1676 Tasting Notes
This is the re-steeped cup, but I’m putting this in a new note because I am bummed out. I was reading on my Kindle, I grabbed it and went to the other room, and then I noticed my screen was cracked. :(
I can still read with it. And the light still works. But it’s obvious and annoying and when I just got it in July I expect it to still be in good shape longer.
So, I’m drinking this cup and wishing it was the morning so I could call Amazon to get my new Kindle on the way. I’m fairly certain this is covered under warranty because I didn’t drop it or anything.
At least this cup is great. :D
Okay! Here’s the moment VariaTEA has been waiting for!!!
(maybe not THE moment, but A moment at least)
This tea tastes mostly bright and green, with caramel notes lingering long after each sip. Like minutes after. I had a few sips and then got distracted by some Netflix comedian for a few minutes and could still taste the caramel and vanilla.
This is also slightly nutty and toasty. There’s just so much going on in each sip.
Ok, VariaTEA. OK. You were right.
This is going immediately onto my shopping list.
(And then I’ll re-steep this)
Yay! It’s the end of the week. And I’m nearly over my cold too! :O
But I’m worn out. I fell asleep on my bus for a few minutes and was jarred awake after we passed the 401 and I had a brief moment of panic because OMG, I don’t know where I am, and Toronto is a big city you guys… But it worked out just fine.
I need some coffee though. And tea! So, how about coffee/tea? I just got this one today and I was dying to have some anyway.
I was a little concerned I might not like this one as much as I was a little disappointed with the base in some of Herbal Infusions’ black blends (and if they use the same one for all of them, then the flavouring really makes a huge difference!) Either way, this one was better than I remembered. It’s sweet, and nutty with enough coffee flavour to give it a wake-me-up kick, without being too much. I can’t drink coffee w/o milk and sugar, but this tea is quite nice plain!
I’m pretty happy I snagged 50g. And once it shipped it got to Scarborough in one day! Not bad. They still need to get a little quicker getting the packages out the door, but this is an improvement. I would buy from them again.
Also, the ingredients WERE listed on the bags of all the teas I purchased for those who are worried about allergies etc.
Yikes! This tea review turned into an essay!
This is amazing! Thank you so much OMGSrsly for sending me a little bit of this! I think this is possibly THE BEST coconut oolong tea I’ve ever had the pleasure to drink.
It’s creamy, almost buttery, with lots of coconut notes on a backdrop of fresh oolong.
Thank you. I love how freakin’ generous people on Steepster are!
And now I’m at 149. :( But I will be sure to re-steep this baby!
Ruby pie yesterday, and Rhubarb Vanilla Ale today. I wanted more Butiki, and so here we are!
I get a little vanilla, and a little bit of ale-like bubbles or something. I don’t get much for rhubarb. Maybe I should have over-steeped this too?
Or, maybe I expect too much when I’m sick. AND because I’m sick I’m entitled to listen to this insane crack music list dedicated to Tumblr; http://8tracks.com/jazzyjanine/tumblr-anthems. It’s so bad it’s good. That’s what I need right now.
Some fic would be nice too. I just dl’d a Kirk/Khan story because we’ve watched Star Trek: Into Darkness several times in the past few days as J is using elements of it for this role-playing game he created and we will be playing on the weekend, and I’m just all…. Khaaaaaan!
I also found a crossover story with Sherlock/John and Star Trek that I’m also more excited about.
But. I’m at work. Drinking tea and reading Hannibal scripts, and listening to ridic music. So, no real complaints. This cold will not beat me!