2476 Tasting Notes
So, I kept the steep time on this one short and the result was some tea which was pleasantly sweet and indulgent but not overwhelmingly spicy! Hooray! Downside is that it also made me realize that I’m starving and maybe need to finally eat something a little bit more substantial than an apple.
That’s the only food I’ve had all day. Oops. I got kid of distracted by tea and the computer and such… Heh.
Thanks to the amazing Boychik who sent me so much of this one! Seriously, I’m going to be able to enjoy a whole bunch more amazing cups of this tasty treat along with some other really good blends too!
This was just… Mmm.
I brewed up a large mug and just melted into my couch whilst simultaneously rewatching Princess Jellyfish clips and munching on some apple slices and caramel dip. I should be fretting over job hunting and rent and finances, but I’ve applied to all the applicable listings for the day, done my housework/chores, and have no prior plans or commitments today so there’s nothing keeping me from lounging around and destressing, for once.
Eventually I’ll work up the nerve to salt this one – but I just wanted some familiarity, so not today…
Tre’s been gone for an awfully long time today, which is awesome because more computer access for me, though I think his shift was supposed to be over hours ago? Maybe he went out with friends…
I admit that this was a totally unexpected sipdown as I thought I had more leaf of this than there really was, so it was a sort of pleasant surprise. Thanks Lala for the sample, it seems like today I’m just going through a bunch of the teas you’ve given me.
I’m not really sure if I get the namesake for this one. Basically, it’s “White Tiger” – right? That’d make sense if the tea was either A) A white base – though it’s an oolong, or B) Was simply “tiger” because that’d maybe fit in with the oranges in the mix? Except since this tiger is white the orange tie in doesn’t seem too strong to me…
It’s nice enough though in taste. The base is very nice, maybe a teeny bit floral. And then the other flavours – the orange and the peach – are very well balanced and pretty refreshing. I think I’m maybe picking up the peach a little bit more, though only slightly. Super yummy and pleasant!
Overall, I wont seek this one out again. I’m too finicky about peach flavored things and it’s too difficult to acquire to make a fuss about when I likely wouldn’t want it on anywhere close to a regular basis, but it was really cool to try it out! Super tasty.
EDIT: Oh! Has anyone else seen this? I haven’t seen in mentioned in anyone’s tasting notes or on the DB. Thoughts?
Thanks Lala for the sample! At the time you gave it to me I had yet to try a Pu’Erh tea and wasn’t quite ready to, much to my mother’s disappointment because we both thought this smelled absolutely incredible.
However, I’ve tried a couple flavoured Pu’Erhs now and I figured that I was finally ready to test this one out. I’ll admit, I did oversteep it a little bit so not totally sure how that may have played into the taste, but your sample was large even for at least one probably two more cups so I’ll be able to get it right/more on point.
Taste wise, it’s a nice enough citrus tea with a bit of an extra taste that must be the Pu’Erh. It’s a little like what I remember David’s Chocolate Orange tasting like (but way less “oily”) but not really anything like Weight To Go! tasted like. I guess I just, overall, don’t know enough about Pu’Erh yet to say anything with confidence – but I suppose that’s what trying new things out is for.
I’m a little sad this isn’t more creamy/vanilla flavoured as I expected and hoped it would be. For a creamsicle inspired tea its maybe just a bit too heavy on the natural/rind like citrus side. Though it did seem to get thicker in mouthfeel and creaminess as it cooled, which was pleasant. I may try this with milk added or as a latte too. I guess I’ll have to think about it…
Overall, pleasant enough but maybe not quite at the level my expectations were.
Yay! I’m reviewing a tea on the day I’m actually drinking it! It certainly feels like that hasn’t happened in a while…
Anyway, this one is a cold brew that brewed for about 12 hours. Maybe a little bit more than that. I’ve had it cold brewed before (once) but wanted it again so a little while back I picked up 15g of it, which looks like it’ll be enough for the cold brew batch and a hot cup as well (haven’t tried it hot before, so that is a little exciting).
This is very peachy though, but in a really sweet and refreshing way! Super tasty, that’s for sure – though maybe just a tiny touch floral? I’m finding I like bamboo teas a fair bit though, Tea Desire’s Buddha Bamboo still being my favourite thus far. We’ll see how this holds up hot though.
Also, I’m finally watching the most recent episode of Bones so I’m very excited that I’m now all caught up on it.
Thanks Lala for the sample! I threw it into my mix of green teas last night while all snuggled up watching Princess Jellyfish last night/early morning (no, I’m not going to shut up about it; it was a beautiful anime).
I was a little cautious about this one because I’m not a big green tea drinker, but it smelled really nice so that made me a little less anxious about trying it out. Overall, I though it was pleasant enough though maybe too vegetal for my tastes. I really got raspberry out of this one though, a little less so the strawberry. And funnily enough, near the end of the mug I was tasting banana!?
What’s up with that!?
But yeah, this was good but not breathtakingly so. I may try cold brewing the last little bit, though…
So last night I fell in love…
Basically, I wanted a short break from Breaking Bad so I was looking for an anime I could watch a few episodes of in between Breaking Bad, preferably something new that maybe I could rotate between for a while. I settled on Princess Jellyfish because the little Netflix blurb sounded interesting enough and the name kind of drew me in. Plus there was cross dressing… And well, I have this thing.
Basically, I’m really attracted to slender/thin men who cross dress/do drag. My absolute favourite Drag Queen of all time is Alaska Thunderfuck, who was on Rupaul’s Drag Race. I think she is just absolutely drop dead fucking gorgeous in and out of drag. Almost literally takes my breath away…
Anyway, this anime Princess Jellyfish might just be the most beautiful anime I’ve ever watched and I instantly fell in love with in from episode one. I watched the entire eleven episode anime straight last night with three cups of green tea to keep my company and no interruptions and I bonded intensely with all the characters, which are essentially a ‘rag tag’ group of hard core Otakus and Kuranosuke who is a cross dressing son of a politician who helps these girls realize their beauty and who accepts them despite their weird tendencies and obsessive behaviors.
And we are all hard core Otakus about our tea and I just saw the passion we all have about tea kind of directly reflected in Tsukimi’s love of Jellyfish and it was beautiful and great. Plus, it’s sort of a love story too and it has some very intense ‘shippy’ moments that I know some of you on here would just eat up.
Long story short, I’m in love with this anime and heartbroken it’s only 11 episodes long, except THANK GOD the mango is still on going, because I need resolution and I need Tsukimi and Karunosuke to end up together and it needs to be beautiful and more jellyfish… Just AAAAHHH!!!
Also, I have the hugest anime crush on Karunosuke right now, and am blushing like a stupid idiot just thinking about his adorableness, which is ridiculous because he’s a fictional, animated character.
So yeah, maybe check the anime out? It’s short, so not really a time commitment – plus the theme song is beautiful and SO catchy.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and the tea was really great too, heh…