1691 Tasting Notes
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!
Ok, confession time! I’ve always enjoyed this tea, but it’s never been a knock me off my socks sorta tea. You know what I mean, right? But I wanted to really like it because I like Sil and ButikiTeas.
Anywyas,this has gone from a 78 to an 88. I figured out what I needed – a longer steep time. Maybe 5 minutes? I want MORE flavour and this is just great now. Lovely rhubarb, slightly tart, slightly sweet and a bit of graham in there to weigh it down. YES. FINALLY I GET IT NOW.
So I’m currently drinking more Muharajah/Samurai Chai from Teavana, but I don’t want to log it two days in a row – it’s just great for getting past my sinues and this stupid cold.
Because of Steepster issues yesterday I couldn’t log this tea from VariaTEA. It’s a good thing I like it because she sent me A LOT of it. But with just a tiny dash of sugar to mellow out the hibiscus, this is really nice. Also soothing on a poor throat. So thank you!
Thanks to VariaTEA for the generous bag of this tea. It’s quite zippy and very good, especially as this doesn’t have the rock sugar in it. Or if it does, I can’t tell – unlike the premixed sample Teavana likes to ship out (and which is nauseatingly sweet).
Thank you! This is just what I needed at 6 AM to get me going!