9774 Tasting Notes
Another sample from VariaTEA – given the way things have been going these days it may take me 2 months to get through her samples. Never have time to make tea! This one was intriguing to me because of the whiskey element, however what i find when it’s brewed up is that it’s moreso just a chocolate truffle tea vs having that whiskey element present. Either that, or it’s not like the whiskey we usually drink around here ha! Still, this is pretty tasty – more dark chocolate than milk and not too bitter or asstrigent.
Review for Garrett’s NEW bigger black pearls. I didn’t want to create a new steepster entry since he won’t have the old ones ever again. The new ones are significantly larger taking 1-2 per cup vs the smaller ones. All that to say that i sort of drank this one up this morning, without actually taking notes. Work was a little crazy and when i went to start a note, i found i’d finished the tea hahaha. So um more to come when i have them again – think i’ll go with a longer 4-5min steep.
sample from VariaTEA and this is kinda….meh? The website calls this one “An unparalleled combination of sweet and malty black tea with honey and honeybee pollen.” all i’m getting is a rather bland black tea. it’s not malty and i don’t get that honey taste at all. It MIGHT have something to do with the way it was stored or some such, so i’ll refrain from rating this one…but it’s about a 65 for me i’d say.
Sample from my order with Mandala – really glad that Garrett including this one since the last time i had this, it had some sort of smokey notes to it. This time around i’m getting none of that. This is the 2018 version and it’s pretty tasty. Malty, smooth sort of midweight, just what i needed to kick off my day earlier today.