2756 Tasting Notes
Backlog from Saturday. Brewed this up in the office, in a travel mug. It really suffered because of it. Of course, it also didn’t cool until I left for the night (er, morning), so I drank it the next day. It was very mediocre. I’m going to have to try this again at home… but I’m pretty sure the at-work-brewing and travel-mug-brewing caused some problems. Sigh.
Backlog from Saturday. I rediscovered how much this tea really needs to be consumed at a cooler temperature (not cold, just warm) – hot it really isn’t that great, but after it cools, it really does taste like apricots, and there’s a cheesecakey tang in there too. Delicious. But hot? Bleh, not great. Unfortunately I destroyed the re-infusion last night as I was distracted by playing Pandemic with my boyfriend & roommate. Whoops. :(
Backlog from Friday. I’ve been throwing this one in the Timolino a fair bit lately too. Seems to work ok, and an oolong is so refreshing next to a black tea, which is what I usually bring (I have been borrowing a travel mug from my roommate so I can bring two teas at once… need to purchase/ask for a second Timolino or other leakproof mug for Christmas!) The only bad thing about this tea is that I feel guilty for not following the appropriate infusion parameters… I just want oolong flavour, so the first infusion is definitely longer than it would be if I wasn’t taking it on the go, as the light, nuanced flavour doesn’t hold up well for me. Ah well. I still have a fair bit of this one…
Backlog from Friday. Still a great twist on the classic chai! Kind of fruity, and pretty spicy. Hopefully it retains this flavour for another couple years, because I still probably have 175/250g of this one to get through. (Not a purchase I made!) Definitely good for a reinfusion or two as well, although the pepper really starts to make it spicy if infused too long!
Backlog from Friday. I am absolutely burning through this tea. Ever since I discovered it tastes great from my thermos, it’s been a go-to in the mornings. I should have ordered more than one ounce, but I don’t imagine it will be going away anytime soon (fingers crossed???) so will wait until I actually run out to pick up more!
Backlog from Thursday. So I went to make a thermos-ful of Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie from Della Terra, but discovered that I only had enough tea left for a regular cup, not a thermos! At which point creativity (not really) struck, and I dug through my billions of boxes of tea and found my sample of Creamy Pumpkin Spice from iHeartTeas, and threw in about a teaspoon’s worth of it as well, since I seemed to recall liking the black base of it, but preferring the spicing of DavidsTea/Della Terra’s pumpkin teas. I must say, it tasted pretty darn good! Left me craving more pumpkin tea, that’s for sure (and I just discovered tonight that I only have a single cup of Pumpkin Chai from DavidsTea left! Oh noes!)
I think this one also survived a second infusion before I had to throw it out, so I was quite pleased :D Would probably rate this a touch higher than Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, so close to 90??
Backlog from Thursday. Mmmmm. Made the boyfriend heat me up some water before I left his house quite late in the evening so I could nurse this tea on the way home. I think living in Ontario is turning me into a wimp! Or maybe it’s just the fact that last year was a super mild winter. Either way, it feels super cold outside and it’s barely below freezing, and that’s lame. So yeah. Needed tea for the 30-minute drive home. It was delicious (and still warm/delicious the next morning!)
Also, I am now under order by my roommate to buy at least a pouch of this one for her when it’s reblended. So pretty much, if I miss out on the next reblend, we’ll be getting a pound of tea, haha (and then I can fork some of it out to others who missed out too! :P) Yummmmmmmm.
Backlog and sipdown from Thursday. I really, really adore this tea. It’s definitely on my list to purchase when I actually have room in my cupboard to purchase it (although I might make an exception and buy 10-20g because it’s so darn delicious). I was happy to empty another packet though!! I infused this one twice, and it might still be sitting in an infuser for a third, but I currently have about 9 infusers on the go, and can’t tell the black tea ones apart anymore…)