1220 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a Nepal black before, maybe, I really feel like I might have had one, or ordered one, from Upton.
In any case I just realized how they are so much like Darjeelings, but …even better?! This tea is not only from Teavana but a first flush and I’m LOVING it? It’s very, very much like a Darjeeling. Fruity, so astringent, but something about it is just better.
Of course they no longer carry it and I’m sure they overcharged for it. I’d love to know where they got it from though so I could find something from the same estate elsewhere.
I was hoping this would be just a tad bit more floral, given the presence of all the buds/berries and petals. It kind of just sweetens up the white peony in a different way than it is naturally. Almost like really faint notes you’d find maybe in a Riesling wine? I am going to use the rest that was in the tea box to cold brew a cup!
This is kind of neat! A nice Earl Grey, not too heavy, the definite taste of caramel that doesn’t come off too sweet, and pretty flower petals mixed with the leaf.
I believe there is enough to make one more cup so I am going to try it with a 4 min steep too and see if that boosts the bergamot a bit more. It’s definitely tasty as is, but I think if it was just a tad bit stronger, I’d like it even more.
This was definitely a good afternoon tea as I have wanted to fall asleep all day for no reason.
Skipped out on my morning class to study at home, and have a cup of this. Sebastian was a ridiculous chatterbox the entire time, which was kind of annoying (he’s of course silent right now). This one’s the last from the Kusmi Russian blend sampler that I have to try. The name is pretty but it kind of meant it also didn’t seem like a tea I want to try.
It definitely has a bit of a soap aspect to it, which becomes more obvious as it cools. The mix of flowers, orange, and bergamot is a bit weird. Like you can even make out other citrus notes before it starts to taste reminiscent of an Earl Grey blend.
Definitely my least favorite from the bunch, but I think I might be able to tolerate it enough to finish the little tin.
Had this last night, since I couldn’t think of anything else to say about the tea I last logged, I gave up on writing about this one at the time.
This is alright, it’s not as fruity as you’d be lead to believe by the name. I think pomegranate must be actually very difficult to duplicate in tea. This is just a bit tart, not really like a pomegranate, but more like berries.
Didn’t have any issues with bitterness, there’s enough for one more cup and I might give it a short cold brew and see how it is.
This reminds me a lot of all the raspberry champagne white teas I have tried to no avail. In reality, “light cabernet” is actually a better way to describe those things than “raspberry champagne.” Or maybe actually more of a combination, or even better, like blanc de noirs.
It’s kind of funny after I say that, looking through other notes everyone has compared it to a different wine!
This is pretty sweet though, at least for me. It also is pretty floral, definitely jasmine. It wasn’t bad but I am pretty particular about wine flavored teas, and for some reason white tea really just doesn’t do it for me as a base for any.
Had enough for one cup of this in the tea box, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Typically I am not a fan of these coffee in your tea blends but I sniffed this and it didn’t smell too bad so I figured it’d be ok.
I expected to have to add milk to it, but I perfectly understeeped it I think. It’s still got the orange and spice, and just enough espresso to not be gross. Still tastes like tea too. Not something I think I’d drink again, but I’m glad I got a chance to try it.
I’m baaaaaack. What a trip. Beyond my Habs pulling off a ridiculous 4-3 comeback after being down 3-1, the highlight has to be when one of them, a rookie, and one of my faves right now for sure (even scored the game winning goal) was walking down the street to the arena. I see him. He sees me. I’m wearing a Canadiens shirt. I turn around and face away from him.
He obviously notices this and my boyfriend said he got this huge grin on his face (though he’s already always smiling I’m pretty sure). And when he passed us he says, “Afternoon!” to me. And my boyfriend claims he pointed me out to another player when they were warming up. Oh my god. I laughed for 20 minutes after. It was terrible.
Continuing now into the traveling tea box, I’m trying this one out. I had to add milk and agave because it didn’t have a very pronounced flavor, as usual for me and Adagio flavored teas. The chocolate comes out a lot more obviously as chocolate now, previously it was like kind of chocolate, but bitter. Now it’s a lot more like dark chocolate.
The raspberry isn’t there at all. I already have plenty of raspberry truffle-ish teas too so this one isn’t remarkable enough to stand up to the others.
Sooo this is on tap at Whole Foods now, AND WF made the pricing make sense finally. $3 for 16 oz, $4.50 for 24 oz, $11 for a 64 oz growler fill. I wonder if I can take in one of my beer specific growlers for that…I have like 3 or 4 I’ve accumulated for free.
This one is just the best. I could drink it forever. I just love how sweet and slightly herby it is. And now that The price makes far more sense I am probably going to get a cup every time I come in here.