172 Tasting Notes
More snow (sigh).
I decided to brew up a trusted favourite. I think I must always keep a coconut oolong in my cupboard. I haven’t tried one that I dislike, although I do prefer some over others. This is one of those that I like a little more.
Infusion is bright yellow. Upfront taste is toasty coconut. As the cup cools, butter and a touch of salt lingers.
The second infusion doesn’t offer much, but the toasted coconut still makes its presence known.
My first tea of the day, and what a great way to start! I didn’t care for it very much the first time I tried it, and so I put it aside. Something changed.
This is just oh so good. My first cup…sweet potato. I am on cup #2, and this is even better than the first. For a few sips I got honey candy. Sweet potato notes after, and now butter.
I accidentally had ordered an extra ounce a little while back, not realizing I already had it. Now I’m glad I did.
I love this. I don’t bring tea in this, ‘cos I don’t want aroma’s or flavours mixed together. So I boil some H20 to bring to work in it and infuse the flavour/tea of the day in a different cup. I refill the canteen with H20 when needed.
I love the simple, clean lines of the design. But even more, I love how it keeps H20 hot. One of my best buys.
This is a great morning tea. Thanks to Dexter3657 for sending me a sample.
I opened the sample bag and I got a waft of the smokiness. I thought from the dry leaf that the smoke would be really strong. I was delighted that while the smoke was evident in the sips, it wasn’t overbearing. I do like smoky tea’s but sometimes it’s too much. I didn’t add any sweeteners, and it was delicious.
The idea of gingerbread anything makes my mouth water…sweet spicy goodness. I was really excited when I saw this as part of the holiday collection and thought I’d never have enough of it.
The first time I tried it a few months ago, I found it wanting, so I just put it aside for more favoured tea’s. I went back to it this morning, and found the same the thing. A little weak on flavour. I did find some effects of a ginger tingle in the aftertaste, but overall…meh.
When I was at Chapter’s picking up some books, stationary and other things, I found some mulling spice by the Spice Hunter on sale. Purchased it on a whim.
After finishing my meh gingerbread tea, I thought to myself, should I try this with mulling spice? Yes! Let’s see what happens. This is what the blend was missing…mulling spice (and a bit of maple syrup)! So much tastier.
This is a sample sipdown…thank you JustJames for sending me this tea.
The dry leaf aroma is quite fragrant, almost floral. I wouldn’t have guessed that this was a strawberry tea. I got a hint of the fruit up front, and a bit of tartness at the end of the sip. Sorry JustJames, this one was just ok for me. But I have a hard time with any type of tartness, no matter how delicate it is.
I do appreciate the samples that you sent…thank you!!