218 Tasting Notes
This is probably the last cup of tea before I leave for work… And it’s a really good one. There’s so many complex notes to this oolong: grassy, VERY grassy, a bit flowery, earthy. And it seems to head into the citrusy notes area but then it abruptly stops. Perhaps later infusions will bring out more tartness? There’s also this wonderful aftertaste I cannot describe well. I do like it a lot… Unfortunately, more infusions will have to wait until after work!
I am enjoying a cup (mug!) of it this nice, late morning. I am relatively fresh to different kinds of black tea and differentiating between them but I think Darjeeling could be my favorite so far. Flowery, pleasantly astringent, a bit earthy too… My cat looks at me like she’s jealous of this tea. And she should be!
Oh I do like this one! It is my first mate tea ever too… That’s probably not good since it means I don’t know what the base mate tastes like. I feel like it will always be associated with pumpkin flavor for me from now on. This tea is creamy and yummy. A wonderful pick-me-up with a dessert quality to it.
Must be my least favorite of the December’s Amoda box. Probably it would be better as a part of the recipe: with apple cider and liquor added. I can barely taste anything interesting in it apart from the obvious honeybush notes. The smell is also unnoticeable which is unusual for honeybush dessert blends.
Another Pu Erh from Adagio’s Terra Pu Erh sampler that I enjoy a lot. Actually it’s only the second one I’ve tried after being totally in love with their Hazelberry Pue Erh. This one is sure spicy and the gorgeous pungency (yes!) of pu erh delicately shines through. Yummy!
It just tastes like an average fruit tisane. Maybe slightly better than average… It is quite refreshing, kind of a treat tea. But where is the oolong part? No idea. Perhaps that’s the ‘wonder’ part as you wonder where the oolong notes are. There are definitely green oolong leaves in the fruit rubble, but they are just smothered by hibiscus as you drink this tea. Not for oolong lovers.
I think it is one of these ‘lap of luxury’ teas for me. I absolutely love it. It is like jasmine scent infused dark chocolate. At the same time very refreshing. And yunnan teas’ dry leaves always look so beautiful! Too bad thePuriTea store is closing (I got this at their goodbye sale) but perhaps I will be able to find something similar elsewhere.
It is a very satisfactory chai, although kind of generic… It has just enough spice to it to call it ‘chai’ but not much of anything else to make it stand out. Still pretty good for a grocery store acquisition. I just realized though that this is the only loose chai that I have right now in my ‘cupboard’ (countertop of a dishwasher more like it). An excuse for some tea shopping… NO!