8556 Tasting Notes
soooo i’ve had that awful song by uh… those girls… stuck in my head all day… “i don’t caaaare…….. i love it!” irritating at best. Work is killing me, i never see my other half except for scarfing down food when i get home late…and uh i’m still behind in catching up with the FIVE projects that got put on me when someone else “quit.” On the plus side i have about 3 more weeks to try and get caught up before anyone notices that I haven’t got a sweet mother loving clue what’s going on haha. In between that i’m also apparently the one who is responsible for all customer facing presentations, being the go to person for all other areas we work with, and they put me in charge of all “migrations” for the year…while also being on other ppl’s projects and being the us and canada sales and marketing person and the small business segment lead…
anyone wanna talk banking? no really..if you’re in the chicago area…looking for a job…pm me…have i got a deal for you! giggling
sooo anyway…on days like today, before days like tomorrow, i need good tea. So today i pulled out this one..i’m on my last few cups and it’s scary…. it was exactly what i needed this morning when the subway decided it was not having anything of getting me to work on time..which meant of course i missed out on my hour of productivity before people come in to the office lol. GOOD TIMES!….
…but i don’t caaaare..i love it!
nomity, nom nom…had a cup of this tonight and i am sooo happy with the dark, deep, roasty, caramel, delicious notes that it’s ALMOST enough to make up for the extended week i’m going to have, as if last week wasn’t bad enough…RELEASE WEEKEND! woot woot! incoming full day saturday of “suck.” and 4 more days to “enjoy” before we get there lol. good times!
jump62359 sent this one my way and to be honest, i wasn’t sure what to expect. I brewed this one up tonight because gosh darnit, i’m having at least ONE cup of tea after i get home from work if it kills me…otherwise there’s no way i’m going to make my May goal! This one tastes sort of generically bland. If i concentrate hard i can sense that there is both oolong and puerh in here, but as far as flavour goes…it’s mostly “tea” flavoured. that being said, maybe that’s what grumy wizards are made of. On the whole, an average cup of tea. Glad i’ve tried it but no need to order :)
i wanted something light and delicious to go with my other teas today so i picked this one! I think i’m also subconsciously trying to work my way through the last of my Butiki teas (i say that like i only have a couple….NOT) before i place a wee small order with Cavo and Variatea…. i brewed this up this morning, and had the pineapple chunks for breakfast…so there. i still love this one…pineapple flavouring spot on.
i feel like an addict…i had to have this again…and i just had it yesterday..but it’s SO TASTY! seriously…it’s like delicious chocolatey goodness…i just want cavo and variatea to come visit and have some… (and others, but in reality those two are the closest…oh and yyz…and nxtdoor…and… so anyway..you get the picture.. WANT TO SHARE!..but share in that let’s drink this together so i can oogle your oogling sort of way. ) that’s a thing. true story.
sooooo yeah. I have to make sure i save some to share with with the BBB in case i don’t have time to place an order but maaaan i just want to drink more! MORE!
I finally got around to being able to drink this one from the last round of the BBB! I am a fan! I’m actually really glad that Terri has Yunnan sourcing figured out since i barely have time to explore new companies lately. Of course that means i want the box to take a really long time to get to me so i have time to figure out what i’m putting in it! lol This tea is pretty tasty…there’s a little bit of maltiness with a side of chocolate, but mildly so…it’s not in your face. The brew is smooth and i love the little snail like leaves :) but that’s just me haha thanks terr!
CharlotteZero sent this one my way. ….and let me tell you about how this was my favourite cup of tea today. Seriously. This had ZERO smoke in it, which was a little disappointing in my books, but then the caramel, chocolatey DECLICIOUSNESS hit me and i was log zomg, must drink…and then the cup was all done and i was boiling water to make a second cup. Seriously….this could probably rival my love for LB. Also…it’s slightly more expensive but it makes me sad i never got to this shop when i was in San Fran. I think even courtney would like this one… no smoke! I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be an aroma tea order in my future.. ..maybe this one can join the BBB Box as my tea next round if i get some. :)
Final Count: 150 which is the suck as i wanted at least 5 more sipdowns this weekend but that just means more tea drinking should be had this week! :) Still aiming for 130 by the end of next weekend, though i think that’s highly unlikely at this point so maaaybe 140 would be more doable lol.
jump62359 sent this one my way…. I actually thought this would be one that i would really not like…because flowers? rosebuds? uuuhhhhhhhh floral? blaaah! However, i’m pleased to say that this is not one of those overpowering floral teas of doom that make me sneeze and want it AWAY! Admittedly though, i did pull the couple of rose buds OUT of my tea before brewing heh. Instead this is a slightly sweet, vanilla like tea with a hint of rose. It’s not super floral but it is distinctly “rose.” This is the sort of tea that i would serve to someone i was trying to convince that flowers in teas are not all bad lol. On the whole, it will never be a favourite of mine given my preferences, but i could drink a whole cup..or two..and did :) thanks for making me stretch jump62359!
This is another tea that charlotteZero sent my way, that haven’t had a moment to drink. On the whole, this is a nice roasty sort of oolong. I can see why it might be an enjoyable cup of tea for those that enjoy that sort of oolong. I of course, had it in my head that this was a black tea when i brewed it, and so it was mostly a lot of aaaaaah! ZOMG oolong! aaaaah. once i adjusted my thinking, it was a nice enough cup of tea, though obviously, not my favourite given the oolongy-ness of this one. It might be one for Terri though… ponders
blech. this is NOT a tea for making iced if you don’t like “oolong” taste. i thought i’d try it out since i was enjoying the mango flavouring and the sorts of reminding flavour of melon. turns out, that just makes it not so much drinkable for me, since i’m not a fan of that green oolong sort of taste. But at least this way i know lol