1779 Tasting Notes
Thank you Angel for sending me this (and other ) samples! (192)
I haven’t had a lot of experience drinking pure puerh so I was hesitant to try this, yet excited. It’s complicated. I steeped it for 3 minutes as a play-it-safe way to start. I figure I can always re-steep it for longer if I get brave enough!
And so I sip! And it’s quite nice! It’s not OMG It’s lightly earthy and slightly sweet and there’s just a little bit of smoke too. Am I imagining that? Interesting! I’m starting to get used to puerhs!
Thank you 221Tea! I actually quite adore this one and I don’t care that it’s just a ‘bagged tea’.
The coconut adds a buttery quality to the blend, while the cocoa, dates and chicory add to the flavour. It’s quite amazing. The barley adds a bit of weight to it. It almost makes me think of chocolate macaroons! And the fact that this is an herbal makes it more interesting.
Another sipdown! (198)
(and that’s good bc I sorta grabbed 3 more samples today from a Farmer’s Market!)
But I’mstill under 200! Maybe I can hit 190 before the Silpocalypse returns…
Thanks Sil for this one! It’s an ok tea but I’m not really sure what lychee is supposed to taste like, but this is a decent black with fruit. And possibly some creaminess that I may or may not be imagining!
Thank you 221tea! (199)
I really enjoyed this sample. I’ve had yabao before but was a little indifferent because it’s an expensive tea, and it doesn’t always ‘pop’ for me. Sometimes it just tastes like slightly sweetened waterl
Not this time. This is nice, and light but flavourful. I taste wind in the evergreens, cinnamon and something silky and smooth. It’s gentle and refreshing, and I’m off to resteep another cup!
I was bad today and bought this, chocolate macaroon and hot mama! Only 25g each but still – now I’m back at 200 with an uncertain amount soon to be incoming.
No real regrets though! Chocolate macaroon sounded good, I had try hot mama as a belated mother’s day (ok, that’s a stretch?) and this one just sounded good! I bought the kids iced tea tumblr for my daughter, and made some of this for her and she just loved it. It totally blew her little mind! Hahah. I wasn’t worried about the white tea component because it’s just mosty all fruit anyway.
I tried some after and I really enjoyed it too. It’s very tropical without being citrusy. I can taste the mango, and while I can’t recognize the other fruits, they all mix together quite nicely! I think I should keep this one in the fridge all the time for her (us) this summer. The only downside is that it’s a little expensive at $19 for 100g. But I’ll have earned enough points for free tea soon enough!
It totally doesn’t need sugar as the fruit makes it sweet enough on its own!
Surprise! One more Firefly tea! :) I thought I’d lost this but I’d just left it at work. Silly me.
So, this is a peachy oolong, with cream and a little bit of spice. It’s quite calming and relaxing which is awesome because that’s what I need as I’m feeling super anxious at the moment. What gives?
Well, Simon is here to save the day. I’m chilling out a bit.
Thank you VariaTEA! It’s only lightly peachy but the cream is nice. I can go for subtle.
Last sipdown for today! That’s all the firefly teas!
I think I over-steeped this by 10 minutes but it’s totally forgiving. I’m tasting licorice, and orange and lemongrass and it’s really calming. So relaxing. Time for bed.
Dammit. I could possibly buy some of this too. Guys – this person REALLY knows how to blend tea!
ETA There’s no actual licorice in this so maybe it’s the blueberries steeped to the max that I’m tasting?
ETalsoA I’m at 200 teas!!! Bahahah
Oh! I like this one too! It’s a nice black assam, with chai AND lemongrass/coconut. It’s a really interesting combination and I really, really like it. I think this is one of the ones I’ll think about long after it’s gone and want more.
Also, I’m not done yet, but overall I’ve been very impressed with the Firefly teas. The blender has obviously put some thought into each one, and they all taste at least decent with a few standing out. That’s really something! I hope whatshesaid enjoys them as well!
Yeah. This is going on my list, unless it turns terrible once it cools.
Thanks VariaTEA! (202)