3134 Tasting Notes
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.
Gross gross gross. Why hibiscus in a black tea?! Not a good combo at all. To top it off, this tea is kind of old and I think hibiscus gets really woody-tasting as it ages, which makes it extra-unpleasant. So yes. Woody, tart ickiness. I should probably toss the remainder of this baggie, because it’s just gross.
Started off this morning badly by waking up to a parking ticket because my city is ridiculous and disallows street parking for 4 hours during the night for 6 months of the year. For “snow-clearing” purposes, presumably. There was no snow to clear last night. At all. I was exhausted yesterday and forgot to move my car into the driveway (had to wait for roommates to pull in first), so was given the gift of a lovely fine. Goodbye, completely wasted multiple hours of work.
Teawise, I feel like this was underleafed/understeeped today… or perhaps the flavour is just quite light. Either way, there’s that delicious leafhopper-bitten sweetness, with a strong minerally base, and lingering honeyed notes/oolong flavour. Delicious, but I do wish it was stronger.
Sipdown! And thanks to MissB(?) for a sample of this tea! I’m not sure exactly what it’s flavoured with, but my first impression was that it was kind of like a gingerbread green? A bit spicy, basically. It was certainly an interesting tea to try, though probably not one I need to try again.