799 Tasting Notes
A delightful sample from Scheherazade — three Doctor Who teas but I couldn’t resist slipping Molly Hooper in with them. What a fandom squish that was!
My Molly sample got me through two delicious cups this evening, chamomile very present but sweetened just nicely by the cherry. Simple and warm and tasty, a lovely evening treat.
Ah, I love oolongs. Thanks to ashleyelizabeth for a sample of this! This one is quite similar in taste to the berry oolong of T2’s that I so love. Just enough for one Timolino but thanks to the oolongness I’ll get a couple of steeps out of it at least!
Second steeping of yesterday’s leaves (left them in the timolino) because I will 95% of the time try for a resteep, hehe. Thankfully this is a brew that rewards me, same 70° temperature with a doubled steep time (roughly—I forgot to set my timer) brings out those lovely hay notes and still a hint of citrus too, amazingly. Maybe it’s all in my head? But I’m crushing.
I received a bag of this today with my first Monstrositea box… it wasn’t one of the tea samples, but it was a sample in an earlier box I missed out on (I only signed up in time for box #3 onward) and it just sounded so GOOD I had to have it.
I was worried that I’d overhyped it, but I diligently stuck to steeping rules and it’s come out absolutely lovely. Delicate and strangely almost savoury but still sweet and a little like delicious hay. This is a beautiful brew.
Oh dear, I received both my tea subscriptions in the post this morning (hooray!) and it’s pushed me over the 100 teas mark. Sipdowns in my near future!
This was the first one I threw in, from my Monstrositea box. Lovely and sweet, quite nice on its own but really shines with a drop of milk in there. Sweet and… dare I say it… scrumptious.
Decided to crack this one out of my pack of organic DAVIDsTEA samplers because my throat is a little tickly today. However, the amount of licorice root in here makes me want to die. Damn. Somebody take this off my hands, I can’t deal with it.