2219 Tasting Notes
I ended up with a little of this from Dexter and a little from Roswell Strange.
I was really hesitant about this tea because of the mint. Generally, it’s not my favourite although peppermint is ‘better’ than spearmint (and wintergreen is best). But! Colour me SHOCKED.
This is really fascinatingly tasty! I don’t really get the grapefruit at all. Mostly it’s mint and vanilla and… chocolate? White chocolate? IDK. It reminds me of those soft (English?) mints you get at weddings crossed with Tic Tacs (since they’re vanilla and mint). The texture of this tea is soft, which is weird.
I did add a little honey to combat the rooibos. :)
This is an old sample from Cavocorax. Thank you!
TBH, even though it’s an old sample, when I opened it up it smelled really good. And I must say I really enjoyed the tea! The base is lovely, and the vanilla came through nicely.
I think I might still prefer Vanilla Comoro from H&S, but only because that one’s a decaf, and sometimes I just want a black tea in the evening.
Even though I’ve added this to all the packets I currently have on the go, I’m not feeling like adding it to Steepster.
Basically, this is pretty good. The delicious toasty buckwheat. (Way too much) sweetness from sugar. Creaminess from milk. Tasty matcha.
IDK that I’d get this again, but I was super excited to see a buckwheat tea of any kind at any of my local markets, so I totally bought a bag of this. :D
This is really good. I’ve been flash steeping and it’s mild and sweet with just the tiniest bit of bitter when I steep too long.
Thanks for sharing, Dexter. :) You should try this one. It’s an herbal-honey sweetness, IMO. Not as sweet as a moonlight, but closer to that than a bitter young raw.
I was hoping this would settle my stomach, but it didn’t.
It’s quite nice, though. I did two long rinses, letting it sit between (aka I totally forgot about the tea). The first steep wasn’t quite up to snuff, but was very drinkable. Subsequent steeps have been quite tasty though. Almost sweet and spicy. The texture is great, too.
Of course I’m still sick and can’t really smell anything, so ymmv. :)
Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter. Pretty sure this was part of one of clubs we split.
I’m actually almost out of a lot of teas I really enjoy.
Having this with some milk, instead of having another coffee. It’s so good. Om nom nom.
After I finish, I’ll need to get ready and go out thrifting. I haven’t been for ages, and I need some blouses for work type situations. And I desperately need a jacket that isn’t my sporty raincoat. Heh.
I came home from work, still super sick. And I really really wanted an oolong. This one seemed like it’d do, so I got everything together and brewed up the sample. Thank you, Kittenna, for sharing!
I’m afraid I can’t really taste/smell right now, but it’s just what I wanted. It’s a complex floral tea. Tastes and feels like an oolong. I’m having fun watching it expand, too, which is honestly part of why I wanted to drink it.
Yum. Definitely something I’d try again if I came across it.
(Flash steeping at a high temp today.)
This is a really dark tea. Not bad today, but then, my taste buds have gone haywire. I can still taste the wood, though. Like that one hallway at work when it rains and the heaters are on.
It feels thick and a little slippery in my mouth.
Slowly increasing steep times. So far, 5s, 7s, 10s.
Thank you for sharing, Sil!
The spices are perfect with the booze and honey I added. :D
All I can really smell/taste is cloves and a bit of cinnamon, though. Possibly due to the sick, but it’s hard to say. I think I prefer Esprit de Noel (black) from Mariage Freres.