1766 Tasting Notes
I think the verdict so far, after 3 days of oolong sampling, is that I’m just not that into oolongs. This is nice, and smooth, and just a bit floral and vegetal and it’s fine, but… I just don’t see that I’d crave it very often.
It’s good, but what would I ever do with an oz of it?
I’ll rate it when I drink the second pack!
This poor tea! This is my third cup and every time I try to review it, something prevents me. This last time I just lost my note because I opened up 8tracks in another tab of my browser and crashed the entire thing. Stupid, stupid me. I know 8 tracks crashes Opera. I just wasn’t thinking.
Anyway, thank you Little Red Cup Tea Company for this generous sample. I have to say that I really like the marketing and packaging for this tea. It’s distinctive but looks great.
As for the tea, I haven’t had a lot of experience with Keemun’s, but I do enjoy this. It’s brisk and smoky but not as smoky as lapsang souchong. (My throat doesn’t feel like it’s being grated). There’s a bit of natural sweetness to this that I enjoy and there’s no sign of astringency. It tastes ok cold too, which is good to know as I let this sit too long!
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!).