3069 Tasting Notes
Backlog. I picked some of this up in a joint Teavivre order to see how it compared to Butiki’s version. Sadly, I never did compare the two, but this one’s still available, and Butiki’s is not, so it no longer really matters! I honestly don’t have a great recollection of how this was, except that it was tasty. I don’t think the strawberry was as strong as I would have liked, though. I believe I still have another packet of this to test out (I’ll have to double check that, though). If not, I might throw some more into a future order for a better review!
Nice, another unknown sipdown! Thanks to Awkward Soul for this sample :D Also, 936.
I actually remember drinking these, though it was a while back – and they were malty, chocolatey, and delicious. More on the malty than chocolate side, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I wasn’t able to compare them to Teavivre’s or anything, but black dragon pearls seem to be a sort of black tea that works well for me, so I’d pick some up again, from either vendor.
Sipdown! 938. A backlog, but an unrecorded one, so it counts as a number, woo! However, it seems I was off by a tea somewhere, so it appears like no progress anyways. Sigh. This was a pretty delicious tea; I should have compared it with DavidsTea’s Salted Caramel, but the latter is so much easier to obtain….
Sipdown! 938. Thanks again to Terri HarpLady for passing this along.
A nice, smooth chocolatey black, but if my memory serves, not as tasty as Laoshan Black. But I wouldn’t turn down a cup of this if offered, as it’s pretty good (and I’m sure it would be better when fresh, too). A nice evening cup, probably a better option than a couple other teas I have going on here…. poor tummy. Should have chosen lighter sipdowns.
Sipdown! 939. Ancient tea, here – one of the first I got, from LiberTEAS. Anyways, it still has plenty of flavour – prominent orange, strawberry undertones, and a malty and STRONG black base. (I think I oversteeped a bit). A pretty tasty flavoured black, although the orange flavour here (kind of tangerine/fruit punch-ish) is not my most favourite type of citrus, and I’d like to be able to taste a touch more strawberry. Regardless, yummy.
Sipdown! 940…. (apparently Turtle Cheesecake was not in my spreadsheet… dammit.) Thanks Sil for a sample many, many moons ago.
Anyways, this is definitely a potent black – a bit toooo potent for me, honestly, although it’s still tasty. I imagine it would be especially good with milk and sugar to tone down the slight astringency I’m picking up. I’m not catching any irish cream/whiskey notes, which I was hoping for – perhaps they aren’t all that apparent, or perhaps they faded over time, it’s tough to say. Overall, a strong, bold breakfast tea, primarily malty, and hay-y, with a sweet finish. No chocolate notes.