2229 Tasting Notes
Aiming to get through a few samples today, since it looks like I’ll be going through my larger quantities at work! Anyhow, thanks to Janelle for a sample of this tea! It’s been so long since I last read about it that I couldn’t even remember if I thought I’d enjoy it… but I do! It does taste like a lemony dessert. I was pretty worried about the hibiscus being overwhelming (since it looked pretty pinkish after brewing), but it was perfect. Quite tasty, and an herbal I think I’d be happy to have around. Definitely a different flavour from the Lemon/Lime Chiffon rooibos. Less creamy (but still not sharply lemony), and quite desserty.
Hadn’t had this in aaaaages, but did last weekend. Pretty tasty – I kept it to a short infusion so there wasn’t astringency, just a nice, creamy/cloudy lemony flavour with a bit of a smoky green base. I think some of the nuances are missed in a travel mug, but it was good nonetheless (and I think I had a great re-steep too).
An interesting tea… definitely tastes like cucumber, along with spearmint. I approve of it in the sense that at least to me, it’s a very unique tea, which I’m all for, whether or not I like it. If I enjoyed mint in teas more, I think I’d actually quite enjoy it… but I’m not a huuuuge fan. I feel like it would make a really good iced drink in the summer, though!
(Why do I not seem to have a previous note on this tea? So weird… I definitely had it as a TOTD from DT and remember writing a note…)
Also, the flavour really lingered in my travel mug, which was annoying.
I’ve completely lost track of which harvest this was from, but it was absolutely divine today. Sweet, rock sugary, a bit vegetal – even though I’ve apparently managed to crunch up some of the leaves by transporting it around. I still have bags of this from other harvests, but it’s a definite restock once I’m out.
I was desperate for a straight black tea – how my preferences have changed! Anyhow, this was absolutely perfect at work – malty, bread, chocolatey… rich and delicious. I’ve had a second infusion since, and unless I locate another straight black, I’ll probably just have this again tomorrow, because it’s so delicious.
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Thanks to Raritea for letting me have the rest of her sample! I haven’t tried all that many straight white teas, but I wasn’t too impressed with this one – the flavour was very light, a bit on the hay-y side, and that’s about it. It’s possible that my tasting/smelling abilities are still compromised, but I expected a bit more flavour. Ah well, it’s not as if I needed to fall in love with another category of teas anyhow!