1413 Tasting Notes
Nooooo! Steepster ate this note, and I was applying for jobs earlier today but I sorta don’t want the one after all because I think they want me to dedicate more than 9-5 to it and they have a treadmill at work, and standing desks and free (healthy) breakfasts and I’m just a lazy tea drinker who wants to focus on stuff and get everything done, not drink all the free espresso and run around in circles.
But, someone liked my 8tracks mix and it was a stranger so that makes me happy. :) Let’s see if this note sticks.
Woo! I got my teas today! I had a split order with Kittenna and a few with Sil and I braved Toronto Transit to get to her place and scoop them up and meet her and her bf. I haven’t logged them all yet, but I had to start with this.
(I chose it because it had the biggest, most in my face bag. I have too many great teas here to chose from, so… why not that way?)
I feel like I wasted half my sample – I didn’t realize that I was supposed to steep this at 85C and so I dumped my poor leaves into boiling water as I would most black teas.
/0\ Ok. Never assume anything. Let’s move on.
This tastes fine by the way, but I’m not rating/reviewing until I do it “properly”.
Bah. I was disappointed with this one again. Sometimes I feel like my Celestial Seasonings tea has more flavour than this one. :( I know adding milk makes that worse, but it just feels like it needs a dash.
Sad to say, but I’m dropping my rating on this. It’s no longer tin-worthy.
Also, how did I let myself run out of Butiki’s Pumpkin tea? :(
That’s the end of this one! I knew it wouldn’t last long. This tea delivers exactly what you’d expect from the title, and I really enjoy it, even if it is straightforward. I oversteeped it a little this morning, but that just gave it a bit of cremainess that I wasn’t expecting.
I think I’d pick up a little bit more if given the chance, but I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to do so. Can’t wait to get Sil and Kittenna their samples so I can see what they think.
I’m hanging out at York University for about 5 hours today, just to explore etc., but I sure wish I’d brought more than this with me! I suppose I’ll end up getting Tim Hortons coffee since there are 3 of those on campus. :P #teatraitor