2221 Tasting Notes
Headache… should have started having tea sooner. Bleh.
So this one’s one I picked up from momo’s sale – I’ve been dying to try it for quite a while! Now I have the better part of a pouch to play with :) Anyhow, I got the most awesome cheesecake aroma while the tea was brewing, but sadly, it didn’t stick around for all that long, and the tea didn’t really taste cheesecakey. However, it was a tasty cup of a light earl grey – not quite like an EGC, but certainly not harsh at all. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to coax a bit of cheesecake flavour out later!
Hilariously enough, I actually can’t tell the re-steep of this one from the re-steep of Blueberry Zabaglione…. let’s chalk it up to brain frying from thesis. Both are tasty, anyways, not that my palate is particularly discriminating right now.
I hot-brewed and chilled this to see how it would fare… I think it was best before I inadvertently let it warm up to room temp. The hibiscus was a bit less noticeable while it was cold. However, still pretty refreshing and is helping to rescue me from this terrible humidity! (I’m a total humidity wuss, I’m used to dry heat, not repeated evenings of fog because there’s so much moisture in the air…).
Sipdown! 817. Wow – I was pretty harsh on this tea last time! I still don’t think that there’s anything particularly special about it, and I don’t really taste anything resembling honey nut biscotti, but it tastes like a decent, ambiguously flavoured tea, which I’m perfectly happy to drink. I do wish it had more flavour, but part of that could have been age. Hard to know.
Delicious, delicious PTA. I hadn’t had this in ages, since I’ll be tempted to re-order as soon as I finish it, therefore am trying to hold off drinking too much of it (because I can’t justify purchases, even though I just made one…. oops.) I decided to indulge, though, and got to enjoy it on the weekend while attempting to watch the boy’s soccer game. From my car. In the pouring rain. With the wipers going full-speed and the a/c blasting because it was crazy humid. Sigh…
Unfortunately I paid little to no attention to this one as I drank it, so only noticed that it was tasty, and really nothing else. Bad me. Re-steeped it just now to enjoy shortly (though at this point I’m letting everything cool to at least room temp, because I’m still too hot…)
Had a nice cup of this one the other day. The ginger flavour reminds me a lot of that in S&V’s Ginger Pear, which is tasty but certainly a more perfumey tea. I don’t quite get peach here, but the fruitiness is more rounded and less floral, which makes it perhaps a bit more enjoyable.
A bit of backlogging – I’m so far behind! Sipdown, 819.
Still quite enjoy the flavouring in this tea – I still think it’s more of a candy flavour than real, tart raspberry, but I enjoy in nonetheless. Brewing up a second infusion now as I inexplicably swelter in my not-all-that-hot (but presumably somewhat humid) house.