1103 Tasting Notes
I just finished three languorous steeps of this delight. A good tea base will do that for you :) :) :) I love that sort of roasty fine tea flavor with the bright citrus. I really could drink this every day.
I made us French Toast for lunch, and wanted to keep that sweetness going for our afternoon tea. This is so gentle and delicious with some milk and sugar. Sort of like being under a blanket, or a hug!
My ritual cup of sunday evening Vanilla Comoro to go with the latest offering on Masterpiece Theater! ♥
I don’t know if this tea is not aging well or what, but it once again tastes like cereal! I think I’m going to give it one more chance, and then into the cold brew iced tea tin it is going to go! (that is where I put all my so-so plain teas. Cold brewing takes care of many sins).
Owwwww! Hot, hot, hot! This is one spicy tisane! My lips were tingling! I had to look in the mirror after I finished my cup because I was afraid that I would look like those people who get lip injections!!! (nope, just my very active imagination).
What I am trying to say is this ginger tea was way too bitey for moi! I could see brewing it like this if I had a cold, but it was a bit much for evening enjoyment.
Thankfully, I do have an idea on how to make this more palatable! I am going to use 2 cups of water, 1 bag of tisane, and a slice of crystallized ginger next time! It should make it pleasantly bitey and sweet. I’ll letcha know!!
A classic. Malty, with an underlying sweetness/fruitiness. Despite the breakfast in the name, I love this one on a weekend afternoon when there is Much To Do and Not Much Energy to Do It!
My husband’s coworker brought home a big bag of Crystallized Ginger from her recent trip to China, and she’s been making everyone a tisane from it. She gave some to my husband because he’s been having some digestive issues. He knew I’d love it too, and asked me to make some tonight.
It’s delicious! Slightly spicy and sweet. You can pour the boiling water over your ginger slice, and just let it sit in your cup as you sip. I love it so much that I already looked up some online sources of Crystallized Ginger so that we can still have it once our supply from Ling runs out.
I love finding out about new things!
Enjoying a few leisurely steeps of this gentle golden delight. Honey. Heaven!
I had this last night as my “calm down! class is over! time for sleep!” tisane. My pot was filled with chamomile, and not much mango or cranberry, which is ok – it’s very delicious, fresh appley tasting chamomile! – but I did miss that extra fruitiness. The important thing is that it was warm, comforting, and boy did it knock me out :)
This is the first tea I am trying from my SweeTea, Michelle. Thank you again, Michelle!
Pretty leaves! Sort of a “black and tan” look!
Smoky and…bacony…but in a subtle way?! It’s smokier than Queen Catherine, and a more of a sweet smoke rather than a dark smoke like Hao Ya A. I began my sips a little hesitantly, not sure if I was digging this new type of flavor, but a point came where it all clicked and I started really loving the sweet smoke!
I think my problem was that I had a sweet pastry breakfast, and I don’t think it went well together. Once I was done the food, the tea really started to shine. For my palate, I’d prefer a bagel or cheese or eggs or even pancakes or french toast (maple bacon!) for this tea. My Gouda breakfast of yesterday would have been perfection.
Steepsterites, I think I’m now firmly in the camp(fire!) of “loves smoky teas!”