1399 Tasting Notes
Ok, lets see if I can give this a proper review.
I thought since I was home it’d be a good time to have a green and brew it properly with my kettle. I love how it smells – very simply I can smell cherry and grapefruit.
When I sip it I get blasted with the grapefruit, which is followed up by the cherry to sweeten things up, and a touch of rose at the end. I think that’s different than what I said before, but this is what I taste now.
It’s cooled a bit by this point bc the baby distracted me for about half an hour, but it’s still tolerably warm and very tasty. I would say it’s more cherry and rose than grapefruit once it’s cooled.
I thought I’d have this, but I should have added a bit of brown sugar to it. It was ok, but sorta muted flavour-wise. And I know Butiki teas are flavoured more naturally than say, Della Terra, so I shouldn’t expect it to punch me in the face, but it was a little milder than I prefer.
I wonder how 2.0 compares?
I’m drinking this again! It’s so great. Just make sure you have at least one mulberry before you steep it or it loses all the magic.
This has lots of magic. It smells delicious from across the room, but didn’t stay that far for long as I’m happily sipping away.
It’s so cool and refreshing (while hot) that I strongly suspect it would be nice iced.
Oh man, I haven’t had this in TOO LONG. I’m on my second cup now and it’s great. So great.
I just posted a rant about my teavana online ordering experience here (http://steepster.com/discuss/6267-my-teavana-experience?post_id=118682#) and it’s ok actually because I have this lovely tea. I don’t need Teavana tea. Their blends are mostly additives anyway – there’s not much actual tea there. I just wanted to try them out so that I could say for sure how I felt, but NO THX.
But hey, how do you know? Some people don’t like Adagio tea as they’re too entry level or whatever (like DAVIDs and Teavana) but I’m happy with them! So I have no regrets.
Ok, so everyone has been posting this one lately and it reminded me I was due for a cup. I think I still have about 2 oz of this left in my pretty, keep me forever TARDIS tin! But I bought this in April, so I had better get sipping!
It was a great cup, as always. 2 min is enough to bring out the flavours so they can dance in my mouth and take me to different places through time and space… Now if only I could land in August 2014 to see the new Doctor Who Season. Or, Christmas next year for more Sherlock! :O
(I guess to be specific, they were talking about THIS Tardis tea: http://steepster.com/teas/custom-adagio-teas/42029-tardis but I don’t have it and never have. So, it’s time for this one! Some day I will switch from Cara McG teas over to Aun Juli Riddle. I’ve heard good things and for some fandoms I like the art far more!)
So, the verdict is that tere IS hope for this one. Mewakeling suggested I steep it for at least 20 minutes, so I left it in for 30, and it was still warm enough that my mug (colour-changing) hadn’t faded yet. Excellent!
It tasted a little ‘barky’ but still with a lot of chocolate. :D
I added a little milk to it too. Yep. This is much better. It’d almost make a hot chocolate substitute, if only I could get more chocolate in here. :P
I’m especially happy to finish this one as I bought it last February and it’s time to clear it out. Sure, I didn’t open the bag up until a month or so again so it was fresh but I’m pretty happy with my recent efforts to keep my tea rotated! So when I log a tea that I already have in stock, it gets a seperate entry on my sheet so I know how old the oldest stuff is and how new the newest. (Thanks Sil for that tip)
We were talking about tea earlier (right? who does that?) and I realized that 90% of my teas were purchased AFTER July 2013. So, that’s damn fresh.
This was a surprise form OMGSrsly!
And yay! Numi Teas! Yes, they’re bagged, but they seem to pack a lot of flavour in each bag. This one delivers exactly what was promised – dark chocolatey notes mixed with earthen wonder. I like it!
Also, I missed removing an earlier sipdown so I’m actually at 159 now! WOO. I won’t hit 150 by February though. I could push it, but I won’t.
Ok, so Yezi Tea has a sale going on and then reminded me that I have 3 lovely samples that have slowly made their way over to me and that I should have sampled a month ago. But I grabbed them when I grabbed like 30 other teas from Sil (swaps/split purchases/freebies) and it sorta got lost in t he shuffle.
Poor Yezi tea.
I like this. It’s a nice rich black. It’s malty and it has depth. Sadly I feel like I haven’t had enough straight teas lately and I’ve lost all my vocabulary to describe it. And to taste the nuances. I like this, but I’m not sure what to say about it.
It’s a little like Laoshan Black. Not as much cocoa notes though. I’d recommend it though to anyone interested in trying Yezi Teas.
Sipdown (161) (after I resteep it)
Mmmm… This was supposed to be my breakfast, instead of the Tim Hortons. I love it. I had to pull it out and see that I had enough to share with Roswell Strange, and I do! But since I had it out, why not make some cold brewed with milk for the morning.
Why not indeed. Yum.
I’m not sure I’d want it without milk though. It’s just so good with it.