728 Tasting Notes
This is one of the teas I go through so fast, I barely realize it’s just disappeared before my eyes. That’s true of the few herbals I have though. Considering I essentially only drink black teas, those few herbals serve to mix it up and reduce my caffeine intake.
This one is delightfully creamy from the chocolate chips, with a not overwhelming amount of peppermint. Peppermint is generally reserved for when I’m sick, so when it’s in a tea that I drink a lot, that’s quite an accomplishment.
I just finished packaging up some teas for my friend tomorrow. She asked me to bring some teas so she can start exploring the tea world. When I inquired as to if she preferred flavoured or straight, she wasn’t sure what straight tea was. Flavoured it is!
This sample came my way from VariaTEA.
I’m not a fan of Earl Greys to be honest. I don’t hate them, but I don’t enjoy them either. That being said, this one is not too bad. I certainly don’t need any for myself, but I happily sipped away as I read through the incredibly dull book I have to write a report on that’s due Wednesday.
The bergamot, which is what I do not like, was dulled sufficiently by I’m guessing the marshmallow. The base worked well and didn’t over- or underwhelm. Overall a decent cup.
Marshmallows and marshmallow leaf in tea intrigues me. I must find more.
This was my choice again this morning. I also just ordered 100g along with a couple other Tealux samples, because I’m going through the 50g I originally ordered alarmingly fast.
You guys, I’m so over winter. I try to be positive, but it’s feels like -36 here this morning, and I want to hibernate. I want it to be summer, so I can be home. Even better, I want to live somewhere where there’s one season – sweltering hot summer. Sigh. At least I have delicious teas, like this creamy delight to start my day.
Having this lovely tea as a bit of a pick-me-up. I took a break to throw ingredients in the crockpot for chicken tortilla soup, but I’m back to work here now. I feel like I managed to get a substantial amount done today. I still have a good hour to get some more done too, before I start falling asleep at my computer.
I keep this tea in a plastic bag, inside a tin to keep the scent from leeching out. The scent is wonderful, and so very root beer-esque, but not all my teas need to smell like that! I think S&V teas lose their potency a little quicker than other teas, but they all start out incredibly potent smelling, so I don’t really mind.
KittyLovesTea sent such a generous amount of this tea, I’ve been able to enjoy it again and again. I wish more pumpkin teas were available year-round. This one is so tasty.
Did anyone else’s parents put apples or pears in the edges of grilled cheese sanwiches growing up? My mom always did, but when I made J a grilled cheese he was astounded at this.
Now I will enjoy this delicious tea with my grilled cheese sandwich with apple. :)
I don’t always crave this one, and I often forget about it because it’s high and semi-out of reach in my cupboard. I do really enjoy it though. The peppermint is bright and revitalizing, but the creaminess of the coconut makes it so it isn’t too intense. A great herbal to have around. I also threw some of this in the fridge to cold-brew for later on, but I have a feeling it may just be minty water hah.
It seems I popped a blood vessel in my eye, and not a small one. Last night it appeared there was blood dripping throughout my eye. This morning rather than a concentrated area, it’s spread out through a significant portion of the white. So that’s delightful. I got J to take some pictures, but I refrained myself from sharing. My friend asked if I was turning in a zombie. :P
This is a great first tea of the morning. Bold, with a touch of maltiness. Now to determine if I want French toast or my oatmeal with maple syrup and blueberries for breakfast. Hmm.
I’ve got a lot planned to do today for school, but I think it’s manageable and if all goes well, I’ll be back on top of things again. Yes!
Sometimes I do tasting notes more or less to update you guys on my life. I do have a blog, but the little everyday things don’t make it there haha.
This tea is wonderful. It was actually one of the few teas I enjoyed from my Tealux order. It will definitely be a reorder. A nice black tea to wake you up, with a soft creaminess, so it isn’t too harsh.
I’m working on compiling the data I’ve found now, and the annotated bibliography is due for this research project Wednesday. I was stressed about it yesterday, but today I felt I had things back under control. I just checked my calendar and the e-version of my poster is due in less than 2 weeks. Which means this project needs to be done in less than 2 weeks. Along with the 3 midterms I have this week. AGH.
I’ve been trying to get in a few coconut chais here and there, and this one so far has been my favourite. I’m always extra impressed because it’s a bagged tea too. The creaminess and spiciness work so well together here. A chai I can get on board with. I’ve only got 2 teabags left, but I picked this up at a store just down the street. Easily accessible teas are awesome.
Also, I just cleaned both my infusers with Bar Keepers Friend and heyo! They look better than new.
My address labels are in! I send out so many packages, not just to you guys, but to friends and family at home too, and my street name is so long. I’m so excited to try them out! I’m getting packages ready for Stephanie and Sil, so you guys will be the first to see them. :)