648 Tasting Notes
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
I dunno if this blend needed to rest a bit, but tuerned out pretty nice and flavourful. Prepared remaining 7 grams grandpa in my 300 ml cup.
It was quite lemony, but as well somehow quite round taste, not artificial, or too sour. It would be bit tricky to try find pancake flavours, but it was quite sweet as well. I think hints of pancakes were there too, bit of pancake dough :).
But it was all so balanced, and unless it was sweet for me, it was nice. Not really sad to see it go, but at least it is another sipped down tea :)
Keeping the rating on 66.
Flavors: Lemon, Sugar, Sweet
Another chance (and pretty much random choice of flavoured blacks).
It is decent for sure, base tea is nice and aromas are pretty much cherry and pineapple, but flavour is lacking. It was slighly fruit and that’s all. The base dominates so much! Hints of florals now and then.
Life part: Still haven’t got any information about summer-job which is pretty much upsetting. Maybe I will do inventory checks even during summer? Argh! Maybe I will ask for first week in July for checking the premises for my Bachelor thesis. First week I have my nieces around so I need something “to do” — unless I want (I don’t at all) to spend time with them. Panic attack triggers.
Tomorrow I have exam from Algorithms and programming. It is maybe a month since I tried to write some program, so I am not really sure how much succesful I will be, moreover it really depends on the teacher as well and his mood. Time flies faster than I want (not only: to admit). It is two weeks-month since Covid started, right? :)
Flavors: Cherry, Pineapple, Tea
Another tea from June 2020 subscription.
Yesterday… a day without a tea. I wasn’t even in the mood for some!
But today my tastew buds were craving for some tea again, and this sounded pretty much what I wanted. Bold black tea with fruit notes.
Well, it is quite sweet based on dry aroma. If peachy, honestly I am not sure. Quite fine tea itself.
Two teaspoons per 300 ml, basic 3 minutes steeping time.
Well, pretty nice! Base tea is present well with nice peach-vanilla notes. Somehow sticky taste, but it worked well together!
TIL Peach Cobbler is a dessert, more over looks super tasty! I wonder how much similar is it to this tea!
Flavors: Peach, Vanilla
I wasn’t in a mood for a tea today.
But decided to brew something and this tea bag I got somewhere, I wonder where I got it. Company doesn’t exist from April 2018, last (working) website capture is from January 2016. So it is at least 4 and half years old tea. Sad to see companies go.
For some reason I thought it is berry tea with black tea base. It is not.
While steeping a weird medicinal aroma jumped out of mug. Honeslty I was afraid I will have to dump it, but then more fruity notes appear (although in artificial way). After 4 minutes of steeping the colour was pretty similar to colour on the box.
Taste wasn’t watery at all, it was pretty much fruity. Raspberries, hints of strawberry. Artifical though pretty much. Luckily everything as medicinal turned into artificial (a good change? Who knows.) I am surprised that spearmint is in, I haven’t noticed it at all. Nor rooibos. And it was actually pretty tart (I assume lots of hibiscus was in).
Oh well… why I am drinking old tea bags of companies which don’t exist anymore?
Flavors: Artificial, Medicinal, Raspberry, Tart
Mixed up “Klarer Kopf” and St. SebasTea Ceylon High Grown black tea in ratio roughly 1:1. I need to calm down because of exam today (I failed that one in Tuesday (next year!), yesterday I have passed International transport one) from Theory of Graphs. Honestly I wasn’t really able to focus on studies yesterday, so I went with some fast study in the morning (exam was from 10 am). So black tea for caffeine, herbals for calming down. Fuck you panic attacks and remorses.
So, if I have passed this one, one will remain. And that one is planned next Tuesday. Algorithms and programming. Something from last year. I have to pass it finally this year to have it done. It is really stressful stuff, because it mostly depends on teachers mood. If he wants you to fail, he will make you fail. He is programmer as a job, did some very improtant and nice programms, but he can’t explain it to people who don’t want/can’t do it. And he have got Rhotacism. I am not laughing on him, but maybe he is solving his issues with it in a way he let students fail? Hopefully not, but who knows.
As of today exam, well… I don’t know. It was too theory like, I would rather enjoy practial stuff there. But wasn’t it so bad. We will see. (If worst, I will go in September to resit)
June 2020 subscription
Interesting tea. Their small pouch for 20 grams, which is usually full to half, sometimes little bit more than half is now completely full.
So in my DIY tea bag is in: two rose buds, two big pieces of strawberry and raspberry, some raspberry leaf, lots of rose petals. Fuller than usual.
After 5 minutes of steeping it is bright and pink. Naturally it is very strong in rose aroma and beneath of it there are fruit notes, probably mosty strawberries. When sipped, it is actually rather fruity. There are raspberries and strawberries and in the background there are roses. Purpose of raspberry leaf is probably giving some “depth” of flavour.
I have to try this one iced, after all night steep. That would suit this tea better I think. But it is tasty nevertheless.
Flavors: Raspberry, Rose, Strawberry
Is it this one? Who knows. It is 10 grams from derk, saying “Ten Ren oolong, 10 grams; how old ?” But thank you anyway!
I used 3 grams in my 300 ml glass cup, grandpa style. It seems it is more than enough. Leaves expanded and are half filliing the cup! Aroma – well, I think I note vegetal and mostly beans?
Taste is generic vegetal, but quite nice and mellow. Maybe bit buttery?
Anyway; probably quite cheap, but nice. Thank you derk!
Flavors: Butter, Green Beans, Vegetal
Hah, it seems it could be quite new even it is from huge bags. Maybe it is indeed, I have faint memory that I bought this one while I was in Prague.
Anyway, haven’t expected much and it delivers exactly what I expected. Quite nice green tea flavours, it was grassy and mellow. Popped rice brought that popcorn expected flavour, bit roasted as well.
Nice genmaicha :)
Flavors: Grass, Roasted, Toasted Rice