252 Tasting Notes
My stomach has been spasming for over 24 hours now, luckily the morphine knocks out the pain, but I can still feel the clenching feeling in the pit of my abdomen. To make matters worse, my doctor is on maternity leave and the one replacing her doesn’t have an opening until July. JULY!! Not to mention that I need to refill me prescription and that involves trucking the whole family on an excursion across town to do so.
I need tea and I need it now.
During my last visit to DT I picked up the 50g bag of this, since it’s caffeine-free and fruity I figured I could give it to my toddler daughter if I don’t like it. Sadly, she won’t be tasting much of this since I happen to looooooooove it, especially as a TeaPop, which seems to be my method-de-jour for brewing tea lately. Forget iced tea… making teapop takes it to a whole other level! I don’t get the metallic taste everyone talks about, nor does the stevia bother me. Instead I taste smooth, delicious Pink Lemonade that refreshes and quenches. It’s the perfect summer thirst-buster, plus it’s not as pricey as some of the fruitier summer teas!
Now, to get this stomach issue under control (gallbladder? Sphincter of Oddi? Pyloric Spasm?), so that the 6 years of mysterious pain can finally come to an end…
Just got back from our first camping trip as a family-o-four and I just remembered that I forgot to log this!
I bought one of those pitcher packs for $3.50 and used the entire thing in my steeper to make teapop (I’m currently addicted!) for the drive to the campsite. It didn’t even need a whole lot of agave to sweeten it, which meant that the mango fruitiness shone through. Probably won’t repurchase though, since I could buy a mango Bolthouse smoothie for the same price, and I can make “smoothiepop” out of that just the same as I can the tea. I have to agree with everyone on here… this makes a delicious iced tea, but the amount you get for the price just doesn’t make it worth it!
The toddler is preoccupied by Zaboomafoo on netflix and the newborn is in the throes of a milk-coma… quick, write a tea review!!
I’ve been meaning to try the teapop recipe that DAVIDsTEA posted on facebook, but it requires a certain amount of planning on my part. It also requires a key ingredient—sparkling water—which isn’t usually on my grocery list and thus I kept forgetting to buy it in order to make the teapop actually pop! Well, today I managed to have all the ingredients assembled and made myself a glass of Pink Passionfruit TeaPop which was… quite delicious actually. Although I do get a mild headache from the potent passionfruit smell, it was still quite refreshing and fruity as a teapop.
Now to experiment with other flavours as well! I’m thinking Bamboozled, Honeydew Mate, Luscious Watermelon (what little I have left), Goji Pop, Big Apple, and Coconut Grove…
Sigh, oh motherhood.
I keep steeping this tea with the intent of writing a proper, full review, but then time gets away from me or the steeped tea gets cold or—hold on, the toddler just wee-ed on the floor (we’re attempting potty-training. Kill. Me. Now.) and slipped in it. And now, it is bath time. Such is life.
Anyways, where was I? Oh yes. This tea! Well, seeing as there are far superior and thorough reviews of this delicious cup-o-heaven I’ll just say this: I’ve had it hot, cold, lukewarm, and iced—with lemon & agave—and thus far it has been delicious in every incarnation I try it.
Now, if you’ll excuse me… the ominous sounds of a 7-week-old filling his diaper have reached my ears…
This tea sounded intriguing and refreshing, so I took a chance…
I cold-brewed it, since it seemed like it would taste better iced anyways, being from the summer collection and all. Unfortunately, like Alpine Punch this tea gives me a headache when I drink it and I’ve had it twice now. Maybe it’s the artificial flavouring?
Sigh, and I really wanted to like this one!
Things have finally settled a bit around here: the tot, newborn, & I are slowly finding a routine, the in-laws have gone back to Edmonton, and…
The weather has been on the plus side all weekend, which means that this dreadful snow is melting! It also means that there’s a bit of flooding in our basement, but nothing major, just soggy carpet in the one corner.
However, today I’m choosing to look on the positive side, which means juggling a rambunctious two-year-old plus her 2-week-old cluster-feeding brother and attempting to brew up some stove-top chai! This tea makes a lovely chai, plus the candies mean that I only need minimal sweetener (and am now wondering if I could’ve left the sweetener out completely). It’s delicious with milk, spicy, smooth, and warming. Yum, yum! Let’s hope I can maintain this positive outlook until my husband comes home late tonight!