2195 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 818. Teas from Amoda came, so numbers went back up again. Le sigh.
Anyhow, I ened up drinking this one chilled and though I think it’s better hot, it was still pretty good! All malty, nutty goodness, which yeah, was a bit strange to have in a cold beverage. I’m such a fan of nutty/sweet desserty blacks, haha :D
This milk oolong tastes a tad more “flavoured” than some I’ve had… but it’s still pretty tasty, and I’m not unhappy to have a bag of it! First infusion is heavy on the sweet milkiness, but I’m hoping that there’s more oolong in infusions 2 and 3.
ETA: Two good additional infusions from this one, and the flavour morphed as expected – more creaminess lingered than I was expecting too, which was awesome!
Thanks to Sil for letting me sample some of her reblend. Unfortunately, this tea didn’t get proper treatment – I brewed a bunch of things up yesterday, then no longer felt like drinking tea, so I stuck things in the fridge. Ended up drinking this one cold, and although it did taste like blueberries, it really didn’t taste like the BCCD I previously had. However, I also didn’t drink that one iced, so I’ll have to give this one a proper go next time.
This was surprisingly tasty! Quite fruity and refreshing; couldn’t really taste the green tea, but I’m sure it was lurking in there. The fruitiness was just a touch floral, like mango, and I ended up chilling most of this tea after brewing it, and it was delicious iced, so I suspect I’ll be making up more of this as iced tea.
ETA: Two re-steeps were also pretty tasty. The fruit flavour in here is lovely.
So… potentially but thankfully not super gross story…
I went to have a cup of this tea the other day, and discovered a huge lump of… something in my bag. I hadn’t previously noticed it. The lump was covered in fuzzies from the tea, and was slightly squishy… unsurprisingly I was quite grossed out. My best guess was that it was a wad of gum or something. Anyhow, I ended up getting up the nerve to take it out of the bag and cut it in half… and lo and behold, it was just a large dehydrated strawberry!! Whew! So crisis averted, and I had a cup of this tea :D
(So basically, if you pick up some of this tea and find something “foreign” in it, fear not, odds are good it’s just a strawberry!)
Sipdown! 817 (finally added in teas from momo… sigh). I thought that I didn’t have any of this left, but apparently I did… and not just the remnants from one package, but two are apparently listed in my tea spreadsheet. Interesting – I’ll have to see if I can find the second one… I swear I finished it, though.
Anyhow! This is still pretty darn delicious, though I definitely prefer the heavier blacks in the winter, it seems. Dark, rich chocolatey flavours. Looking forward to another couple infusions.
ETA: My previous tasting notes indicate that I did in fact sipdown my other sample already, so 816! Hurrah!
Sipdown! But another tea from Christmas… sad sad.
Brewed this one hot and chilled it… it was kind of meh. I’m not sure if that’s because the reblend wasn’t as good as the original, or because it’s better warm/lukewarm, but I don’t think I’d try chilling this one again. Lime Gelato and Lime Chiffon are better.
Cold-brewed this yesterday, and it’s another winner :D It tastes reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake or something, which is quite good. Not quite getting all the nuances as I do when it’s hot, but it’s quite enjoyable this way, and I think I’ll add it to my cold-brew rotation.