943 Tasting Notes
So now I know what this one tastes like when you oversteep it! I can barely recognize it from the gentle delicate green I know and love.
This is… like seaweed? With a bit of roastiness like a genmaicha?
Summary: NOT GOOD.
I wish I knew what I did, but I guess I wasn’t thinking when I steeped it. Maybe I used water that was too hot?
I bought this purely because of CrowKettle’s review. Steepster is funny like that.
This tea is… odd? It’s very dark and brown and good. I agree- it smells like dirt and fallen leaves and just.. the forest. It has a bit of a creamy finish in there that’s surprising, but there is something ODD about this. I can’t put my finger on it. IDEK what it is. But I am enjoying this blend.
It just requires further investigation.
This tea just isn’t for me. I’m not a big cardamom fan so I guess that’s no surprise?
Also I am WAY TO WORRIED about new things. I had this in my “mild tea” timolino and then I was worried it would contaminate it. So silly. These things are meant to be washed out so you can start again fresh. :P So now I am brewing up my Korean Sejak to cleanse my mouth.
Also this counts as a sipdown because there’s not enough to send to anyone and I am done with it. It’s ok 52Teas: you won’t win them all!
More like Blueberry Evening? I bought this as a nice chill-out before bed tea. I wish it tasted more like blueberry though! I really enjoyed Blueberry Jam from DT, but didn’t like the crazy amount of sweetness. I was hoping this would pop, yet be a soothing rooibos.
Oh well. I have lots of Lime Chiffon left!
Also, I brewed this 5 hours ago and threw it in my old timolino so that I wouldn’t wake everyone up when I want my bedtime tea. It’s still piping hot and I’m just pouring it into my little 4oz bubble cup so that it stays hot. Maybe that’s not the most efficient way to do it, but I’m happy!
Haha – I wasn’t paying any attention when I chose this sample.
I made it, then was immediately let down by the terrible fishy notes. Oh. It’s pu-erh. :| Ocassionally I have found pu-erh blends that I like, but not this one.
Oh but good news!!! I just realized I can get email updates when there are replies on other people’s posts instead of just mine! So now I don’t have to hope I didn’t miss someone replying to something I said!
I have joined the CULT OF TIMOLINO! bows down
We were out shopping today and my bf spent a lot of money on boardgames, and so it was decided that I could have a treat too! And so I snagged a precious purple timolino! And this time I will love it and treat it much better than my teal one. NO COFFEE.
I wonder if I should dedicate this one purely to whites/greens/oolongs, and My sad teal one can be for blacks/other strong teas? Does that make a difference?
At the very least I will now be able to pack 2 of these into the diaper bag when I am out. MOAR VARIETY on hand = never having to buy a drink again.
Agh! I oversteeped this one too! :| I’ve had bad luck lately.
Happily I was able to save it with a dash of milk and some brown sugar. I tried to drink it straight, but it was too strong. I’ll try it straight another time, and give it a proper rating then. :)
This is a great thermos tea! I didn’t have much time to make tea this morning so I threw the leaves in and left. They were in there for nearly an hour, but the tea wasn’t super strong – just hot! So that’s a total win.
I’m starting to see why people want more than one timolino…
And sipdown! I will have to replace this, either with the same or a similar oolong as it is just so tasty. Floral notes. Fruity notes. Very light and perfect for spring.
I wonder if there is a different between this and other TieGuanYin Oolongs. Are they basically the same?
I like this. It’s got a bit of bite, and for some reason I like drinking cinnamon teas in the evening when I should be winding down, and end up staying up too late. (It’s the baby’s fault. IDK what’s going on but she’s mad and won’t sleep. So? MOAR tea.)
I have a bit of tea money I wasn’t expecting and now I can treat myself! I almost bought some from Della Terra, but the 30% coupon expired, so I’ll wait. Then I nearly bought 2oz of Laoshan Black from Verdant, but with $9 shipping I might as well get $40 worth of tea, but I don’t NEED $40 worth. Or do I? This will be my first Verdant order and I really enjoyed LB.
Guess I’ll just sit on it and wait. Either for a coupon or a great deal, or a decision. These things probably shouldn’t be done in the dead of the night anyways.