888 Tasting Notes
Made the perfect cup of this the other day. It was milky buttery coco-nutty deliciousness. I actually ended up making it because I had packaged a sample up to give to a friend over the weekend. Unfortunately, this one ended up forgotten in my purse by the time we parted ways.
Also on a side note my friend and I just caved and got tickets to the Glass Animals concert. It’s not til March though but tickets were already mostly sold out. Is anyone else a fan?
Flavors: Butter, Coconut
I need to expand on this as I wasn’t paying much attention while drinking this since I was in a Zoom class. I remember liking it and thinking it certainly tasted better than the dry sachet smelled. It’s sweet and woody with a bit of booze. It’s somewhat smoky but pretty mild compared to straight lapsang souchong. I should make another tasting note while I’m actually paying close attention. I’m glad I ended up deciding to get the tin though! Also, each sachet is supposed to make a 16oz mug.
This one caught my eye at the store and of course, my new favorite kombucha flavor is a limited edition one. (insert sad face here)
Based on the color I thought this would be a fruity flavor. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it actually tastes like fall to me. It’s more of a coconut ginger flavor profile. The ginger here is not like the one in ‘Gingerade’. Here it feels like a big warm hug of fall spices. It’s essentially the fall tea I’ve been looking for and was not at all expecting from the blue color. I’m gonna end this tasting note off with “It looks like Windex but it tastes like fall”.
Flavors: Coconut, Ginger, Spices
Finally got the chance to visit and try Tea Chai Te! I was meeting a friend there but he ended up at a different location and I had to wait for quite a while. Meanwhile, while I was perusing the tea menu for loose leaf to bring home the woman working there kindly brought me out a nice cup of tea on the house(Vanilla Peach Apricot). I was the only one in the place at the time but it did get busy later on. We had a good conversation about Steepster and the PDX Tea Festival and she recommended a tea room as well.
I ended up ordering this cup of tea and they weren’t serving pots yet due to Covid. I remember it being really hot as I sipped it. It was somewhat buttery but in a different way than the other milky oolongs, I’ve tried in the past. The floral notes were balanced and even though it was a little different than other milk oolongs I still enjoyed it.