1699 Tasting Notes
Oh, this matcha! :O It just makes the best cold lattes! It’d probably be great hot too and some day I’ll try it. Hopefully before I run out of this matcha.
This is the distinctive level.
Oh and I might try Sil’s suggestion and mix this with French Vanilla. That sounds like a great combo!
I love this Earl Grey. It’s so sweet and citrus-y and smooth. I’m just amazed by the freshness and depth of these Justea teas. The bergamot is a tad stronger than I personally prefer but there’s a richness/creaminess to it than I am really enjoying. It’s close to lemon custard as it cools! Close.
I just said that I won’t need any more EG’s now that I have TARDIS and Mount Grey, but maybe I need to take it back. I hope Justea’s crowdfunding efforts are a success because I foresee future orders!
I just drank a cup of Vicky’s Sponge Cake, then finished up the last of my Green Hot Cinnamon H&S sample (which I didn’t log but whatever) and stuffed a ton of teas into a box for Ozli now that she’s no longer lurking. :P
Or lurking as much. :D Now I just want to sort through my entire cupboard and see what’s left. I think I’m at 127, but I definitely want to get lower. For the most part, 90% of the teas I have are ones that I enjoy while 10% are just… still there. But that ratio is much better than when I started and I’m not buying 2oz on whimsy anymore so it’s easier to get rid of that not-my-fav’s.
This one IS pretty good. I think I’m halfway through my 1 oz pack. I’m pretty certain I’ll be placing a Della Terra order for Black Friday. It’ll be fun.
This tea was part of Operation:Backlog. After being inspired by Sil I’ve decided to try and drink my older teas up so I can rotate everything better. I think this one has been in a plastic ziplock for 6 months now? Whoops.
I dove in and gave it my best. And I have to say this was an unusual oolong from the brief experience I’ve had with them. I got a lot of floral notes, as well as some fruit – either a peach or an apricot. Each sip left off with a strange aftertaste that wasn’t unpleasant, but hard to identify.
Interesting! I can’t wait to investigate further with the 2nd half of my sample.
Thanks CrowKettle! (I’m assuming it was from you? :( I rec’d this before I started logging who gave me what)
This was much needed to as I had 9 samples come in from Teavivre and my total tea count is at 130. I still think I can get to 100 for Black Friday though. I’m more worried about getting a good job first! :P (Otherwise I will be very sad as you all place huge orders for awesome prices and I avoid the internet for a few days! Hahah.) I just had an interview yesterday, and I applied at an interesting place today so I’m not discouraged yet!
Anyway, thank you CrowKettle for this! Took me long enough to drink it all, eh? But I enjoyed it.
Also I’ve now organized ALL my teas in my spreadsheet so that if I don’t have the exact date, I have an estimate of when I bought it – time to sip down those old teas!
Thanks Incendiare for the sample!
I was a bit nervous about trying it because I’d never had tuocha, but after reading what everyone else did, I feel fairly confident I’m doing this ok.
And wow – it really smells like sticky rice! It does taste as deliver, with the slightest tackiest mouthfeel and a slightly sour aftertaste. This is… unusual? I’m happy I tried it but I don’t know that it’s for me. :P
I drank this this morning, along with a cup of Bolder Breakfast. You can see the comparison here: http://steepster.com/cavocorax/posts/195610