1700 Tasting Notes
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!
I love this tea! It’s such a great tea for a really busy but awesome day.
Some of you know I work at a special makeup effects shop. Well they need to make a toddler for a tv show and I volunteered my child as a model to make the mold. So we set up a swimming pool, filled it with toys, and then spread warm goop all over her (arms, legs, whatever we could get a hold of) and then distracted the heck out of her so she wouldn’t move while it set. And it worked! Who know a 23 m.o. could be so still! :D I can’t wait to see how the molds turn out and how the finished toddler looks. :D
(So that’s why I haven’t been logging today. It’s been a long busy day)