1691 Tasting Notes
So many new teas, so little time? What next?
Well, my Butiki order is in so I had better snatch one of those up. I’ve been so excited about this one.
The base makes it thick and bready, while carrots and spices swim in the backnotes. I’m not getting much vanilla frosting – just a little here and there, but I suspect I’ll taste it more once it cools. This is interesting in comparison to the awful Carrat Cake Oolong I had from DavidsTea just a few days ago, and the super good but super sweet rooibos version from DTT. As to be expected, this one tastes more natural than the others.
ETA: I added a little bit of sugar, as was suggested, and it DOES make the carrot/vanilla pop a bit more
I drank this earlier today and quite enjoyed it! My toddler did too, which is funny because she usually just ignores my tea, but this time she walked up to my cup and kept trying to drink from it. I gave her a few sips and each time she proclaimed, “Mmmmmm!”. So adorable!
I’m hoping to get a variable temp kettle for Christmas and then drinking this one will be easier.
And this is another sipdown. (168 – with my Butiki order!)
I don’t know what it is, but I’m not really digging something in this blend. It’s ok, but it’s making my throat scratchy. I wonder if that means I’m allergic to something in the blend? Someone mentioned that earlier – maybe JustJames? in regards to rooibos?
So I think this was one of the ones I bought from Sil! She went out on a fancy tea shopping trip when she found out they were available locally, and lazy me just said I’d buy some off you. :P
So I’m enjoying this. It’s a nice brisk black tea, malty and not too sweet. To be honest, it’s nice, but not as knock-my-socks-off as I had hoped for, especially when compared to Bolder Breakfast, or Laoshan Black.
But that’s ok. I can’t afford to buy a tin of this and every tea out there. :) I’ll enjoy this while I can.
Thank you Sil (and Terri?) for this sample! (162)
It smells so dark and rich, and I probably shouldn’t be drinking it at 11, but I’ve got more Supernatural episodes I’d like to watch.
It’s very rich with a lot of cocoa notes and maybe some oak? It’s not as sweet as I had expected, but ti’s still very nice. It makes me think of Laoshan Black, although I couldn’t quite say what the difference is.
This was such an easy sipdown (163) that I went for it, especially since I only labelled this tea as “check Steepster” because Sil couldn’t remember the name of it off the top of her head. Hahahahah.
Wow. This IS a green tea. So bright and fresh and buttery. It’s liquid spinach, but without all the healthy nutrients. :P I wouldn’t want to drink this that often but it is very enjoyable.
Thanks for letting me have a cup!
I think I had a tiny sample of this once before but I think it was possibly stale as I didn’t really get much from it.
THIS one though, smells amazing. And, after drinking Brioche and thinking that is a tea I should drink all the time, now I’m drinking this and thinking the same thing. But I can’t have 100g of ALL THE TEAS.
I do think this is one I would like to stock up on at some point. The base is really nice, even though I don’t have the words for it, and the strawberry cream notes are a delight. I’m bumping this up.
Oh, Thank you BrewTeallySweet for the surprise sample! This has been on my shopping list for ages and now I’ve finally got a cup to try!
It smells like, OMG. Like…. just OMG.
(Sorry. That’s probably the best that my brain can do today)
But this tea deserves better I suppose. It tastes like fresh pastry from the oven, warm and gooey and sprinkled with cinnamon and other spices. There’s a touch of almond too and while I’m usually not excited about nuts, this just works perfectly.
I understand what the fuss is now.