1700 Tasting Notes
Ok, so I’m probably just the biggest whiner ever but I cannot handle not getting enough sleep. That’s the surefire best way to grump me up, and I gotta say that at 5:20 AM, with only 1 hour of sleep under my belt, I am very grumpy.
It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have a telephone interview tomorrow at 9:30. It could have been ANY other day this week and I would have just shrugged it off and played video games all morning. But life is like that.
Long story short – this is just further reminder of why having one kid is just great, and how I don’t want to go back to the days where we didn’t sleep at all. Ever. :P The older this one gets, the easier everything becomes for us.
I’m hoping this will knock me out, and I’m considering putting some into a bottle for her too!
ETA: Of course when you’re grumping it up, it’s always wise to keep in mind Batman’s Inspirational Words: http://themetapicture.com/batmans-inspirational-words/
Oooooooh. I love this tea but I don’t think I’d had it with brown sugar at all before! And just the slightest tiny bit of it makes it so amazing.
TRY IT. JUST A LITTLE.
The lesson is that I really need to stop being such a damn tea purist. Sil and OMGsrsly keep talking about adding maple to black teas and so now I want to grab maple agave next time I’m at DAVIDsTEA. I’ve got about 6 oz of Russian Caravan that is just calling out for it!
This is good, but not strong enough for me I think. I think cheesecake is just too delicate a flavour to begin wtih, but I do think it adds a little to this latte.
I think this matcha works best as a secondary matcha to mix with something else. It was amazing with both the pumpkin and Belgian chocolate so I will keep mixing it in the future to help stretch the life of those other flavours out!
Ok, this is my random oolong sample for the day! I was pretty excited to try it as I’d heard of “Big Red Robe” in other tea reviews and was curious.
I’m on my second steep and having trouble describing it. It’s orange in colour, and tastes very much like oolong. It’s roasty, and just a tad floral, with a bit of a darker vegetal aftertaste. Interesting!
The second steep is even darker and roastier. I prefer this over the first steep. It’s so sweet and roasty, dark and full, yet not like a black tea.
I think I get peach notes too!
I’ll wait until I have the second sample of this before I rate it (and by that time will have had all of them!).
Ok! So this was the Earl Grey I was craving this morning. :P I enjoyed my cup of Mount Grey but wanted to follow up with this just to get it right. I’m finishing up the last of my sample now (114) and it is as slightly creamy/lemon custardy as I remember. YES!
The rest is getting stuffed into a little envelope for Ozli who loves EG’s, which SHOULD go at the letter price as it’s just one flattened bag. If they say it’s too thick and charge me for a package I’ll just take it back home with me. >:|
So the other day I had an Earl Gray that was fresh, sweet and almost lemon custardy, and I wanted more today.
Too bad I mixed things up. It wasn’t this one – it was Justea’s Kathryne Kenyan Earl Grey. Oh. Colour me disappointed.
This IS a good tea though, and I’m not at all disappointed, but I was craving something creamier.
Oh, Ozli was totally right when she recommended adding brown sugar and a bit of milk to this. Just… wow. This made my evening! I wish I hadn’t eaten that chocolate bar earlier because this would have probably satisfied my sweet craving. Probably.
I can’t believe I’ve only got enough of this left for a cup! I’ll have to get more in November for the big sale!
I grabbed this one randomly from my Teavivre sample box in my quest to get a better understanding of oolongs.
I steeped it for 2 minutes at near boiling water. The result is an orange-brown liquor. The description says that sweet potatoes notes are predominant but it sore of reminds me of peach. And grape.
And… I wish I could get into this further, but everything is working against me today so I will leave this there and hope for more time with the other sample packet.
I’m drinking this while eating pocky sticks and the chocolate/chocolate combo is rather nice. The baby ate half my sticks though and now she’s giving me these wide blue eyes begging for more. That’s fine. I’ve got this tea. She can have the last stick.
We’re watching Hannibal (tv) and it’s pretty neat so far. Also, really gory and awful. The really cool thing about it is that my sister-in-law does a lot of the make-up/props for the show, so dead bodies, body parts, wounds etc are done by her and her co-workers. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit the shop she works in as it’s just in Toronto!