888 Tasting Notes
I got this tea as one of three for mom this year for Christmas. She loves chais and mint and licorice/fennel, so this one seemed appropriate. Also got her Licorice Twist and her favorite, Pumpkin Chai. So this morning I made her and I a cup of this one, and we will see how it is!
The dry smell is reallly strong on this one, super minty and spicy. I was a bit worried that it might be a bit too much. However, after steeping for 4 mins in my new Brewt (love that thing!) it has mellowed substantially. Now, the steeped smell is reminding me of Splash! by DAVIDsTEA, but there is no burdock in this! Interesting.
Mmmm this is different! The mint is at the forefront, but the spices follow in a trail. I get the peppers and cloves in the middle, and at the tail end, I got a hint of the licorice taste. I like the pepperyness of this blend, and I enjoy that although it has quite a few chai spices, it is not too heavy due to the green tea base. I got a bit of the black pepper too I think, I just felt an urge to sneeze, so I think that might be causing it. It does have a bit of a similar taste to Splash! but a bit more potent and there’s mint in here, I love mint! I could swear there’s burdock root though, the more I sip.
Overall, this is a decent cuppa. I will need to try a few more steepings (if mom will allow of course!) before I form a full opinion on it. I might have to pick up a little sample of this to play with for myself. Oh, and loving that this has ginger in it, ginger has been my friend with all the rich food I’ve been engorging in this past week! Poor stomach haha.
ETA: Mom likes it! Yay! And I know she likes Pumpkin Chai, so I’m 2 for 3 so far, and have yet to try the third! :)
Merry Christmas! So I found a tea my dad likes, Yay! This one :) he added a ton of honey, but it made it really quite tasty actually! Ooh and i got a brewt steeper today as a gift! So I had to try it out tonight with this, I love it! I’ve seen them used at davidstea, and i can’t wait to make iced tea with it!
Oh and I don’t know if I mentioned, a few days ago I got my present from the boy, a breville variable temp :D i should have brought it to my parents over Christmas but i thought it’d take up too much space, love it too tho! Especially the hold temp :)
So I hope everyone had a spectacular, tea filled Christmas with family and friends!
Happy Christmas Eve steepsters! My mom surprised me today by getting a water filter!! Now I’m disappointed I didn’t bring more of my Verdant teas home haha, I might have to make a run to the city to grab them this week :) anyways, I had a cup of this goodness this afternoon, sweetened with REAL honey that we made this past summer. SO. GOOD. :D Now off to get ready for church and the evening with family.
MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL if I’m not back on here before then!!
Had a cup of this with mom before bed, this tea is a hit for my whole family! Love it so much, I’m starting to like this tea even more, if that is possible.
Now, not really related to the tasting note, but tea related nonetheless..
Before I wander off to sleep, just had to make a quick update about other teas. So I gave my aunty and cousin matcha for Christmas today, and they were pleased with it! I gave them directions on how to brew it, so I hope they enjoy it! Made me feel good to give them something unique that they liked :) oh and my aunty served DavidsTea Cream of Earl Grey tonight with dinner! I would make a tasting note on it, but it wouldn’t be too accurate because I don’t know how much leaf she used and my cup was the last one of the pot, so it definitely was the most potent. It was pretty tasty though. So yay! Successful tea day all around! And introducing my family to matcha was pretty awesome!
So, haha, if it actually is the end of the world tomorrow, at 4 am in the morning, this will be the last cup of tea I drink before it ends! Lol, a disclaimer, I don’t believe that nonsense. But anyways, this tea is smelling as delicious as always, it’s still too hot to drink at the moment, but it will be excellent :)
Talk to you steepsters another day! And if not, enjoy your last teas! Lol
I am done finals for this term! This is my celebratory cup of choice – my first genmaicha! Also I haven’t eaten much today, and this is supposed to be a decently filling tea, so that was definitely a factor in selecting it. Yay for tea!
The dry smell was very Laoshan green, but with a hint of puffed wheat smell from the rice. When steeped, the puffed wheat smell intensified! Mmmm this is making me hungry! It’s now a perfect mix of Laoshan Green (which I LOVE, btw) and a hint of the puffy rice. Yum yum! I steeped for 2 mins with a bit over a teaspoon in my cup.
This is pretty darn good. It’s Laoshan green but with a sweetness, a nice puffiness, I definitely agree with the kettle corn taste here. A bit of butter too, but not overwhelming. Perfect kettle corn popcorn, in a cup. With some green tea for salt. Oh, and the saltiness seems to be increasing a bit as the tea cools, turning more into butter, homemade popcorn. Homemade popcorn is my favorite!
Overall, quite yummy. For my first genmaicha, it is rather tasty! I will go through my little 7 g sample pretty fast I think! I have yet to find a Verdant tea I don’t like…lol
Oh, and hehe, I held off logging some other teas so that a new tea could be my 100th tasting note :P
Last exam tomorrow!! Woot! Then I can focus on tea for a bit, and finish Christmas shopping and go see the Hobbit :) so I will crack down to studying after this tasting note. Yummy creamy lemon, I saw a big chunk of lemon in here today! Mmmm :) Please see previous notes on this tea.
Oh, and my brick of pu (lol) from Verdant has arrived! I am not sure how to deal with it really, so I am going to let it sit until I figure out how to break into it and how to go about aging it. Oh, and my boyfriend’s Christmas presents came today as well! Thought I’d post pics as they are sooo cute, and I want them for me. He loves them, he is drinking tea out of the mug right now until we figure out how to brew in the teapot, it is too small for the brew baskets, so might have to use a t-sac.