1709 Tasting Notes
Another sipdown! (96)
I find this one has a mild floral taste, a bit of grassiness and a lot of cream to it. It seems like this milk oolong is stronger some of the other unflavoured milk oolongs I’ve had. It’s funny, because when I had it before I didn’t get much cream, but this time I did. Maybe I’m getting better at detecting notes?
This is surprising to me, but I guess I like oolongs now. That’s what happens when you drink one each day for a few weeks, I guess. :P I still can’t say much about them, and remember exactly which one is which, but I do find myself craving one first thing in the morning as a gentler wake me up.
I even chose this over trying new teas from DAVIDsTEA. :P
So I’ll definitely have to order something from Teavivre. I just don’t know which oolong I’ll want. And then maybe I’ll order a few more samples to help me figure out what I like. :)
I wasn’t able to fully review this before it cooled down, but I’m happy with this. Happy that I have 50g, but not sure that I’ll miss it once it’s gone.
It’s slightly spicy, with a nice cake-y background (yet without the oily aftertaste I got from Coffee Cake and Red Velvet Cake), and the ginger is nicely pronounced. I feel like I should add sugar to this one, or steep it longer to make the flavours pop more. I want MORE spice.
This smells so rich and dark and amazing. I don’t even want to sip it – just smell it all evening. But that would be a waste, wouldn’t it? I only bought 15g of this, which might end up being 2 cups, and that probably won’t be enough, but this one was more expensive than the rest…
First sip? YES. I instantly love this much more than the Coffee Cake. It’s just BAMMM. Rich chocolate and hazelnut and sweet sweetness. I guess there’s oolong under here? Mostly I’m tasting hot liquid nutella with a tiny bit of an odd aftertaste that I can’t identify, but do not mind.
Drat. Now I wish I’d grabbed more than 15g. Suppose that’s move incentive to find high paying work. :P
This is the first from the Winter Collection that I decided to sample – I didn’t want an herbal so that limited me to 2 choices.
Side note: there are duplicate entries for all these teas and it’s making crazy! (ok, enough ranting).
I’m definitely getting cake from this tea. It smells delicious but I was completely distracted by this odd oily flavour because it was so damn familiar, and then I realized that this tea has the same cake flavoring as Red Velvet Cake. This tea is very similar, except it is lighter, and fruitier with the cherry and pineapple. I like it, but it also reminds me of dirt.
I realize that isn’t a ringing endorsement. Ha. I’m resteeping this now and will update if necessary.
This is so smooth and fragrant and relaxing. I didn’t think I’d care for it because of the jasmine, but when I’m in the mood for it, I’m in the mood for it. I’m happy I got this sample from Verdant, even if I forgot about it for 6 months…
I drank a whole teapot of this over the course of the evening.