892 Tasting Notes
There is a local shop called Yan-Tsu Hong herbs that sells Chinese herbs, medicines, and teas—-Regina friends, have you been here? It is right by Cuppa’T. A few years ago, I tried their Iron Buddha tea (Tiekuanyin—it says on the label) and hated it but that was before I appreciated and knew how to brew oolong teas. Trying it today, I know my tastes have changed because I am really enjoying this. It is buttery and floral with vegetal notes. This is a decent green oolong.
I think that I will brew it at a lower temp next time though to see if that brings out more sweetness.
This tea is delicious. The aroma of honey fills my kitchen. The first note that I get is honey. It has a full, silky mouthfeel with vanilla and cloves in the background. There is a limitless bit of earthiness hiding in the background.
The resteep was a little less sweet and silky but still excellent!
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.