1103 Tasting Notes
I had this one last night because it is supposed to encourage calming. Calm is what I needed after our sump pump stopped working in the rain storm, and started backing up into our heating/cooling unit in the basement. We had to turn off the sump pump and, yeah. Flooded basement does not even begin to describe it.
We’ve drained the basement and gotten the sump pump fixed. Everything that was in the basement is now thrown away (sigh). I’ve mopped a bunch of times but there is still that musty flood smell. This is going to be a long process.
This minty chamomile concoction really helped last night. Even though I was exhausted my brain was going a mile a minute. I had a sweet, herbaceous cup of this and got so knocked out that I slept in my clothing! I couldn’t even get changed into jammies I was so knocked out. That’s pretty calm I’d say :) Highly recommended for Nervous Wrecks!
I placed a big order to Mountain Rose Herbs for essential oils, herbs, spices, etc. and couldn’t help choosing a few teas to try, too :) I am one of those people who love a nice simple rooibos, and thought one with a little vanilla added would be right up my alley.
This one is truly delicious – fresh tasting and very rich. The vanilla is subtle, and I’m thinking of cutting a vanilla bean into it to enhance the vanilla flavor (I also got a bunch of them from Mountain Rose!).
I really like the idea that it’s so full in Good Things. As the Mountain Rose site states: A gentle and effective tea full of anti-oxidants, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Sodium, Copper, and Manganese. I think this sounds much better for a person than the processes they use to make decaf tea :) I still love my Vanilla Comoro 4ever & ever xoxoxoxo, but I think I’m going to give up on my searching for decaf teas, and enjoy these naturally caffeine free tisanes that have some nice benefits.
P.S. Finally got the Tea tote I’ve been coveting from Mountain Rose Herbs for the last year!
Hello everyone! I’m going to change the way I do tasting notes, and wanted to let you all know :) I’ve decided I’ve learned enough about my daily tea habits to start logging only when I try a new tea, or when I have something exceptional to say about a tea that I’ve already logged. I’ll still keep my cupboard up to date, and be checking in regularly to see what you are all drinking!
This was my cup today, but in the spirit of my new system, I’ll refrain from saying mmmmmmm roasty and delicious for the 29831982301238 time ;)
I simply adore this tea. It has instantly shot up to my top 10 list :) It kinda reminds me of a love child of Queen Catherine and Emperor’s Red. Just a little smoky. Rich. Roasty. Chocolatey. Sweet. Somehow relaxing and decadent…almost like a glass of port or some other spirit that makes you want to sit back and sigh and ruminate.
Feeling better today, and enjoying my zingy, roasty friend! Four steeps, including one cold one. No one can say I don’t wring every last drop from each teaspoon of tea :)
I wanted a tea that I could drink alllllllll day, and this one came to mind. So nice and sweet. I can’t taste the complexities with my illness, but the sweet potato-ness and gentleness come through. Very soothing and delicious.
I made one bag of this tisane with an addition of a squeezed lemon and honey for my Endless Cough and felt dramatically better…for about an hour. I felt that it worked better than any of the cough medicines I’ve been trying. Friends who have had this nasty bug say the cough lasts for 2-3 weeks, so you will be hearing me complain for about another week ;)
I think this is the 9th or 10th cup I’ve had of this in the past two days. When I’m drinking this, I don’t cough. They really are magic herbs for sickness. Medicinal in the best way possible. Tasty and helpful for two steeps.
A nice sleepy cup with lots of honey. This one isn’t as fresh tasting as it once was, and it’s low on mango and cranberry pieces, but still very enjoyable. I’m one of those people who actually like the taste of chamomile :)
I chose this one partially for relaxation, and partially because I’m still coughing and the honey is soooooo soothing. If anyone has a cough remedy, or even an OTC medicine that always works for you, I’m all ears. I haven’t had a full night of sleep in almost a fortnight (and neither has my husband!).
This was incredibly soothing on a cold, got stuck in the rain kinda night. I’m addicted to that sweet bitey ginger!!!!!