3051 Tasting Notes
So I’m still ridiculously behind on tasting notes, with partial notes written on some teas, and a really bad incomplete list of what I’ve actually drank recently. Thankfully, the job situation will be improving come May 1st, with a transition to actual part-time hours at one job. In the meantime, the 15-hour days continue, as does the lack of presence pretty much everywhere.
Anyhow, I’ve grown to like this tea, though I probably don’t need it in the quantities I ended up purchasing (I don’t even know how much I have, because it’s spread out over the entire house, pretty much). Distinct Butiki pumpkin flavour, plus creaminess (which really only is noticeable if the tea is not rinsed prior), and pu’erh. Would prefer this on a black base, but the reduced harshness of the pu’erh is welcomed. One day maybe I’ll compare it to the other two/three Butiki pumpkin teas that I have, but that will be a long time off in the future.
Sipdown! Didn’t really taste like mocha to me, but I did enjoy it mixed with an almond/coconut milk combination. And there was just enough sweetness that I didn’t need to add anything additional to it (but I wouldn’t call it overly sweet). I might pick up more of the matches at some point for smoothies, but I have to finish off the Red Leaf ones I still have first. Also, I’ll see how the vanilla is – in terms of flavouring, this one was pretty underwhelming.
I dislike putting herbals in my travel mugs because they tend to “go bad” more quickly than regular teas, which can cause smells since I don’t always have time to wash my Timolinos immediately. However, I really wanted some Apple Custard, so did so anyhow. Which was okay, except that you really lose out on the aroma when drinking from a travel mug, and that’s half of the experience with this tea (and many others). It was still good though.
Sipdown! Got a sample pack of this in my recent DavidsTea order (in which I bought another Timolino because retail therapy, to be honest). Anyhow, I remain not a fan, even though it was my fault that I wasn’t thinking and dumped the entire packet into my mug, overleaping it by about double, so it was quite potent. I just don’t care for the overly floral aroma and flavour, though once appropriately diluted it’s not too horrible.
Thanks… Sil? Cavocorax? MissB? I actually have no idea who I got this from, though I think it came via Sil at some point. Either way, it was on my wish list (and probably has been for 2-3 years!), so it’s awesome to try it, thank you whoever let me have a cup’s worth! (So, this is also a sipdown, since I used it all up).
Another tea that I’m impressed with, although I don’t like it quite as much as Buttermilk Lemon. The smell is somewhat intoxicating, wonderfully sweet and honey-like, slightly floral, and the flavour is quite honeyed and delicious. Unfortunately, not much pear to speak of, but the honey flavour paired with the mild but tasty black base is a nice combination. I would like to see that honey flavour in other combos, actually – it’s unique. Thanks again mystery swapper! :P
Thanks for letting me sample this one, Sil! I actually really quite like it. There’s a creaminess to it, and an almost custardy lemon flavour. Not strongly lemony at all, though, which is kind of nice. Really pleasant base tea and lingering creamy/custardy aftertaste. I’d like to get my hands on more of this at some point, I think. Delicious.