes
Here’s another one from VariaTEA! I had to sneak this sipdown (215) in because Jayne is a bit of trouble, and sometimes needs to be seperated from the other teas, due to his forceful nature.
(i.e., the overpowering smoke!)
ANd yes, when I sip this I definitely get lapsang souchong. But there is a little bit of chocolate mint hiding at the end of the sip. I’m enjoying the cup but I so rarely drink smoky teas that I would never order 3 oz of this. Not even with all the maple in the world to add onto it. :P
But thank you VariaTEA! And I agree, this blend definitely suits the characters, just like the Kaylee one suited her!
Well, it looks like Justea has branched out into oolongs! And I’m the first to taste it here! :O
And it’s an odd oolong at that. It has that dark thick mouthfeel I get from Kenyan teas, but can never fully describe, and yet once I get past that I can taste floral and fruity notes. It’s an interesting and enjoyable cup. Once it cools a little, the light and the dark notes come together and balance themselves out a bit.
I’m not particularly fond of this type of oolong but I think people will enjoy it! I’ll pass the rest of my sample to Sil/Terri! (bc we know they need more tea!
(Sipdown: 216. Will I ever hit 200?)
Thank you VariaTEA! I don’t drink many green teas, but I enjoyed this one last night. It was a nice creamy rhubarb with a pleasant green base and the cup didn’t last long enough for me to properly review it!
That and our massive combined Lupicia order was distracting me. :/
:) I’m happy I was able to try this though! I should drink more greens.
ETA I accidentally logged this as strawberry meringue. Thanks, VariaTEA for pointing that out!
Yay! This is another one from VariaTEA. She actually gave me the entire Firefly set as samples and I know I’m going to have fun trying them. I had to start with Kaylee though. She’s probably my favourite. Also, I did sorta name my daughter after her (her middle name is Kaylee) because this character is so awesome, full of heart, and incredibly talented at something not typically done by a woman. I consider that makes her a good role model. :P
It was funny. I was searching for names and as soon as that popped into my head I couldn’t think of any others. My bf came up with the first name because I was idea’d out. :P
So anyway. THIS TEA:
It’s dark chocolate (and really flavourful for an Adagio tea!) mixed with sweet strawberry goodness, and back by floral notes. I’m not generally into floral teas, and that was what made me hesitate about this one, but it makes me think of desserts, and valentines day, and happiness and everything shiny.
Y’know… I could maybe drink 3 oz of this. Eventually. :D
This is not your average S’mores tea! It’s not filled with chocolate chips, graham crackers and fake sweetener. And as you would expect, it doesn’t taste the same either.
This is a good thing.
Instead, this tea takes you to the experience of making S’mores. I can taste a little bit of the smoke from the campfire, and beneath that I get subtle chocolate and marshmallow notes. I swear it gets a little sweeter as it cools.
Overall, it’s a very interesting experience!
This was from my first Simple Loose Leaf box, purchased as part of the deal!
It’s a nice black, with apricot notes, and a little bit of honeyed sweetness. I’m not generally a huge fan of darjeelings but I like this one. It’s a little tart but not astringent. I find myself reaching for another cup after I’ve finished this one!
So far, it’s a great start to this subscription!
It was so busy with people over last night; two spent the nights it was get up and go, go to breakfast, drop our friends off, run around, visit family and do more stuff. It was a really great day. We went to the garden center and picked up some pots and plants and tomorrow the kiddo and I will mess around and plant them and make a mess. :D I can’t wait.
The only bad part of my day is that I didn’t get my first cup of tea until 9:00pm!!! But I didn’t get a caffeine head-ache until then so that’s maybe a good thing?
This was a nice white tea. Frankly, I’m so exhausted that I can’t really figure out what exactly this tastes like, but it’s nice.