2158 Tasting Notes
Thank you Faith for the opportunity to try this tea. I expected a lot more from it however it is an older tea so I imagine some of its flavor might have disappeared. I mostly get the taste of green rooibos while subtle notes of strawberry float around and hide in the cup. Not bad, but also not a tea I am heartbroken to see go.
A while back I asked steepster what tea was good for coldbrewing. The response I got from so many of you was this tea. When I went to pick some up a while back, I was told it was retired so yesterday when I saw it on the wall, I jumped at the chance to try it. Sipping on it now, I definitely understand why it was so highly recommended. It is basically like sipping on a cup full of berries. No base, just sweet, fresh berries. Yum! Now I guess I better decide quickly how badly I need this around as it is getting retired soon.
ETA: For those interested, DAVIDs added more chocolates. Now they have Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate and Forever Nuts Milk Chocolate.
So my day started off kind of shitty. I woke up and had to tidy the apartment since someone said they wanted to come see it. They were supposed to arrive at 3 and at 4:30, when they still hadn’t showed, I messaged them to find out they forgot. So now they are coming tomorrow…provided they remember. It just sucks because I stayed in all day waiting for them.
Anyways, after realizing they were not coming, my roommate and I decided to go out. Our plan was to go eat dinner and then see Captain America. After grabbing our tickets, we headed over to a bubble tea place for dinner. It was nice because it was the first time in a long time where the two of us just hung out, as opposed to us staying shut in our rooms 24/7. Plus, I got to have some delicious tea:
First, I had a Fresh Taro Milk Tea with bubbles, which was delicious. Yummy latte, fresh taro, and bubbles…can’t ask for anything more :). Then, since we had time to kill before the movie, we went to a Korean supermarket and bought both Barley tea and Buckwheat tea to see how they compare to my beloved Soba Cha. And then, we hit up DAVIDs to redeem my free cup of tea for signing up with their frequent steeper club. I got Gold Rush because I figured that is expensive so it was a good tea to get for free :P. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as it normally is since it seemed weak but it was free so I wasn’t too upset. Also, once I was at DAVIDs, I ended up buying a couple of samples and 100g of Birthday Cake because I have a problem.
Anyways, right now I am sipping away at the Barley tea we bought and though I think I prefer Soba Cha, this is a close comparison for those who can’t easily get a hold of Harney and Son teas. I would say the only difference is this is more like wheat/grains while Soba is reminiscent of a hot cereal. Both are good though :)
Oh and Captain America was quite great in case anyone was wondering.
Sad, sad sipdown. Although the blow is softened given I will get at least one more cup soon enough thanks to the lovely jump62359 (sorry if I screwed up the numbers).
Thank you Dustin for sharing with me. This tea is perfect. Delicious honey dew flavor that is true to the fruit, AND its caffeine free?!? Doesn’t get much better than this.
Usually I avoid oolong teas but Kat_Maria was kind enough to send this over so I decided to give it a try. Luckily, just like Melon Oolong, the base is not as strong as oolongs tend to be and thus I am finding the cup quite enjoyable. The mango flavor is fresh and sweet and the whole tea is light and fruity. Very nice. I don’t think I will be stocking up on this one because there are other mango teas I enjoy more but this is a tasty option to have. Thank you for sharing, Kat_Maria!
I think I finally found the right combination to get a nice rounded flavor from this tea: 2 parts Goji Strawberry mixed with 1 part DAVIDs Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. The sweetness of this tea is balanced by the tart of SRP and it is all accompanied by the delicious yogurt flavor. Yum. Now off to shower and write an exam! Almost done guys :)