2498 Tasting Notes
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.
Bleh – my house feels like it’s boiling! The thermostat is set to 75F/24C, and it’s always up to 4 degrees Celsuis hotter in my room than the main floor… so I’ve been writing my thesis from the couch instead of my bed. Many pluses, including proximity to kitchen therefore less distance to travel with tea/to get more tea, and reduced likelihood of thesis-fatigue-induced-napping (the heat has really curbed this one… too uncomfy to sleep!)
Anyways. For some reason, I’m drinking hot tea. While to be fair… it’s lukewarm now, but I really should have stuck some in the fridge so I wasn’t dying so much. It doesn’t help that laptops get HOT when working constantly for like, 10 hours…
Whoops, rather off-topic. So this tea. Sipping it down (821), minus the Sil portion. It’s pretty tasty, as caramelly/butterscotchy teas go. Quite enjoyable, and astringency-free with a short infusion.
Mmmmm, this one’s so good. I think it’s become my go-to in place of milk oolong. Not for any particular reason other than it’s more accessible at the moment. It’s just something about oolongs… yum. And I get a billion infusions out of this each time, too. So tasty.