2493 Tasting Notes
This afternoon I had brunch at Mildred’s Temple restaurant. The wait was over an hour but the food was pretty great. One plus is they use locally sourced material so their tea supplier was from the local company, Pluck. I have seen their teas at Chapters/Indigo but I haven’t ever tried any. In fact, when I ordered this, I actually thought it was the DAVIDs Movie Night tea. Oh well. This, unlike DAVIDs more elaborate tea, was essentially just a sencha based genmaicha. Nothing too special though it held up well to restaurant style brewing – a small pot of boiling water with one teabag that sits in their for god knows how long. It never got bitter and was just a nice taste of roastiness.
This has to be one of the oldest teas in my cupboard as I received it in one of my very first swaps. Today I am saying my final goodbye and though the base has gotten grassier and the potato more prominent, this has stood up well against the test of time.
Goodbye tea! It was fun while it lasted :)
This blend has a lot of pineapple and a lot of almond bits so I expected those flavors to be extremely prominent, as well, the inclusion of stevia had me worried as that is usually a deal breaker due to overwhelming sweetness. However, in this blend, whether it be how it actually is it me just lucking out on the ratio of pieces, everything is blending together harmoniously. No flavor stands above the rest. All elements are actually creating an apple strudel flavor. I am thoroughly impressed though we shall see how subsequent cups go to determine whether this was a fluke.
2.5 tsp/16oz/200/3:30 (since I’m on mobile and can’t slide these factors)
Thank you Sil for picking this one up for me. I truly appreciate it and I am so pleased to have this back in my life.
I worried that this was not going to be as good as I remember. Creamy lemon shortbread cookie. So amazing!! The white base is just present enough to donate a buttery taste that makes the perfect foundation for the sweet and creamy lemon notes. Truly delicious!!
Flavors: Butter, Cake, Cookie, Cream, Creamy, Lemon, Lemon Zest
I was quite surprised actually because the “leaf” was 90% cranberries but this is completely balanced with regards to all flavors. With bright orange zest and a fair bit of breadiness that is reminiscent of a muffin. Anyone ever had the cranberry orange muffin from President’s Choice? Because this tastes like that. Almost exactly like that. Now I wish I got more than the 10g because my one 15 oz cup used it all up.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cranberry, Orange, Orange Zest
While waiting 2 hours for dinner last night, my sister and I decided to shop around Sherways Garden mall. Ran into DAVIDs to check out the new dessert teas and ended up finding they still had (a) Cardamom French Toast, (b) Hard candy, and © Santa’s Secret chocolate bars (at 40% off!). So today I enjoyed the chocolate bar which was perfectly vanilla-mint. Delicious!
After the awesome cup the other day I decided to have some more today. However, I am visiting my sister so this was made in a paper bag and using water from their keurig. The result, is a watered down coconut coffee drink . Super weird and definitely not how I’ll be having this tea ever again.
I just realized what this tastes like! It reminds me of Herbal Infusions Moose Tracks.