2088 Tasting Notes
Thanks SO much to Raritea and Indigobloom for picking up 50g of this for me in Toronto! In retrospect I perhaps should have requested 100g, but at least 50 will hold me for a bit :D
Put this in the travel mug this morning (which was the reason for purchasing it), and oh man, so yummy. Caramelly and orangey. Drank the whole thing during my morning meeting, as I was up early enough to make teas and let them cool enough on the counter to drink prior to putting them in my mugs. Delish.
Yum. Had this in lieu of coffee with a friend today, and no regrets at all. Part of me wanted a sinfully delicious coffee drink, but my stomach started hurting at the mere thought, so I went with a matcha latte as I had planned. I don’t really remember how it was, except that I enjoyed it :D
And now for the saddest sipdown in the history of sipdowns :( :( :(
Finished this one off today, and possibly the saddest part is that… I actually didn’t even drink any! It’s still in the mug, so I’ll get to it tomorrow (just had a bit now), but yeah. I’ll probably get one small re-steep out of the leaves, and that will be it. Time to sort through my stash and find more tasty flavoured blacks to take in travel mugs. Luckily many of my Della Terra samples qualify, but they’re mostly pretty small so I can only get 1-2 cup’s worth out of them… rambles
Sipdown :( This was a pretty tasty sample, though! I’m quickly working my way through all my milk oolongs in preparation for buying more. Who cares if they are expensive; milk oolong seems to be an absolute travel mug staple for me. I think I’m down to a single serving of DT’s Quangzhou Milk Oolong, a single serving of Bon The Place’s version, one packet from Teavivre of the unflavoured version, and a couple random cups’ worth of stuff from Mercuryhime and… whoever sent me a bagged version to try. You know you have an addiction to spending money when the prospect of it is so very, very appealing…
So I remembered that I had this tea…. and hadn’t the faintest idea what it even tasted like. In fact, I wasn’t even sure that I had ever tried it! I see that yes, I did, and I also see why it didn’t ring a bell – there just wasn’t a whole ton of flavour, sadly. Even with an accidental extra minute of infusion, I’m tasting what’s almost coming off as a milk oolong, with perhaps the barest hint of peach. Certainly not bad, but not as tasty as I wanted when I purchased it.
Oh well – it looks like there’s not a ton left in my bag anyhow, so perhaps I sent off a serving or two to someone at some point.
Managed to oversteep this one this morning (just by 30 seconds), but thankfully it doesn’t appear to be ruined. I’m having the same lack-of-creaminess problem as with the Eggnog, which I’m positive is again related to the creamy, sweetened tea I just drank. I’m also getting a slight note of anise, which is throwing me a bit. Blehhh!! (It’s still good though.)
Felt like a treat this morning, so brewed this one up. Since I’ve just had a tea with strong vanilla flavouring, it’s not as tasty as usual, but I’m getting the flavour of the green base, which is still quite nice. This is really a tea to enjoy by itself to maximize flavour.
Sadly, this tea didn’t taste as good as it smelled :( It’s all delicious vanilla, but the flavour was flat to me, and just didn’t work. I threw in some brown sugar and that improved it, but there was still a bit of a strange flat flavour to the cup that I wasn’t fond of. Perhaps I’ll like it better the next time I try it!
Not bad! Got this in my box from LiberTeas, and figured that I had enough of it to give it a shot in the travel mug and still have enough left over to try normally.
Although unlike some other chocolate orange teas, this one doesn’t really smell like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, it really wasn’t bad! A bit astringent even with a short infusion (I think I’d drop it another 30s next time), but I can taste the orange, and a kind of chocolate creaminess. One bonus is the total lack of fishy pu’erh flavour, though!!
Brewed this up for a travel mug, and so it’s been sitting in there for about 2 days (yeah, I have bad tea hygiene… but I haven’t been sick yet, so whatevs). Anyhow, I think this one only improved with sitting! I’m actually enjoying it now. Still way prefer the non-upgraded version though.