4936 Tasting Notes
I guess I mentioned elsewhere how this tasted, since I’ve written no note – but this was very reminiscent of the flavouring that old 52teas used to use liberally (and that I rather enjoyed), so this tea was very much kind of a trip down memory lane. Was it brulee? I’m not sure, maybe it there was some sugar, but I did enjoy it. Kind of a rich, caramelly black.
It looks like my sipdown goals are probably kind of toast, unless I can make a really big push in the next two months’ worth of evenings! Perhaps I will try. I’m drinking tea at work, but don’t sip things down there so that I can savour them (I rarely savour tea at work. In fact, I’ve felt so busy I’ve actually been drinking coffee lately because it’s faster, but I need to stop that.)
Anyhow, this tea was past its prime and not amazing; best it is gone now.
Wouldn’t recommend this in a travel mug; I couldn’t even tell which mug it was. Much better consumed out of a proper mug.
Also, what a surprise, I’ve had zero time to write tasting notes since going back to work, which has been stressful and not terribly fun and I kid you not, I have literally been sick ever since my child started daycare (about a month and a half ago), and I currently have almost no voice (and so does my child, which is possibly one of the saddest things you’ll ever hear – a voiceless child attempting to whine/cry). That sentence is too long but I’m too tired to edit it, just trying to power through some tasting notes so I can put away some teas.
I’m pleased that I have enough of this to enjoy at my leisure. Sometimes when your cupboard is filled with samples, it’s difficult to just grab teas to drink mindlessly, because you only have a few cups’ worth. Not this one. 25g gives me plenty, so I can just brew and enjoy, and then have nothing interesting to write about. (I drank this with Thanksgiving turkey?)
Love when a tea is true to its name – this is a blueberry coconut black. Lots of blueberry, not so much coconut, and a moderately astringent black base. I could probably do with a slightly different base (like AQ2T’s rolled yunnan?!), but I found this tea to be pretty tasty. I feel like bergamot and vanilla would make it better – can you imagine a blueberry coconut EG cream? Yummmmm. (But I know a bunch of people would disagree.)
Sounds like this was from MissB – so a hugely belated thank you!
Daycare germs have had me sick for a week now, and this was one of the teas I had while sick. To be honest, it was mostly to try and use it up, and I figured I’d be able to tolerate it with the planned heaping spoon of honey I intended to use in it. Not much to say other than that my plan worked, and I had a decent mug of honey with a bit of tea. I don’t think I’m a big fan of the flavours I could detect, but it wasn’t overly objectionable, either.