2088 Tasting Notes
Again, too lazy to figure out which season this is from. 2012, though. Probably spring 2012.
Anyhow! Tasty, but weaker than I would have liked. Likely didn’t use enough tea, or didn’t infuse long enough (because it’s old… I know I know!) It was still pretty good though, I just need to remember to adjust parameters a bit for older teas. I’ll be re-stocking this tea for sure once I’m out, as I find it superior to “real” dragonwell tea, for the most part.
Bleh, I think I messed up the infusion on this one. It was ok, but not very flavourful. Maybe 2 minutes wasn’t enough, or perhaps I didn’t use enough tea. I seem to recall enjoying it a fair bit, and my rating seems to indicate such, so I assume it was user error this time!
Oh, how I adore roasted tieguanyins. So delicious. This one tastes a bit like leafhopper-bitten teas, with some sweetness, along with vegetal, roast, and creamy oolong notes. I really crave this type of tea. So delicious.
Still chocolatey and fruity, but I think I may have messed up the tea:water ratio, as it was a touch weak. Oh well, still enjoyable, as was the re-steep. (The remnants of the first cup are still sitting on my nighttable… I sniffed them and it smells tasty, but I’m not going to drink tea that’s been sitting for 3-4 days! Overnight, sure.
Sipdown! 866. Thanks again to Courtney for letting me try this one.
This does taste like banana pudding (although not my mom’s banana pudding, which was sliced bananas in vanilla pudding…. omg so good.) Anyways, yes. There’s definite creaminess from the coconut, and a nice hit of banana flavour, and the black base is solid here. Pretty decent tea; I don’t think I actually care for banana in tea as much as I thought I did (Banana Oolong by DavidsTea is an exception), but it’s still enjoyable enough to drink. And I’m glad I don’t have an entire pouch to drink!
It’s super odd that I’m the first to review this….
Anyhow! Thanks to Janelle for sending me some of this in our swap! Unfortunately, I think it’s one of those white teas that falls into the “nearly flavourless” category for me. I can tell that I’m drinking tea; there’s a bit of a vegetal flavour to it, but despite the liquor being darker than I expected (darker than most properly-brewed greens!), flavour is minimal. That said, what I can taste is pleasant enough, a bit sweet, vegetal, perhaps hay-like (although no dry mouthfeel), just weak. I used 1.5 tsp for 8 oz. and brewed for 2.5 minutes – the DT recommendations were for 4-5 min, so maybe I’ll try that next time. I just went by the surprisingly dark liquor colour, and didn’t want an oversteeped tea!
Ok… I’m super behind on writing notes. I blame my recent addiction to Final Fantasy for that, haha. Anyhow! Notes will commence.
I randomly picked this tea to try last night, and was pleasantly surprised. I’m pretty sure it would fall into the category of flavoured milk oolongs, although it claims not to be, because the milkiness was quite strong. And pretty enjoyable. It was quite a delicious mixture of savoury oolong and creaminess. I’d happily drink this again, although would compare prices with others first (since I seem to be not terribly picky with regards to milk oolongs – they’re all pretty delicious!)
Huh… I guess I must have tried this and failed to write a tasting note about it previously? There was definitely only one cup’s worth left (yes, sipdown! 867), and I know CHAroma was generous enough to send at least two cups of pretty much everything.
Anyhow! I have now for sure tried it, AND written a tasting note :D It’s a pretty decent flavoured green – nice sweet candied berry flavour, kind of like Della Terra’s Double Berry Burst, but perhaps a bit tastier. The green tea is pleasantly vegetal in the background, and there’s no astringency or bitterness. Overall, a pretty tasty cup. One of the few flavoured greens I’ve actually enjoyed!
Blech. Another tea I really don’t care for. The combo of hibiscus/cinnamon/floral rose-y flavours is pretty gross. Apparently last time I tried it, I vowed not to have it again, but here I am…. I still have a cup’s worth left to get rid of. I have no intentions of drinking it.
Ok, not too surprised about this one, but although it smells like strawberry rhubarb, it tastes like a pretty generic basic strawberry black tea, which is too bad. Oh well – as others have said, the creamy teas from Bayswater appear to be better than the fruity ones!
Thanks for sharing this with me Cavocorax!