1015 Tasting Notes
Yay! Picked up the spring collection except for copabanana and daydreamer, and i got a few other teas as well, such as this one. The smell was soooo good i splurged on 50 g without even trying the tea lol. It smells like lemon meringue pie and coconut cream pie combined to me :D
I’m trying to go easy on caffeine as it’s the day before my midterm (again) so I decided to try this one. The steeped smell is very good, I get a bit of the ginger with the lemony coconut. I steeped for 4 mins at 185 degrees.
Now this is a coconut tea i quite like. Cocomint cream was too heavy and sugared for me, but this is awesome! The citrus and ginger balance the coconut perfectly with tangy and sweet. The blend is not as strong in ginger, but that could be because there weren’t many pieces in the spoonful. I’m not sure where the white tea flavor is, but I think it’s providing a nice base for these flavors. I might try steeping the full 5 minutes next time to bring out the ginger a bit more. This is sweet yet refreshing. I also can’t eat much thai food due to the prevalence of peanuts in it, so this is a nice flavor and it seems like I’m having something thai – related! Yay I like this tea :)
ETA – this tea is a bit heavy once it cools, i think it’s more that I find coconut so sweet and rich that I can’t have it too often. This is still delicious, but I will drink in moderation. Oh, and i bet this is unreal iced. Will definitely have to try it hehe.
Trying to drink through some of my least favorite teas, as I think I am going to David’s today to finally get the spring collection! Yay! It will have to be fast, I need to study for my midterm tomorrow. This tea is still nothing remarkable, it’s not bad, but it’s nothing special. Just a mildly tart herbal blend, like a light grapefruit herby thing. I don’t mind it, but it’s nothing exciting, so I don’t drink it too often. See previous notes on this tea :)
Ehhh..I’m still disappointed with this tea. Tried a 4 minute steep – oops saw I did that last time too, my bad, maybe will try 3 next time – and I get the faintest taste of pear/apple, but mostly just rooibos. It’s a very nice smooth rooibos, woody tasting which I don’t mind, but I wish the flavoring was a bit better on this one. Whenever I feel like a super lightly flavored rooibos, I will drink this one, but definitely won’t repurchase. :( and I remember it tasting so much better in the summer! Ah well, it is still tasty, just not flavored enough for me. Dropping rating a bit as well. See previous notes.
Backlog – I had a cup of this last night in hopes of finishing off this bag. Alas, I still have enough left for one more cup. This tea was one of my first DAVIDsTEAs, and it is still rather tasty, but I have found other ginger teas that catch my fancy more often. I like the honeybush in this, it makes it taste unique, and it is very refreshing, but I won’t stock up on this, even though it is a last chance blend now. It was an excellent tea for one of my first ginger ones though, and I’ll gladly sipdown the bag soon :) see previous notes on this tea.
Another blend of blueberry and french vanilla matcha. I’m almost finished my blueberry matcha, which is probably a good thing, it is getting a bit more bitter every time I have it, just getting a bit old lol I’ve had it since December..but it still is tasty, don’t get me wrong! I made this with hot water as usual, I suppose I could add some sugar, but meh, it still is pretty good, and I don’t feel like moving. 7 hrs of lab = one tired me. This will rejuvenate and help me feel balanced. Gotta love matcha! See previous notes.
So after reading about the new genmaicha made with this, I just couldn’t resist..I needed to have a cup. I got 1 oz of this in my last order, I am planning on using some of it to mix with my Chai Spice (which I still haven’t tried) but I definitely will drink about half of it just plain. Mmmm pure chocolatey goodness, breadiness, cake. Totally tasting like a brownie today, yess. I did a 10 second steep and probably won’t get in many more this evening (going out with friends) so it may have to wait until tomorrow for the resteeps. I love the short steep time with this though! So much flavor! See previous notes on this tea :)
Sipdown! I’ve done quite a few of those this week :D anyways, I thought I could sip this one away because today it has been reblended, so if I get a strong desire for it, I can order more before it sells out! This is usually my tea for bad days, and today wasn’t actually that bad, I’m just burnt out from school and I need a pick me up. I could have made matcha, but eh maybe later, this feels like the tea for today because it’s bright and sunny out and warm, just like this tea!
Ohhh this is soo creamy, bright, delicious. I might just have to reorder more of this in my next Verdant order…and some of that Laoshan Black Genmaicha too of course! I will try to wait until April at least…lol
Resteep of the bag from yesterday this morning. I didn’t want to take it in my travel mug cuz I thought it’d be too light, so I am actually having a cup of tea before going to class! I rarely do this lol, maybe I will have to start haha. Anyways, tasty as always, a bit muted as it’s the second steep and the bag sat out all day yesterday. But a nice start to the day, I am returning my signed job offer today!! I had been waiting for one more company to get back to me and they did yesterday saying they didn’t have time for a second interview before I had to reply to my other job offer. So now I can accept that one and I have my first full-time job in my familiar city and my boyfriend is here for the summer too!! I’m so happy :)