749 Tasting Notes
I thought I had mixed Cheesecake with milk and popped it in the fridge, but it turned out it was Coconut. That was a lovely surprise. I actually added just a wee touch of sugar because I find it helps the coconut in cold milk.
Hopefully this will give me the kick I need to finish off the reading part of my studying for my exam on Monday. Tomorrow’s studying will be all writing and rewriting. The cat has been sleeping on the couch for about four hours and I just want to nap too.
This one is pretty awesome. There is a distinct, rich vanilla flavour, with a strong, but not overwhelming black base. I could happily drink plenty of this one. I bet it would be tasty chilled too.
Angrboda you were right about this one! Thanks for sharing. :)
Speaking of chilled, we have blowing snow and a ‘feels like’ temperature of -20 here. UGH. But in Jamaica it feels like 40. AH YES.
The scent of coconut and banana wafting from this cup promises for something wonderful.
I kept pulling out this sample from keychange’s swap envelope and staring at it the last few days, because in my efficiency, I deleted our message and forgot what all she sent. This one was a mystery, and it has been bothering me since her envelope arrived. Today it finally hit me that it was this tea. This tea! The tea that everyone loved. So of course, I brewed it up immediately.
Both the banana and coconut are apparent, yet not overwhelming. AKA perfection. True to Butiki style. I’m also thrilled the back is PTA, rather than the original pu’erh planned. I’ll have to write a bit more later, because I had an incredibly garlicky dinner and I’m concocting ways to rid my mouth of the taste to further enjoy this tea. I clearly did not think through the timing for steeping. :P
Thanks keychange for sending me this one, and thanks to JustJames and Stacy for thinking and creating it.
This is a sad sipdown this morning. This tea has grown more and more on me. I will definitely be picking up more. Now to work Seattle into the Vancouver trip.
I overslept this morning, which shouldn’t have happened, but sometimes I just don’t care.
Now I’m sitting down with my delicious oatmeal and maple syrup and this awesome tea. I leave in less than a week for Jamaica and I need to focus on all the things I have to get done for school because my concentration has not been up to snuff.
Thanks EvaGrimm for this delightful tea.
This one has a lot going on, but the Laoshan Black shines through. Thank goodness. When I saw pu’erh in the description I was concerned.
Those chocolate notes I love are clearly there, and the oolong is also apparent. Teas with an overabundance of ingredients sometimes overwhelm me, but this one melds so well together. Very tasty.
I’ve taken to steeping my tea and covering it, before I hop in the shower in the morning. When I get out, it’s cooled to the perfect drinking temperature. This one is a sipdown this morning. It’s so tasty! I can’t wait to visit Steam Tea House when I go to Van come spring.
So, my shower was frigid this morning and that infuriates me. Especially when there’s snow blowing by the window outside. Ugh. Now I’m drinking my hot, awesome tea, and eating hot, awesome oatmeal with maple syrup so that should make things better.
Thanks for sharing OMGsrsly!
This one came in from keychange. :)
I think I would be open to exploring more Darjeelings. This one is similar in that it steeped up lightly, to the Puttabong one I had a while back. Does that mean it’s a first flush? I’be had ones that steep up darker that I didn’t enjoy as much.
This one has a hay-like quality going on with some underlying flavours that are just out of my reach. There is a subtle hint of nuttiness, with a touch of astringency. Not an astringency I’m used to in most black teas I have though. Interesting, interesting. I’d be open to trying this one again. Or other Darjeelings. The more I sip away, the more I am growing to really enjoy this tea.
We’re sitting in evolution now and Mike picked me up an Apple Cinnamon tea from Tim’s. You know, to survive the class still sane. I love evolution, don’t get me wrong, but this prof is a bit dry. Even with a British accent.
Sometimes I don’t feel like the adult I am when I’m sitting here in class typing up tea notes while Mike watches over my shoulder and we attempt to stifle laughter before the prof notices.
This is a decent tea. It was one of the teas I used to drink when Tim’s was my favourite. The apple here is really nice, and of course apple and cinnamon go great together. This is actually a decent herbal option.
Sil was awesome enough to send along more of this since the first sample was banana-contaminated. Delicious, but not what it was supposed to be.
This is a creamy delicious tea. The black base works great with the cream. And the creaminess is not hard to find at all. Definitely a great tea. I’m not so sure if I need it in my cupboard, but I wouldn’t say no to a cup.
Today is day one for smoothies guys. I’m doing smoothies for lunch and dinner, and sticking with my oatmeal for breakfast. Check it out!