1109 Tasting Notes
This tea has inspired a week and a half of my wife and I rushing into rooms saying “CRISS CROSS!”
Throw Momma From the Train, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
My Dad looks like Danny DeVito, of course I’ve seen it.
Right, the tea. It smells luscious. Just…so yummy and juicy. Cranberry and pineapple? I never would have thought to combine them but it’s sooooooo good. And I even like the green, which is so weird for me! It’s delicious.
I think I’m gonna go call my Dad…
A surprised yum from me! I’m not an earl grey, but the mango balances it out to the point that it is a gorgeous sip with a citrusy twang. It’s so good. I think I might fight the wife for this one.
Our Della Terra teas came in today, but I want to try all of my RiverTeas first! Aaaaah! I will drink all the teas and be happy for it.
This is one of the ones I eyed and then decided not to get and then my wife talked me into. I’m glad she did, it’s good! I taste cranberry and orange on the front of the sip, then the smooth vanilla, and then mango and banana in the back. Yum. The cinnamon comes out to play here and there and that is A-OK with me, I love cinnamon. All in all, it’s a very intriguing cup…I look forward to getting to know you better, Boatsman.
So I was making lunch and figured this was perfect to brew up. I’m having super spicy Jamaican patties and when I took a sip to cool down my mouth, I was immediately reminded of Thai green curry…I’m gonna wait until my mouth cools down.
…Okay! So this is cool, but I like cool/cold teas, so party on! So now I’m getting mango and peach…with an undertone of green curry. Yum. I have no idea what it is, but it’s gooood. Except now I want curry. Maybe it’s the mango, as I usually get a mango salad when we have Thai. Regardless, it is tasty. A yummy lunch.
A Strawberry-Lime tea? Yes please! My bestie will be super excited, that’s her favorite flavor combo, besides strawberry-kiwi. I’ll have to be sure to save her some, but this cup is alllll mine muwahahaha.
I steeped with one at just below boiling and there is absolutely no bitterness, yay! The strawberry and lime work well together to create a sweet but tart blend that makes your lips pucker ever so slightly. Utterly delicious like their other offerings. It is certainly an eye opener, and as I sip along, trying to pick out everything I’m tasting, I discover I’m at the end of my cup! Sadness! It is very yummy, but I don’t think it’s a must-have for me. We’ll see how it does cold!
Tea o’ the morning t’ ye!
…I apologize for that.
I was very eager to wake up and try this tea, because I knew better than to have a pu-erh late at night, no matter how good it smelled. So of course this was the first tea I reached for today. Sidenote: After my drinking binge yesterday (eight perfect mugs full of tea, yowza), we had to run the dishwasher with the entire top rack filled with teaware XD.
Anyhoo, dry the leaf smelled fruity and light and amazing. Steeped, holy cow pu-erh! Not the most pleasant thing in the world, but I’m not a pu-erh fan. I smelled a hint of fishy, but mostly…leather.
The taste? Very yummy. The fruitiness is toned down by the earthiness of the pu-erh. I get orange, very strong earth, and just a hint of berry. It’s tasty, but I think my wife will like this more than I do, so I’ll save this for her.
Oh my…spring tea indeed.
This is raspberry oolong at its finest. There is raspberry, luscious, juicy raspberry. But there is also the oolong. Neither one overpowers the other, instead they work together to create a smooth, vaguely roasty treat. The raspberry takes me back to the angel food cake with burnt raspberry icing my grandmother used to make for my mom’s birthday in October, because she somehow always still had raspberries then.
Welp, this is tasting note #1000 and I thought there would be no better tea to celebrate with! Ha! I’m so funny, folks.
Anyway, on to the tea. The dry leaf of this smells…interesting. Not great, but that’s the bamboo, I know it. I’ve got a few other bamboo teas with the same scent. I set it to steep and started the timer for two minutes, my normal steep time for tea. As I waited, I read the little box and it says to steep for 8-10 minutes. Whoa. So in the interest of Science! I let it steep for 8 minutes. The smell carried over to the brewed tea, but no matter.
Now, there is a very good reason I don’t let things steep for 8 or more minutes…I forget about them! Also, I put in my sugar lumps before pouring the hot water in, but by the time the timer went off, I’d forgotten that I’d already done it and did it again. Of course my 1000th tasting note includes me being a dummy XD.
This tea is lovely. It’s very fruity, but the bamboo keeps it from being overwhelmingly fruity, if that makes any sense. Strawberry and mango and other fruits, but those two really stand out to me. Hot, it’s good but not mind-blowing, but that’s okay. I bought it for cold steeping.