1112 Tasting Notes
I cold brewed this one for 8-9 hours this other day and it turned out delicious! It tasted so grapefruit-y, but with none of the pulp or ‘milkiness’ of actual grapefruit juice (though I do love actual grapefruit juice as well). Almost like the essence of all the best parts of grapefruit.
I’ll definitely need to order a full-size of this tea.
2021 sipdown no. 86
I did enjoy this one, but I’m not sure if I need it again. It does have a mineral oolong taste that I’m not a fan of, but it’s not as intense as many others I’ve tried. Otherwise, it’s not bad, but not overly memorable either.
I had the slightest craving for this one, so I steeped it up and am so happy I did.
The red fruits with hints of caramel came through in such a lovely way and it was a great cuppa to start the morning of studying off.
I can’t believe how little I have of this left, considering I ordered this in late December? I’m well over halfway through this tea and didn’t realize.
2021 sipdown no. 85
Sad sipdown, but perhaps one day I’ll re-order. I really enjoy this one and almost ordered 50g, but instead went with the Guei Fei because I just wasn’t completely sure I needed two oolongs, since it’s so rare I reach for them (except of course, for right now, when it’s all I’m reaching for haha).
I really enjoyed the big apricot chunks here and the green oolong base was also quite lovely. I always got at least two resteeeps out of this one.
2021 sipdown no. 82
I’m not sure what this tea is exactly, but I have a suspicion this isn’t a Taiwanese black? Perhaps it’s mixed with another black tea?
I has an almost cardboard-like taste, but not like that of an oolong. Like an actual liquified cardboard. Hmm.
I was ever so slightly concerned with the vanilla scent, but it’s turned out quite lovely. There’s the subtle hints of vanilla and sweetness, but only just enough to take the edge off the bergamot. This one has a great balance.
I’ll definitely have to do a side-by-side comparison of this and the ECG from Camellia Sinensis.
2021 sipdown no. 80
I really focused on sipping this one down this week. We’ve had some major upheaval the last couple weeks and I’ve been gravitating only towards EGC and non-black teas? It’s weird, but I’m just trying to go with it.
I was hopeful for this one, but it was always just slightly too floral for me. I’m grateful that I quite enjoy the Gui Fei from CS and enjoy other teas from TTC!
I just submitted my final lab report of the term (as I sipped this tea)! One final exam to go, then onward to the next term and new courses. :)
I have found myself for many weeks having this at least once a day, usually more. It’s never my first tea of the morning, but always around 2p tea time, I find myself boiling the kettle for this.
I really enjoy this ECG. It has the perfect balance of bergamot floral and mellowed out cream with just enough vanilla to make it interesting, but not nauseating.