3229 Tasting Notes
Yum yum yum, tasty in a travel mug. I know it’s kind of a waste to drink such amazing tea that way, but I crave oolongs at work/when I’m writing, and I have surprisingly few green ones (which is ok, but that means the more expensive ones get used like this). I do still re-steep, though, so have had one additional delicious mug this afternoon :)
Yum. I forgot how much I did actually like this one! I’d been put off it for a while thanks to a bad water experience, and of course, I already had bought my 8 oz. or so of it. Anyways, it was great in my travel mug, as expected, and will now be put into my morning travel mug rotation! Hopefully that will use a good bit of it up, since I’ve only successfully swapped out one 2 oz. package of it so far :(
Anyhow, I can’t recall if I’ve ever tried this sweetened with a bit of milk/cream, but I should. Malt just seems to scream out for that sort of thing. That said, it’s great plain, with enough sweetness to be quite enjoyable (which is why I stocked up on it in the first place!)
Hmm. Don’t recall what I thought of this the first time around, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it in my travel mug today (looking at my relatively high rating, I’m guessing that I enjoyed it previously too). Lovely malty chocolatey notes, very reminiscent of Laoshan Black, in my opinion!
Another “repeat” from the travel mugs. I just didn’t have the time to grab different teas :(
Anyways, nothing really to be sad about, as this one’s still quite enjoyable. So much like actual coffeecake, it’s crazy. I don’t think I’d buy this again (merely due to cupboard space issues) but would more than happily drink it if offered!
Another mad grab from this morning. Not too bad of a choice; a reasonably tasty coconut black. It’s a tad soapy-ish, but I really think that coconut going off turns into a soapy flavour; luckily it’s not too bothersome here.
Anyways, tasty enough for me to drink down! Out of 5 mugs this morning, I still have 4 on the go, although at least one is nearly empty. Mmmm, tea. Hopefully I can try some sample sizes of things tonight, and perhaps get in a sipdown or two…
Threw this in a travel mug this morning; it’s ok, but not amazing. I probably underleafed and/or brewed it incorrectly. It was a last-minute grab, when I couldn’t find a straight black that I wanted (didn’t want to use up a whole packet of Anxi Fo Shou black or something, couldn’t find Laoshan Black…. urgh my room is a tea disaster).
I really have to start setting out the morning’s teas prior to going to bed, because it took me waaayyyy too long to pick things this morning, and there are a bunch of “repeats”, i.e. teas I’ve had more than once recently. Anyways, made this one up, apparently didn’t use enough leaf, tried to fix it by steeping MORE leaf in a tiny cup and adding it, used too much water…. anyways, it seemed to develop a bit of extra flavour by the time I finished it off, which was good.
There’s been enough talk about this one lately that I figured I should pull mine out and have another cup of it, since I remember liking it but that’s about it.
I went for brewing western-style, but only gave it 3 instead of the recommended 4 minutes. The result is a lovely, caramelly, light oolong. I wish the flavour was stronger, but it’s quite nice as is. I see that last time I overleafed a bit more, as well as gave it the full four minutes, so I probably should have done the same this time. Oh well, it’s still quite enjoyable!