223 Tasting Notes
Seriously, what do they put in this? Rainbows and puppies and happiness? Its just so unbelievably awesome every time I have a cup, and can cope with a bit of a beating, like my desperately needs a good bi carb scrub Timolino, or some not quite perfect brewing temperature and timing. Stellar work, RHTB!
Ah poop. I really hate it when work gets in the way of my steep timing. Like with this one. I ended up having to take a few phone calls, and before I realised it’d been steeping for around 12 minutes. Its ended up quite bitter, but just drinkable when I first sip it, but after a minute the sweetness comes through. So there is great potential here when I’m not distracted and can manage a better steep. I’ll rate it when its brewed correctly.
And this is another from my swap with Michelle, that this morning I realised I’d not sampled yet. Dearie me Michelle you’re generous! Still need to finish the box!
I’ve been having a few cups of this over the last week, going through my sample from Azzrian. Its so warming and tasty, lovely to sip at work in this cool weather.
We hade my parents in law over for lunch and made them this pie (http://strictlypaleoish.com/2012/04/30/chickenbroccoli-pie/) but with sweet potato not chicken as the mother inlaw is veggie, and these amazing fudge bites – http://pathtowellness.com.au/raw-cacao-fudge-bites/. I made a pot of this oolong to go with the fudge bites. Not only were they a perfect pair, but the consecutive steeps were a big hit with our guests. Beautiful as always, about to do brew 4.
So tasty I went for a resteep! Not quite as chocolatey this time, the black tea is a bit more prominent, but still yummy.
I got this as a sample sometime last year, and am only having it now. Dry, the sweet dry banana smell is prominent, but steeped, this is very chocolatey! Perfect for a cool windy winter morning. Very enjoyable.
I made this up in my timolino for my trip to the hospital today. It was deliciously warm and comforting while I was being prodded with needles. Hmmmm……
Another from my swap with Michelle. I still like this one, very mild chai spices, and a very soft chocolate which is more just a touch of sweetness, but its tasty. Goes well with the softer black base.
This is what my other half chose for me to have with breakfast. And it was a winner. Chocolate for breakfast on a Friday? Yes please! Goes great with a dash of milk.