2865 Tasting Notes
Apparently I am the stereotype of an old person because in an attempt to google this tea for recommended brewing parameters, I ended up texting “Davids royal white peony” to a friend. She was confused to say the least. Eventually I did figure it out and ended up dumping the whole sample directly into the mug and steeping it at 170F. So now I am taking a break from watching Scream Queens to drink this grandpa style and while listening to the song suggested by Roswell Strange.
The music pairing for this tea is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff4KLQEbJ9Q
So this tea is very rich in pea flavor. Seriously. It’s as if I boiled peas and am now drinking the water left over in the pot. There is also a slight sweetness which compliments the upbeat nature of the song.
However, I must say that I don’t know if I would consider this the right tea for this song. I think something more summery and bright, although this does have a summery quality to it, would be better. I feel citrus notes or even more floral elements would better compliment the breezy romanticism of the song. That’s just me though. So despite enjoying the exercise, this pairing was lost on me. I love Mika though so I was more than happy to listen to the song on loop while I thought this out.
Thank you Roswell Strange!!
Today I moved into my sister’s apartment while she is on her honeymoon since its closer to my job. It is also closer to a strip club which my friends have all decided they want to go to. I am not overly enthused tbh (1. because its not my thing and 2. because I have been before and know how skeezy it is) but I will deal for the night…and there will be a lot of alcohol in my system while I do. With that in mind, I figured it will be a long night and so I am getting my caffeine on.
This definitely has the wet earth flavor of all other mates. It is less offensive than normal but still enough to make me not want more of this. There is also a richness that makes me think truffle but I think that is because it is what I am told to expect by the title and not because that is what I am actually tasting. It’s alright but I just want more truffle and less mate.
Combined this with pink lemonade as a teapop. The note can be found here: http://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/37830-pink-lemonade?post=343090
Made this as a teapop using Purelife’s Raspberry Lime carbonated water. However, I didn’t have enough leaf so I added a couple spoons of Della Terra’s Lemon Chiffon. That helped tone down the artificial sweetener/stevia flavor. The lemon chiffon actually took over for the first few sips with the hibby contributing just a touch of tartness to make it more pink lemonade than just lemon. Unfortunately, as I continued to drink this, the weird artificial flavor built and drowned out all else. It was worth a shot but now this is gone and I am okay with that. I won’t be looking for this one again.
Made this as a teapop and for some reason it has a lot of vanilla flavor to it. I think I definitely preferred this cold brewed because that brought out more of the fruitier flavors. It is a nice tea but I am okay saying good bye to this. Still its fun to try. Thank you Sil for the share :)
So let me just start by saying this smells amazing, both as dry leaf and when brewed. Just a rich candy/fruit scent. Sipping on the “hot” (read luke warm thanks to a few dogs needing some attention :P) cup, I am impressed the scent actually comes through in flavor. Granted it is a bit more muted and there is a bit of hibby tartness but in this case I don’t mind it because I find it sells the cranberry element.
My mom is not feeling well and so this morning she handed me a recipe for soup she wanted me to make her. She then proceeded to be completely underfoot as I tried to do random tasks around the house. After yelling at her to go to bed and having my stepdad pick up the soup ingredients, I got to work.
As I made the soup, the proportions in the recipe seemed off to me so I sort of followed the recipe as a guideline and just winged it with the amounts. My soup ended up looking more like a stew but that’s fine. It means it will be all the more filling when she eats it.
While cooking, I decided to mix up some matcha milk since I was next to the milk frother anyways and had a couple minutes to kill between steps. Since I had been eyeballing everything else today, I just dumped in matcha and went on with my business. Unfortunately it seems this should have been the one thing I measured because when it came time to drink this, it just tasted like frothed milk. No matcha. No mocha. Just milk.