8562 Tasting Notes
Cold brew of this today while i pack up an enormous amount of tea swap packages. Having finally sorted through all of the amazing teas MissB sent us, they will be out the door to other homes tomorrow! Plus a few swaps, some surprise packages and other goodness. I feel very productive considering after tomorrow i’ll just have a box for cavocorax in my house with teas for VARIATEA, and my ongoing box for Terri that is always open waiting for teas. We also got new tiles put in to the kitchen so we can rework the crap work the apartment people did….minor expense in a plce we don’t own to just get the kitchen sorted. Not as productive a staycation as we wanted but at least it feels like a few things were accomplished. And i DID get a tea tray haha.
Still enjoy this one cold brewed and hot brewed, but won’t cry when i finally finish up the last of the 150g or so of this tea i bought while it was a around heh
totally gapped on doing a review for this today but i’ll likely pick it up again tomorrow in any case. I am trying really hard to get through reviewing the samples from Wymm tea that they were so generous about sending out to people. So far yesterday’s shou was my favourite but this one was quite nice. I remember most that this was slightly sweet – slightly floral but not to the point where i didn’t want to drink it. Only got through a few steepings today so more tomorrow.
Final Count: 131
*missB sent this one on and i have to say, for a herbal chai it’s not too shabby. I’m a fan of the ingredients and i like the heat that this one has while still being flavourful. there’s a bit of a sweetness here which i suspect comes from the licorice since i seem to be especially sensitive to that sort of sweetness. On the whole though, this was a pretty great cup of herbal chai! thanks missb!
I figured i should try this as a straight tea before i finished up so i brewed this one according to the instructions in just water. The result very much reminds me of a latte – toned down. I get little to now caramel but i DID remove all the sugar from this package so maybe that’s what brings the caramel to teh yard – er tea…. Not a bad cup. but nothing i need to restock, especially given the amount of sugar that was added to this blend. :(
I feel like they forgot about the orange in these. I’ve had a couple steeps now and while this is a really nice puerh -smooth, with some depth there is little to no orange to be found. Which makes me sad because i love orange + puerh and was so hopeful for these little guys. Still though, not crying over it because the puerh in itself is lovely and has been very enjoyable this afternoon.
yay! comfort tea to get me through the day. Really trying hard not to push myself too much but i really want to get rid of all the extra crap in the house we keep holding on to for no reason. Today was clothes…good bye stuff i haven’t worn in a year! hopefully someone out there will be able to make use of them as they’re nice pieces, just not anything i wear anymore because of style/comfort/size etc.
sad to see this tea go but it was lovely to have. I really do love the way stacy did blackberry – the flavouring was always tasty!
Finally feeling a little better today so i’m going to have to try not to over do it but it’s back to work on clenaing up the house…today is operation closet cleaning! going through old clothes and knick knacks and such while my other half works on the kitchen. We took the week off to get the house 100% back to normal and me being sick has derailed that completely. So here’s hoping we can get most of it done in the next couple of days. this tea was great to kick off the morning. :) comforting and familiar before i try to get through some of my samples/smalller sizes
Final Cup of tea tonight…. plan for tomorrrow – at least 4 more sipdowns to get through MissB’s teas and hopefully another puer from Wymm teas. This batch doesn’t seem nearly as tasty as previous batches….almost like there’s not enough vanilla or something. It’s stilll decent but would rank lower for me than it’s current rating.
Final Count: 137