860 Tasting Notes
Using my gourd this morning! I love it :) the first few gourd-fulls are pretty strong but this is actually quite different than the regular yerba mate. It has a mellow flavor but has so much going on. It starts off kind of grassy but has almost a minty/pine flavor too. The finish is sweet with super light citrus notes. I almost like this better than the regular yerba mate. I want to go camping and take this and my gourd!
Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Mint, Pine
This tea honestly smells like breakfast to me. Maple syrup, smoky bacon, and black tea :) I haven’t had this tea in a while so I added a pinch of salt to help the bacon. This is definitely a delicious cup! Maple and bacon are both present! Although I do wish there was a bit more bacon to it ;)
Thank you so much to Angel and Teavivre for sending me a generous sample of this tea. The dry leaf is a beautiful grass green. The aroma of the dry leaf is buttery and leafy. The flavor is rather different than other tie guan yin oolongs I’ve had. Usually I’m used to strong floral flavors but this has much deeper flavors. It’s woodsy, buttery, floral, sweet, and a touch of creaminess. I’m going to enjoy a few more steeps of this one :3
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood
Another one gone! I completely forgot I had this tea. Good thing I’m going through my stash :3 I enjoy roasted mate far more than I enjoy regular mate. It’s a bit smoother. The flavor is still with this one. It has a nice cakey feel to it and is even complete with cream cheese frosting :3 This one will be missed.
Aaand it’s gone! I really liked this chai. Usually all chai’s taste the same to me but I love the chocolate in this one :3 This one is strong in the cinnamon and clove but the milk chocolate flavor mellows the spice and kind of rounds it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Sugar
Another one gone! Yay! I feel so successful in clearing out my stash tonight. I will miss this one and probably restock soon! The flavors I’m catching are: strawberry, cream, a nutty flavor, and an earthy puerh. They blend so nicely together :3 I forgot how much I love this one.
Flavors: Cream, Earth, Nutty, Strawberry