3051 Tasting Notes
12 Days of Tea #4! And the first one I had yet to previously sample!
This was one of the teas that I had been wavering on so much about purchasing. However… I’m glad I didn’t. All I got from this was a black currant flavoured white tea. And given that I dislike Black Currant Bai Mu Dan…. I was not impressed. Couldn’t taste bergamot, but the black currant flavour that comes off quite fakey to me would have ruined it anyways. My roommate thought about the same (I noticed it was one she didn’t end up re-steeping).
My roommate picked some of this up for me for Christmas, since I’m running low on the DavidsTea version and Bon Thé Place in downtown Guelph was having a sale!
I took this to work in a travel mug, so it’s tough to say too much, except that it was pretty tasty. I’m not sure how the milkiness compares to other milk oolongs, but it was quite satisfying. I guess I didn’t wash out my mug very well though, as when I reached the bottom, it tasted much like Banana Oolong… which was in the mug yesterday. Thankfully no lingering stevia, so it was ok with me! I will, however, use the bottle brush on the mug tonight. Haha.
Brewed up for a travel mug…. and tragically had a good portion spill out into my backpack, all over EVERYTHING. In addition to giving my tea funky flavours, my roommate’s Bodum travel mug really sucks. The Timolinos are infinitely superior.
Anyways, what I managed to drink at work was still good. The rest, sitting cold in the mug for about 13 hours, is… not great. I think genmaicha is best served hot, or at least warm.
The re-steep is ok, aside from being a bit bitter. Sigh.
Sipdown! Tragic :( I realized that one of the main flavours in this tea is honey!! Like DavidsTea’s Honey Bee. Although less cloying here, and mixed with tasty creaminess. I’m sad to see this one go, but really should get to work on my other honey bush/rooibos teas instead!
I really liked the sample of this I got from Amy oh but ever since that (which I think I still have a bit of), the bag I got in one of 52teas’ sales just isn’t as butterscotchy and delicious. Especially since I’ve fallen in love with Cashew Turtle, which is all kinds of amazing. (I’m hoping that frequent mentions of Cashew Turtle will lead to an increased demand for it, yes. Hahahahahaha.)
Anyhow, unlike the last time I brewed it (which may or may not be logged on here), I didn’t mess this one up this time :D So it’s tasty enough, just not nearly as tasty as the abovementioned tea.
Yum! Creamy, limey goodness. I’m craving sweet this morning (oh wait…. it’s not morning anymore…?!) though, and kind of wish I’d put some sugar into it before I left this morning.
Anyhow, taking a short Steepster break from working while I let the machine run, as it seems I’ve messed something up already today. Oh noes :(
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.