Recent Tasting Notes
TTB Tea 10: This was going to be my first tea after returning from spring break, yesterday. I really needed tea too, I’m pretty sure I’m getting sick. Unfortunately, after steeping this one up, I only got a sip or two before getting completely distracted and forgetting about it. I definitely had some roasty oolong flavor, but I don’t remember much, or really any, peach flavor. It was still quite warm when I tried it, so perhaps this tea is one of those where the flavor comes out more as it cools.
Last backlog! (But still a cold steep)
I definitely ended up liking this more iced. The roastiness of the base doesn’t come through and overpower the peach flavor. There’s a slight tartness here too that I liked. It made the whole cup feel juicier and like eating a cool, fresh peach.
I had to add this tea, and couldn’t find it online, so eep! I think it’s a local shop? But I thought the picture I took was pretty decent.
I got this sample from CK.
I’ve come to the conclusion I don’t really like my roasted oolongs with light flavor. Kind of a go big or don’t bother thing.
Not that this is bad. It’s just not my thing.
The base isn’t anything special, but it offers a smooth base with little astrongency. The peach flavor used here is actually very nice. It doesn’t have that candy/gummy peach quality that so many peach flavors do. It’s a really subtle stone fruit sweetness. I really wish there was a little more, because I like the flavor that it offers.
This would probably be pretty tasty iced, though.