978 Tasting Notes
After Fjellrev was talking about eggnog lattes yesterday, I had to pick up some eggnog. (It’s all your fault ;)) So this is my first of the season.
This was delicious paired with the saltiness and the toffee.
The rating I have up there is from 3 years ago, so I’ll have to drink it bare to see how it fares.
Mmmm I like this oolong. It is slightly roasty but still mineral and green. Corn is certainly a note that first comes to mind. Thus is a very complex tea. I am tasting just a hint of cinnamon halfway into the cup.
I resteeped at 1min15seconds and 1.5minutes. Honestly, I didn’t get much of a chance to pay much attention to tasting notes of the resteeps because I got busy. I do remember that they were tasty though. I was going to cold brew the leaves but I accidentally threw them out (I wasn’t thinking).
Should this be steeped at a lower temp?
Flavors: Cinnamon, Kettle Corn, Mineral, Roasted
I cold brewed this for about 18 hours. I used 2tsp for close to 16 oz, but this was too weak. I would have to use 3-4tsp to see if I can bring out more flavour. I am not usually the biggest fan of hibiscus, but I thought it would be appropriate for cherry. It was a nice light pink which was neat. The cherry was certainly there, but I need more of it.
I am not really the biggest fan of guayusa, but I needed the caffeine boost this morning after being up lots in the night with babe :|. Blackberry generally isn’t my favourite berry either but I knew Butiki would do a good job, so I wanted to try it. The guayusa is the most prominent flavour here, followed by juicy blackberries. The lime was lost somewhere in this cup but it was still good. And it gave me the caffeine I needed!
I cold brewed this tea again. I prefer it this way because I find that the Rose notes are more prominent in a hot brew. The coconut is creamy due to the white tea base. The other tropical flavours like the banana are in the background, which makes me happy because I am not really a fan of banana in tea.
I am happy to have this back in my cupboard, it has a permanent spot there!
On Sundays I like to make lattes. I am not sure if I have had this one as a latte before or not, so I went for it today. It was kind of like a London Fog but not quite because this earl has a caramel note in it. And I don’t have vanilla syrup. Anyway, I added a tiny smudge of brown sugar just for the heck of it. This was delicious.
I was so happy today to go to my local tea shop, because I hadn’t been there in so long. I ended up getting a lot more tea than I intended (of course). The owner is always so nice and helpful. As an added bonus, I got a free tea today from my reward points!! Yay free tea!
This tea was woodsy from the rooibos and almond. The vanilla is more in the background, adding a tad bit of sweetness. I wish the vanilla was just a bit stronger but overall I like this cuppa. I would definitely buy this again to have in the evening.
This tea is over a year old so I am not sure if it is fair to rate it, but I’m going to anyway. This one really falls short for me, it almost tastes dull (which is probably due to the age of it). The Apple is there for sure, and I do get a little bit of “custard” but it certainly isn’t as creamy as I was hoping. It’s decent but not great.
It does fare a little better cold brewed. It isn’t really creamy, but the apple comes out a little more.
A clear cup and infuser is what I chose to brew this in today (western style) so I could watch the leaves expand. A tea as special as this deserves my time and awareness to truly appreciate the brewing experience. The liquor tastes of cocoa and malt. The appearance is a nice Amber/brown.
I am impatient and the first sips are too hot. After allowing the tea to cool slightly, I finally get to taste the tea. The cocoa and malt are prevalent right away followed by a slightly sweet caramel note. The mouthfeel is full and feels thick to some degree. This was wonderful.
I needed more, so I resteeped this tea at boiling for 4 minutes. This steep was pretty similar to the first I found, with only slightly muted flavours.
I did not have time for a second resteep, so the leaves are cold brewing in the fridge for tomorrow.
Edit: the cold brew of the second steeping leaves was basically muted flavours of that second steep. It wasn’t as magical as the first steep of this tea, but still very delicious.