2661 Tasting Notes
Love this tea. I suppose it will be my replacement for Checkmate, since that one disappeared and I didn’t even know about it :( But anyhow, this tea is wonderful. Chocolatey, coconutty, and very nutty makes for quite a decadent cup. It’s so much better than Choconut Oolong because there’s no liquorice flavour, which turned me off that blend. Hoping this one stays on the wall, because it’s a favourite!
Picked this (and a fifth Timolino – yes, I’m ridiculous) up on Saturday after enjoying an in-store sample. I’m reasonably impressed – I’d heard it was quite gingery, and that’s certainly accurate, but the pear flavour is definitely discernible as well, and quite juicy. Because of the ginger it can’t quite satisfy that weird desire I have for a perfect pear tea, but it’s pretty enjoyable. The first infusion is most pear-y; after that, the ginger takes over. Overall a pretty decent tea, particularly if you like ginger!
Yum. Still a fan of this one. I have some little teabaggies in a tin that my sister gave me for Christmas last year, and they steep up pretty well. Chocolatey, not too much mint. Tastes a bit too much like Christmas to be having in the summer, but oh well, I needed something to steep that didn’t require an infuser!
Oh yay, another tea I haven’t logged. Although it’s possible that I hadn’t tried this one previously…. Anyways, it’s actually fairly decent, and I enjoyed my travel mug of it. Pretty fruity, and reminiscent of flavours I found in 52teas’ Strawberry Kiwi Daiquiri White or whatever it was. I’m 100% that’s not right, actually. Regardless, I’ll need to write a better note later, but it served its purpose as a fruity summer tea!
I actually rather enjoy this tea. Yet again, I’m irritated with myself for this being the first note I’m posting about it (I got 12g; there’s one cup left. I clearly have had this 2-3 times). But anyways, it’s deliciously roasty and full-bodied, with chestnutty notes. Quite a treat, and a tea I’d consider picking up again. Hopefully my final cup of it will include a more detailed tasting note…
Um… I see there’s a rating here from me…. I don’t know whether what I have and drank was the summer blend or not (I would guess not, but where is my note?!)
Anyways, another cottage drink. Tasty and all but would have benefitted from maple syrup and milk. I just prefer my chais like that, but didn’t have such things available to me at the time! My recollection is that this chai isn’t as flavourful as I would like… I preferred some other offering from Verdant that my brain has gone blank on….. it had oolong…. and chai spice….. and was good…. and I probably don’t have any left…. oh! Chocolate Phoenix Chai maybe? IDK. Better base there, IIRC.
Uh, sipdown apparently? Whoops, didn’t remember that part. Anyhow, drank some of this while up at a gorgeous cottage in Georgian Bay a few weekends ago. It was pretty good. Fruity, figgy oolong blend. Still plenty of flavour despite its advanced age. I assume I had at least a couple infusions, although I no longer remember clearly. It will be missed.
Thanks to Sil for this “Congrats on finishing your thesis!” tea! I believe I drank some of it prior, during the Great Unlogged Period (but I can’t remember, because I did actually drink quite a lot, including samples :/), but it appears this is my first tasting note on it. Anyhow, I think my take on it similar to hers – a decent cup of pear tea, no real problems with astringency or anything, but nothing mind-blowing. I believe I understeeped a touch (I was at work), so would like to give it another, better shot at home, and maybe coax out a bit more flavour. Certainly on the higher end of the pear tea spectrum, but not The One. I have hopes for DavidsTea’s October 2014 tea (although it also has ginger, so is a bit of a different animal).