2088 Tasting Notes
Ooh… this is kind of interesting. I can taste the seabuckthorn, and this is pleasantly fruity yet tangy and different. Not just another generic herbal, which is really nice! Probably not a tea I’d keep around, but I’m very happy I picked some up.
Uh, well…. this one is certainly interesting! It’s pretty light, but even with a 3.5 minute infusion, there’s enough flavour. It definitely both smells and tastes like wintergreen – which makes me think of gum, and makes me kind of sad. I guess that’s an association that I’m just doomed to have with minty flavours.
Anyhow, it does also taste kind of lightly forest and very fresh – I’m curious about how it would be iced and a bit sweetened – perhaps tastier? I’m glad I just got this as a sample from the generous Janelle, as it’s certainly an interesting tea to have tried, but I’m very glad I don’t have to drink down too much of this!
It’s weird that I only have one tasting note on this. I should have two. Anyways! I did a horrible thing… I just bought 170g of this. Because it’s going away and it’s so delicious. I’m hoping it works well cold-brewed (I set up an experiment just now), but at the very least, I’m pretty sure it’s delicious iced.
I also bought a giant sparkly red Timolino. I am so weak-willed, haha.
I have not been drinking tea at all lately, aside from a couple cold-brews. It’s been hot; I’ve been busy and/or sleepy (though I finally signed a rental agreement for Sept, yay!).
Anyways, this is a sad sipdown of this tea – I ran across it and decided that it was time for it to be used up. It was delicious while it lasted, and I will hope it returns in the future.
Also, I’m at 835 teas. This is a losing battle.
I actually found this tea to be quite tasty! It seems I’m definitely developing a taste for straight black tea. This tasted very similar to other yunnan blacks I’ve tried, so it’s nothing I would necessarily go for specifically again, but it’s a perfectly tasty cup, again courtesy of Janelle :)
Another fairly standard green, according to my tastebuds. Perfectly suitable for when you’re craving green tea, but there are better greens to be had out there. The flavour is on the chewy/vegetal side if I recall correctly. Thanks Janelle!
This one’s pretty decent! Thanks to Janelle for sending me some :)
The flavour was sweeter and a bit toastier than a regular genmaicha, and I think I may have liked it a bit better. Overall, it was pretty good, and I’m sure it would complement a meal quite well.
Hmmm…. I think I understand the negative feelings towards this tea. It tasted pretty icky when I brewed it up. I’ll give it another shot, but I actually had to dump that cup down the drain. Something just doesn’t taste right. Yuck.
Thanks Janelle for sparing me from having to purchase some of this myself :)
Yum, thanks to Janelle I had a nice cup of this while at the boy’s place this weekend! Still enjoyed it, although it wasn’t as smoky as I remembered. Not a fan of the sprinkles though; that’s the only downside.
Had a couple heavenly cups of this the other day. I’m glad I let myself pick up a bit more of it. Just gotta get some more Mint Julep before it disappears, now.