493 Tasting Notes
I’m so glad I finally got to try some bamboo tea! Thanks Courtney :)
I’m only mostly sure I can pick out the bamboo note in this tea. There is lots of juicy peachy pineapple goodness on top, with a gentle floral undertone and a hint of something vegetal that must be the bamboo. This would be great iced I bet! I am curious to try more bamboo teas now.
Still trying to work through some samples today! I’m still a big fan of this tea apparently. It reminds me of creme brulee! I doubt I will reorder but its pretty good :)
Working my way through some swap samples today. I don’t even remember who sent me this one, LOL! Happy Monday everyone. Back at work, boo.
Thank you Tealizzy for the sample! This is a very tasty oolong. I’m not really getting any of the pastry type flavors as described on the package, but its pretty good nonetheless! It is very smooth and floral and not at all astringent. Buttery and vegetal, too. Glad to have tried it, but not rushing to buy more or anything :)
Finishing of my tiny sample pack of this. Still not overly exciting to my personal palette. Laoshan black is still the only straight black to really thrill me!
I’ve been hoarding the last few cups of this and a couple of my other favorite Butiki blends. They aren’t even officially in my cupboard! I still have a tiny bit of Maple Pecan Oolong and Cantaloupe and Cream! shh ;)
Anyway, it is a gross rainy Saturday here and I’m at WORK so it is TREAT time! This tea is definitely a treat for me. So creamy and good! Mmmmm, I love it :)
I decided to try to finish up some samples that had been languishing. I still have enough for ONE more cup of this fella. I really like it but apparently I was not in the mood this afternoon like I thought I was. Maybe its just too hot and humid outside for warm smoked tea?
I’ve had this tea since last fall. I think it was one of my first major purchases when I started getting hardcore into teas! Unfortunately I am rarely in the mood for mint in my tea, so I still have probably an ounce or so of it just wasting away in my tea drawer. I really need to organize my tea and maybe put up a swap list of stuff I need help drinking down! Maybe this weekend I’ll get on that.
ANYWAY, this tea really isn’t that bad or anything. It sort of reminds of of a chai in a way. (I haven’t been in the mood for chai in a long time, either! Interesting.) Its really light on the caffeine front too, which is generally very good for me! I get a lot of cardamon and mint mostly. I could use a pick me up this afternoon though so I might choose something a bit stronger later in the afternoon…
My first cold steep! I put 1 tablespoon of leaves in 2 cups water in a mason jar in the fridge over night and took out the leaves and drank it with my lunch today. Tasty!!!!