1237 Tasting Notes
This is the second oolong from Davids I’ve had today, the other being Pineapple oolong. I have to say the base is extremely similar, I’m willing to bet it’s the same.
Anyway, this tea is okay. I don’t get any particular ginseng flavor, and the oolong isn’t blowing my socks off. I’m glad we only have a little sample of this left.
Another from the Easter Tea Trail coldbrewed overnight and I am pleasantly surprised! I do get hints of chocolate raspberry, but I also still get banana. It’s weird. I love raspberry, but I don’t like chocolate, so this is just an okay brew for me. I do like it a lot more iced than I do cold, but I still think the rest of what I have of this tea will be winging to Nova Scotia for a friend who absolutely loves it.
This is another tea that got stuck in the fridge for three days while I battled food poisoning, and it survived as well! It’s reminding me why I fell in love with this tea in the first place. It’s warm and apple-y and for me, it’s more like an apple pasty instead of a pie. Small difference, I know, but a pasty is fried and it had that flaky, buttery richness in it. Even cold, this is a warm delight. This tea is three years old and hence in my sipdown pile, but I am sad to have it there.
This sat in the fridge, brewing, for three days while I recovered from food poisoning, and I’m happy to say it is none the worse for the abuse! It’s light and fruity and refreshing, reminding me that I greatly enjoy bamboo teas. Since our condo is a never-ending heat sink, anything that cools me off like this has is a major positive.
I’ve had food poisoning for the last day or so (again. Of course, again. Jeebus), so I haven’t had the energy to deal with the teas I have coldbrewing in my fridge. But when we were on our way to Mississauga to put in an appearance at a family member’s birthday party, we stopped off at a 7-11 and I picked up two of these. I LOVE THESE and every time I see them, I pick up a few. So good. It doesn’t have that sour, artificial tea flavor and I’m telling you, I had one before bed last night and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I wonder if I could replicate it at home…