290 Tasting Notes
Yum! But sweet, almost too sweet… Definitely (for me) more of a dessert tea than an all day sipper, I finished the thermos full I had, but I’ll have to reconsider keeping that in the stash for day-drinking :) The inside of the bag is also sticky, which is weird and a little gross.
I wrote a note, and then the page refreshed and it disappeared, NOOOOO…
Anyways, the gist was that this tea is yum yum yum! It’s a wonder it took me so long to try a hazelnut tea considering how much I like hazelnut coffee creamer and hazelnut chocolates. It’s a sweet smelling tea, but not so sweet as I can’t handle more than a mug of this, I totally sipped on this all day, two days this week.
1tsp/16oz/ 200*F x 4 into a big Thermos and decanted from there.
I’m been falling back alot on these lately, just because I have a bag at hand, and really, it’s a staple, I should just move it to a tin next time I restock. I usually don’t feel the need to review jasmine teas, they’re so normal, and this one is just about as run of the mill as most of the others. I like watching these unfurl in my steeper, and I usually resteep these a minimum of three times, for me that’s just about when they open up fully.
Today I did 1.5 tsp/16oz rather than my normal 1 tsp/16oz because I was feeling generous. The addition makes it more green tea tasting, rather than letting the floral jasmine carry the tea. It’s nice on the occasion, but the jasmine tealyra uses is nice. Its floral, but more on the sweet side of floral rather than perfume-y.
It amuses me that the package says 1tsp/8oz, the effect of that much tea/water is a bit too much for the depth of this tea, I would rather underleaf this than overleaf.
Day one; 2017 DavidsTea Advent Calendar
This is one way to get me restarted in writing tea notes. :D
3min/175*F, this tea is like a minty fruity tea. I know that it’s supposed to be a green tea, but there’s not really enough of actual tea present for me taste any tea, but either way I’m not going to increase the temperature incase it does scald the leaves. I am enjoying the mild mintiness, I go through phases with mint teas, but I do feel they are better suited for the summer than for the winter. I did do a semi rinse with some luke warm water to get whatever stevia off.
This tea is OK, I will probably mix it with some vanilla green tea to get more tea flavor and to add a touch of creaminess to it during the second steep. I don’t think I like it enough to go and buy more, but I’ll enjoy it while it’s on hand.
Ehh… It was ok. I’m not sure why this milk oolong is so expensive but I guess that’s the DT markup. I got this one, sealed, through a buy/sell group.
The dried leaf smelled sort of rancid, honestly. I think like spoiled milk. The oolong curls opened up pretty quickly, within a few minute of 195F water, usually rolled oolongs take a long while to fully uncurl, but these leaves were relatively thin and petite.
The liquor color was a golden tan, without too much debris after decanting from the gravity steeper. The taste was unremarkable, a little milky, and drinkable but not amazing. I preferred teavivre for milk oolong, or may other tea vendors. Shrug. But it’s not horrible, I’ll finish the 2oz.