708 Tasting Notes
I, uh, decided to dump the whole packet in my timolino and cold steep all afternoon, but when I was ready to drink it, it was not steeped enough and was too weak. I knew I shoulda used a bit of hot water at the bottom first.
Oh well, this one is gone, but not forgotten. I do still like it, but I like the strawberry oolong best.
My love for this has dwindled. It’s still way better than the Coffee Cake and Red Velvet Cake teas from DAVIDs, but there is still an artificial eh taste to it…so I am dropping my rating on this one, though I do still like it, so it will still be high-ish, but not as high.
All I’m really tasting is the cherry artificial taste right now. I might see if that changes with a cold steep…which reminds me, I have a cold steep in the fridge steeping and it is probably ready by now.
Broke this out this morning. It’s the first, and probably only February Amoda tea I’ll have, because the others are too floral for me, and I have sensitivities to florals.
This is pretty tasty, but honestly, it is no better than the Sheng Pu Erh I can get locally from David’s. They’re extremely similar.
Got this earlier today from CrowKettle when we met up for matcha earlier. She just gave me the last of what was in the bag.
So, the leaves are long and silverly, with a little fuzz, but less than I’ve seen before on other silver needle teas. Does it matter how much or how little fuzz there is? I don’t think so, but maybe there is something about that I don’t know.
I have a bit of a cold so I can’t really smell the tea much, but the taste is quite smooth. I’m getting a little citrus on the back of my tongue. The rest is sort of almond and apricot. I’m not really getting wood so much, though I am getting a nice body and mouthfeel, despite how the tea looks. It seems quite pale.
It’s a very good white tea, I’m reminded I need to have more straight teas like this more often.
Sipdown on this one…
I’m being bad and having a third serving of caffeine tea today instead of two. Oh well, from here out it’s caffeine free tonight.
I had thought about saving this one for the summer, and cold steeping it, but I decided I’d rather do a sipdown, since I have plenty of other teas to cold steep, and by then, I expect more. So, not worried for a lack of cold steeps…
I’ve sweetened this, but it is light and nutty, and there is body for a green tea. I do like this one, but I don’t know if it is my favorite. It might be in my rotation on a seasonal basis, but I’m not sure I’d get this too regularly, since there is so much more that I like better.
Balcklog/sipdown…I had this a few days ago, thanks to Cavocorax and I do seem to remember liking it. It was light, but has some sweet notes to it, but I’m afraid I don’t remember exactly. I only had enough for one serving, and I made two steeps of this for work.
Like I said, it was pleasant and tasty enough, but I can’t recall specifics about the taste.
Decided to pop by the mall on the way to downtown after work, to kill some time before a show. I knew I wanted some caffeine to get me through the show later, but I knew I wanted tea instead of coffee. I was just gonna go to Starbucks or Timmies, but remembered the Teavana in the mall. So I opted to go there instead, and this is the drink I chose. I’ve had it before, so I played it safe. I had this only with sweetener, no milk this time, and it was fine. Mostly chocolate and coconut notes. Not a terribly strong brew, but it was fine.
As in the past, it’s pretty tasty, and one of the few teas from them I like. But I don’t know if I’d ever buy a tin of this or not. Might have a few more to go cups of this before deciding, as it is tasty, but I generally dislike going there.