3013 Tasting Notes
Rinsed this pu’erh as recommended prior to steeping it the other day, and ended up with quite a tasty cup. A bit of creamy cheesecake, some mint, and the base worked well (no fishiness! Happy!) I will admit that I drank the rinse… and was sad because it seemed that it had much of the creaminess that I would prefer to have in the tea. Therefore, I may think twice about rinsing it next time. It shouldn’t be too bad for me… right?
This smells insanely good – Watermelon-Lime is an amazing combo. I didn’t bother rinsing it this time (lazy), so I don’t know if that would have improved it, but I found the base to be a bit weird as a pu’erh, since it was kind of earthy, which doesn’t go with a watermelon/lime slushie, to me. I think a green base, or perhaps white, might have worked better. Not bad, though.
Didn’t really take good notes on this one, but I was pretty ambivalent about it. Definitely reminded me of Maple Pecan Oolong, and was enjoyable enough to drink (don’t recall the flavours, although nutty, mild, and fruity are coming to mind), but it’s not a blend I’m sad about having only a 1/2 ounce of.
Thanks for this one, MissB!
It was, erm, interesting. The dry teabag smelled like dried thyme or something, and steeped, it smells like a blend of many herbals things I do not care for (I couldn’t identify things… I just didn’t like it). So basically, contradicting its name, at least for my palate! I haven’t yet finished the cup… it’s in a Timolino just sitting on the counter…
A couple quick tasting notes before heading off to work.
Went to DT to pick up yet another Timolino – the “yellow” one. It’s really more limey, actually. But not as limey as the lime-coloured one. I was really hoping it would be more yellow. Anyhow. When I was paying, they reminded me that I had a free cup of tea from my birthday! Yay! And it was expiring today! Which was perfect. So I got a cup of this, with some agave and 2% milk. Yum. Probably one of my favourite to-go teas (along with Chocolate Macaroon and Cranberry Pear in eggnog latte form). It was delicious, though I left the t-sac in a bit too long. But it was still good.
Ok, sorry, I’ll stop spamming the dashboard now. Just one last note on this tea – still great in a travel mug, and almost tempting to get more because it’s so enjoyable. But as long as I have this much tea, and Ginger Pear remains available, I will resist. It’s just that lure of teas going out of stock/becoming unavailable. Gets me every time. :(
Another wonderful sample generously provided by Angel and Teavivre! Thanks!
This is my least favourite of the three blacks that I received in my most recent package – it was still wonderfully smooth, but there was less chocolate, and more of the “regular black tea” profile, that I don’t really care for (which consists of primarily hay-y notes, I think). Still an excellent quality tea, just not a profile that was to my liking.