4675 Tasting Notes
…I can’t seem to access some people’s tealogs anymore. I’m just getting timeouts. I assume this isn’t just me? I haven’t been around too much lately but that seems like a really bad sign…
Anyhow, this is an ancient tea from LiberTEAS back when she was selling sample boxes. It was pretty tasty last night – nothing special, but a nice genmaicha. It probably had better flavour back in the day, but certainly still drinkable!
First tea from my last Amoda box. And unfortunately, the only tea of the four that interested me – I am reminded of the reason I’d cancelled my subscription in the first place (the other three are herbal or green, and one has mint. Bleh.)
Sadly, this tea is also a bit of a let down. It smells ok, like a rich chocolate cake, but the flavour is kind of odd – though perhaps it’s because it isn’t sweet at all. That’s not necessarily a problem, but for a Chocolate Cake tea, it’s unexpected. It ends up being kind of bitter alongside the unsweet chocolate, making it not the tastiest. I’ll have to give it a try with some sweetener.
Sipdown 2020! 11/365
Done the first package of this I bought… apparently I’m ridiculous and bought two identical samples (both Autumn 2018) in one order. As it turned out, though, this was not a bad thing in the slightest – I really enjoyed this tea! I was looking for the creamiest oolongs Verdant had, and I think this might be one of the best! I’m much more used to the creaminess of greener oolongs, so to taste it in a roasted version was really interesting, and delicious. I think the roasting also helped temper any florals that were present, which I sometimes find take away from my enjoyment of the tea. I’d strongly recommend giving it a try if you’re fond of creamy and or roasted oolongs.