2244 Tasting Notes
Yeeaaaah, so even though I’m now a cup away from a sipdown on this one, it will be a fake sipdown, since I ended up caving and buying another 50g pouch from DT, since this one is so good and probably will never ever return. I still think it’s way overpriced for what it is, but… it’s so tasty!
Oh yes, so… speaking of, you know, too many teas and such. I fixed a couple tea things in my spreadsheet and have come up with an unofficial count of teas in my cupboard, so that I can keep track of my sipdowns (you know, since everyone else is doing it!)
There are currently approximately 801 (ahahahahaha) teas in my cupboard, which includes both swaps and full-sized teas (and in some cases, multiple iterations of the same tea, but from different people, or bought at different times). I do say approximately because I don’t have the time to double check everything, and also, I never did count up all the teas in my box from LiberTEAS, so I just called that 50 samples. My numbers will be subject to change as I sip things down and discover they were not initially counted, but oh well! Maybe I can get to 500 sometime soon…?
Brewed this one up for a travel mug yesterday. It tasted pretty good, but I think I’ll save the rest of this one for evenings. I was just craving it like crazy and really wanted to have a cup of it yesterday! I did give the leaves a second infusion pretty much immediately, however, and drank that long before I got to the infusion sitting in my travel mug. So delicious.
(Also, I way oversteeped the first infusion… gave it like 3.5 minutes or something, when I intended 2. It’s fine of course, though.)
I suppose this could be called a sipdown… I stole the last of my roommate’s pouch as… I’m sick again! Wooo. Less than two weeks after nursing a sore throat for 4 days, I have one again. Sigh. At least I don’t feel overall terrible, but sore throats are seriously the worst.
Anyways, this tea. Didn’t smell too bad (I was expecting it to be much worse), and surprisingly didn’t taste terrible (and the licorice was pretty mild, not sure I even could taste it), but there was something off about the flavour that I couldn’t place, and didn’t like. It wasn’t objectionable enough that I couldn’t finish the cup, and if I noticed that it helped I would certainly drink it again, but would never choose this as a cup of tea to enjoy. I don’t honestly know if it helped my throat a great deal; I followed it up with other sick-tea mixtures, so it’s tough to tell. I might pick up some Cold 911 (if that’s still around) to try if this thing doesn’t let up…
Yeah, this definitely remains a favourite for lugging around places in a travel mug. I’m not even honestly sure that I ever taste pumpkin pie anymore, but it’s desserty enough that it’s usually the first to go, even if I bring along 5 mugs! The chocolatey flavour just stands up very well to the mug :)
Brewed this up for a travel mug as well. I remember to be cautious with the infusion time, as last time I think it ended up rather bitter, but for whatever reason, I don’t think I particularly like this one hot/warm. Room temp though? The white chocolate really comes out and it’s pretty tasty!
Another travel mug tea from yesterday. The lack of astringency means that I don’t hate this tea or anything, but it’s certainly not my favourite. I cannot WAIT for my teas to come in from Stacy… I’m getting nearly 5 oz. of the regular PTA in either straight or flavoured form. Sooooooo awesome…
Sipdown! Thanks for letting me sample this one, Sil – and those little containers are perfect!
Anyhow, I made up quite the concoction yesterday morning with this matcha. I had about 1.5tsp of it from Sil, so whisked that into some hot milk, and took a sniff… delicious! I was thinking about just making a regular milk latte with it at first (since I don’t have any plain almond milk at the moment)… until I remembered that I had dark chocolate almond milk. Sooooo I made a chocolate black cherry latte. Only problem? 1.5tsp of matcha wasn’t really enough, IMO… so I whisked up another 1-2tsp of cheesecake matcha, plus some caramel matcha (I think… I might have just used cheesecake), and added it in. It certainly looked interesting, swirling dark green matcha liquid into dark brown chocolate almond milk, but it tasted fabulous. Sadly, I forgot to drink most of it, and it ended up being forgetten at my boyfriend’s place… thankfully in the fridge, so I guess I’ll drink it before/after heading to church tomorrow. Yum!