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Not technically a sipdown, but I’m still counting it, as it’s going into the swap pile. Coldbrewed a small amount, and it just does not work for me. The combination of jasmine, coconut, and cherry intrigued me. But, it just tastes like old cherry chapstick.
Thanks to amandastory516 for this sample! I have to say, it smells great. I’m drinking it at room temperature, and the flavor is super desserty. I definitely get the caramel plus a bit of green tea in the background. I don’t think I taste any sesame. It’s really smooth and pleasant!
Thanks to amandastory516 for the sample! This tea smells and tastes exactly like cherry blossom from DavidsTea. It’s been a few years since I’ve had that one, but this tea brought me right back. The flavor is a lovely tart cherry with a hint of floral. The green tea is the perfect base to complement the flavors. It was just the right thing for a busy morning of errands. I enjoy it warm.
I have a very tentative relationship with oolongs. We have not come to a general understanding are are still treading around the edges. That said, I’m probably not the best person to rate or review them. I’m glad to try them, but I feel lacking in understanding and appreciating the bulk of them. This once seems okay. I’m not getting the cardboard flatness that I usually find plaguing oolongs. It’s smooth and I can get a hint of caramel in it. There isn’t much more to it that I can find. It’s something I’m able to sip without thinking much of or being distracted by it.
Thanks goes out to AmandaStory for sending a sample of this tea!
Advent Calendar Day 12
Another new-to-me tea company with a tea blend that is 100% up my alley! I love a good caramel tea oolong feels like the perfect base with its smooth, buttery mouthfeel. While not the best one I’ve ever had, this one was really nice! The base tea is a pretty dark roasted oolong, which brings some depth and nuttiness to the flavor, the mouthfeel is super rich and creamy, and there’s definitely some caramel flavor going on, though I wouldn’t mind some more! May try sweetening this one or even making it as a latte to see if I can pull out more of that caramel deliciousness.
Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Smooth, Sweet
I’ve been neglecting my tea of the last week or so. There’s just been so much going on. I’ve been searching for another job for about a year (transitioning into a sole focus in Human Resources), and have had the absolute worst luck. I’m also starting graduate school next week (yay!), which has taken a lot of preparation and planning.
On top of the work/school stuff, my foster cat was diagnosed with FIP. Up until the last couple years, FIP had a 100% fatality rate. Luckily, there’s been some excellent research done, and there is an underground d treatment available with a very high success rate. Unfortunately though, the treatment requires daily subcutaneous injections for 3 months minimum. Learning to give my poor cat injections has been quite an ordeal.
Anyway, I haven’t been drinking as much tea as I normally would. But, I’m finally getting back to some sip downs.
Added some cashew milk and a bit of honey to this and it was the best cup yet.
It’s so much when everything happens at once, but hopefully your cat will feel better soon, and best of luck on grad school and finding a new job soon!
Congrats on starting Graduate School! I hope your cat gets better soon caring for sick animals is tough. <3
I’m sorry you and your cat have to go through that! Congrats and good luck with grad school and finding a new job.
I live alone and have yet to figure out a way to give my cat medicine by myself (I can’t ever get her mouth open! failure ) I actually wonder if I’d have an easier time with an injection… Hope kitty does well with the treatment!
Once the vet gave me actual “cat treat” pain supplements for her, and she would actually spit them out!
The only thing I’ve had success with is a mollasses/tuna “gel” that she likes so much, I just have to smear the gel on the back of my hand and she’ll lick it clean. If only all types of medicine came in that form…
Thanks, everyone! Things will get better, just a bump in the road.
Mastress Alita- If you haven’t tried them yet, the Churu lickable cat treats work wonders for disguising pills, and cats go absolutely insane for them.
Steepster is still broken, but I’m attempting to log this anyway. It’s a bit bitter, even after steeping on the low end of the recommended time. So, I will be adjusting in the future. There is a nice caramel flavor going on, with a mild nuttiness. Definitely need to attempt this one again with a shorter steep time.
Still pretty boring, but it’s one of the few teas I left at work so I had a cup again today. Still can’t place where I recognize it from, but the smell is particularly familiar.
I got a mystery bag along with my recent order from Louisville Tea Co (I can’t resist a surprise bag of tea), and this was included. The peach note is quite strong, and works really well with the slightly floral oolong. There’s a bit of a buttery/crusty flavor going on, which turns it slightly into the cooler category, rather than straight peach.
I’m actually enjoying this much more than I did originally, so I’m upping my score a bit. The oolong is on the darker side of the oolong spectrum, with just a little minerality. The caramel is coming across as cookie/caramel, and not the oily butter that I got in the first cup.
Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #16
I always think coffee beans smell off. I’m not a fan of coffee but the flavor of this is much better than the scent. Definitely more coffee flavor here than pu-erh. The pu-erh is actually a light dark pu-erh, with mild flavor instead of one of those dusky dark pu-erhs. I think I like when the coffee is paired with the very dark and rich bases though. Of course coffee can only pair with a ripe pu-erh! It would taste terrible with sheng. I liked this but I’ve had tastier coffee pu-erhs.