493 Tasting Notes
- from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box
I got my first traveling tea box today from Tea Sipper! I had to go to the post office to pick it up on my lunch break. I haven’t had a chance to look through it all yet, but I found this near the top and I’ve always wanted to try it!
Well, I’m always happy to try a 52Teas blend without having to commit to an entire 2oz pouch. This one lives up to it’s reputation! This is one of the better 52Teas blends I have tried. I love coconut! This one is very creamy and the black base is mild and unobtrusive. There isn’t a whole lot in the pouch so I’ll probably leave the rest in there for other Steepsters to try. I just wanted a cups worth for sampling purposes :)
Trying my first tea from the Verdant blend club I am sharing with BrewTEAlly Sweet!
Looks like a couple other people have written tasting notes on this one but no one wants to give it a rating! heh.
The spearmint and tulsi are the prominent notes here, with the warmer spices and puerh itself taking a back seat. Not a bad blend, but I think personally, this morning I was hoping for something with a stronger darker base note. I’m still on my first steep, so maybe the 2nd will have a little more oompf to it. I will give it credit for being very forest-like!
Like Bonnie said, I imagine this would be excellent chilled :)
Sample sipdown again! Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet, this one was nice :)
It makes me excited to taste Butiki’s Champagne Rose Cream soon! :D
Sample sipdown! This tea is really hitting the spot for me today. I was so busy this weekend I barely had a chance to sit down and enjoy a good cup! This is a really nice rich complex black tea that I would totally drink more of if I had some. I’m really looking forward to trying my half of the Verdant blend club box which should be arriving today! :D
Another sad Butiki sipdown! I do have some other jasmine pearls laying around but none quite as good as these. These are my ultimate comfort tea. I’ve got a big art show opening tonight, and my favorite outdoor art fair of the year in the morning! Exciting/Stressful! Gotta get my zen on with these pearls today :)
Happy Friday Steepsters!
Today I have been drinking cheap bagged tea because last night I burnt my tongue on some (presuambly) delicious Indian soup I made and it STILL hurts and my taste has been dulled :(
Usually if I burn my tongue it feels fine the next day! This is too weird!
Finishing off my swap sample of this one from BrewTEAlly Sweet
This tea is pretty brilliant. Even a mediocre pu-erh base pairs really well with chocolate and chai spices! Not many teas from Della Terra impress me this much. I think this one and Walnut Brittle are my favorites. 2nd faves are the discontinued Snow Fairy (Vanilla Pineapple White) and the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie :)
I was in the mood for something vegetal this morning, and this creamy greeny milk oolong is hitting the spot. Hurray for Oolong Sampler pack from Teavivre!
Another super sad Butiki sipdown! Hoping to re-stock this one soon. It is wonderful for Fall! I love nutty teas so much :)
Swap sample sipdown!
I’m enjoying this very much today. I think I’m getting the hang of how to brew these loose puerhs. Now I just need to order some more of it :)