1139 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Izzy for this tea.
I was craving sweet black tea and if possible bagged, as I was feeling lazy with preparing today afternoon cup.
Delivers both, sweetness, welcomed black tea caffeine intake, a nd well, even I was steeping it double the recommended time, it was still fine.
Nice dessert tea, if you ask me. I can suggest it, when in mood for marzipan- For me, marzipan is often too sweet and honestly the longer steeping made fine combo with the base. The base was more pronounced, but not bitter.
There is nothing much to say about this tea.
No way it is Superior, lemon was quite fine but sometimes a bit like a dish soap. Base tea was quite buttery, sometimes even bitter.
I would drink through the box (which I haven’t bought), but well it is not a good tea. Somehow… even Thai Lemon by Oxalis was better. And I don’t think it is only because it is different between tea bag and loose leaf.
So, last flavour from this company I got lucky to try.
Probably the best one.
Nice black tea base, quite malty and lemon flavour is light but noticeable. It was nicely citrusy, I would enjoy some more depth of it though. I wasn’t able to notice any ginger though, which is sad.
Pretty much basic, but well blended. Don’t call it with ginger and I would buy it for daily drinking tea.
Oh yeah, almost forgot! I got my second vaccine yesterday. Today I feel that my arm and whole body is a bit sore, sometimes some shivering happens. I am more tired as well. But that’s all okay!
Flavors: Lemon, Malt
Finally! Flavoured black tea in subscription!
Okay, I had it in the morning, now it is an evening.
It was delicious creamy coffee-like tea. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of the chai in my two tea spoons I have used. I noticed the vanilla in and I liked that as well.
But somehow I was really enjoying it and looking forward getting more.
Personal: We are redoing a bathroom for my grandma completely, so we are covered (people, not the tea) in dust. No mood to drink hot drinks as it is quite hot. Not today though. Luckily the company will do it later, but we do the most dirty jobs :)
Second thing: unfortunately it seems I won’t be able to get my degree as I have failed last exam and it seems there is no way to re-do it. Long story short, I was cheating. I didn’t had to, but probably because of stress and others doing it, I did that as well.
Third: I had an job interview on Monday and Tuesday. First company will let me know if they want me to the end of this week, the second will write me next week, probably on Friday, if I pass to the second round. None of them is tea industry.
Flavors: Coffee, Creamy, Vanilla
This one a wee better than Gold. Well, it’s platinum which is more expensive than gold, huh?
Kind of lighter version of Gold, again quite tannic, but I notice some nuttiness and fruitiness now and then.
Maybe there are some cocoa notes reminding me white teas/tips. And hints of malt and astringency in aftersip. This is much better cup of tea.
Flavors: Astringent, Cocoa, Fruity, Malt, Nutty, Tannic
I had this tea two times while I am this week in Prague at my friend’s flat (I just needed to unwind from my family a bit).
Not sure, if it’s Prague water or what; but this tea was only tannic, not complex at all and kind of flat. It was that “bagged black tea taste” if you know what I mean?
It wasn’t up to Basilur standards to me even. Was the baggie too old? I have no idea. Honestly kind of dismal, especially called “Gold”.
SIPDOWN (I lost my track doing the spreadsheet of drunk teas, so no number; and I can’t catch it back up)
Today, with remaining 2 grams (not even) it was better. The notes were fairly same, but weaker and overall it was pretty much classic black tea.
It wasn’t that bitter, but still some off notes were there too. Can’t pick them up much, but certainly it wasn’t truly pleasing tea. Happy to have it sipped down to be honest.
For once, a tea from ETS I am not disappointed about.
I got a tea bag somewhere from postcrossing apparently, but no idea from whom nor when. Today was a day to drink it…
It is pretty standard rooibos with some vanilla smoothness and some decent chocolate notes. Simple afternoon drink. No fuzz tea bag.
The rooibos was kind of drying but the other ingredients were complementing the flavour well.
Finally I broke into:
From Liquid Proust group buy
unknown to me, smells like shou, 15 g.
From derk from our very first swap maybe? I had it in that small pouch for very, very long time and somehow I needed a very bold tea today. Thank you!
I had no idea how stems could be bold, but if it is like shou it should be bold. At least those thoughts were going through my mind today afternoon. And I have prepared one third. 5 grams. Steeped for long. 10 minutes? “Those are stems, it needs long steep.”
Still, I was quite impressed. It was truly strong and bold. But smooth and indeed like shou. It was quite complex. More than I have been expecting? Yes. The woodyness was great today. It was perfect weather and perfect tea. Tea? That’s the question.
Another CV and cover letter sent today. For a company in my region (45 minutes by public transport)! Company whose products I have worked with in my past warehousing experience. Well known in my family. And international one and big one… fingers crossed for this one. It looks great.
Last exam coming next week. Terribly nervous even now. I guess it’s time to disappear here again.