294 Tasting Notes
Sometimes when I drink a tea I like to check the notes on here after the drinking and before my own note-writing, just to see how my nose is going. This one was easy—yup, it’s mostly a sweet mint tea with a creamy hint and a heck of an oil slick to deal with. I don’t mind the pre-added stevia (far prefer it to the horror of licorice root in any situation) and love the soothing qualities of a good mint tea.
This tea’s also got sentimental value for me because it was given to me for Christmas by my mum while we were holidaying in white, white Quebec City, and it was the first DAVIDsTEA I ever owned. I’d had a few awesome samples from TassieTeaGirl but I have my very own small tin of white chocolate frost (and coffee cake) and my mum picked them out for me all by herself.
Sipdown #12. I drank the last of this sample with one of my lovely Teehaus Artee gifts, the Chin Hsuan Cha (I originally thought this was a green but turns out it’s an oolong—I should have known, tsk). It gave the tea a lovely faint spice edge and I totally get what it’s all about now. Yep, great.
Meanwhile, I dropped into T2 today to try their three new cherry teas and I can’t believe I managed to get out of there without even making a purchase. High five, self! Sticking to my no-purchases guns! It probably helps that I unpacked my still-boxed teas last night to make them more visible (and hopefully get stuck into some of them soon) and they totalled 18. 18 lovely orange cubes of still-sealed tea. Tsk.
I guess I don’t know much about Argo tea and there don’t seem to be a lot of reviews for their blends, despite me coming across them in NYC. Any insight, anyone?
This blend is one of three jarred blends I bought on a below-freezing day that I voyaged through the flatiron district. Is it a district? Argo tea was literally nestled in the base of the flatiron building itself, and I stopped in to ward off the cold with a hot beverage. The teas along the wall looked pretty good and in my freezing stupor I assumed they were just what they said on their labels (in this case: oolong and coconut), not more complex blends.
Darn you, licorice root. You curse everything good in this world.