311 Tasting Notes
Up next from my day of everything shmiracles, is Natasha!
Okay. Lapsang. I have absolutely no idea how it’s supposed to taste like since I’ve only ever had it in one other blend: SMAUG.
Smaug was a very funny one. Pretty sure it was because of the Lapsang and peppermint.
At first whiff, Natasha, babe, you are a strong one. The Lapsang!! I have never had a tea with such a distinct flavour. I remember way long ago, there was a bacon blend on adagio and when I smelled Natasha, I was all DUDE. BACON. I don’t know how I feel about this tea. It’s like.. oh so nervous okay.
Every time I drink new tea, I brew 3g in 12oz. Length and temp determined by company recommendations. So let’s see how this tastes…
Brewing, it smells like a salty/fruity bacon. I’M NERVOUS FOR THIS, IF YOU CAN’T TELL. I’ve got Tony Stark in my bag of randoms as well, another tea that has lapsang and… I really don’t know how I feel about that tea okay.
About a minute left to brew and the lapsang toned down a bit and I’m smelling the assam. Oh nice and sweet and mellow assam. You are a lovely scent right now :)
Dude. This thing smells legit like bacon okay.
Turned out to be a bit bitter so I added more water to attempt to balance it out. It worked! But still. This blend though. She’s most definitely a strong one, not for the weak taste buds at all.
A very different blend! Definitely not the kind of tea I’d willingly purchase for myself, so a wonderful thank you to shmiracles for sending it to me. Not my favourite tea, but definitely a tea that I’m happy I was able to try :)
Probably not going to resteep, but I’ll forsure drink the entire cup.
Flavors: Ash, Wood
Going through all the teas I premeasured yesterday! Study day with tea. All day, every day! All the premeasured teas have gone into a pile next to me and the first one I [pick out, that’s the one I drink!
111th Birthday tea from shmiracles is the first one of the day :)
Definitely smell the almond from the package. I used to hate the smell of almond, but now it’s actually growing on me. Same with chocolate teas. Almond and chocolate in this tea, two of my least favourite flavours in teas and yet, I’m actually pretty excited for this!
Steeping, the oolong definitely takes over. THAT’S ANOTHER THING. I used to hate oolongs!! But dude. Now that I’m trying all these different types of teas and exploring, I’m learning to love them :)
Hmm… this tea is good? Ish. It’s like.. it’s right on the edge of being bitter, but it’s not as strong as I would like. But I actually really like the flavours together, surprisingly!
Added some honey to see if I can bring some of the flavours out and NOPE. DID NOT HELP AT ALL.
Well then. I ended up with slightly tasteless, bitter tea. Darn.
FLAVOUR-WISE, THEY ALL WORK TOGETHER. Fault on me. I usually use 3g of tea for 12oz, but I think for this, 3g or tea for the typical 8oz would do the trick.
am allowed to be lazy.
in my tea filter because I’ve already cleaned up my teapot and strainer.
midterms are the worst.
have two this week.
two the week after that.
and an interview.
and a presentation.
you know it’s midterm season when I’m lazy with my notes ahhahaha
fifteen minutes later: roommate walks out of the shower and says “Did you make pancakes?! It smells like syrup…”I pointed to my tea and she just looked at me ahhah
You know, I had this great big plan of drinking a whole lot of tea as I was studying but that kinda just… fell apart. I actually premeasured all the teas and everything!
But studying just got to me and now I don’t feel well and I just woke up from an hour long power nap. Going to (probably) finish the night off with 4 relatively new teas, but teas that I’ve tried before and I know that I like.
Blueberry Jam is very aromatic, which I love so much! I think I’ll be going through this tea pretty quickly though. It smells sooooo good! I have all my teas on the bookshelf next to my bed and I can always pick this scent out because it’s so potent.
This tea just makes me want to make blueberry pie! Maybe in a couple weeks when I’m not stressed out over midterms/quizzes/papers/presentations/interviews and everything else in between. Bleehhhh the quarter is coming to a close and SO. MUCH. WORK.
Sidenote: I accidentally left my textbook on top of my teas right before I took my power nap and now my text smells like lapsang hahaha.
Actually have no idea which this fandom is a part of, but it smells like chocolate and a bit of tartness! A fandom blend from my most recent swap with shmiracles
I think I may have steeped it for a bit too long because it’s right on the edge of being bitter. I mean it’s good! But probably another 15-30 seconds and it would have been just.. no.
Definitely a chocolate tea, and a nice tartness from the blueberry! Overall, not too bad. Won’t rate it right now because of the fact that it’s bitter. juuust barely
Fandom blend from shmiracles!
I demand today to be drink-all-the-teas-you-can day because I have to concentrate on studying because TWO MIDTERMS THIS WEEK.
This tea dry, you can definitely smell the lemongrass and the ginger from the thai chai.
Now that it’s brewing, yep. Lemongrass is coming out! Not the absolute biggest fan of lemongrass, but I love it in food? If that makes any sense. The colour isn’t as dark as I would have expected it to be.
I feel like a majority of this tea is made up of the thai chai.
It’s actually pretty decent! I don’t like coconut, and the lemongrass kinda threw me off a bit when I smelled it from the package, but it isn’t all that bad. It was rounded off nicely. Not too strong with the spices :)
Thank you shmiracles for this tea!
Valentines day was all… roommate bonding and IT WAS FUN.
We just watched a whole bunch of movies (Lilo and Stitch, Bring it On, Rent… a whole lot more ahhaA) and I was like IMMA MAKE ME TEA.
I looove this tea! I wasn’t a fan of toffee teas. I really wasn’t a fan of dessert teas, but then shmiracles gave me some and WOW WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE.
This tea is SO good. Just the perfect balance of sweetness with the caramel and toffee :)
Sadly this is been put into the sipdown pile. I’ve got nearly 20 teas in the sipdown pile wow.