3229 Tasting Notes
Brewed up for a travel mug…. and tragically had a good portion spill out into my backpack, all over EVERYTHING. In addition to giving my tea funky flavours, my roommate’s Bodum travel mug really sucks. The Timolinos are infinitely superior.
Anyways, what I managed to drink at work was still good. The rest, sitting cold in the mug for about 13 hours, is… not great. I think genmaicha is best served hot, or at least warm.
The re-steep is ok, aside from being a bit bitter. Sigh.
Sipdown! Tragic :( I realized that one of the main flavours in this tea is honey!! Like DavidsTea’s Honey Bee. Although less cloying here, and mixed with tasty creaminess. I’m sad to see this one go, but really should get to work on my other honey bush/rooibos teas instead!
I really liked the sample of this I got from Amy oh but ever since that (which I think I still have a bit of), the bag I got in one of 52teas’ sales just isn’t as butterscotchy and delicious. Especially since I’ve fallen in love with Cashew Turtle, which is all kinds of amazing. (I’m hoping that frequent mentions of Cashew Turtle will lead to an increased demand for it, yes. Hahahahahaha.)
Anyhow, unlike the last time I brewed it (which may or may not be logged on here), I didn’t mess this one up this time :D So it’s tasty enough, just not nearly as tasty as the abovementioned tea.
Yum! Creamy, limey goodness. I’m craving sweet this morning (oh wait…. it’s not morning anymore…?!) though, and kind of wish I’d put some sugar into it before I left this morning.
Anyhow, taking a short Steepster break from working while I let the machine run, as it seems I’ve messed something up already today. Oh noes :(
Sipdown of my sample from Sil (thanks!) plus some from the batch I ordered, all put into a travel mug. I’ve gotta say, this one didn’t take to being put in the travel mug quite as well, although it may have also been that I was using my roommate’s Bodum mug instead of a Timolino (they were already full, and I wanted to take 3 teas!) and I think it may be holding flavours worse than my Timolinos (one of which is still tainted by GMS, and now the Killer’s Vanilla).
Anyhow, I tasted some of that Gui Fei sweetness, but it wasn’t as tasty as my memory told me. I think I’ll pass on picking this up again in favour of the Taiwanese Assam, which is fabulous in a travel mug and must only be better when brewed properly!
Took some of this to work today, sweetened in a Timolino. Strangely, one of the thoughts I had while drinking it was that it smelled/tasted an awful lot like…. pot…. Weird. Either way, drank it and it was tasty. Like GMS, not as good as I remembered, but I gotta factor in the travel mug there. Certainly one of the best flavoured guayusas I’ve had.
12 Days of Tea #3!
Unfortunately, my roommate brewed this up, and although I swore I told her 2 mins max, I’m pretty sure it got three. It was bitter, and unpleasant, and I threw it out. However, I have a whole packet of this one, so I know I like it fairly well already! Lemony/creamy/green tea goodness.
I’m surprised there aren’t more reviews for this one!
I brewed a bit of this up tonight out of curiosity. Stuck with typical green tea infusion parameters as I was too lazy to look the tea up. The result is a very delicious, beany/sweet/vegetal brew that certainly does make me think of Laoshan Green. I’ll really have to compare the two at some point. I suspect it’s not different enough to make me want to purchase this again, but it’s fun to have had the chance to try it!