1112 Tasting Notes
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!!
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!
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!”
My coworker asked for some boiling water from my kettle for noodles, so I thought, “Ah! Good excuse for more tea!” Jaime kindly sent me this one!
The rose and berry mix in a very delightful way. This is sort of like a low rent Marco Polo, I think! It’s a little bitter, even though I steeped it for barely two minutes. I suspect it’s the fact that it’s Indian tea, and of the “dust” persuasion ;) I put a half teaspoon of sugar in after tasting it, and it helped round it out a bit. In spite of that, it’s one of the better tea bags I’ve had! The rose is present but not cloying or “rose lotion.”
I’m really enjoying this, and I’m glad I have one more bag to have the next time someone asks me for some boiling water out of my kettle in the afternoon :)