1105 Tasting Notes
Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box
Numi is pretty good for bagged tea, so I grabbed one of these to try. I was surprised to read that this is primarily a green tea, with just a hint of pu-erh! The magnolia is very intriguing! We have magnolias in our yard and I love the scent. The magnolia+green is like a twist on jasmine green, and the pu-erh adds a hint of rich undertone to the whole package. Very nice. I would love to see someone like Verdant or Mandala do a straight pu-erh version of magnolia!
Backlog from last night!
I think I need to play around with my steeping parameters with this one. I brewed it up a little weak for my tastes. Also, there’s a flavor in here I’ve never tasted before! That is always exciting! I presume it is the dandelion root.
Also? I know this is supposed to be caffeine free but I could NOT sleep last night! It could have been a coincidence, but man, it sure felt like I’d had some sort of stimulant.
- 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! 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!
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 :)