1758 Tasting Notes
I didn’t know one could drink the forest. So good.
It’s been awhile since I had a cuppa where the first sip just makes me go mmmmm. Based on that alone I’m inclined to rate this at 90. It may just well become one o those blends I hoard for eons an indulge on special occasions, only to find it’s gone stale. Unfortunately, it’s fallen somewhat flat and I’m sipping it out of a plastic cup as I’m in a different office today. Bah.
Anyhow. This is really well blended. Will have to try it at home again soon.
I’m grabbing some of this if the lady who runs the shop is able to attend our meeting. Well, her daughter is the real brains… but I think she’s still in highschool or just graduated. I love supporting local businesses, even better when it’s quality!
I sampled this tea at the festival. Juicy and ripe peach notes and just the right amount of sweetness. Highly impressed. They have an icewine tea as well. I haven’t tried it but I am a serious sucker for icewine tea!
Black tea and maple blended perfectly together. Made it through just one steep so I’m not gonna rate it yet. However… all the maple teas I’ve had so far haven’t ever really captured the essence of what I imagine a maple tea to be, or even to create a true maple flavour that balances with the tea. This tea? Balance, flavour, and depth! I’m impressed.
This one definitely does better when cooled. Notes of stone fruit and perhaps a bit of corn or breadiness. Lingering honey orchid aftertaste.
When hot, it tastes thinner, but also more crisp and delicate. Definitely digging my purchase! I gave a tubmbler’s worth of leaves (two cups?) to a friend… she loves it as well, and even wants to one day put in an online order for more :)
Also, this tea confused her. Was it black? was it oolong? I don’t think she’s ever had a proper darj before, let alone a first flush. Or a psuedo oolong. Love seeing those first time moments hehe
On another note, does anyone have experience with myofascial massage? (not stretching, that is similar but different).
I can’t recall if this was the matcha I ordered this morning, though I think it was? My free cup for not reaching 100 points. Serendipity, considering a matcha cup costs more than just a regular tea. Yay.
I added a bit of milk and honey, since I’m sick and though I tend not to sweeten my matcha, it does pair nicely with the bee goodness. The cuppa was really good. Super creamy and just yummy. It reminds me of a really well crafted piece of chocolate. Yanno the ones that are $5 for two bites. I’d want to grab some for home but I have so much already that it would be a waste. Bah.
Anyhow. I’m faring tons better today despite having only 5 hours sleep. I guess I’m kicking this cold! or maybe the chlorophyll tea feels are ramping me up haha.
I had a seriously awful day yesterday. Today, while not much better, is calmer and less chaotic.
The rant – I’ve been weathering the flu, my new boss started working on Tuesday, and we were short staffed. Students poured through the door en masse, meetings were booked in our rooms improperly and faculty weren’t happy with us. The dividing wall in our presentation space is broken so being down a room meant we were double booked in some cases. and then a complaint was submitted by who I assume is a student at the school, after they deemed us unfit public servants having witnessed us attempting to navigate the winds. It was so busy that I didn’t have an opportunity to eat lunch until 4pm, and even then it was while I discussed updates with a colleague and my interim boss(not new boss). Sighs.
Honestly, we are extremely short staffed or else I would have been at home clinging to my bed. What a great way to make a fabulous first impression on the guy who decides whether my contract is renewed in April. Ha!
When I arrived home, my driveway had frozen over like a skating rink. and I had a blowout argument with a friend over text. She’s on vacation out of country or else I’d have called to sort it out. She’s a colleague who I’ll see on a daily basis in a few weeks.
Ugh. Ok. I’m done.
This tea? I needed something cleansing and healthy. and caffeine free. On my way home from work. Just what I needed to keep my company during the train ride.
In terms of a rating, I really have no opinion on it. It tasted rather herbaceous with a nice punch of licorice. A mild background of mint, which I had hoped would be stronger. It could be that this sickness of mine muted things. The cinnamon was there as well, neither good nor bad in that moment. Some honey was added as well. I figured this hack cough of mine needed some.
I’m not in a rush to run out and buy this one based on taste. If I knew that the probiotics contained within were of a useful variety, then perhaps I’d be more excited.
It’s ok. I’m glad to have tried a cup and that it was there for me in my hour of need!
I’m still not sure what this tea was supposed to taste like. It did a lot better in gong fu steeping but other than a lot of mineral notes and very light vegetal notes, I’m not sure what to think. In my fourth infusion, there is a slight oceanic or seaweed influence.
Throughout the infusions I also had moments when I thought some sort of stone fruit was hanging about, though it never felt like any stone fruit I could identify, or rather it was more of a combination of stone fruits. I’d say apricot married with plum, perhaps. And the vegetal aspect? My best guess is watercress. But don’t take my word for it. I’ve been down with the flu so it could be that my palate is still off a tad.
Anyhow. Merry Christmas to all the Orthodox tea lovers out there! <3