693 Tasting Notes
I promise this tasting note is current, as in I’m literally drinking it. Right now. From my favourite Troy & Abed mug. And it’s delicious and it’s ALSO the last of my little sample of this deliciousness and that makes me sad, and also makes me want to resteep it again to suck the life out of this last brew. DO IT! YEAH!
Seriously though (oh that was fully seriously before too) I am so pleased with this cup and honestly surprised if it’s just white tea and mirabelle because that sweet fruity flavour is so strong. Definitely one I’ll want to add to the cupboard properly later on.
This one, though…
I AM A FAN
Yes this is good. Again I tried this a little while ago and should have written notes at the time, but I definitely remember being pleased with this and enjoying the blend. I do have a soft spot for sleepy teas, but this one is one I’d definitely consider adding to the sleep collection.
I AM ALL CAPS hahaha oh gimmicks.
I signed up for I AM INFUSION’s mailing list primarily in order to get samples of each of their four tea blends. One of them was in a Mr Earl subscription box recently and while I don’t get the box any more, I still keep an eye on their website to see the blends they feature, because I still like using the subscription boxes as an opportunity for education of what’s out there in the Australian small tea business market!
My main problem here is that I tried this sample a week or two ago and forgot to write any notes down. I honestly can’t remember either way but I’m certain I didn’t dislike it, however if I can’t remember it that clearly then I probably wasn’t nuts about it.
Still good though.
Sami Kelsh put this on my radar and I’m so grateful—I grabbed a sample of it last time I was in store thanks to her rave tasting note, and I’ve had it with a dollop of milk for dessert twice.
With a bit of choc chip shortbread, this was dreamy. A lovely black flavoured tea that I’ve managed to overlook in all my years of T2 drinking, huh!
I love it when a suspicion pays off. I did a 24hr cold steep of this sample from the September Monstrositea box and took the result to work with me today.
Yum. Hot sample I tried earlier this week was good, cold brew sample was even better. No sweetening required for either, I didn’t find it tart at all despite the card comment. Heaps of fun.
And those dried dragonfruit pieces looked like aliens, which wasn’t kinda creepy at all.
So after my great first direct encounter with Andrew from Tippity (see: La Luotuo-de), I sent him an email to ask if he would consider selling me some samples of blends, because my biggest fear with buying online is that I’ll shell out for 100g and then hate it. Or even nothing it. I wanna love it, you know? And I’m a hoarder, so I don’t find it easy to just discard a tea if I’m not crazy about it. Nope, I’ll keep it in the cupboard for MONTHS.
So what was cool was that Andrew replied pretty quickly to say he’d a) literally just gotten some sample bags in and b) hadn’t thought to sell samples through the store but dug my idea so much that he wanted to send me samples of some blends for free as thanks for the suggestion.
HOORAY! Tippity is seriously kicking goals for me. I can’t wait to place my first proper order with them, and hopefully I’ll be keen on a whole bunch of these nine samples I got in the post the other day. First up: this guy.
It’s pretty cool.
Chai with honey premixed, so it comes kinda sticky and molasses-y, then as soon as it hits water it puffs out and breaks up and floats around more like regular tea.
This has a really nice spice to it, and my favourite part is that it needs no further sweetening. The honey soaked through gives it just the right amount of sweetness to mix with the spice.
I tried it for the first time tonight in a Zero Japan pot for around 4mins, then doled out with decent lashings of milk. Yum. Yum. Snow on the mountain predicted overnight. Perfect.