8941 Tasting Notes
jump62359 sent this one to me in our swap and it’s a tasty one! I love getting teas from local shops in swaps, since they don’t always have an online presence. This is a really tasty black. it’s not super bold but there’s no astringency and it has a smooth profile to it. It’s different from most of my black teas, being neither malty like some or fruity/juicy like my taiwanese blacks. It also resteeped well, allowing me to have a couple of cups in this very busy day. thanks for sharing this one! I feel like i have some digging to do to find out more about this tea haha
for anyone obsessed with lupicia’s hawaii blends – there are 2 on sale onlnie right now.
that’s my public service announcement for today because mostly people just suck. lol I’m having a cup of this tonight before bed because it’s tart and juicy and delicious. Now that i have a bit more of this from bayswater, i get to play with it more. it’s not super chili enough but it’s tangy and zippy and can i get a whoop whoop…yeah i dunno.. lol
as i’ve had this one, its become less and less appealing to me, thus proving to me once again that 52 teas suffer a little in my world. it’s not bad, but the flavouring has waned such that it’s become even less of an orangesicle tea than it was the first time i had it and was only left for wanting a little more. Now i want a lot more. Dropping the rating a little since it hasn’t stood up to time – and this one isn’t that old!
I should probably stop picking this tea up. Not because it’s a bad tea but when you’ve got a stupidly long list of amazing teas from Stacy, at some point, SOME of them need to fall off the list. IE. it’s a fantastic tea! but there are 10 more amazing, incredible teas that i love EVEN MORE from stacy, that this one is just not amazing enough haha. or at least only enough to get every few months. I enjoyed the sweetness of this cup compared to the other 2 teas i drank at work today. It was a good contrast to them and made me enjoy this even more today. Sadly, it’s almost gone…but that means room for more stacy teas! woot woot!
mmmmm finally had the chance to bust this out today and it was a good thing tooo. 12 + hour days are the suck, but i guess the upside is OT pay? for moar tea? :) this one was just the pick me up that i needed halfway through the day. The puerh doesn’t take a back seat in this one, which is perfect for me, but might not be appealing to some others. There is a cookie like presence to this, combined with the puerh, which creates a really nice full bodied cup of delicious. glad i chanced it with this one!
i wonder if this was “contaminated” by the lupicia melon teas in the package with it. this is another one from jump62359 and one i’ve wanted to try for a bit. while this has a dsitinctly vanilla flavour to it, there’s also the hint of melon in the back ground. Overall i’m quite enjoying this one, but i’ll let it sit for a little before i have the rest of it haha
Final Count: 161 End of the month and i’m 31 teas behind my goal for this month and 21 teas up from last month. On the plus side, i think i can get down 10 or so teas right off the bat on the weekend. So i’m going to aim for 130 (april’s goal) by May 10 and then go for 120 by the end of May….just because.