1125 Tasting Notes
Suprisingly well made tea. Tea received from White Antlers, thank you! Received in pyramid sachet.
I am not much fan of those two ingredients together. Ginger is usually fiery and Turmeric isn’t a flavour I like too much.
this is a mellow and yellow cloudy tea. Ginger isn’t fiery at all, but present; it was kind of sweet, as well. Turmeric was present in taste but not anyhow overpowering as well. I noticed a little bit of lemongrass. It was just quite well made. Trader Joe’s version I had earlier wasn’t that good.
Evening caffeine-free cup. I have received it from postcrossing apparently. Quote on tag: I am beautiful, I am bountiful. I am blissful.
So, honestly I have no idea what is in and I am not a fan of chili at all. Or any spicy food. So drinking this is quite… uncommon for me.
It smells after cocoa. With licorice. It is true to name. It is sweet chili with cocoa? Certainly, there is the licorice. There is some warmth beneath, not sure if true chili, or some herbs causing it. Unique flavour profile for sure though. Sometimes it smells like gingerbread. Probably caused by the spices in.
Not sure if I like it honestly. So unique, but I can’t imagine drinking it on daily basis. Now and then, maybe. I can imagine it with bold black tea base. The herbals… aren’t great.
Song pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8 — found accidentaly and found out I have heard it before for sure. Well, sometimes I want to be on the board of that ship. “Far away from the memories; Of the people who care if I live or die.”
Flavors: Cocoa, Ginger, Herbaceous, Licorice, Spices, Spicy
I had this tea bag from their “A moment to…” series. I asusme it is still same.
Oh well, where to start? Let’s start with a note that two minutes steeping was more than enough. Although their teas are Rainforest Aliance Certified, it doesn’t mean it’s a good cuppa.
It’s indeed quite strong and bitter, but as well somehow plain in tates. I couldn’t notice anything but bitterness. Two minutes steep caused it wasn’t ovewhelming though. There was some other note, which I could call malty, but not really sure about that. And that typical Lipton’s cardboard…
Flavors: Bitter, Cardboard, Malt
This tea I bought today (but won’t count in the spending list, as it isn’t from my money); hoping it will be a kind of relaxing blend (I am running a bit short with my Relax from B&B).
It was a cheap buy, again. And again from Lidl store, so no big expectations.
It’s earthy. And quite hoppy, though nonewhere close to beer. Cardamom is quite present and it’s having sweet aftertaste due to licorice I guess. But that’s not bad, as it mellows the earthy notes. It’s somehow generically herbal as well, the mint and rooibos isn’t prominent at all in taste though. Maybe it’s a good thing.
If it relaxes me, it does a good job. For the price, it’s nice tisane for sure.
Flavors: Cardamom, Earth, Herbs, Hops
And another very sad one! Oh well.
I had last three grams left, and prepared it western today. I get strongly malty aroma with prunes, tobacco and some woody notes.
While drinking, it was so smooth, but vivid notes were there. Imagine again stonefruits with malts, woody, somehow sweet, but as well there was note of tobacco, dates and figs.
While today it wasn’t that perfect as that time, maybe because it was a bit older, but still pretty much perfect. Check out my older note for more details.
Looking on the Internet, I found one tea-shop offering it, but I don’t want to pull the trigger yet. On What-cha it isn’t available anymore, hopefully it will return one day though. If anyone wants to check out: https://www.cajova-zahrada.cz/sypane-caje/ I can add it to my order and then I will order :) Of course, Google Translate have to help you guys, as their website is in Czech only (unfortunately). They offer a vast selection of blends mostly, but as well I have seen loose leaf from Tanzania there for example. Well, let me know :)
Flavors: Dates, Fig, Malt, Prune, Stonefruit, Tobacco, Wood
Thank you White Antlers for another tea from you! Reading “rich and chocolaty pure-bud black tea” sound delicious. I took two teaspoons in fill-your-own tea bag, and 300 ml cup.
Decided to brew as suggested – first steep 5 minutes long and second, 3 hours later, with 3 minutes increment.
But brewed tea… is wonderful. Really! I get the malty a chocolatey notes. While drinking a first steep — I was thinking and it was quite hard to not assume it’s hot chocolate. There was some malty qualities as well, more present in second steep. I am now drinking the second steep and as I wrote in sentence before, it’s more malty, but still some cocoa is there. I notice as well some redfruits now.
It needs more attention, probably gongfu session as well. I would love to share with other family members as well, but it seems my sample is too small for that. Ahh. But lovely tea. Truly wonderful.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Red Fruits
Yesterday I have received an huge envelope with Harney teas (and one from Whispering Pines) from White Antlers. As a surprise and I was surprised indeed! Thank you!
And today, after an exam that I, apparently, passed (Mathematics II course exam, but still waiting for official results in the Uni system). I decided to make myself a treat + I worked in the garden after the exam till lunch.
So yeah, I am sitting here — smelling this very aromatic tea. I had it maybe twice, maybe more often… as they sell it on board of private comapany trains here. They use the sachets instead though, but loved it from first experience. This one is regular old school tea bag though. But honestly not sure, if it is in my tea bag wrapper collection! And enjoying it for first time at home!
Anyway, prepared as recommended. 5 minutes in boiling water. Oh my…
I don’t recall being it that sweet! Sweet cinnamon and sweet clove, with orange beneath. It’s so strong I don’t notice any base. But it’s a treat for me today. As it cools down the sweet clove note is stronger. Even making my tongue tingling a bit. Or it’s cinnamon? I dunno.
Anyway, I see why it’s my favourite — but I assume the sachet version a wee better. Or maybe drinking it in smaller volume.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Sweet
And what sad one. Same as weather outside. It snowed about 5 cm overnight, rather like from 5 am to 7 am.
The tea… is just great. that white wine flavour, pleasantly sour… 3 minutes steep produced hints of black tea base, but again quite hiding behind the flavouring — which is quite a shame. Juicy flavouring as well.
I really enjoy the flavouring, it tastes good and genuine to me, though I suppose there is no real grapes in. Thank you Izzy!
Flavors: Grapes, Pleasantly Sour, White Wine
Big bags tea bag and well, either this one haven’t aged well, or it is plain boring. I had to search what loganberry is, and well I know the vice versa berry — a raspberryblackberry (dunno correct name) but it seems it is different plant to loganberry. We have that one in our garden and I love them.
But this tea is unfortunately hibiscus forward than berries, and while it wasn’t bad, it was nothing remarkable than generic berry fruit tea. It had some tartness, but it was quite mellow and as I said, nothing to write much about, unfortunately. To be honest, disappointed about this cup.
SIPDOWN 82, and thanks to derk! I had it for long time and today I wanted a gongfu session, but it’s already past 8 pm, so something caffeine free had to be brewed.
I get completely tea-sipper‘s note of dill pickles. Because it is a most prominent descriptor in my first, 7-8 seconds long steep. It is truly dill with some other herbals. Although he is rather sad of this note, I don’t mind pickles at all.
Second steep, doubled the time, brings more of the pollen note. It is sweeter in taste as well, though it’s still herbal-dill like. Full of flavour. Need to get some one day, thus it’s in the wishlist!
Third steep, 20 seconds, I wanted to listen to some song, but none were a good pairing.
Those buds steep so fast, but they keep their qualities! That mouthfeel, that special and unique taste. And I am not even speaking how cute they are.
Fourth steep, 30 seconds. And they are still giving! I will run out of water in thermos before they go flat. I will end this note here, as, I don’t expect any changes in future steeps.
Flavors: Dill, Herbs