926 Tasting Notes
Brewed a perfect cup of this yesterday!
It was a hot cup, but I drank it cold from a water bottle while out with a friend, and it was so creamy and apricot flavoured and perfect. Seriously, I’ve had some really issues with this in the past but last night’s cup of this was so surprisingly good that I’ve pulled it out of my closet to make again these next few days and try to replicate. I need to have it again, and soon.
Even though my rating for the tea itself is a “70” right now, last night’s cup was easily a 95 to 100. So greatly done! I even pulled out a bunch of other “similar” whites, because I was put in the mood for them just because of this one.
Flavors: Apricot, Coconut, Cream
Mmm, yummy sweet ambrosia! Delicious!
And that’s really all I have to add for this one; it’s a favourite that I’ve written about a lot.
So, a few days ago (two?) I burst a blood vessel under my right eye, or something along those lines. So, my face is really swollen/tender around that area and it hurts to blink! Bleck. Also, it looks like I was in a fight, heh…
Cold Brew: Fourteen hours total.
This was kinda weird as a cold brew, which is weird for me to say because I’ve had it so many ways before, including iced and as tea soda. I’ve expermineted with this one so much. But yeah, it was like really floral pear candy.
Also, one/two more cups left! Yay for getting some older teas out of the way!
Cold Brew: Five and a half hour total.
If I had to summarize? Don’t do it.
I love this one hot, and I thought it’d be sweet and refreshing cold brewed but I’d sad to report that the sweet cherry/strawberry/orange flavour that’s mouth watering hot is very crude and medicinal cold brewed.
So… An experiment, but not one I’m going to do again. If you have this one, stick to a hot brew!
One of the most aromatic teas I own. When I make it, it’s because I just want to cradle it close and and feel the warmth on my chest and just breath it in. The smooth vanilla and spices bring a very high level of warmth and comfort that’s undeniable.
Unfortunately, the taste is a little short of that – but like I said, I make it for the perfect amazing smell and since it’s a bagged tea, having it that way is still pretty affordable.
Also, I just looked up the new DT teaware for spring, and I have to say that I’m really digging the Lobster Mug and glass Octopus Mug! Would love to add those to my collection!
Oh, I’m so sad that I wasted so many of my cups worth of this as a hot brew! I cold brewed it, and man does it hold its own as a cold brew!
I was very smooth and refreshing, with a nice vanilla frosting flavour and plenty of carrot, but not an overwhelming amount of spice. Mmm! How delicious! I’ll likely finish this off as a cold brew! But, not too quickly…
Can’t replace this one ;)
EDIT: Oh hey, tasting note 900!
Tea soda! 1 tsp. of matcha in one can of club soda, with a pinch of sugar.
This was weird, in a kind of good way though. Cheesecake isn’t a flavour where you go “Oh yes, I want a can of Cheescake Soda!”, but I was curious (and out of milk). I will say one thing about it though, the cheesecake flavour stands out a lot more when it isn’t paired up along with something else creamy like milk.
If you have this one lying around, maybe give it a go? Just ‘cause it’s really weird.