646 Tasting Notes
Found another tea bag of this blend in my huge bags section; and it is same as last time.
Nice blend, if you are looking for basic black tea. Robust, malty black tea, bit tannic, but without any moments that make it memorable and unique experience.
Good for mornings though :)
Flavors: Malt, Tannic, Tea
Received one tea bag of this tea from postcrossing, from Chicago.
It is nothing much worth writing about. Cheap green tea with dirty taste, and mostly hay. Lemon, well, there are some sour notes, but it reminds me rather lemongrass only and ginseng? Not at all I guess.
I don’t know how old it is but I hope it is not terribly old, but it is pretty much boring.
Flavors: Dirt, Hay, Lemongrass
A vending machine drink called “lemon tea based hot drink”
Haven’t expected much, but it counts as tea, does it, right?! I took a sip minute before midnight, so I actually had teas yesterday, right?! (It’s now 5.20 am, writing this while waiting for train home (20 minutes and then 35 mins by train and 20 on foot))
It was worse than expected. It was like highly overbrewed ctc tea with citric acid. There is no notes to note, it was just bad. But it was a tea.
SIPDOWN together with my brother. I had two tea bags left, so one for me and one for him.
I needed something simple, yet flavourful and this tea delivers both very well. Base tea isn’t too strong but it is there. From fruits I notice strawberry, raspberry and red currants; all in some unique combination which I can’t describe well. It just works!
The last but not least flavour should be probably cranberry and it is there as a tart element. Good one!
If you want simple and flavored black tea, this I can suggest to everyone!
Flavors: Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tea
Today morning tea was bit diffent than prepared last time.
I just put sime random amount of tea into tea bag and apparently it was more tea than peaches in. It was quite astringent, no vanilla notes but peaches were nicely present though.
It was nice combination of base tea, which was quite strong but I don’t mind as it is morning; and peaches. Ripe, fuzzy peaches.
Flavors: Astringent, Peach, Tea
SIPDOWN of tea sent by derk, thank you!
“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It’s 9 pm, I am very tired after 7 hour long inventory check I did today. Went through 250 lady panties, same amount of bras, some socks and tights, lots of pillows and covers, some candles and some candleholders. Amost all the time wearing facemask and gloves. Gloves which we use when counting freezers!
So I am terribly tired (woke up in 5 am), pretty much everything hurts, some minor panic attacks as my nieces visit comes closer.
But to the tea, that is what matters here most I guess.
It’s nice. Refreshing, but as well calming down, it makes me bit sleepy which is good thing, there are some nice notes of passionflower reminding rather passionfruit in taste. Naturally it is quite herbal there as well. I think it is great tea for times like this one.
Thank you derk, once more :). And moreover I just love the wrapper too.
Flavors: Herbs, Mint, Passion Fruits
Another sipdown of Dammann Freres.
Pretty long steep (5 minutes), boiling water brought visually and in aroma nice tea.
In taste bit smoky (but okay); and pretty much only lime I noticed this time. But somehow quite weak and not that really refreshing.
Gonna miss the wrapping (but I have it in my collection) and the aroma mostly. But not the tea itself I guess.
Flavors: Lime, Smoke
SAD SIPDOWN of a sachet.
Yup, I had it in sachet only, but nevertheless it was so great. Prepared quite precise – 80°C and 4 minutes of steep.
Turned out delicious. Very juicy and as well base tea was present with grassy notes. There are mostly passionfruit notes! Haven’t noticed much ginger, which is in, but it was nice. Hints of lime were there as well.
Aroma can be discouraging for some, but not for me :) it is very strongly floral and maybe too much for some.
Flavors: Floral, Grass, Lime, Passion Fruits
And another tasting note of this one. Raising the rating from 95 to 99 as it is my all time favourite I guess.
Yes, as you know, I have birthday today! And this day needs great tea. And that one from morning wasn’t it. But quarter of a century over here? To sum up… I had completely different thoughts about last 5 years. But it is like that and I don’t want to change it. If I decided otherwise I won’t met so perfect guys around me. Not only Steepster people, nor classamtes, nor co-workers. It’s not perfect life, but who needs a perfect life? It would be boring.
But this tea is close to perfect and no way boring. I won’t repeat myself, just read other notes :)
Yummy, malty jam. No bitterness even prepared grandpa as usual, full-bodied, just perfect for this day!
Song pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y
Although there could be many nice songs, for example this one helped to go through the panic attack yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHCV_ro2U_A (if you google translate lyrics, you will lose the play with words, but you will get basic thought of song)
Thank you all that I could be member of this community. I like it here because of you guys!
Sparling Hour — interesting name for tea.
And it is from huge bags, in paper wrapping. So it will be probably quite meh.
Indeed it is. Pretty much herbal, not much spicy even tere should be mostly ginger in. It was just generic herbal with sweet licorice afterstaste and pepper in caused it tasted bit like those little red radish. Pretty unusual in a tea and honestly it is not what I was looking for there. Some lemongrass notes.
Could be better, but wasn’t bad :) just I am not pleased of this one.
Flavors: Herbs, Lemongrass, Licorice, Sweet