2217 Tasting Notes
This one is already better. I think it’s because I had the bag open, so it could air out some.
Ugh. I need a better way to keep my samples then, so I can keep them upright with the zip tops open… I wonder if I have enough tins to do that.
This is super yummy. Spicy. Dried stone fruits.
Yum yum yum.
Also, I’m still using my $$$ yixing. I don’t know how it’s changing the tea, or if it is even changing the tea… but it’s cute and little and I should have fun playing with it more often.
Edit: Quite a few steeps in now, and I’m getting some camphor/very mild menthol. But of course this tea isn’t available any more. Of course.
Ok! This is it! I have new teaware out. I have my little goat/sheep thing chilling in its hat cup. I have my YIXING POT OUT and rinsed and ready to go.
I haven’t used my yixing in MONTHS. It was so dusty.
My new cup dwarfs it. Teensy tea pot.
I think I don’t like the yixing mostly because it leaks like a fucking sieve. The lid doesn’t sit tight, but I swear when I used it in-store, it was fine.
And I can’t drink this tea. Smells like dried squid. Yep.
Ok, moving on.
(I’ve had it before and I don’t remember it being this bad. IDK.)
I decided to copy Sil today and try this tea, since she sent it to me recently. :)
It’s interesting. This is the second tea of theirs I’ve tried, and I’d call this one boozy as well. Not AS boozy as the other one, thankfully.
The vanilla is loud and clear. The green base isn’t too vegetal or marine, although it’s definitely more vegetal than marine. It’s definitely cakey. Ohh, I want to bake a cake. But I’m doing a “healthy food” challenge. So maybe no cake for me.
Anyways, this is interesting and I’m mostly enjoying this cup. I’d like it better without the flavours that are making me think it’s full of booze.
Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Sil!
There are too many options for this tea on Steepster, so I picked this one to write a note under.
It’s an EG. It’s not the earliest greyiest of earl greys, but it is one. And I took a sip and made the “yuck” face. But now that I’ve adapted to the thought that I’m drinking an earl grey, it’s not bad. I mean, it’s caffeine. It’s warm. It’s citrusy. Yep, it’s tea.
Thanks to whomever sent this over. MissB? Sil? I am so confused about samples at this point…
Hmm. I think I need to drink my thermoses in the opposite order to what I drank them today. This tea has had all the heat sucked out of it! (I’m gonna blame the terrible stone topped desk…)
But still, at this temp and in a thermos, it’s a really nutty black tea. I’m enjoying it.
Must caffeinate as much as possible, so honestly even if it wasn’t good I’d still drink it. But it is good so I’m happy to caffeinate and will finish this before moving on to coffee. Because I can smell that someone’s brewed a pot.
My last bit of this tea.
Smells so so freaking good. Mapley. Vanilla-y. Yum.
Tastes good too, even though pear isn’t my favourite. But mostly it tastes like maple and cake this evening. It’s absolutely perfect. :)
This tea definitely surprised me, and I’m really glad!
And now that I’ve had this, and am feeling less poorly, I’m gonna feed the cat and run the errands. WHEE.
From Sil. :)
Not bad. Definitely get the cake flavours. And some vanilla. But the strawberry just isn’t quite there. I get a strawberry tea at Blenz (local cafe) that is really strawberry that I really like. And that’s what I hold all strawberry teas up to. Unfortunately, there’s not enough strawberry for me to mark this one as “love” on my spreadsheet. Just a “like”.