3034 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! Thanks Sil!
Interesting to try this tea, but I didn’t guess I’d be a big fan, and I was right. It’s bold and brisk (as would be expected from a tea intended for an antarctic expedition), and although my mug of it is not astringent, I prefer a bit of a smoother, mellower body. Taste-wise, I’m getting a mouthful of malt, and maybe a hint of chocolate, so it’s actually a profile I find reasonable, it’s just a little too bold and plain. Probably good with milk, though :)
Jeez, one single piddly note for this tea, and it’s gone? (I do have it on a list somewhere to write about, which I guessing I’m skipping ahead to now). So yes, sipdown! Also, this tea is really incredibly delicious, and I wish it wasn’t all gone :( I believe when I finished it, I checked the website for it, but I no longer remember whether it was still available…
Not really getting the “pistachio” here, but can certainly tell that there’s some tasty flavouring. This is definitely quite a robust tea though – I would like to try it with a bit of milk of sugar, because I really think it would improve it (not that it’s not tasty otherwise!)
Another tea that I just found kind of flavourless and boring, although to be fair, I am actually sensing a bit of peanut today – it’s just not enough to keep my interest. Probably putting this up on a sale list at some point – I’ve gotta get rid of some of this tea I don’t care for!
Oh no, it’s happened :( :( I have found a tea sample from a lovely Steepster, and I have no clue who it’s from. Well, that’s slightly untrue – it’s probably from Sil, and might be via Raritea, but I’m not sure. That’s my best guess though, since I don’t think I’ve received any of this from Teavivre previously.
Anyhow! I need to brew up the second half of the sample more carefully, but YUM! What a delicious tea. I just love roasty oolongs so incredibly much, and this is a great example. Makes me want to grab all my Verdant ones and start brewing them up soon, too (that’s not a half-bad idea, actually. I’ve been craving straight tea recently, more than flavoured.) Can’t write much detail here, other than this was amazingly delicious and I want more :D I’m sure the resteep was good too, though I’ve been brewing up so many things lately that I can’t tell one from another, and mix re-steeps together if they smell compatible enough. Haha.