2526 Tasting Notes
It’s weird – as much as I adore Two Friends and plain PTA, this tea just hasn’t quite worked for me. I brewed up a mug of it over the weekend as well, and it’s just not as good as the others. I’ll probably pick up a small bag of it later to give it another shot, but unfortunately what I have is just not what I was hoping for. (That said, the other two are so amazing that I can live with this one not being a favourite.)
I’m definitely tiring of this one, so glad it’s almost gone. The cinnamon sweetness is just a bit too much for me now, I think, although it’s still enjoyable, and the sparkles are pretty awesome. It’s really a wintery tea though, so maybe that’s part of the problem – I should save the rest for a few more months!
Mini sipdown! 823.
I think my first batch of this one tastes better than the second as well. Bleh – why does this always happen? Anyhow, I’m finishing off the last of batch #1, and I swear that it tastes creamier and less minty than the batch from which I purchased a whopping 170g. Oh well :/
Such a weird tea. Not bad, necessarily, but a really weird combination of ingredients. Light berry sweetness, seaweed, mustard? Odd. But since none of the ingredients fall into the list of those I detest, I definitely find it more palatable than, say, most teas with licorice. Or straight peppermint. Anyhow, it’s gone and I’m not too sad. Need to make serious progress on sipdowns, and this was an easy one.
You know – this isn’t too bad at all! However, I’m not sure what osmanthus is supposed to taste like (peach??), but all I’m getting here is an aged oolong (lighter than the other I tried today), which is quite tasty. I’m getting some fruitiness (as opposed to floral), but would be hard-pressed to describe it as anything specific, let alone peach. Anyhow, it’s yet another tasty oolong for me tonight. I really do adore oolongs – although the one downside (kind of) is that they halt my sipdown progress since I feel guilty unless I resteep them at least twice, which means 6 more cups of tea (between the three) before I get to empty those infusers. Oh well! At least it will be tasty :D