2221 Tasting Notes
Such a weird tea. Not bad, necessarily, but a really weird combination of ingredients. Light berry sweetness, seaweed, mustard? Odd. But since none of the ingredients fall into the list of those I detest, I definitely find it more palatable than, say, most teas with licorice. Or straight peppermint. Anyhow, it’s gone and I’m not too sad. Need to make serious progress on sipdowns, and this was an easy one.
You know – this isn’t too bad at all! However, I’m not sure what osmanthus is supposed to taste like (peach??), but all I’m getting here is an aged oolong (lighter than the other I tried today), which is quite tasty. I’m getting some fruitiness (as opposed to floral), but would be hard-pressed to describe it as anything specific, let alone peach. Anyhow, it’s yet another tasty oolong for me tonight. I really do adore oolongs – although the one downside (kind of) is that they halt my sipdown progress since I feel guilty unless I resteep them at least twice, which means 6 more cups of tea (between the three) before I get to empty those infusers. Oh well! At least it will be tasty :D
This does not taste as good as previously; I’m not sure why. I emptied the contents of the teabag into a Finum filter this time, but I doubt that would have negatively affected the flavour. It’s just a bit weak, with a hint of bitterness – perhaps I should have used a lower infusion temperature. Oh well! It is still good enough to drink, just not as delicious as my memory tells me.
Sipdown! 828. Thanks to LiberTeas for including this in my tasting box, which I have yet to make a great deal of progress on.
Anyhow, this is delicious, and perfect tonight. If anything, I brewed it a tad strong. It tastes like an aged tieguanyin to me, all creamy and delicious and roasty. Similar to the aged tgys from Verdant that I’ve enjoyed recently, although perhaps more… burny. And very good. Yum.
Thanks to momo for a sample of this one (although I ended up getting my own entire packet in a grab bag, bleu). Anyhow, this has more flavour than what I remember from my own bag, and although I am getting some figgy flavours that remind me of a few DavidsTeas with figs (e.g. Forbidden Fruit), I’m not a fan. I can taste the rooibos, and I don’t really like it, nor do I particularly care for the flavour combination, apparently. Ah well!