1545 Tasting Notes
This was… interesting. Certainly not what I expected. Likely because the last time I bought tea from this guy, it was an aged oolong as well. This one was much sweeter, in a more maple way, and a bit thinner… and less oolongish. Not much complexity. Surprisingly little astringency, which intrigues me. I’d buy more just to experiment!
Overall, a pleasant cuppa. I won’t rate it because it’s been awhile since I purchased my sample and I don’t have a scale, so couldn’t measure out the 5 grams.
Also… this is my first CTC oolong. I wish I had more
I was making a cuppa this, when Mum stepped into the room and looked alarmed. “do you smell smoke? something is burning!”
She was standing next to my tea. I told her to take a sniff. She looked a little sheepish :P
Anyhow. I find this tea far too plain and astringent. Adding milk and chai sugar helps perk things up! One of those teas I’ll go through quickly as I can experiment with it. This should be fun
I made poor man’s long island iced tea: this tea, lemon juice, tequila and a bit of sugar. Not bad! Me likey.
Hot, it is quite mediciney. But cooled down… oh man that was good!! The ginger and peach is a lovely complement to the alchohol part. Not overly strong. The lemon brings out some tartness that I enjoy as well. I’ll probably add a squeeze or two when I’m having the virgin version as well.
Great balance of flavours and it goes down easy. A girl could get tipsy on this. Hehe.
Aw yeah! second steep of this was so smooth.
I’ve tried it before, and it was a little meh. But the first cup was nicer than usual and I figured it’d be worth a shot, despite my sample being bought eons ago (at the boyfriend’s, totally forgot it was here).
The latest batch I have at home isn’t nearly as balanced. Ah well. C’est la vie
Based on the website description, I expected this to be a hair smoky. Certainly not something I’d prefer sans leche! I found it rather delicate and very balanced. Satisfying in a way I haven’t yet put my finger on.
Of coursea all I have in the house is almond milk and I was realllllly craving milk tea so I tried that today. It worked well enough, despite a few almond clumps(organic for ya), though I feel the need to wait before rating as it definitely is not what I expected. Still quite tasty overall.
Also… I tried duck egg this morning. Ahhhhmazing. I have a new addiction.
P.S. Farewell Majesteas, Ian and Robert will be greatly missed xo
I have a bunch if anyone would like to try, as I’m holding the last of it!
I think this’d go nicely as a latte. Hmm. Not sure I have enough left for that. Maybe with almond milk?
Not the most flavourful Lupicia blend I’ve ever had but I don’t mind. Its tasty, if not clearly “raspberry”. I think I could pick out the berryness though. There is something delicate in there, adding a certain complexity that I find appealing. But… The base is a bit harsh for the flavouring, sadly.
To be honest, I’m enjoying it far more than I expected based on the reviews. Getting that tea high I so love now! I must have got the proportions and timing just right. Woot!
Doncha just love it when you can consider tea as “mediciine”???
I developed a headache earlier and was almost(but not really!) glad for the opportunity to have tea with a purpose. Seriously! Caffeine + tylenol = remedy nods
Anyhow. I decided I wanted to have this iced, with milk and a bit of honey. At first I was kinda regretting it. The flavours weren’t really working for me somehow. But after awhile things seemed to gel and I really enjoyed it! I was definitely sad when the giant mug was empty. So yeah, if you wanna try this baby cold, let it sit for awhile first :)
I guess I’ll have to write a proper review with tasting notes another time. But if I recall correctly, this is pretty mild, malty, and just a hint bready when hot.
Ugh. I can’t believe I caved and purchased tea! After not having brought any into the house since the festival, I was doing so well(except the odd David’s sample, which does count, but not by much) .
I was up north visiting some relatives and we were browsing the shops in town… I guess I was in the mood for a souvenir, but the part of the store that my cousin says has the good stuff wasn’t open for the warm season yet, so we were a little down about it. And then I saw they had teas… things got a little happier!
I’m not the biggest fan of the brand but at that point I’m not sure I cared.
Anyhow. I made a cuppa at the cottage. It was just ok.
I need to try again at home. Maybe different water will make a difference.
All I know is that the chocolate note was super weak, and as I had expected from the scent, there was a definite smoky note. Still not sure how it all fits together. Definitely needs to be revisited
So much noms!! oh man, I love me a cuppa this with some almond milk.
I knew that the blend is a strong one so I decided to try it with a milk that tends to overwhelm most…. not this one though hehe.
Oh man was it ever delish! Not as sweet as I expected though, given that the first ingredient listed was honey. I had to add half a teaspoon of sugar for the flavours to pop, which kinda made me sad. I’d much rather have enjoyed it without!
The richness and complexity of flavour did impress me overall, so points there. I think I’ll try it with other types of milk before making any rating decisions