1938 Tasting Notes
Sipdown!! (204)…and I already miss it.
This is delicious!! Thank you Roswell Strange so much for sparing a cup for me to try. For some reason I have had an influx of nougat teas in the past little while and this is by far my favourite of the bunch. The green base provides a buttery smooth on which the sweet and nutty nougatty flavor shines. There is even a hint of grassiness that is somehow only enhancing the flavor. This will definitely be apart of my RiverTea order (you know, the one I keep talking about but have never actually placed :P)
Every time I take a sip of this tea, I ready myself for rooibos, and am blown away by the amazingly accurate apple strudel flavor. You think I would have learned by now but I think I like the element of pleasant surprise. Thank you Roswell Strange for supplying me with even more of this tea. I NEED to place an order because I want to this in my cupboard…in COPIOUS amounts. This and Soba – delicious caffeine-free options for any mood.
Thank you NayLynn for sharing this Adagio blend with me! I am not actually a part of the Dr. Who fandom (I tried, we just never clicked) but this particular tea sounded quite tasty. Sipping on it now, it is one of the more flavorful Adagio blends I have had – creamy coconut with a hint of apple sweetness. There is a thick mouthfeel to this blend and it is a touch artificial but not bad at all.
In other news, while logging this, I might have picked up my mug of the Queen and sipped on it for a minute or two wondering where all the flavor disappeared to. So that happened…
I am not a lover of straight blacks but keychange speaks so highly of this that I just had to see what all the fuss was about. Tbh though, I have been putting off having it because I did not want to take a sip, think it was just okay, and then disappoint keychange. However, I decided to delay it no longer. I am happy to report that it is actually quite good. Smooth and with a hint of malty chocolate. A very pleasant brew and I can certainly see why keychange regards it so highly. For my tastes, this won’t be the tea I reach for every morning but it is also not a tea I would ever say no to if offered a cup. Thank you so much keychange for sending me a sample of your beloved tea. I am happy I got a chance to try it.
So this has been steeping for over an hour. In fact, it steeped for so long, my whales went back to black :(. Unfortunately, this can be oversteeped. It is coming off peppery in this cup, though that is a result of my prep and not a reflection of the tea. Nonetheless, I still have a lot more of this to prep properly so thank you Dustin!
In other news, how is it that when you cross the border, fat free whip cream goes from being 30 calories to merely 5 calories?
So I woke up yesterday at 10 am and started writing a paper. I finally finished that paper today at 3. For those counting, that is about 29 hours solid of starting at my computer and writing about genocide. I finished with an hour to spare, which I planned on using to have a cup of tea. only my printer decide to be difficult and so I had to spend time fixing that which meant no tea for me.
Then I took my paper to class and as I was walking out, a classmate stopped me to talk which made me realize I might have done the paper incorrectly. A paper worth 50% of my grade so that is not good. However, there is nothing I can do now so I am not going to stress.
And if that was not bad enough, I ended up stepping a huge puddle with my converse on so I had to walk the 1/2 hr home with a soaking wet foot.
Oh and steepster is glitching again. Luckily though, nothing seemed to go wrong with this tea, courtesy of the wonderful Sil. It has the tiny hint of spice, a touch of fruitiness, but the most prominent flavor is the base which I am actually really enjoying today. It is a more mellow cup that is good for any mood as opposed to a more bold and powerful flavor. This is not one I would have chosen myself but it is one I would definitely have again so thank you Sil for sending me such tasty treats :)
Back in November or December, my tea sharing partner, Roswell Strange, sent me some of this tea after the smell alone made her nauseous. However, that package never found its way here and now it is lost somewhere in Canada. I wasn’t too sad given Roswell Strange’s reaction to the tea and yet I was still intrigued as to what it tasted like. Now, thanks to NayLynn, I got a chance to sample a cup.
It actually is much better than I expected. There is a hint, a very subtle bit, of peach sweetness which helps to balance the flavors of the hops (which are certainly the most prominent component of the cup). Not bad, though not necessarily for me either. It is an interesting cup to have once but I am not too heartbroken that it is the only cup I will have.
Thank you NayLynn for a sample of this tea. Tbh, I am on the fence because it smells amazing but my sips alternate between an awesome vanilla bean flavor and an astringent black base. It is actually quite weird because I just don’t know what I am going to get with each sip. Would I purchase this? No, probably not. Would I have another cup? Yes. But for now, I am happy to just cradle the cup in my hands and sniff this aromatic cup.
I really like this! Thank you Sil for sharing as this is one I overlooked each time I checked RiverTea’s site (which is often). I imagined it would be more Pina Coladaesque I suppose, or maybe I feared the coconut might get a bit lotiony like it tends to do in rooibos teas but this is just a nice, juicy, tropical tea. Very, very good.