714 Tasting Notes
So you know how when you see something interesting online, you read it? Then at the bottom of the page, something else catches your eye? Then, hours later, you’ve read so many things you can’t believe it? Well that’s what happened to me this morning. I’ve been reading about Westboro Baptist Church. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt so angry. This is the story that brought me there http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/westboro-equality-house-aaron-jackson-rainbow_n_2906337.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
This tea is pretty yummy. It certainly has all the pumpkin pie spices. I’m really enjoying it straight, and it’s not too heavy for a black tea :)
I can taste both lime, lemon, and cream here. That is pretty awesome. I definitely thought the lime and lemon would become one and be either lime OR lemon.
This is again so similar to Lemon and Lime Chiffon. Delicious! I actually think I need to make all three, line them up, and take a sip from each one right after each other to determine which will get to stay in my cupboard. Gah.
Update March 25/13: I’m sure some caffeine would do me good this morning but this one just smells so delectable I couldn’t resist. Maybe I won’t choose between the three and just keep them all on hand, all the time. That wouldn’t be so bad, right?
This is the first rooibos without ANY hint of a medicinal taste! Not even a hint. YES!
Thank you jessiwrites for this awesome sample, you’re too good to me :) I’d like to try Lime and Lemon Chiffon next to one another to see which I prefer. I do have some Lemon Lime Cream Tart I may get to later to at least try that against this lovely. I can see this being a permanent part of my collection.
Just steeping a second infusion, I may add milk this time to see what happens.
I enjoyed half of my second cup straight, then added some milk. It really doesn’t taste all that different to me, just slightly subdued at most. I think I’ll be enjoying this sans milk from now on since it’s delicious that way.
The third steep of this is still just as delicious. Perhaps this could be steeped forever?
Update March 27/13: jessiwrites was awesome and sent me some of this AND Lime Chiffon AND Lemon Lime Cream Tart to hold me over until the next Della Terra order. And it was waiting for my in my mailbox after a frustrating day at school. Ahh yum :)
This is the fiance’s current favourite, so in making him a cup I also made myself one.
The scent of this one dry is so sweet it always turns me off, but I should know better because the taste is much better and not nearly as sickeningly sweet. I always reach for other teas but I’ll have to somehow embed it in my mind that this one is delicious and not to smell it dry haha.
Thanks to Stella for sending this my way :)
I could definitely smell the ginger when the tea was dry, which I don’t like, but now that it’s steeped the mixture of scents really compliment one another for a great smelling tea.
The ginger is certainly in the taste but the creaminess of the coconut and subtle vanilla tone it down and makes it this quite a nice tea. I’m impressed.
The second steep of this is nearly as flavourful as the first, perhaps with ever so slightly more ginger taste. And the third steep is also pretty good. I’m glad I got to try this one out.
So I’ve been averaging about 5 hours of sleep per night this week and it’s not doing me any favours.
I’m sure I could have gone for some Good Morning Sunshine but alas, I’m out. However this tea seemed to jump out at me instead. It’s so smooth and calming. The flavour of pumpkin-y sweetness is just what I needed to get this day started on the right note.
Update: Having this again this morning to get started my day, ahem, weekend of studying and paper writing.
Thanks Shmiracles for this tea sample!
Dry, this smelled quite yummy. Some sweetness mixed somewhere in with black tea. Now steeped, there’s a bit of a different scent – and it includes the scent of pu’erh. I don’t care for pu’erh. At least not yet.
Initial taste is maple-y or hazelnut-y with something else there that is the pu’erh. But it doesn’t seem to be overwhelming.
In conclusion, there is a lovely sweetness to this tea and it’s quite bold. I think it would be best enjoyed in the morning.
The pistachio here has a unique nutty flavour that makes me wonder why I haven’t come across more pistachio teas!
The green tea base is great for this tea. Again, a perfect balance of pistachio and green tea. I’m really enjoying it straight but I think I’m going to add some sugar to see if it really can taste like pistachio ice cream.
A wee bit of sugar makes this nothing short of amazing.
The second steep turned out quite well for this gem.
I can see how this would wake someone up. That lemon is lovely. All these Butiki teas are perfectly balanced! I’m amazed.
The lemon goes great with the guayusa. I think I’d take this one over the Cider Guayusa – not that that wasn’t good – just this one seems better placed. A nice wake-up call for rough mornings. This may be a reorder.
The second steep of this is pretty well just as flavourful as the first.