700 Tasting Notes
I survived my first day back to work after 2 months off. VariaTEA inspired me to steep this one up now that I’m back from work, as my first cup of the day. This tea is so amazing. All the nuances never cease to amaze me. The chocolate notes are my favourite though. I love how smooth and rich this tea is.
Since I got back to the house an hour ago, I’ve been super productive and did dishes, laundry, swept the house, and cleaned out the bunnies, before sitting down with this cuppa to watch more Suits.
Cold brew time is up! Thank goodness for phone alarms, or else I’d forget things like cold brewing tea in the fridge.
Well, I have to say this one is weirding me out. Not because it tastes weird, but because it brewed up opaque. I immediately thought of Anna’s foamy opaque tea from this morning.
While it’s a good cold brew, I may prefer this one hot. And it may also partially be because hot it’s not opaque. Weird! I also preferred Luscious Watermelon hot too though.
I cold brewed this one for 10 hours.
This one is delightful cold brewed. I brew this one up for 7 hours, and even though it still smells strongly of the combination of lemongrass and hibiscus, but the flavours meld and although they have a tartness, it’s not overwhelming at all.
Quite refreshing actually. I’m looking forward to the cold brewed Creamy Rhubarb as well.
As an aside, I’ve now watched 7 episodes of Suits. Harvey is so delightfully awesome.
This is a sipdown! I overleafed here because I had enough left for a cup and a half and I should overleaf more than I do with my oversized mug. I generally use the recommended amount of leaf, even with my oversized mug.
Anyway, the overleafing was glorious. I’m getting much more of the sweet cake notes now, along with the lemon-y goodness. Delightful.
Steeped up this one on the continuation of Tea & Suits Day haha.
This one is creamy, yes, but the other flavours seem to just amalgamate. It’s a tasty tea, but I’m having trouble differentiating different chocolates and coconut. They just become one. All in all, a tasty tea.
I think I may work on some sipdowns next, because the teas literally cannot fit in my cupboard at this point and we have zero counter space, so I need to make room and get creative about fitting teas in.
I had a specialist appointment this morning, but my face had enough of a reaction that I want to lay low until tomorrow. Luckily, I’m off today so it’s TEA AND SUITS ALL DAY. Yes!
So I thought I would brew this one up properly, since I wasn’t completely thrilled with it the other day. I actually measured it out and steeped it just a tad longer, and it turned out much better.
The cinnamon makes it quite dessert-like, and the maple adds to that as well, but it’s more subtle than the cinnamon. I’m quite enjoying this one. It’s definitely sweet enough on it’s own, I couldn’t imagine adding anything. I’m curious about this one cold-brewed.
I also have Creamy Rhubarb and Berry Sunset cold brewing now.
Well, we are back. Bleh. There were a couple hiccups to deal with when we got back to the house, which did not go over so well after waking up at 4am and spending 12 hours on the road. It’s amazing how short tempers can become when the same mistakes are made more than once and those mistakes are paired with exhaustion the next time around.
However, Vancouver was amazing. :)
I’m glad I picked up 100g of this one, because it’s delightful. It’s a nice bold, yet smooth black. Great for breakfast especially, but also evidently, for evenings while we watch Flipping Out.
I’m really looking forward to trying this one with maple syrup.
This one smelled quite strong dry, so I was a bit wary to steep it up, but it turned out quite nicely. It’s a bit like lemonade with a hint of hibiscus.
It brewed up a medium pink, but I still expected a mouthful of tart hibiscus, but it was not be. The hibiscus is very light. I’m enjoying it hot, but I have a feeling it will be even better cold brewed.
This one is actually labelled as a ‘sun tea’. Perhaps that means I should brew it in the sun?
I picked this one up on a whim yesterday, because who doesn’t love Market Spice tea? No matter where you get it, it’s always a delightful treat. J says it smells like ribbon candy, and I agree.
It strikes me as seasonal and reminds me more of Christmas, but I still enjoy it from time to time other times of the year. The orange, clove, cinnamon mix with a black tea base just works so well. It’s rich in it’s own way.
I just checked the tracking on a huge box of teas (huge, like 1.5 kg) I sent me friend in the US. When I first checked the tracking days ago all was well, and now the expected delivery date has changed, and the expected delivery city now says the same city it left from! Why, Canada Post?!