365 Tasting Notes
My drinking pattern the past few days has been to start the day with a smoky or chai-like kapow black tea which is then followed up with milder flavoured something, white or green, in the afternoon.This was today’s afternoon choice because I need to make my way through this tea. Drinkable, but I am not a fan really. The balance of flavours is good, but the spiced citrus paired with green tea doesn’t work for me. This, of course, could just be my particular bias and not the tea’s fault at all.
Flavors: Citrus, Spices
I don’t know what it is doing outside, but inside it feels chilly and damp, which to me is the ideal weather for something smoky.
This is my second day drinking Outlaw from the sample that Dexter so generously shared with me when we met up for our city walk. Yesterday, the cups didn’t leave much of an impression. It was just kind of ok. Perhaps I had steeped too briefly. Today, however, boom—I am definitely enjoying this smokiness and the faintest whiff of cherrywood. Nothing froo-froo about this at all. A solid masculine tea. Love this.
Sometimes, it takes a few cups to find one’s way around a tea. Delighted to have another cup or two of this to enjoy.
Thank you, Dexter. Good call, this.
Flavors: Cherry Wood, Smoke, Smooth
Hurray for meeting tea friends! :)
Dexter and I met up for a wee walk around town and a cup of genmaicha and Thai tea ice cream. All kinds of deliciousness.
This is one of the teas that I had packed in my bag for the day.
I like this one a lot. Generally, I am not a fan of mint. I might even go so far as to say that mint scares me, so it took me months to get around to opening this. Pleasant surprise. The marshmallow and delicate chocolate soften up the mint. I will have no difficulty at all making my way through the small quantity that I have. I wish I had more of this on hand. It’s a lovely lift both at home and in my travel mug on the go.
Flavors: Cacao, Marshmallow, Peppermint
Perhaps it is my steeping technique, but I am not getting any richness here. Apple, yes. Cinnamon, yes. Very light black base. Not satisfying to me. Just not my cup of tea. Back into the box it goes. Perhaps others will have better luck with it.
Thank you, Ubacat, for adding this one to the box.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon