419 Tasting Notes
I started out on the light end of the tea spectrum this morning. I chose this tea mostly because of the convenience of it being in a bag. My co-workers were all late (and one had just given birth. yay!), so I was checking in patients for 3 practices and a bag was just way easier. Yummy, creamy, floral tea! Definitely helped keep me going!
I got distracted by a patient asking me a question in the waiting area as I was filling my cup and I put cold water in my mug instead of hot. I dunked my tea ball in before I noticed that the mug wasn’t warm. I ended up cold-steeping it for 45 minutes. Pretty weak this way. I taste pineapple and definitely cilantro. It’s a little bitter for my tastes.
Thanks, Shelley_Lorraine for this tea!
Hot-steeped it after drinking the cold steep. Less bitter, less cilantro, more pineapple and creamier. I like it better this way, but still probably not going to be a favorite of mine.
This tea is grassy, slightly sea-weedy (but in a good way) and buttery. It tastes fresh and spring-like. As it cools it gets more grassy and leafy. It loses the seaweed flavor altogether.
2nd Steep: No seaweed, even more buttery. There’s a floral sweetness I can’t place.
Short tasting notes- at work.
I’m enjoying the variety in my teavivre samplers. This is a slightly dark, woodsy oolong tea. The smell of the liquor is earthy greenbeans and mushrooms. It seems like a lot of teas lately remind me of beans. The taste is much like the smell with the addition of some very faint honey and citrus tones that work really well to add some brightness and complexity to the earthy tones. The aftertaste doesn’t last very long, but it holds onto the fruity tones and settles into a creamy flavor.
Second Steep: Much more woody, less sweet and fruity. Minerally?
I love these pearls! The black tea is dark and chocolately. The jasmine compliments it perfectly and although it’s not the smoothest I’ve had, it doesn’t get rougher as the tea cools. It’s slight bite adds to the strength of the black tea base. This is probably the best Davidstea I’ve had.
I used up the last bit of my sample of this at work today. I still enjoy it. Pleasantly strong citrus with a pepper kick!
Finished up my sample packet of this! Green teas are very hit and miss for me and this one is definitely a good one. Fragrant, vegetal and even a bit creamy.
Have I mentioned I like to drink this at work? ;-)
I under-leafed this slightly this morning and it tasted a little weak. I guess I’m just realizing how little of it I have left! I have a whole bunch of new stuff coming from Verdant soon, so I’ll just have to hold on until then.
Cold-steeped a pitcher of this. My mother drank half! This was a really yummy berry tea- almost tasted like juice. Sweet and slightly tart. I barely tasted the green tea, but there was a slight dryness that I think came from the green tea. Pleasant for a summer afternoon!
Watching a Warehouse 13 marathon with my Dad today. He asked for tea, so I made him something sweet since he has a sweet tooth. Added some brown sugar to this to make it extra sweet. :-)