728 Tasting Notes
Thanks to both Sil and Shmiracles for sending me some of this! I’ve been waiting so long to try it out!
The initial scent is a nice strong black. These black Kusmi teas can really wake you up in the morning. I think I’m getting a hint of vanilla and citrus in there, but it’s delicious so whatever is in there is working!
Kusmi has yet to let me down. Excellent start to a Sunday :)
Thanks to Sil for sending me this one :)
I’ve been eyeing this one of the David’s website for some time. I have discovered I love tea with cranberries so I wanted to try everything I could with cranberries, but I’m always hesitant to order 50g of something I’ve never actually tried.
This one smells like some sort of candy, though I can’t quite figure out which candy.
It has such a fascinating taste. I’m enjoying it, I think. There’s cranberries in there somewhere, and the orange peel (or perhaps the barberries?) must give it that little kick. I’m not sure what a barberry is, so I can’t comment on that. Overall an interesting tea. I’m so happy I got to try this one out, thanks again Sil!
This is so lovely and refreshing. I think I’ll go re-fill a tin today at David’s. I have this one for my 3 hour lecture this morning.
I also took it to work yesterday but learned the hard way to REALLY pay attention to the steeping time since I had to take a phone call and went over by maybe a minute or two, but man, was it ever bitter. Fair warning for everyone haha. Thank goodness the first steep was alright and by the time this unfortunate happening went down I had only an hour left of work. Phew.
Hope everyone has a great Friday, TGIF!
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.