8269 Tasting Notes
i was SUPPPPEEEEEEEEEEER excited when MissB told us she had found this one in her travels. Like HOLY GET THAT PLEASE! because pineapple? yes. curry? interesting….different…YAY! As it turns out, i think this may end up being a blend that indigobloom likes…but then, maybe not lol. this one smells a great deal like pineapple something. yes. something. brewed though….i kept tasting peach. and i’m tired of peach. it was peach and then not peach and then something else…but never pineapple and not what in my head a curry tea would taste like. But it wasn’t terrible…just..not what i expected…or built in my head. and peach? bah. no peach! clearly my tastebuds are duds today.
Another tea from the magic MissB box of goodies! I have a bunch that i need to work my way through a little faster, but i just haven’t had time to settle in and take a look at them as much as i’d like. I picked out two today and did manage to drink them but that was hours ago and since then i got seriously distracted planning an epic road trip this weekend haha.
first off, i am brewing all these at a cooler temp than the instructions mention – i just can’t bring myself to do 200 for greens. Secondly…most of these are greens, which are not my favourite, but as with all teas, i’m keeping an open mind.
This one was actually pretty interesting. There was most assuredly ginger in this one…though not enough for my tastes :) it also smells a lot like one of the herbals i have from tea gschwender…but tastes nothing like it. this is lemon and ginger and a little hint of pepper…but the flavours are subtle. Too subtle for me..but still a tasty cup! thanks a bunch missB!
Sample from Angel – thank you as always for your continuous generosity. this is one of those mineral like teas for me. there’s a bit of sweetness here but mostly it’s that mineral like taste that, in roasty ooolong teas develops in to that taste that i don’t like. However, in this tea it’s pleasant…making for a very light cup. I don’t think i’d pick this one up but i’m really glad for the chance to sample it as would have been one that i would have likely ordered to try out. I see this finding it’s home with someone who likes those sort of roasty mineral like teas….though this is certainly got a sweetness to it that is very pleasant.
this was a free sample with my first streetshopp88 order. Not necessarily something i would have picked for myself, but overall this was fairly pleasant. I had a few steepings of it today and it remained a middle of the road, average sort of brew. nothing amazing about it, but nothing wrong with it either.
dexter is awesome and portioned out a little of this one from her stash for me to have again. I have the 2014 version but it’s got nothing on the 2013 version. Sadly i missed my chance to pick up more of the 2013 version :(
Alongside this one, i’m also drinking a tea of the same name from dexter’s tea pusher. Both have that deliciously chocolatey taste…i think i like dexter’s tea pusher just slightly but both are different enough that i could drink both all day….every day lol. so good. i just hope 2015 version from YS will be more like 2013. :(
thank you so much dexter!
last cup of the evening…. still enjoying this and happy i still have a few herbals in my cupboard. i’m in danger of having to place an order before i get to my sipdown hiatus goal if this keeps up though, since i don’t have a lot of herbals. I think i have 50g free from david’s so that might be what i aim for when i go this weekend – key lime is a herbal if i remember right? All in alll still enjoy this hot and cold, though it needs just a tiny bit of sweetner.
Final Count: 159 after adding in my streetshop88 order and cleaning up my cupboard. still about 30+ inbound though…