587 Tasting Notes
Sipdown…dumped the rest of the sample into the steeper without measuring, and it came out pretty good! I think maybe last time I underleafed. I was worried that I might be overleafing this time, but yay, I didn’t!
I liked it much better today than the first time, so I have to up my rating a bit. I’m not sure if I like it enough to buy it, but I am glad I could try some, so thanks for that, OMGsrsly. Maybe when the fall comes around again I’ll want more of this, but for now, I’m good. :)
Sipdown! Tried cold brewing the last of this, and it’s ok, but not great. It smells so good, I just wish it tasted as good. The best configuration I had was hot, with milk and sugar, though the milk seemed contradictory for this kind of flavour. It’s strange, though it mellowed the base, but seemed the wrong tea to add milk to.
This one is from CrowKettle and I wish I liked it more because it seems like it has so much promise.
I’m working on clearing out samples and sipdowns to make room for the Della Terra order I’m getting later this week, plus some stuff from Dexter to try soon.
This one is quite tasty, and I like the subtle toffee notes here. I did add milk which may have melded the flavours a bit more.
I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one, but it is good, so thanks to OMGsrsly for the sample to try.
Got 12g of this today…I’m out of sugar so I opted to try it plain, with the notion of adding honey as needed…though I don’t, but I would prefer a touch of cane sugar.
I’m not sure how exactly to describe this tea, as it is barely a white. And thank goodness for that because I forgot it was steeping for a while and it survived. That said, I am getting a strange, semi-artificial taste with this. I think there is a sweet and maybe almost citrus note with this tea?
I’m not sure how this will be when I add sugar, or how it will be iced. I have a little more to play with before deciding whether or not to get more.
Got this as a TTG after work today, as I popped in to se the new collection. I opted to try this and got 12g of the starfruit one…the name escapes me. Shooting Star? Is that it?
Anyway, with this one, I definitely get chocolate and nut, mainly coconut. This is pretty tasty. There is a slightly weird aftertaste though, and I’m not sure if it is the milk or the tea. It is something I might pick 15-20g of up to play with some more.
It was warm out today, so my selections were reflective of that…
Cantaloupe and Cream…Butiki (2 steeps before work; didn’t start til 2:30)
Big Apple…David’s Tea (cold brewed and drunk later at work)
Swampwater…David’s Tea (iced and brought to work)
Wah! I really want Swampwater to come back. I have a little of this left, and I have a little Big Apple left, though I can hopefully get more before it is gone. I have to say I like Big Apple better hot rather than cold steeped, but good both ways. As for Cantaloupe and Cream…as always, it is PERFECT.
This is a nice peach tea. I made this one hot today, as we are having a bit of a heat wave here and I thought it was a good day for a peach tea. I do want to cold brew the rest of my sample from VariaTEA as I think it will excel that way and be ever so much juicier.
I have to say that it is a good peach tea, but not my fave. It almost seems a little too artificially peach. Almost. I think peach is one of those flavours that is hard to get right. What I do like is that this is a nice dark oolong, so almost a black tea, but lighter. And the roasted nature is still full of body.
I don’t think I’d buy this on my own, though, as I feel the peach isn’t right to me, so I will keep looking for the right peach tea. I am happy to have tried it though, and we’ll see how the rest turns out with a cold steep.