1188 Tasting Notes
wow. Thanks for the sample Azzrian! this is a neat one :)
When the cup is hot, I get some smoke. but not like LS smoke, more like tobacco that’s smoldering. but no longer lit. or even unfired.
After that, I find a sort of sparkly mineral note, and then something fruity/corn like.
Second steeping was more of the same, only a touch lighter.
Be careful not to oversteep here, I almost did and it got a littl thick.
Now I am off to the store so I can exchange some boots. They gave me two left feet!! and I did check that they were both there before taking them to the cash… but they had trouble finding the price marker so it must have gotten mixed up. Oh well. It gave me something to chuckle about!
Just don’t ask me to dance, k? ;)
Having a cuppa this now and it is still oh soooo good. I’m still on the hunt for a good chocolate rooibos equivalent but they all seem to fall flat somehow. I want just a CHOCOLATE tea. Not choco-orange-strawberry-ginger-mint. just cocoa. Please.
Anyhow, I am so sleepy today. Dunno whats gotten into me. Hopefully my matcha will arrive soon to keep me awake. It is all I can think about…
On a side note, what is with all the peach teas going around today?! I swear I think I’ve seen four reviews for peachy black teas all from different companies. I thought about posting mine but since it smelled like paint thinner, and tasted just ok with an awful aftertaste I’m gonna email them and see if the batch was bad.
Bah. It was free tea, so I’m not complaining!
Backlog from Saturday! Was so tired when I got home, this one totally slipped my mind.
So… from what I remember this was a great pot of tea. Notes of hay, spun wheat and mineral came through. I wish it had more depth.
In later steeps, something chocolate like emerged. A mild cocoa type flavour that shadowed something else. Malt balls perhaps? without the sugar of course.
Was tempted to try it with milk but the server was so busy that I dind’t want to hassle her. Well that and the two girls I was at tea with are purists… who don’t add anything. Not that it matters. Just saying! haha.
Lovely staff at Tsaa, they are so incredibly friendly and genuine that I can’t be upset about it! :)
On a side note, I stayed home yesterday waiting on a phone call from my web guru and he never called. gah! Now I feel guilty cuz I could have gone to see my Aunt who broke her leg on Saturday facepalm
This is some potent stuff. Holy shabaaaam!
A spicy chai rooibos this is. Like cinnamon hearts! with some agave and a dash of milk that is. My fave type of chai.
Reminds me of Bengal Spice actually, only a little more plain and lacking in the cocoa note. This will be fun to experiment with. I’ll be adding this gem to all sorts of other teas!
Rating: TBD but somewhere in the mid/upper 80s
So. A few months totally chills this baby OUT.
Dunno why but I have been craving this all week, even though I’ve only ever brewed it up once, and didn’t like it much at the time.
But today, oh yes it was spectacular. Ginger and oolong and oh so good. A little too thick for my liking, despite my diluting the cup.
The “tea” part is rather mild still, but in a complimentary way to the ginger. I wish I new what the base is.
A touch of honey brought out a creamy texture I wasn’t expecting, in a really lovely way. Next time, I may try one of my infusions iced. Or maybe that is what I’ll do with my fourth :)
Now I wish I hadn’t shipped most of this off in swaps! ha.
I’ve tried this both hot and cold and either way, it doesn’t quite do it for me. I mean, it’s nice… and I really like the tart aspect. Reminds me of apples… not plums btw!
but, well… I can’t seem to wrap my head around it. Oh well. I can see how some would certainly fall in love :)
Big thanks to Amy Oh for the sample!!
EDIT: I made another cup, ages ago and it wasn’t half bad. My tastes must have changed!
Smoky? yep. Black? yep. chocolate? nope. Where is the cocoa!? Hrmmm. Agave didn’t do much with it either.
Really not much more to say. Seriously, that’s all I got.
Anyhow, thanks to Kittena for the sample! I always wanted to try this one.
Dang this is tasty!! a little spicy this time. Is that basil in the background? Hrm.
Tempted to order more of this.
I can’t believe I haven’t logged this before!! how did this happen?!
Anyhow, backlog from yesterday.
A rather refreshing pu-erh. Kindof like bamboo shoots? maybe? not that I know what they taste like, but it is how I’d imagine them.
And maybe some sort of bread. Sourdough or rye. With a natural undertone of sweetness.
No sugar or milk required, the body here is delightful, if not a little light. A tad biting to.
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Stay tuned for more info, I have some fun stuff planned :)
I don’t know why but this one just does not do it for me. The other oolong from Verdant that I have (forgive my terrible memory for names!) is very similar but much better so I feel okay posting that here. Maybe it’s the woodiness throwing me off. Reminds me off eating bark.
Either way, this is a great tea, just lacking in so much comparatively speaking. Sweet and deep, just not as much as the other version. Now if only I could remember what it was called!
Oh and this was very crisp. One part of my two infusions that I quite enjoyed :)