687 Tasting Notes
This is my morning cup. I have taken to just letting the boiled water cool a lot before steeping to avoid any risk of astringency. Therefore I always have an awesome cup of creamy black tea.
On another note, I feel like crap but I’m not full-blown sick. Bleh. I picked up a bunch of oranges, so freshly squeezed orange juice will be plentiful today.
I’ve had a slight tickle in my throat for nearly a week and tonight I felt like ginger. I’ve been essentially overdosing on vitamin C and lots of fruit to fight it all week. I still have 4 exams and a paper to write so I cannot afford to get sick.
I love the gingery spiciness this tea brings. I am close to a sipdown which means I need to make time to run to David’s. I never really enjoy going to the mall, but if it means I’ll have more of this, I’m sure I’ll survive. :P
I couldn’t decide what to have and my S&V teas have been neglected lately, so I chose this one. The scent is so root beer-like it’s amazing. The taste less so, but still I really enjoy this one.
My next exam is 9am tomorrow, so it will be a full night of studying. But each exam down, is one step closer to Vancouver!
First exam today, and I decided to go with LB and Cacao this morning. And a bowl of Fruit Loops. YUM.
This class has been frustrating all term and I’m finally almost through. For the exam he told us “This isn’t the sort of exam you can study for, so there’s no point in poring over your notes”, and in the next breath, “but you will need the entire 3 hours to write it”.
I knew I put this in the fridge earlier for a reason. I’ve had a frustrating day working on writing a paper that has little relevance to anything meaningfully related to the class, when I should be studying for the 4 exams I have this week.
Now studying for something different and drinking this delightful banana medicine-esque tea, and soon I will be in bed. Ending this day on a good note.
Another from Angrboda. Thanks! To compare with rhubarb green from Fru P.
I fully expected to enjoy the rhubarb vanilla white/green blend more, and I actually don’t. It’s funny how your own tastes can surprise you at times. The vanilla overtakes the rhubarb a bit more than I’d like, though it’s still tasty. The vanilla scent is awesome though. Fru P seems to know her vanilla. I’m enjoying the base here too, yet the rhubarb green just seemed crisper. This one is more comforting (thank you vanilla), and while still great, I find myself wanting more rhubarb.
I would still be happy to drink this one semi-regularly though.
I believe that finishes up my envelope from Angrboda! I am flying through my swap-in pile, yay!
I decided to brew up this one and Rhubarb Vanilla together for a bit of a comparison. They aren’t directly comparable, but close enough.
Upon first sip this one is exactly what it claims to be – rhubarb green. It’s tasty. I was slight wary that the combination of rhubarb and green tea would be some sort of bitter disaster, but it isn’t at all. I am very picky about greens, and they generally get neglected in my swap pile because they are “high maintenance” – aka can’t be steeped at boiling with a high chance they won’t be enjoyed. However, all the Fru P teas Angrboda sent have been awesome.
I really enjoy rhubarb everywhere, including tea. This is definitely a tea I could get behind. Like cupboard-worthy. And a cupboard-worthy green is quite something.