1125 Tasting Notes
So yeah, I finally got to try this tea. Sending this blindly to AJRimmer and it was the winner of the Advent teas; so I was naturally very curious why it was so loved.
But days were flying by; they didn’t had it in stock, but in 1kg bulk; so I was still waiting and waiting and then ordered again from other company. I have 50 grams, so if anyone wants to try, I have quite a plenty left.
I must say it is delicious and unique blend. I think I notice that pineapple fruity flavour, somehow tropical; but aloe flavour is nice and present there as weell, but I am not able to describe it well. I agree with AJRimmer’s note saying almost fruity, almost minty, almost savoury
Although it is a bit weird blend, it works well and green rooibos is great base for it. It’s pretty much mouth-coating, but not in sticky way; and pineapple fruitiness is great. They say it is citrusy, but I don’t think so. Cold-brew, or iced-tea… I bet it can be a winner for the upcoming summer.
Flavors: Pineapple, Tropical
Tired, with sore arm, both because of my first Covid-19 vaccine shot, but happy I got it. Unhappy about my exam from mathmatics I took yesterday, I will write the teacher, as I am a bit afraid they have not checked all the papers I retuned. If I truly failed, last attempt (ever!) will be 2nd July. So, there is hope. And well, time to focus on the problems and not the theory.
But after a few days hiatus, here I am again, drinking another cold-brew tea hot. I have to agree with Cameron B. in most of her tasting note. It is a bit flat, flavoured rooibos. I could notice a bit of strawberries, but coconut and creaminess nonewhere to be found. I have been expecting more jammy note as well. When I was adding a vanilla part of my vanilla-mango ice cream I had with it, it truly awakes the flavours, but I hadn’t got enough ice cream to add it completely to the hot cup. And mango would ruin it I am afraid; so I need to buy a bourbon vanilla ice cream soon.
While it wasn’t a bad tea, I have been expecting way more.
Flavors: Fruity, Rooibos
Interesting to find this tea over here, but glad to find it :) At least I don’t have to add another tea, which would end with one single tasting note.
My soul is again a bit too crazy today. I am overthinking everything again and overall feel somehow miserable. In a week I will have an exam (if I won’t postpone it) and I need to study much much harder but I couldn’t find a way to do it.
Anyway this tea is from big bags section again and it seems it is not available anymore. It doesn’t taste anyhow special. It’s decent herbal tea, but somehow okay only and there isn’t some distinctive flavour at all.
Prepared hot, although this tea should be cold-brewed. I shall try that preparation method once! Suggestions welcomed.
Honestly, again not much of pears here. A bit more than in Jasmine Poached Pears though and less bubblegummy for sure. If I would drinking it cold, I think I could manage to feel the cider-y flavour. Hot… not that much. I was able to notice the lime leaves though and overall, it was pretty okay. Nothing to have necessary right again, but as cold drink it will be good I am sure.
No news about my job application so far; I had an interview (rather replying on a video my replies only) back on Tuesday. But other great news is that I have registered for Covid-vaccine today (as it opened for my age group today midnight) and now I am waiting for a dates I could go there (you can choose). I have it about 10 minutes from my home by foot and I have been to that place countless times.
Flavors: Linden, Pear
This is one of those free tea bags I have received and quite a lots of them, as they have BB date on 12 June 2021. But I am prettyy sure they will be good even after that date and they won’t just go bad 13 June.
Anyway, I had a third cup of this tea already as I have tried it several times in May.
It is rather Turmeric & Lemon, I couldn’t notice much of ginger there. Mostly lemongrass is present in flavour. Turmeric is hadding a quite an interesting combination over there. Ginger is giving a bit of heat, but luckily not much and it rather brings some “density” and it is not flat in flavour. The rest of ingredients I couldn’t notice at all.
Overall, quite a nice caffeine-free cup. Nothing to keep as well, but drinking it now and then, why not, huh?
Flavors: Lemongrass, Turmeric
Yesterday afternoon tea. Maté with lime flavour sounds indeed very interesting!
And smells great! Lime aroma was quite genuine with some bitter and herbal undertone.
In taste it was quite bitter, but for me who isn’t much experienced with Maté… it was surprising. But not in a bad way. Lime juiciness and other citrus notes were complementing the flavour of maté well and it was nice experience. Nothing to have necessary in my cupboard as a must have tea, but keeping a few bags, why not?
And as we have a new month here again, stats time for May!
Total: 64 teas; that means roughly more than two teas per day. Well, busy month with many exams and working on thesis. And weather is warmer as well.
Average rating: 75.53
I have drank 41 loose leaf teas, the rest was bagged.
I wrote only 20 tasting notes here in May! And sipped down 4 teas.
Those numbers are interesting as I used to write here much more — but apparently I was
more purposive than usual I am. As of sipdowns, I blame that I wasn’t caring too much about the teas I have there and rather trying the new ones too.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Lime
Prepared western, 3g for 300 ml.
Bingdao area. It says nothing to me. As always. So… need to study more puerhs and their location. Will it be better than my Jinggu experience? Will it be worse? It is sheng from 2014, so quite old. No idea if it is too old or aged well. This company is new for me, too. So kinda blind buy from me. Old trees. Does it change anything?
I took the leaves out of heat wrapped foil wrapping and… it was mineral. Like too much mineral. Then, some other notes. Is it peachy-fruity? Weird! Soft aroma then… maybe it needed to breath out a bit I guess.
Anyway, I took 3 grams of that loose part of this tea, haven’t took any chunks. I think I have steeped it for 4 minutes maybe? I am not really sure to be honest. Either way, it was just right as I got very nice fruity puerh with peach note and some kind of mineral aftertaste. It was smooth with little, but needed astringency. Long and nice mouthfeel. Can’t wait to gongfu it.
Flavors: Astringent, Mineral, Peach, Smooth, Stonefruit
Decided to gongfu this tea today. 4 grams / 125 ml gaiwan.
I am not much able to tell the difference in flavour profile. Maybe it was a bit more chocolate-y, but as I have prepared 5 steps 20-45 seconds long as they suggest, it was fading quite quickly and overall it was quite woody, with typical shu profile. After fifth steep it was like a woody water.
While it wasn’t a bad tea, it wasn’t anything I would order in a cake profile or bigger quantity.
Flavors: Chocolate, Sweet, Thick, Wood
A tea bag from Izzy. I should finish that box faster, but somehow… it goes slowly. Thank you anyway!
I actually thought that this tea have black tea base, but nope… happens, but whatever. The aroma from the foilwrapping is indeed reminding a sour peach and other fruit taste.
While steeping, I realised it is fruit tea and not black tea… and well I let it steep for almost five minutes as “ETS teas needs longer steeping time.” and well the flavour wasn’t one of the strongest. It was indeed peachy, pleasantly sour (glad for that!) but hibiscus tartness in the background and then some other, let’s say tropical, fruits. The peach was dominant, but not much. Overall, it was quite okay. I have hopef for a bit more to be honest, but I can’t point out what I am lacking here.
Flavors: Peach, Pleasantly Sour, Tropical
Another free tea bag included and again… a dismal.
First of fall, seeing ingredients where is Ceylon tea and “Berry flavor” — that should warn me before drinking.
It was even worse than Chai as it was indeed a pure black tea and there wasn’t anything that contrubutes in any way to flavour. The flavour was faded and flat. It wasn’t tasting artificial, but generic berry like.
Base tea? Well, it was that typical Ceylon flavour I have met so many times…nothing to write about. Very poor tea.