3217 Tasting Notes
Mmmmmm. Just getting pretty much a caramel flavour here, but man is it delicious. Sometimes I wish that there was actually some pineapple here, and then I remember that it seems I’m not actually terribly fond of pineapple in teas, as it turns out, so best it stays this way, haha.
ETA: Nom nom nom, delicious infusion #2. Tea is really hitting the spot for me today.
Definitely loved this more the first time I drank it… mostly getting just grape right now, no tea aftertaste, but I suspect that’s because I have been drinking other strongly flavoured teas at the same time, and only the grape flavour is strong enough to compete. Tasty enough, but I loved the complexity I tasted the first time!
Quick backlog, forgot to note this one down earlier – glad I’m getting some flavour from it now, even if I was somehow managing to confuse it with Yu Lu Yan Cha Black! Having a second infusion now :) For some reason, I’ve been craving “dry” teas lately, as in, ones that are light and non-vegetal, which this one is. Hits the spot :)
ETA: OH man. Second infusion of this one sat overnight as I passed out early again, and I’m positive it only got better! The oolong flavour is SO strong and delicious now, I could drink this forever!
Backlog from earlier today. I mugged this and Verdant’s Light Roast Traditional Anxi Tieguanyin in the morning while I was making tea, in preparation for an afternoon seminar, which worked out well as they were both quite drinkable by the time it rolled around. Perhaps I could have waited a little longer to brew them up, though, so they would have had a bit more warmth.
Anyways… I actually managed to confuse which tea was which, because in the travel mugs, they tasted much the same. it was quite strange! Good, though.
Good old reliable strawberry pie hb. See, I only brewed up this, Blueberry Creme, and Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake HB this evening, and given that two of those are quite identifiable, I definitely don’t have the PB Cup mixed up with something else :/
Anyways, this is tasty, albeit not as strong as I usually brew it, I don’t think. Maybe I didn’t brew these for long enough??? Hrm, I thought I had. Oh well.
This tea massively confuses me. I know I have it right this time, and I’m pretty sure that I used 2.5 tsp in this mug, and I swear I’m just tasting hot water. I am so confused, because I thought I had figured out my mistake from last time, but perhaps I screwed it up even more. Bleh. I think I’ll leave it until the morning and see what happens, then possibly try another even stronger attempt tomorrow, because this is ridiculous.
Argh, I forgot that this one had black tea in it until I was already downstairs with it with my heart set on having some before bed. Oh well. I’m pretty sleepy, so I should be ok.
Anyways, the creamy blueberry of this tea is really nice. I do wish the base was honeybush instead of rooibos, since I’m getting that teensy bit of scratchiness that I tend to with rooibos, but it’s bearable, especially with such a great flavour. I have to admit though, that I think cream flavour is a wonderful addition to nearly every fruit blend. Someone needs to come out with a whole series of fruit cream honeybush teas. Yeeaaaahhhh :D :D
Made a travel mug of of the “reblend” of this one yesterday. I think the flavour is definitely better (Raritea/Indigobloom, if you guys took some of the previous version, you’re welcome to have a sample of this one as well to try), but it’s still not my favourite. I think it’s because it’s more of an amaretto-almond flavour instead of nutty almond, and I’m not the biggest amaretto fan. It also comes across as a bit thin, although as I said, I think the flavour in terms of the chocolate and creamy coconut is better. This blend also contains considerably fewer coconut flakes, so flavour improvements could also be the result of an increased proportion of tea leaves in the dry tea.
… yeah, I felt like I was writing a part of the discussion section of my thesis, there. Sorry…!