502 Tasting Notes
Cool, here is another sip down. I went through this faster than expected, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I think I was just subconsciously trying to get it out of the way.
The last cup accidentally got soy milk. I meant to use half-and-half, but grabbed the soy without thinking since I just used it for a peanut butter banana porridge recipe I tried out (it was so delicious) and it was already on the counter.
Eh, not great with the soy but yay for one more down.
This was my morning tea, and added some half-and-half this time around. Pretty good! I may still like it without any additives. But the cream is better than any milk I’ve tried with it. Who are we kidding. It’s cream. Of course it’s better!
This is better this time around. I didn’t steep it for as long, maybe only 2 minutes. Last time I steeped it nearly twice as long, which I find results in a murkier, more chemically sweet flavour. The subtle flavours pop out more this way. Added some half-and-half and it works with these steeping parameters.
Now I’m in a matcha mood…
Sippity down. I screwed up my last cup of this. I had around 1.5 servings left so I just made one cup with it and whew, it was quite bitter. Very little coconut. Tasted like bitter burnt sugar.
Quite frankly, I’m more interested in the snap peas in front of me.
Dumped the last 1/3 cup. Still a good tea but so whiny if you don’t prepare it properly.
I’ve been brewing up a cup here and there over the past couple days, thanks to Heather, who provided me with a sample. I’m still trying to figure out where I stand on Dragon Well.
So far, I’d say this is the most well-balanced straight Dragon Well I’ve had. There’s a balance between the sweet and vegetal flavours. Slightly grassy, slightly buttery, basically what Dragon Wells are all about.
I personally wouldn’t buy any since I’m not a fan of grassy and/or vegetal greens, but it’s always nice to further explore a particular type of tea.
Sad sip down! I actually finished this last night, as a pseudo London Fog again and was it ever scrumptious. That means I ripped through my 1 oz. bag in one week. It’s safe to say that I should pick up more.
If you’re looking for a smooth, creamy, vanilla-packed EGC and you haven’t tried this one yet, I urge you to do so.
I thought I’d try this with some vanilla agave and half-and-half today. Hot, of course.
It’s actually quite nice this way. I find the vanilla agave to be really finicky, especially with regular teas, but it seems to pair well with matcha.
Unrelated, but has anyone suffered from sciatica? I think all the sitting I’ve been doing at my desk has led to it. It’s driving me CRAZY. It’s so hard to sleep at night when one of my legs is simultaneously numb and in pain, and cold. Hope it isn’t permanent.
Morning cup with some half-and-half. It’s like drinking a caramel vanilla coffee-based latte.
By the way, when I was at the store, I asked the sales associate about why this tastes like coffee even though it’s not written in the description, and she guaranteed that there is absolutely no coffee flavouring in it, that it’s just the roasted hazelnuts giving off that flavour. So there you have it!
Just polished off another jug of this, and already have another in the fridge a-brewin’! That is the last of my 70g pre-packaged container of it (whatever those were called), but I still have another 100g. Yay!
A little late, but what was with the Dexter finale, eh? No one I know is saying a word. I think everyone thought it was that bad.
This morning, I couldn’t think of what to take to the TA training program thing, so I automatically defaulted to this. My trusty chocolate mint tea to keep life interesting just in case it gets stupid (and it did! It easily could have been done in 1/12 of the time).
Nothing added, just plain chocolate mint goodness. Sipping on this also reminded me of how March felt like LAST WEEK, and it’s ridiculous how fast time is going by.