1196 Tasting Notes
Coldbrew sipdown. (381/363 good lord who let me do math?)
This is…meh. It’s okay, but I certainly don’t get sangria. I get mostly white tea with an aftertaste of something that might be berry.
Oh well. I had been in love with this tea and hoarding this last little bit, so it’s good that I’ve had it and seen that it’s not as good as I remember.
I’m a little surprised by this one. I coldbrewed it overnight, and it turned out weak and bitter. Full disclosure, this particular package was very, very old, but even if it had been fresh, I don’t think I would have liked it. This is a tea best served hot, methinks.
I’m not going to adjust my rating, because it’s likely my fault for the tea being so old.
Backlog from yesterday, coldbrew sipdown (381/359, due to replacing our Kokomo green yesterday).
I remembered seeing this on the wall the other day, so I wanted to try our little package of it before we headed to Davids and see if I needed to stock up.
It’s very good, exactly as advertised. A sweet strawberry with white tea. It’s tasty, but since I have a 100g of blazing strawberries to satisfy my coldbrew strawberry cravings, it’s not one I feel the need to stock up on. It’s just good, not amazing.
I am surprisingly not hating this blend. It’s rather good, actually! It tastes like thai curry with fresh coconut on top. I love that the coconut isn’t artificial tasting, it taste like the fresh coconut my Dad used to take apart with a hammer and nail when I was a kid. He’s also the one who taught me to have a deep, abiding love for thai green curry. I will enjoy finishing this cold brew if only for the memory it evokes.
Oh! And it’s a sipdown! (381/359)
Golden Peach from Tealish and Organic Guayusa from Butiki Teas
I want to both get rid of the straight guayusa and ramp up the caffeine in this coldbrew, so I used about half guayusa and half golden peach. I’ve been sleeping way, way too much lately, it’s starting to freak me out. For instance, last night we went to sleep around 11 and got up around 7:30. At 8:30 I went back to bed because I couldn’t keep my eyes open, and slept until 12:30.
So, I’m hoping a little jolt of caffeine will help me keep from crawling back into bed again.
However, I should have picked a stronger blend to mix the guayusa with. This is all guayusa, earthy and green, with just a hint of peach. I will not be mixing these again, nope.
Wifey and I decided to go through our stash of tea and put together a sipdown box to get rid of the stuff we never reach for anyway. Then, of course, we wanted to drink ALL THE TEA, so I opted to have the last cup of this hot. She decided to gongfu a lovely Golden Fleece from Verdant. I feel I chose poorly.
This tastes like those cheap truffles you see at Christmas with bad chocolate and too-sweet fruit filling. With some coffee thrown in because why the hell not?
Uuuuugh. This has way, way too much going on and none of it is good.