1534 Tasting Notes
ugh. so so tired! I slept a LOT yesterday and I’m exhausted. These meds are making me feel better in one way, not so much in another. I’ve noticed though that I get a serious boost of energy when I “activate” myself with some caffeine… or else I could truly sleep the whole day away. So I guess I should figure out how to bring some with me to work!! eeeps.
Maybe not this particular one though. I had it sans sugar or milk, and it was just ok. A bit bland but then I’ve always preferred Assam over Ceylon. I’ll try it again with some additives.
Solo, I found it was rather mild with the standard coppery woodsy taste. Smooth. Well rounded. But missing something.
Indulged during our board meeting this afternoon. It really hit the spot, and had that lovely drying sensation that I find so addictive in TKYs. I’m glad I had a whole pot. Oh and the server was kind enough to give me the second steep in a to go cup! I was happy with that, as I’d have otherwise had to discard the leaves and thus my fave part of oolongs :)
The entire day has been about food it seems. Smoked salmon salad, Greek phyllo spinach pastry, naturally supper sweet strawberries, cored and stuffed with chocolate chips… Yup. So delicious. If you live in Toronto, get to the Danforth stat, there’s a fruit/veg shop there that has the best berries I’ve had in years, and they were 2 for $2. The regular size clear plastic containers. Very worth it!
Bleh. Apparently my tastes have changed since I tried this four years ago. Or they adjusted the blend. It was overly sweet and not in a satisfying way at all. I’m glad I got a to go cup, so never brought any home. Atleast it seemed to have taken care of my sugar cravings for the day. Bonus.
Speaking of… Between my two jobs and attempt at a social life, my poor cupboard is neglected this month. I managed to have a few cups over the weekend but my consumption is wayyyyyyy down. Somehow making tea in to go tumblers isn’t something I can easily do, and I try not to take much time making it at work, gotta look busy!
I guess I’m a weekend drinker now!
Oh man was this ever tasty. I’ll be going back for another soon. I wonder if they sell the tea loose for brewing at home?
I wouldn’t say it was the best matcha ever, but well balanced and quite flavourful. The colour was rich and dark green. Very smooth. Almost velvety (it was a latte).
I am so tired. Two really great part time jobs fell in my lap and I’ve been scrambling to keep up with them. One of them is only for eight weeks and the other is somewhat random/oncall so it seems that some weeks I’ll be working fulltime hours and others halftime. I think it is just the training that has me down. Oh and the fact that Mums bday was last weekend. And then she retired from her job of 35 years yesterday. and we’re helping take care of our neighbours dog every other evening while they deal with a family situation.
So yeah. I’m tired. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, spending the day at my boyfriend’s place. I just hope we don’t nap it away!!
Aha! I figured this one out.
For some reason I steeped this at a slightly higher than normal temp. Probably around 87 or so. Maybe 85. And it was amazing! very sweet and flavourful. A nice balance between berry and vanilla.
This one never really impressed me before, and I’ve been experimenting… mostly with lower temps, not higher ones. So I never bothered writing a review.
Also, the description is right, the leaves are huge, but broken. Not many whole ones.
Anyhow, will see if I can make this one sparkle again soon :)
Not my fave ever green tea, but pretty decent overall. A bit fruity(peach/apricot?), which I like, and a bit vegetal which is also nice. I think what bothers me just a smidge here is that I prefer things more to the extreme if it isn’t a matter of delicate/complex flavours which this tea is not. So it’d be better for me if this had more fruitiness or more vegetal/grassiness. But the middleground here just sits in a strange kindof place for me. My palate feels a bit confused, and doesn’t know what to make of it.
I have one more cup to experiment with, so hopefully that will clear up my vague feelings on this tea!
Hmmm. Banana flavour is pretty mild in this one. Then again I used only one teabag for a 12oz mug so I’ll have to try it later with a more traditional ratio. I find with teabags it generally doesn’t present an issue for me, as I just steep it a bit longer instead. It was verging on bitter so I added some milk and let the bag sit in a minute or so longer.
Anyhow, this pleasant enough for what I paid. Will write a more proper review later.
Also considering chocolate banana tea pops in the summer :P
(if I remember!)