3556 Tasting Notes
Hey look at that, I actually will catch up on tasting notes for the day! But only because I was lazy and just pasted my jot notes right into the body of most of the notes I wrote today…
This is what I’m currently drinking, but with a couple splashes of eggnog in it to switch things up/keep things interesting. Tis the season for eggnog everything. I’m loving that I can actually taste the eggnog at the same time as the roasty, marshmallow traits of the tea. It’s not covering it up at all, just complimenting it! And then there’s a vegetal buttery taste at the end from the green tea.
I’ve been craving a Dutch Licorice Eggnog Latte for days, so I finally made one last night since i was home from work early enough to not be rushed going to bed.
Unfortunately, the Dutch Licorice flavour didn’t come through as much as I had imagined it would in my head, which left me a little disappointed – but it was really good overall despite the feeling something was missing. What licorice flavour was present came through at the end of the sip after the eggnog, and was very rich.
If I do this one again I’ll probably just go for a straight up latte – no eggnog.
Had this one in a timolino, and it was pretty good – definitely traveled a little better than I thought it would. I was pretty sure the subtle juiciness of the lychee wouldn’t translate but it did. I still echo my first impression though that this is just a relatively average lychee black. Good, for not exceptional.
Two stories today: One involves a coworker. And one involves Tre…
A couple nights ago me and another coworker were kind of playfully teasing/bantering with this 15 YO cashier named Matthew. He’s actually one of my favourite cashiers because he’s so sarcastic/witty and so am I so we both just kind of constantly play off each other, and it’s entertaining and fun.
So point is we were teasing him because his sideburns are CRAZY PUFFY and we were mocking him saying we could see his sideburns sticking out all the way from Customer Service, which is quiet a distance from the till he was working out. I THOUGHT we were being obviously sarcastic like usual but, uhh, the next day he came to work without sideburns. Welp.
So, I sorta directly influenced a 15YO who was probably super proud of his facial hair to shave it off. Even though I in no way meant to! And honestly, people who know me well know I’m the last person to persuade someone to shave; I have such a thing for facial hair. Every man should be bearded…
And now the Tre story.
I came home from work, and walked into the house – and immediately onto a whole bunch of pieces of lego. Not even getting started on how much it hurt. But, the big dork bought about $300 in Star Wars Lego battleships for himself as a Christmas present, and now there’s Lego literally everywhere in the apartment. Living room floor, kitchen floor, kitchen table…
Getting ready for work in the morning is like navigating a minefield.
One of the bonus samples from my Octavia tea order, and definitely not one I’d have picked out for myself. Not even close. To get it over and done with, I just cold brewed it.
- VERY strong/intense lemon smell, like lemon extract!
- Green base totally masked in the smell
- Taste wise, this is almost purely intense lemon
- It manages not to venture into “Pledge” or “Peel” territory
- But DAMN it’s strong
- Green base only makes its presence known in the end sip
- Which has a slight vegetal/spinach type flavour to it
- GREAT for lemon fans, but it’s too concentrated for me
In a timolino. The pie crust flavour was really strong.
Non tea related, but Friday when I had this one I ended up going to Bobbi’s after work! Bobbi is basically my best IRL friend, and has been since we started working together in March. It was really cool getting to spend time with her outside of work because we seldom see each other outside of work because at Dollarama we were either closing together or, if one of us had the day off, the other was at work. Now at Sobeys that doesn’t happen anymore!
It was also super cool because I know Wes (her fiance) usually doesn’t like having people over, but I got “approved” which felt like a huge honor. And, I got to meet her cats! I’ve seen pictures of them for the better half of a year, and gotten to know their personalities to they were SO MUCH MORE PRECIOUS IN PERSON! Someday, I’m gonna steal them. And then my “visitation privileges” will probably be revoked, but at least I’ll have three precious kitties!
But yeah, hooray for actually getting to spend time with my best friend and the start of actually doing friend things together! You know, like normal people who aren’t consumed by work and tea…
And by that logic, most of us are abnormal.
So these little jot notes are for a Coconut Bubble Tea I got at one of the Asian Restaurants downtown on Friday. Originally I was gonna go get another eggnog latte from DT, but I felt like I’d be judged by the staff for getting two in less than an hour, so I went with this one instead…
- Coconut was present but very weak
- Mostly this was quite milky
- Unlike last time (Passionfruit?) this didn’t separate though
- Bubbles were pretty good
- But a lot of them got stuck together at the bottom of the cup
I did enjoy it overall though; much better than the Passionfruit one from the same store. Maybe I’ll just have to keep exploring to find the right flavour for me?