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Recent Tasting Notes
My first gyokuro! This is a very savoury, vegetal green tea. The steeped leaves are bright green and smell like cooked spinach. I think I can taste notes of corn, green beans, cooked greens… there’s some bitterness developing as I reach the bottom of the cup.
My first time trying international house of tea! A got a small amount from my husband’s cousin who is no longer drinking teas with caffeine. This tea is really nice and smooth and “pure tasting”. I have to watch it with oolong teas due to my sensitive stomach so I probably will just use this tea up and not repurchase, but I definitely recommend it for those who like oolongs!
I took the remainder of this from the GCTTB3 box when I had it, and there was only a smidgen of leaf in the bag anyway, so I decided to make it iced. Coldbrewed for about 10 hrs or so. I also added a spoonful of sugar into the whole mix.
The liquor is a beautiful pale yellow, but I think it absorbed smells and flavours from other teas in the box, as it tastes more floral than fruity. Luckily, there was no astringency.
One more tea down.
GCTTB Rd 3:
This tea is really nice. It’s creamy for sure and has an amazing caramel sweetness that pairs perfectly with the smooth base. I am really enjoying this cup and am almost tempted to steal the rest from the box but I feel others should get a chance to enjoy it too. Thank you Calla for sharing :)
This one didn’t appear to be in the steepster database, so I added it. I am hoping it wasn’t somewhere else under a different name.
I quite like ginger peach teas. I don’t think I have ever had a white blend before though. This one was pretty decent. Definitely a nice ginger peach flavour. The ginger was just spicey enough but not too powerful, a bit sweet. The peach was juicy and sweet, like candy. The white tea worked well with the flavouring. I was a bit surprised because the white tea was a bit bitter like dandelion greens. But it worked with the tea.
Sipdown! I’ve been struggling with tea lately so i decided today needed to be at least one sipdown. I actually have very much enjoyed this one though it always feels like there’s some sort of flavouring in it when i drink it. Sad to see the last of this go, but happy it might mean an order in the future lol
Also one of my morning teas! I wanted to try it with GOOD water and it’s still a tasty brew for me. I may need to try and place an order from this company when i can do that just to try out a few more teas since i’ve enjoyed the couple that i’ve now tried. Thanks boxermama!
183 in case anyone’s paying attention as my verdant blends club teas finally arrived. Still though, only 33 away from my black friday goal and there are 32 days left until then and I’m a master of weekend sipdowns heh. No orders incoming either AND even if Terri sends the BBB Box my way, it won’t get here until mid to end of november and should only include 4 teas or so :)
Thank you boxermama! For this addition to the BBB box. I brought this one with me because I thought it would be a good one for mornings and afternoons. Also, I still hadn’t managed to try it and the box will be on its way again soon. I’m doing y best to try and get through the teas sent to me before the next round arrives, though if think this time I won’t manage it. This is a nice malty and sweet tea At the same time. I’m curious as to how it will taste once I get home since the water here. Is uh….interesting lol
Sipdown! I finally got the chance to try this as a latte and man it is deeeeelicious! Nothing says good morning awful friday which had me up late last night testing, like this. It’s like drinking a piece of liquid tiramisu. Yep. I am loving this as a latte. I’m guessing with a teeeeny bit of sweetner it would bring the flavours out even more. woot! thanks boxermama!
BoxerMama’s 2nd offering to the BBBB.
Due to my milk allergy, I’ve never had Tiramisu. That’s probably a good thing, because I’d be making it all the time & weighing in at 300 lbs in no time. Luckily, there are teas that taste like decadent desserts, & although I shun most of them because of artificial flavors, there are a few exceptions. So this tea has a decent puerh base, free of funky odors & tastes. The prominent taste is coffee, with an unsweetened cocoa powder backdrop. It’s actually a little bitter, & pretty satisfying to me right now. If I added sweetener that would probably bring out more creamy cakey flavors & it would be more dessert-like…or not. I might try adding a little maple on the resteep, just to see how it turns out…& maybe some of that left over coconut whipped cream…hmmmmm….hopefully it won’t ruin it!
I brought my bag of teas from the BBB Box (the 3B Box…the Triple B Box?) to Tony’s. I figured we’ll be eating a decadent brekkie, sitting around in PJs all day, watching Baseball from noon on (Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds), & hopefully I’ll post a blog entry (I’m a terrible blogger, it takes me forever to create a post).
So, this tea is from BoxerMama! I couldn’t resist starting with it because the name “Scottish Breakfast” is, at least in my mind, synonymous with the word “bold”. And it is! It’s a well rounded cup, with a nice dark chocolate liquor low end, a malty middle, & the high end as fairly bright, my least favorite feature, but it doesn’t ruin the overall cup. I steeped a rounded tsp for 3 min. It’s a little on the astringent side, but definitely lives up to it’s name! Thanks BoxerMama!
Tea number 3 out of the BBBB, this one from Boxermama. My mom really liked this one. Me, not so much. I don’t love tiramisu or coffee flavored teas, but my mom loves all of that so I made this when she came over to watch my kids just so I could have a sip and then let her enjoy the rest. The puerh, while definitely present, doesn’t overwhelm the flavors. I can imagine it’s actually pretty tasty if you like tiramisu flavor and it resteeps really well. My mom took the rest of my sample home with her. I’m slowly converting her to tea. One mug at a time. Thanks for helping with me with the cause Boxermama!