8556 Tasting Notes
Another one from MissB as i desperately need to finish up those teas so that i can get them parcelled out and shared with everyone else lol I wasn’t a huge fan of this one…it tasted more like a generic “christmas spice” sort of tea than anything else. It wasn’t bad, but nothing i’m dying to have again or keep around…
this was a sample included in my dragon tea house order and one that i would totally pick up again, though it’s VERY similar to other teas that i love for the same reasons…malty, cocoa-y, dark and delicious. So price would factor in..also the shipping…DH took over a month to get to me, which makes me a sad panda.
I couldn’t resist picking this one up from what-cha during their sale, because of the name lol. What exactly does and old lady tea taste like? well in this case, there’s a fruitness here, which i guess you could call citrus, but i have a hard time distinguishing specific citrus tastes a lot of the time. this has echoes of your typical “red rose” tea but feels fancier and with more depth. Over all, a nice little cup for my first experience with What-Cha
i told omgsrsly that i would try this one today since we both ended up ordering it from CS during their sale the other week. This tea has super cute little curly buds that made me smile as i wasn’t expecting that today.
So i don’t actually get cocoa from this one…it’s more of a slightly sweet, malty tea..with a hint of “dirt?” lol maybe there’s a little cocoa there in the background if i concentrate, but this one is vastly different from other cocoa/chocolatey teas that i’ve had. I’ll have to try this one gonfu as well to see how that changes things up.
i haven’t had a chance to drink any tea tonight because i had three orders to organise. I really wanted to at least get the teas in to my cupboard and my spreadsheet so that after i package up my tea care packages this weekend, i’ll be able to organise my ACTUAL cupboard. lol i like having this one from time to time, so i’m glad i picked up the teabags over christmas. i don’t need a TON of this in my cupboard but i do like the blend of spices in this one, especially with just a teeny, tiny bit of sweetner.
Final Count: 113 and a new tea pet!
i picked this one up in my first CS order because i wanted to try at least ONE flavoured from them that was on the bolder side, since steepster friends have let me try their lighter flavoured teas. This was actually much tastier than expected. Something about the way the puerh balances and plays with the chocolate, really just works for me. I’d be inclined to try steeping this one in milk as well some time to see how it fares. Just a deliciously darker chocolate sort of treat! YUM!