720 Tasting Notes
So I offered to cover someone’s shift at the yoga studio this morning but I also wanted to squeeze in a class before I started so that meant no time for tea. However there’s a Good Earth across the way so I just ran out to grab a Vanilla Bean tea misto. So yummy!
A little treat after my early morning class. Ahh. Now to sit here in peace.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one but I’m enjoying it. It’s a nice mango flavour with a little kick of spicy at the end. Much better than mango madness where I didn’t even taste mango.
Update: Not so great cooled. At all! I’ll be sticking to hot for this one. I wish I could find a genuine MANGO tea though. Real mango taste, lots of it haha!
This one smells quite almond-y dry, though now that it’s steeped I’m getting a scent of…pencil lead? That can’t be right. Perhaps weapon is the key word here.
The taste is not so bad. But I’m finding it difficult to get past that bizarre scent. I go to take a sip and all I can smell is pencil lead. What’s up with that? May be a deal-breaker Secret Weapon.
For all the floral going on here it smells an awful like like apple pie.
So it does taste like apple pie as well, but with a hint of floral at the end of the sip. I enjoy the apple pie taste but not so much the floral. However, I thought this was going to be all floral (and I have determined I do not care for floral teas) so I’m excited it tastes like apple pie at all :)
The fiance said it tastes like cinnamon. He said he didn’t taste apple at all and it’s only because ours minds are trained to pair apples with cinnamon that I tasted apples. I still think it tastes like apple pie.
Well this smells…interesting. Like something from the sea. But not like ocean air, which I love. Something else from the sea, that doesn’t really smell all that great. I didn’t get that at all in the dry scent, only once it steeped.
Yep it tastes like something seafood-like as well. And despite growing up next to the ocean my entire life, I do NOT like seafood.
This one smelled pretty good dry, but steeped it smells more like fake strawberry. I despise fake fruit tastes.
Hmm it’s not too bad for the first sip. The smell is certainly worse than the taste – thank goodness.
Eh. I could take it or leave it. Not bad, not all that great. The white tea is lovely but the strawberries not so much. At least the hibiscus doesn’t attack you.
Update: Certainly getting better as it cools, though still not good enough to keep it around.
This one smells like cinnamon and chocolate. Slightly more like cinnamon than chocolate but still delicious.
This is an interesting taste. It’s definitely both cinnamon and chocolate. And something reminding me ever so slightly of eggnog. I may try this as a latte. It’s pretty good, I’m not so sure it’s permanent collection good though. I’ll have to think about it some more as I sip away.
Update: This one didn’t wow me, but it was good. I felt I could make it better somehow so that it can be upgraded. Feels like there’s some potential there. So now I’m trying it as a latte :)
And also, I’m halfway through reading a ridiculously long psychology journal article (deathly boring). Progress!
Well it’s certainly much heartier this way – less like tea haha. But the flavour makes it seem less like tea to begin with. I think next time I’ll add a wee bit more milk since I guessed (and it was barely any) to make a real latte. There’s hope for this one yet!