5854 Tasting Notes
N is for…No Obligations
Decaf teas almost always have a weirdness to them. This has that weirdness. It’s like the metallic briskness at the end of the sip that mediocre black teas get. Other than that, this has some vanilla but if I want a good decaf vanilla, I’m going with Harney’s Vanilla Comoro.
N is for…Ning’er “Golden Honey Aroma” Yunnan Black Tea
Thank you Sil for this sample. Last time I had this, I remember being surprised it did not have as much honey as expected given the name. Today I am in the same boat. It is more savory (for lack of a better term b/c that isn’t quite right – smoked w/o being overly smokey? I don’t know) than you would anticipate a tea called honey to be. That isn’t bad, just different. That said, its not exactly savory – more bready…maybe like slightly charred crust and malt.
N is for…Nutcracker
This tastes just like Marzipan Yum from yesterday. Makes sense since the ingredients are basically the same except this has some fun snowflake sprinkles and metal balls.
These marzipan rooibos blends have been better than expected. I think because the marzipan flavor is subtle and fruity and overall its just a soft sweet tea. It’s nothing particularly interesting but I am not looking to give them away either. Also, the last of this sample was used for a cold brew that I will have later.
M is for…Milk Oolong
I got through a lot of this in the March sipdown tournament so it seems fitting to finish it off today in another Mastress Alita-inspired sipdown adventure.
Because of the tournament, I wrote a lot about this one and since its a fairly consistent tea, I don’t have much new to say. Just want to mark the sipdown and take a second to thank Roswell Strange again for sending this my way. Thank you!!
M is for…Marshmallow Crispy Square
This is from one of my earlier Deb orders and I just kept overlooking it. People in the Sipdown group were talking about it the other day though and so it seemed as good a time as any to give it a go.
I actually really like it. It reminds me of 52 Teas Marshmallow Treat Genmaichas…with a whole lot of coconut as Deb tends to do.
M is for…Morning Mimosa
This was part of my sub box. I decided to make it as a tea pop. Except I am really not liking it that way. It’s got a lot of citrus flavor but there is almost sort of skunky about this. I think its something weird about the teapop and will try the last serving either just iced or hot.