3132 Tasting Notes
Short tasting note… it’s sooooo late! And I have an important 9am meeting! Bad boyfriend and I for passing out at midnight while watching Dr. Who…
Anyhow! This was pretty good. Travel-mugged, so I’ll have to review more thoroughly later, but I definitely tasted delicious pumpkin, spice, and some chocolate. I even got one sip that lingered with delicious chocolate/pastry flavours. Definitely a worthwhile tea; I wish I had some of the plain pumpkin pie to compare to, but that’s all gone. Either way, yum! Della Terra does pumpkin well.
This always smells a little fishy to me, but not in a bad way. Either way, it is pretty tasty today, and it’s really tasting like a premium genmaicha, with tasty caramel notes alongside roasty rice and green tea. Mmmmm. Unfortunately it’s in a thermos, so not optimal, but it’s still ok.
Come tears…. ruined by the travel thermos today :( I can taste a bit of yum, but mostly… thermos. Blehhhhhhh :(
ETA: Actually, I think it was my tastebuds that were a bit off, because when I finished it off later, it was really delicious! Very raisiny. Almost… dark chocolate raisins? So good.
Sigh, another year older! Tick tick tick tick tick! :P
Anyways, although I didn’t drink much tea today, I did have this one, using my adorable new infuser from my boyfriend! As one of my birthday gifts, he gave me a little floating duck infuser, which doesn’t work perfectly (it tips over a bit), but darn is it ever cute! The basket is small, but the mesh is quite fine, so I’m pretty happy with it! Left it at his house so I’ll always have a way to brew tea there! He even cleaned it out for me tonight :D What a sweetie!
This tea, as usual, smelled and tasted like a delicious berry crisp. So tasty. I still am not sure how I didn’t like it the first time, but I guess perhaps I just sucked at steeping teas back then!
I think I miiiight have had too much caffeine tonight. Feeling a bit jittery… whoops.
Anyways, this is the last tea of the evening unless I re-steep something, and it’s also a sipdown! Yay!
I don’t think I’m enjoying this one as much as last time though… it mostly tastes nutty. Of course, I also think there weren’t any raisins in this cup, which may have affected the flavour. Overall, pretty meh.
I still think that this is a strange combination, but it really works so deliciously well! Enjoying a cup of this again tonight courtesy of Azzrian! I have enough to take to work in a travel mug, so should really do that sometime, because it’s quite the caramelly treat.
ETA: This one made it through 3 very tasty infusions! The caramel flavour was retained through all three, which was awesome. I probably could have had another infusion as well, but really wanted some new teas, haha.
Well, this tea and I have quiiiiite the history. The first time, I so epically steeped it incorrectly that it was undrinkable! I feel bad, because that note of mine should have moved to the back of the pile, so to speak, but it hasn’t due to silly Steepster still ranking a user’s aggregate of notes based on their first one.
Anyhow, I decided to go for a Western-style infusion today, with my standard 1.5tsp of leaf in 8oz. of water, and was rewarded with quite the delicious cup. Light, nutty and sweet, with a few more flavours that escape me, this is really quite tasty. I should have brought some of this one for my mom to try – it just occurred to me that I didn’t bring a single tea for her to try from the “straight oxidized oolongs” category, which I suspect she’d actually really enjoy (she dislikes all blacks, but enjoys pu’erh and green oolongs).
Anyways, like I said, really yummy. Oh – just catching some raisiny sweetness as I chugged down the last of that cup. Mmmmm!
ETA: Second infusion… not so great. I think this one really needs to be brewed gong-fu style to be thoroughly enjoyed. Perhaps this weekend!