1610 Tasting Notes
This was an old fave under Teaopia. It is still a fave now. I think this will be on my list of rotating “permanents”. I generally get sick of any tea after its been in my cupboard awhile, but I’ll be restocking this one often! Closest I can get to having a constant supply.
Sighs. The ginger and fruit zing just really gets me. Happy day! :D
So I bought a tea sample last month from Bulk Barn. But I neglected to write down the full name, thinking I’d try it before forgetting. Ha. SMH.
I think it was a holiday themed type? Oolong… the leaves are pretty huge, and balled up when dry. and kinda crinkly,which leads me to think they are old. Except the flavour is all there, and pretty good at that. I’m quite impressed. A really nice balance of spices. Nutmeg for sure, a bit of clove, cinnamon and I can’t really say what else. It all worked perfectly with the base. Very comforting. It tasted like a warm hug.
If I didn’t have a cupboard explosion on my hands here, I would seriously consider picking up some more.
Oh. My. Memories!!!!!!!
You ever try a new type of tea that you do enjoy, but at the time it doesn’t make a notable impression (that you know of) because well you can’t say where it falls on the bar, in quality, much less for your particular tastes… so you move on, trying all the other teas, but somehow without meaning to,or even realizing it, that original tea did make a notch on the bar,and welp, ya been subconsciously looking for a tea just like it??? only you can’t even recall which precise tea you’re comparing it to because that was so long ago. Heck, maybe you imagined it, after not being able to find it for all that time!
Well guess what? THIS WAS THAT TEA FOR ME!
I know my only other review here was during a time I wasn’t able to appreciate teas much, but I have been yearning for this particular hay, dry clay, malty, smooth cuppa for longer than I want to admit. Feeling kinda giddy now. Seriously. I’m so happy the Teaopia teas have come back into my life!!!!
UGH I had a note all typed up and it disappeared on me. Not impressed :/
Anyhow. I love this tea. I WILL be ordering more. At some point.
It’s got the mouthfeel of David’s Tea former Banana Nut Bread tea. You know, before they ruined it by changing the formula. and the coffee in lieu of banana note is A-OK in my books!!
I tried this cold brewed. Tasty, but nothing surprising. It lost all smokiness. Not that this batch had much to it. First time around, my sample was so complex you could write stories about it. This batch is much simpler. Barely any smoke or layers to it. Still damn good tea though. Even cold brewed.
I tried this cold brewed and the punch of flavour iffs intense. A little bitter, I over leafed in an effort to not have half a teaspoon left. It’s ok the bitterness kinda works here somehow. It’s fruity and roasty and vegetal all at once. Imma gonna have to get me more. So I guess it isn’t really a sipdown after all haha. Well it is… for now!
Rating bumped :)
Sidenote – Chrome on my S3 is terrible. It won’t scroll down once I type outside of the preset box, so unless I’m writing a super short note it won’t let me see what I type. So annoying, that I need to keep different browsers on my phone according to what sites they are compatible with :/
Finally. A delish tea from my sample purchases. It really hit the spot!! Not sure I’d want it often, but it seems one of those teas that when I want it, I really do want it.
Very heavy on the lemongrass, but I’m a fan so that is ok. I do find however that lemongrass goes stale quickly so I’ll try to remember never to buy more than just a sample at one time.
It did overshadow the tea part. Hopefully the second infusion will be more balanced.
Edit: second infusion was ok. Kinda boring. Different parameters next time. Less water or hotter agua on the resteep!