3034 Tasting Notes
Sipdown of my sample from Sil (thanks!) plus some from the batch I ordered, all put into a travel mug. I’ve gotta say, this one didn’t take to being put in the travel mug quite as well, although it may have also been that I was using my roommate’s Bodum mug instead of a Timolino (they were already full, and I wanted to take 3 teas!) and I think it may be holding flavours worse than my Timolinos (one of which is still tainted by GMS, and now the Killer’s Vanilla).
Anyhow, I tasted some of that Gui Fei sweetness, but it wasn’t as tasty as my memory told me. I think I’ll pass on picking this up again in favour of the Taiwanese Assam, which is fabulous in a travel mug and must only be better when brewed properly!
Took some of this to work today, sweetened in a Timolino. Strangely, one of the thoughts I had while drinking it was that it smelled/tasted an awful lot like…. pot…. Weird. Either way, drank it and it was tasty. Like GMS, not as good as I remembered, but I gotta factor in the travel mug there. Certainly one of the best flavoured guayusas I’ve had.
12 Days of Tea #3!
Unfortunately, my roommate brewed this up, and although I swore I told her 2 mins max, I’m pretty sure it got three. It was bitter, and unpleasant, and I threw it out. However, I have a whole packet of this one, so I know I like it fairly well already! Lemony/creamy/green tea goodness.
I’m surprised there aren’t more reviews for this one!
I brewed a bit of this up tonight out of curiosity. Stuck with typical green tea infusion parameters as I was too lazy to look the tea up. The result is a very delicious, beany/sweet/vegetal brew that certainly does make me think of Laoshan Green. I’ll really have to compare the two at some point. I suspect it’s not different enough to make me want to purchase this again, but it’s fun to have had the chance to try it!
12 Days of Tea #2!
This one I initially couldn’t identify by aroma alone, as it smelled much like bubblegum. Luckily it tasted more on the citrusy side. I remember having had this one prior from a swap, and I think I liked it more then. Not a bad fruity honeybush blend at all, but nothing I feel the need to restock!
Ok… I seriously screwed this tea up this morning. Infused in a travel thermos, and it tastes absolutely vile. Bitter and… disgusting. I don’t know if I’m overleafing (probably) or what, but I think I need to try this normally, at my house, next time. I know it takes to travelling in a thermos well, but perhaps steeping it in one was a bad idea. (I also know that a) this batch of tea is good and b) there was no issue with the water). I could tell something was off when I sniffed the infuser basket this morning, but chose to ignore it… sorry, tastebuds. Thankfully I still had Laoshan Genmaicha and Premium Taiwanese Assam in my other mugs to wash the bad taste away…
12 Days of Tea #1! Also, 1000th tasting note! Wooooooooo!!!!!!
Last time I tried this tea as a sample, it was not great. I couldn’t really taste the cotton candy. This time however? WOAH! Delicious!! So anyone who wants to try this tea – now is a great time to buy a reblend, because it’s fantastic. All pink cotton candy flavouring with a nice black base. I’m so tempted to pick this one up, but I think I’ll hold off due to having too much tea already.
One note: I didn’t even attempt to re-steep this, as all the aroma was gone after the first infusion, and usually once that happens, the second infusion is mediocre at best.