665 Tasting Notes

79

Have let this languish in the back of the drawer for a while and I’m not sure if it’s a bit past its prime or what, but this steep is not tasting very peppery. It seems a lot grassier than this style of tea normally tastes.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

85

I don’t love chocolate teas, but this was a free sample, so not going to turn that down. If you ARE a fan of chocolate-strawberry flavored things, I think you will adore this, because it’s beautifully handled, very smooth and with both the chocolate and strawberry notes present and well-balanced. I could not tell this was puer at all though, and if it hadn’t been labeled as such I would have assumed it had a black tea base.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

80

I’ve dropped off this site for so long, but I just got back from the Seattle Tea Festival, and looking at my haul has made me realize I need Steepster’s cupboard tool just to keep track of it (along with all the little samples that have been accumulating in the drawers).

This is a very pleasant fall tea, the apple comes through beautifully though I don’t taste a lot of the caramel. Sweet and smooth.

Flavors: Apple

Cameron B.

Welcome back! :D

Tamarindel

Thanks! I’m relieved to find all seems well and active here!

Roswell Strange

Welcome back! :)

Tamarindel

@roswellstrange Thank you!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

30
drank Lemon & Ginger by Ahmad Tea
665 tasting notes

This is awful and I don’t know why. How do you mess up lemon and ginger? But there’s something so chemical going on with it that it gave me a headache.

Flavors: Chemical, Lemon

ashmanra

That sounds rough!

Tamarindel

@ashmanra Yes, definitely! And normally their teas have a pretty good reputation? Really don’t know what happened here.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

75

Nice but nothing extraordinary. The peach sits nicely with the base (which is decently smooth) and tastes natural.

Flavors: Peach

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

85

This was a lovely blend of tropical flavors, to the point where I couldn’t really pick out the mango, coconut, or passionfruit that were supposedly in here but I definitely got bright, fruity notes. Kind of pricey (at $10 an oz.) for what it is, but the shop caters to tourists and everything on the island seems high.

Flavors: Tropical Fruit

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

82
drank Lemon Kandy by teakruthi
665 tasting notes

Finally got around to drinking some of my accumulating but neglected loose leaf tea, and felt it deserved a note. I quite like how the lemon flavor is handled here, the lemon is convincing but has a touch of sweetness. The teakruthi teas in general seem a little on the weak side though, and I always find myself using more leaf than I normally would, so not sure what that’s about.

In other news, Inktober has started and I’m not sure why I do this to myself, but I guess I just wanted an excuse to draw my favorite book characters. Already tired though. https://www.instagram.com/p/CF2vTUsByKt/

gmathis

Loved the sketch!

Tamarindel

Thank you!

ashmanra

Wow! Cool sketch!

tea-sipper

I love that drawing. I really need to read ’Where’d You go Bernadette’ already! It’s on the creaking shelves…

Tamarindel

Thank you, @ashmanra & @tea-sipper! And yes, it’s such a cool book, well worth the time!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

82
drank Southern Malt by teakruthi
665 tasting notes

I have been in a tea-drinking rut for months now (the same things over and over, didn’t really seem worth posting about) but I finally made a little effort and ordered in some new loose leaf. I thought this tea shipped out of Canada, but it actually arrived straight from the source, Sri Lanka.

I’ve been enjoying this one a lot. It’s slightly on the light side, but still has a rich malty flavor. I couldn’t really pick up the raisin notes that others have commented on, but I just started the bag and it often takes me a few attempts to taste all the aspects of a tea.

Also, shameless plug: I got a tea tray printed up with one of my digital paintings and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I’m always dubious about ordering things from the printers but they did a great job. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB6RTMeharK/

Shae

Your tea tray is so beautiful! I love the colors.

Tamarindel

Thank you, @Shae & @mrmopar! I’m pretty psyched about it :)

gmathis

That is a beautifully calming photo!

Nattie

Welcome back!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

82
drank Earl Grey by Harney & Sons
665 tasting notes

I’ve been terrible for months about logging my teas, work distracts me, not just from logging in but from being adventurous in my tea drinking. This is an old stand by that I keep coming back to, easy to steep and hard to mess up. I hope everyone in the community is well and, trite as this may sound under the circumstances, that we can all keep getting our favorite teas. A comforting beverage helps a lot in stressful times.

gmathis

Comfort teas, comfort books, comfort TV … all good and very necessary right now! I’ve been going heavy on the old faithful cuppas myself.

Tamarindel

Glad to hear it!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

76

Picked this up in a boxed collection from T.J.Maxx. While I wouldn’t say it’s amazing, it’s pretty decent for bagged tea, and considering what a hodgepodge T.J.Maxx is, I think I lucked out.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

Profile

Bio

Happiness Is:
green tea
black tea
lots and lots of oolong!
fruit
vanilla things
mint

Not Really My Style:
spices (except for ginger. ginger rocks)
chai (because, you know, the spices)
rooibos (I don’t get it. Everyone seems psyched for it. Not me).
those smoky teas, like lapsang souchong, though once in a while I’ll need something really strong and then I like them.
darjeeling

Location

Seattle

Website

http://illcallyoufromparis.tu...

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer