2196 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 779. Well, that’s what the non-updated number on my spreadsheet says, anyhow. I’ll have to have a celebration when I hit 750, or something. Haha.
Anyways, cold-brewed the last of this one, and it was pretty good. It’s one I wish I could pick up more of for summer cold-brewing, but really, I can make do with other teas so it’s ok that it’s discontinued (but I’ll probably keep on the lookout for a fruity, gingery, hibiscus-free tea!)
Sipdown! Thanks again to Raritea.
The aroma of this one is misleading… even with a properly timed infusion, I was getting a bit of a metallic too old/oversteeped aroma. But it’s not present in the flavour at all. I recall that happening last time too, even though in that case I had oversteeped it. But again, not present in the flavour (or maybe it was a bit, but less than the aroma indicated).
Anyhow! A tasty dragonwell. I do so adore dragonwell.
Ok… I have come to my conclusion on this tea. I have never had strawberry pie, but this tea doesn’t really taste like what I’d imagine it to be… HOWEVER, I really, really like it! Bumping the rating, because as soon as I saw the baggie, I started craving it like crazy. I love the candy-strawberry flavour, grounded with the non-astringent, strong yet controlled black base. Mmmmmmhhhh. Delish. I only have one serving’s left now, and since I’ve decided that it’s not worth keeping teas that are in baggies around, it will be probably be consumed sooner rather than later (easy access… it’s downstairs by the kettle :D).
Sipdown! I thought I had more of this one left, but apparently not.
Anyhow, cold-brewed this over the past couple days, and it’s quite tasty. Green tea, caramelly, and a bit nutty (more likely from the tea than sesame, I think). I also think I prefer Tokyo to Bangkok… hopefully that’s the same conclusion I came to prior. One day I’ll get more of it, but that day is an awfully long ways away.
Also, my sipdown list is quite mucked up right now as I haven’t been properly updating it lately. Gotta add my new Butiki teas, perhaps delete a few teas I left with my mom, and then I’ll be back on track. No significant increases or decreases, thankfully… Butiki order added less than 10 teas, the majority of which are not significant amounts (other than the 4.5 oz. of PTA/PTA blends).
Bleeeccchhh. Had some of this again last night, and I’m convinced that my first sample was amazing, and my second had some serious off-flavours. Possibly from the stevia. Either way, this was quite disappointing, and I have to dump the rest of my mug out. It had a kind of soapiness to it… very gross. :(