750 Tasting Notes
By some accident I ended up with only this at work today—I’d had a few more options in my backpack but due to the current sipdown challenge I’d whittled away at them enough and forgotten to take more options this week. It was fine. It didn’t blow my mind but I enjoyed it enough. It was originally a gift from work so I guess it makes sense to be smashing through it at work.
Right, my box of this finally got opened tonight so I figured I may as well hit it for dessert!
And… bit of a letdown.
Though I must admit, I bought this as a blender, so now I just have to find the recipe that suggested this as an ingredient and maybe then we’ll be cooking with gas.
(I still want to eat this from the tin with a spoon, though.)
AND I have all those other teas. Perfect.
Sipdown #15. Bagged up some more of this for a swap and put the rest into a 2L jug for iced tea! Spectacular. I hate not having this in my cupboard at all times but sipdown rules are rules and we’re on the downhill run toward winter now anyway, where Southern Sunrise shines as an iced. Still fabulous warm but iced is where it’s at, so I’ll restock this in the spring. Enjoying this last jug while I can, it’s turned quite chilly this evening!
As a reward for hitting 15 down I’ve busted open a couple of sealed boxes. Hooray, self rewarding!
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Sipdown #14. I’m on fire. Took the last of my supplies around to a friend’a place for brunch this morning, and falsely advised the lovely Englishwoman that it was English breakfast. Oops. Well look, she didn’t say anything so it mustn’t have been that evident.
In any case, brunch was great and I had just enough left for one big mug once I’d gotten home, so I figured I might as well. I’ve already busted open my next breakfast tea into the breakfast tin, too—Melbourne, you’re up!
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.