599 Tasting Notes
I am done this delicious tea now. I really enjoyed it while I had it!
Finishing off my sample week with a good one! This is a really old sample from Will work for Tea
It i just as good as I remember. However, I am getting a smidgen of an astringency. Maybe I will steep with less than boiling water next time or less than 5 minutes and see how that goes.
I thoroughly enjoy this delicious decaf vanilla though!
I wonder if I could find this blend at Chapters or something?
Sample sipdown! Thanks again to Angel at Teavivre for this sample.
I still love this buttery smooth, slightly vegetal oolong. Perfect on this cool fall day.
Steeped at boiling for 1,2,&3 minutes.
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Thanks again Angel at Teavivre for this sample a long time ago! I love milk oolongs. I think I prefer my first steep of most oolongs at only a minute. This tastes so creamy today. I think age has actually improved this sample if that’s possible!
Subtle buttery vegetal notes and very light floral notes. Delicious. I love oolongs, especially in the fall. They are just so comforting to me.
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Thanks again to Emilie for this sample.
This one was delicious this morning with just a little splash of milk. This is one is really good when it is steeped correctly. It is light strawberry with burnt sugar and some creamy notes.
It can be really fussy and become astringent rather quickly though, so you really have to be careful with steeping.
Sample sipdown! Thanks Will work for Tea
Very good today, I only steeped for 2 minutes or so, which really does the trick! It seemed very indulgent today…lol. I know, I am a nerd.
I used 2 tsp this time.
I haven’t had this one forever. It is delicious just lilke I remember, rich and malty, with light caramel notes. A tad grainy.
I resteeped at 3 and 4 minutes. The 3rd steep was a little weak but still fairly good.
Thank you to Sare for this sample!
This was a very old swap, but it still retained lots of its flavour. The hazelnut was apparent and the honeybush was sweet. A decent night time treat with a tiny splash of vanilla creamer.
I think I would have steeped it longer maybe, try to get some more flavour out of it. Oh well, if I ever come across it again I guess!
I am continuing with my samples week. I got this sample with an order I made a long time ago. I think it might have lost a tad bit of freshness but it is still an excellent oolong.
I tried western brewing this time, giving the water a minute to cool down, a quick rinse, and 1 and 2 minute steeps. They were amazing and creamy and green, floral oolong!
By the time I got home, it was too late in the day for me to have more caffeine, but I certainly enjoyed this today.
I think I want to try the autumn harvest of TGY next though. And compare them.
This is a sample I received a long time ago from Sare I think but I’m not sure.
Anyway, I really like nutty teas, so I was expecting to like this, and I thought it was delicious. I used 2 tsp for this cuppa and I found it to be quite flavourful. Nutty and smooth oolong.