502 Tasting Notes
A sample sent my way from QueenofTarts, I see here that it’s been discontinued.
That doesn’t make me too sad, especially after North Winds and Golden Orchid (!!!) have wormed their way into my heart (and my belly)…. While I do get a faint hint of chocolate from this, it is bitter rather than creamy. And the oolong is earthy. I don’t love these dark oolongs, I think I’m learning that.
I followed the steeping parameters of 5 min @ boiling.
I took a sip when it was really hot to test it out, wanting to know if I should add milk or not.
I was taking it downstairs to watch a movie, see, and I knew I wouldn’t want to come back up to add milk.
It brewed up BLACK, so I decided to add cream.
It was a comforting cup but not nearly malty or chocolatey enough for me, I know there are more special WP teas out there, so if one like this had to go to make room for, say, golden orchid, then I totally support that decision :)
(Sorry everyone, I’d accidentally logged this under Davidstea instead of Tea Desire)
I’m just logging this so that I remember drinking it
Nothing is really standing out while it’s hot. Just another flavoured black tea.
Thanks to MissB for sending some along!
I think I’m definitely moving in the opposite direction of a lot of these teas.
Sent by OMGsrsly via Crowkettle
Honestly I didn’t get any flavour out of this one. Didn’t really taste like anything. I’m trying to get through a lot of teas right now so I actually ended up dumping it, no sense drinking tea that tastes like nothing!
Though I appreciate getting to try it :)
I think I’m more a fan of MF’s black and gourmand teas.
Mixed the rest of this with some of the old Davidstea version (pre lemongrass), to top it up, and cold brewed it.
I left it two days because I didn’t feel like drinking cold tea yesterday.
It was understandably bitter, I left it too long without straining it. But it was amazing coconutty and creamy so I will definitely do it again and just remove it sooner.
Aw crap. I guess I lied when I said the last note was my last note.
I forgot I drank the rest of this sample from Courtney earlier tonight while my hubby and I were watching the making of Diagon Alley special to ramp up our excitement for our trip to Florida in the fall.
I was also working on a banner for my mom’s surprise birthday/retirement party this weekend.
That is to say, I was majorly distracted as I drank this.
I addd milk. It was a comforting cup. But not nearly as mapley as I’d like a maple tea to be.
Probably if you would just give me pure maple syrup to drink, that would maybe be mapley enough.
I’m a tough Canadian to please!
Thanks for sending this for me to try, Courtney, I can cross it off my list now! :)
Sorry for the spam of reviews.
I drank a lot of tea this weekend but weekends are bad for logging, too much going on.
I saved the best for last though!
This was my Saturday morning tea. I got up and knew that we had plans to go see a movie at 2, so I figured I had plenty of time to properly enjoy this tea.
There are two types of tea for me, the ones that are special and deserving of my time and attention, and possibly multiple resteeps…and the ones that I pretty much guzzle all day long. I can go through a cup really quick once it’s cooled down to an acceptable level.
Anyway, Golden Orchid falls into the first category. I haven’t been drinking these delicious favorites lately because I’ve been trying to sipdown my silly amount of samples.
SO – knowing that I had lots of time to properly devote to it, I made a cup of Golden Orchid. I even bought a jug of spring water just to use for my “special teas”. So I used it.
I’m sniffing the bag, just taking my time. Then inhaling my delicious tea, waiting for it to cool off so I wouldn’t burn my mouth (done that before, too often)….
Then my husband was all like “let’s go out for breakfast at Homestead (local place) before the movie! How fast can you get ready? We will have to leave in an hour tops”
Which doesn’t sound too bad, but it meant I had to chug my tea down while I got the baby ready to go and got myself ready.
Hardly the experience I had been hoping for.
Though, it was still delicious.
It’s almost good that I’ve been drinking an abundance of mediocre samples lately, makes me really appreciate teas like this!
I really like this tea. I just finished drinking it. It’s 11:50pm here….I think I need to order from Herbal infusions once I get my cupboard down to a manageable size….I need some caffeine free options for these nighttime tea cravings
Thanks again for sending the sample, Courtney :)