2661 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Teavivre for letting me sample this tea! I unfortunately didn’t take great notes the first time around, but do have another packet that I intend to get to as soon as possible. What I do recall, is that the flavour was fairly tasty (sweet and hay-like), but rather light, considering I used the entire packet for an 8 oz. mug (and did infuse for the instructed time, somewhere between 6 and 10 minutes). I’m not used to white teas, for the most part, so I expect that might be part of it (also, unfiltered work water and/or drinking other more-flavoured teas around the same time). Perhaps I’ll do more of a white tea tasting one day, where I am sure not to eat strongly flavoured foods, or drink other strongly flavoured teas.
Backlog of a packet of the Spring 2014 version – so incredibly delicious. I drank this one up shortly after receiving it, and the flavour and aroma were unbelievable. I definitely understand why green teas are considered best when they are ultra fresh, because their potency clearly diminishes after a while (it’s a bonus that Teavivre sent the samples in individual packets, because that helps maintain a lot of the freshness). Anyways, delicious. Once the tea cupboard situation is under control (if?), I will probably treat myself to a small batch of fresh spring greens every year, including dragonwell and maybe a random other one.
Backlog. I picked some of this up in a joint Teavivre order to see how it compared to Butiki’s version. Sadly, I never did compare the two, but this one’s still available, and Butiki’s is not, so it no longer really matters! I honestly don’t have a great recollection of how this was, except that it was tasty. I don’t think the strawberry was as strong as I would have liked, though. I believe I still have another packet of this to test out (I’ll have to double check that, though). If not, I might throw some more into a future order for a better review!
Nice, another unknown sipdown! Thanks to Awkward Soul for this sample :D Also, 936.
I actually remember drinking these, though it was a while back – and they were malty, chocolatey, and delicious. More on the malty than chocolate side, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I wasn’t able to compare them to Teavivre’s or anything, but black dragon pearls seem to be a sort of black tea that works well for me, so I’d pick some up again, from either vendor.
Sipdown! 938. A backlog, but an unrecorded one, so it counts as a number, woo! However, it seems I was off by a tea somewhere, so it appears like no progress anyways. Sigh. This was a pretty delicious tea; I should have compared it with DavidsTea’s Salted Caramel, but the latter is so much easier to obtain….
Sipdown! 938. Thanks again to Terri HarpLady for passing this along.
A nice, smooth chocolatey black, but if my memory serves, not as tasty as Laoshan Black. But I wouldn’t turn down a cup of this if offered, as it’s pretty good (and I’m sure it would be better when fresh, too). A nice evening cup, probably a better option than a couple other teas I have going on here…. poor tummy. Should have chosen lighter sipdowns.