So it’s been a week since I last wrote a tasting note, and man what an INSANE high stress week it’s been. Eventually I’ll get into that as I try to post some tasting notes from my queue over the next few days, but the gist of things is that…
A) my internet is crap and I’ve had an INCREDIBLY shaky internet connection all week. Seriously, it lasts like 10 min. tops and then just drops. Everyone else in the house isn’t having problems in the slightest, though – and that’s just frustrating. I’ve tried basically every form of trouble shooting I can but no luck. I don’t know, this has happened before and I’ve just had to wait it out – eventually it stopped being an issue.
B) Not only do I now NOT work at Dollarama, I have two jobs: a part time job at Calendar Club – they asked me back for the season, and a part time job at a new Sobeys branch opening up in my city. That’ll be expanded upon sometime later, but lets just say I’m really happy to be moving on to another job. Many of you know I’ve had issues with my racist manager before and there’s been a lot of frustration about the lack of respect the company has with its employees, and the high turnover rate. I think this is just better for me overall.
But anyway, the tea…
When Stacy announced she was closing up shop I tried to think of some of the most unique teas she sells out of my favourites and I tried to focus on stocking up on those blends. Obviously Potato Pancakes is one of those teas you just wont find anywhere else, you I made sure to grab a lot of it. Unfortunately, it sold out but to my delight, Stacy put together this batch instead so, trusting her completely, I ordered about 4 oz. of it! That should definitely last me a while, right!? Right.
I’m gonna have to do a side by side comparison sometime since I still have some of the original Potato Pancakes, but just going on smell this one seemed more “apple-y” to me, and maybe fresher but obviously this is a much newer batch compared to the Potato Pancakes I’ve had the last couple of months.
Steeped up, I was actually surprised because I did expect (based on the smell) for this to be a little fruitier than the original, but it was actually much more starchy/savory than apple like, and definitely pretty soft/gentle. That said, I know I got at least four potato cubes in the leaf I measured out so I’m not discounting the fact that could totally have skewed the balance between flavours. Even though there are definitely differences between the two blends and even though some slight fiddling may have to be done, this was very enjoyable and I am, of course, a happy customer!