714 Tasting Notes
This one was sent to me by Ysaurella. Thanks!
I did spy some rose petals, eep. Hopefully they won’t come across too strongly in the taste. I also treated myself to some stroopwafels, for no reason at all. My uncle is Dutch and he taught me to put the waffle over the top of your tea so the heat from the tea melts the sweet inside. So yummy!
Onto the tea! Oh no! The opening to my mug is evidently too big because I just took my stroopwafel off the top and half of it has fallen in! Well, the tea is guaranteed to be tasty now. I suppose when I finish this mug, I’ll have to make another sans stroopwafel to do an actual tasting note.
This one came my way from Sil. Thanks!
This one brews up like White Rhino, smells like White Rhino, and the initial sip is just like White Rhino. Excellent!
A short story from my morning. When I can both drop off and pick J up from work, I drive him. This morning was one of those days. I dragged myself out of bed at 6:05 and picked up the socks that someone left on the bedroom floor. I go to the bathroom, where the hamper is, and promptly opened the toilet and dropped them in. It took a second to realize even what had happened. This is exactly why you shouldn’t have to drag yourself out of bed at ungodly hours of the morning to drive your other half to work.
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
This one came in my Herbal Infusions order today.
The scent is pretty awesome. Warm creamiscle. I have to say the taste is more orange than cream. I wish there was more of a cream aspect to it because I adore creamy teas. My package of this specially says “Orange Lapacho/Vanilla”, but I’m not so sure I’m getting vanilla. I’ll update as I sip away.
On the upside, this lapacho type of tea is great! When I saw a comparison to rooibos/honeybush I was slightly concerned since I generally don’t play nicely with those, but there’s no bizarre medicinal taste here. Yay, lapacho!
P.S. Maybe orange is the flavour that works with these teas that I can get on board with? I loved L’Autome with orange and rooibos, and I’m enjoying this one with orange and lapacho. Hmm.
This smells exactly like banana medicine. The best scent in the world. And one of the best tastes. OMG. Even if this one doesn’t taste to my liking, there’s a very good chance I’ll buy it just to keep around to huff
occasionally all the time.
Thanks Sil for adding this delightfully scented treat to our swap. :)
I warmed milk in the microwave (thanks to Stephanie for this tip), then proceeded to dump in 1.2 tsp. of matcha and use my frother (and thanks to a tasting note from someone I can’t recall eep, for reminding me I have one of these bad boys) to mix it up. Probably not the best matcha protocol, but there you have it.
The scent is intoxicating. Intoxicating. More to come on the taste!
Ahh yes. Banana creamy milk. I’m tempted to use more matcha next time. I poured about half my mug full of milk and the flavour is definitely there, but it couldn’t hurt to try and coax a stronger banana-ness.
This one was distinctive flavouring.
I’m not so sure about this one. There’s a familiar scent here that I can’t place – but it’s neither coconut nor chai. I’m not huge on chai teas as it is, but Zhena’s coconut chai is pretty tasty.
There is coconut here, though the taste is pretty subtle. I can’t really say I get a lot of chai flavour at all. Not a bad tea, but not coconut chai. Perhaps a different name is in order.
I finally found a government report on fisheries and bycatch! Now I need to find the follow-up report that was supposedly released in 2011 to really make way on my data research.
I woke up bright and early this morning, so we went for breaky at Cora’s, and after gorging myself, only a few teas were options for a full stomach.
This one is light and airy. The colour of the water barely changes. The pine taste is growing on me more and more. I’m not sure I’ll keep this one around permanently, but I could see re-ordering it occasionally.
I’m back to researching today. The sheer data amount is still overwhelming, even after narrowing it down geographically.
I’ve never ordered this one myself, but jessiwrites sends me some occasionally. I don’t think I love it enough to order it myself, but yet I thoroughly enjoy it the rare times I do drink it. It really does embody a strawberry cupcake with a nice black base.
Now I’m sipping this while making turkey burgers and potato salad for dinner. A nice break from my day of research. :)
This one was sent my way by Stephanie :)
This one seems quite similar to Coconut Oolong from David’s. Though I generally prefer darker oolongs, so perhaps someone with more of a palate for green oolongs would say differently.
It’s green oolong-y, it’s coconutty. Overall a tasty tea.
I’ve been researching fisheries and bycatch all day, and I am almost overwhelmed with the data I’ve found. There’s too much! Well, there’s too much to wade through to find what I need to find.