8271 Tasting Notes
Another tea from tonight, largely so i could put the wee little bit Kittenna gave back to me in to the tin with the rest of this. haha. Not that it made it in to the tin, but at least i’ve condensed the bag down. 3 more days left in october and i’m curious if i can get to 75 just for fun. I’m not all that confident that i will since i’m not focusing on teas with smaller amounts – rather just letting my tastebuds dictate. And tonight…they wanted this! :) Still enjoying this creamy vanilla like spicy tea at about a 7 min steep…anything less is too wimpy :)
tried this one as a latte tonight. This is more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate, but it’s still just not what i was hoping for when i picked it up. I’m not a HUGE fan of the base but the chocolate is decent for what it’s worth. Maybe a little sugar would have improved things but i didn’t get around to that as i drink most of my teas without sweetner
ohhhh Cavocorax your giant bag of teas here is calling your name….no really lol
I pulled this one out tonight to finish it off and leave the last little sample for cavo. I have a vague recollection that she had liked another similar tea before so wanted to save a sil sized cup for her to try. I quite enjoyed this variation on the theme, though i’m not sure how badly i need a caramel rooibos in my cupboard. I think i’d prefer the fruit caramel i have from tea G…or the decaf caramel as well….maybe not.. either way, enjoyed and now it’s done!
Final Count: 81 (though in other news, i did a quick check and i have a mere 52 non puerhs in my cupboard)
As a reward for working on my cupboard so well, i figured it was time to open up one of the few teas i have that i haven’t managed to try yet. I’ve actually been trying to spend more time on not just working through my older teas, but getting around to trying all my teas on hand so that i know what i want to keep around or restock. I was intrigued enough by this one to buy it, since i’ve had some positive experiences with hojicha, and well, i love caramel :)
My initial few sips of this one made me feel like it wasn’t what i expected it to be. i was looking for more caramel…more..just more. However, i realised shortly after that, that my cup was empty lol. This isn’t deep rich velvety milk caramel, but it is sweet and delicious. I’m a little curious how this would fare as a latte, since it might add to the creaminess. Overall, i’m quite happy with this and i’m going to have fun playing with the rest of my bag! :)