383 Tasting Notes
oh no! i just caught sight of miss ifjuly’s review!!!! usually we are so evenly matched in our tastes, lol!
i like black currant. i like the aromatic nature of this blend and the slices of plum cut into it. i don’t get smarties, lol…. i do get a sense of the candies people carry in their purses somewhat though.
i really like this tea! i have every intention of doing a cold steep— i think it will be brilliant. oddly i do not like this blend in between hot and cold— it is LESS impressive when it is just warm, though i cannot say why.
smooth, fruity, aromatic, elements of deep mulled wine with black currant and plum.
i will also say that after i went to check out i was hit with an astonishing 29$ shipping rate….?WTH??!!!!! i made a call. they knocked 10$ off and put it in a bubble envelope instead of a box, packed it carefully and made it affordable.
(i’m okay with 19$ shipping for 38$ of tea given today’s prices) thank you teaguys for making the effort!
does anyone know if it’s possible to ‘hit a wall’ with essay writing? i mean, i know you can do it with jogging and jumping jacks…. but i have all of my very sensible data sitting in front of me, but that’s it. it’s like a paper weight. with eyes. blinking at me. sigh. c’mon!
this tea makes me smile though…. the rude data that was never taught that staring is impolite can watch me as i sip. yyz, my awesome friend, chased all over toronto to get this elusive tea for me! (ahem, and possibly discovered a few things she’d been looking for? lol)
i love this tea. light and fruity, but in a summer way versus the screaming ‘i actually want to be a caffeine free herbal!!’ the way some can be.
possibly my essay will make more sense after i run my whipped cream experiment…. i plan on playing with matcha and strawberries. i may take pictures and post them on FB. if it’s an abysmal failure i make no promises that i won’t gripe! =0)
thank you yyz!
kaylee sent me a lovely sample of this tea… my first dammann freres green!
a fresh, sweet tasting dragonwell with hints of spiced orange? but not strongly orange… and not a spice i recognize! what am i tasting? almost a brandied orange without the bitterness of alcohol.
quite unique- lovely! thank you so much for such a graceful surprise, kaylee……
this + super fruit greens + raspberries + 1 banana + fresh coconut/mango/banana juice + 1/4 cup light cream. blend. held me for 6 hours AND (tah dah!!!!!) my red leaf smoothie trend must be working because i’ve lost 5 inches!!!
just the right amount of tang, lovely smooth long term caffeine punch. this is awesome!
yippee! this was my favourite smoothie thus far. i feel so bad for booster juice….. they’ve got nothing on my blender =0)
one of the greatest things about swaps is that things arrive on your doorstep that you may never have chosen. thanks so much to kaylee for this!!! i really never would have chosen it and it’s outstanding….
the risk with pine is it can punch you in the nose while it’s going down. is there even a hint of that in this blend? nope!
this really is a masterpiece, brendan. very, very fine. the lightest hints of pine that behave as mint with an essence of eucalyptus, but mostly a very sweet green. no vegetal tone. no seaweed. not nuts…. a pure, light chlorophyll element, as though the components were freshly gathered.
sprightly, subtle, anything but boring…. i foresee an order in future…. thank you so much kaylee!
funny…. i know i’ve already reviewed this tea, but poof! it’s gone. maybe the steepster renovations ate it?
this is a lovely blend. it was a surprise gift from MissB. months ago that i save.
an almost bitter black with a smooth almond rise that doesn’t run you over. i love the whole rosebuds in the blend… i don’t get a lot of floral notes, but they buds are lovely to look at.
i enjoyed it tonight with turbinado and cream. i think my initial problems negotiating with this tea may actually have been the sweetener i was using? it’s much more settling with turbinado than agave. interesting.
i do love this tea.
thank you again for this present B. even though it was months ago now. =0) still makes me smile!
This was decadent! i had this in with an avocado, banana/coconut cream/pineapple juice, fresh raspberries, a scoop of greens and a dragonfruit i had kicking around. i headed to the gym, got some instructions from a brazilian guy who is so fit (without trying) that i even if i had every part of me stuffed with implants i couldn’t look like him! lmao!!!
HOWEVER- i learned spiffy new lifts! and learned fantastic new swear words in a ton of languages (the exchanges you never expect to have in random conversation!), and all the while was listening to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28HYsul40D4
here’s to hoping a random student doesn’t call my geo prof out in front of the class as a racist tomorrow (because he really isn’t and we were all miserable while the ass carried on).
hope you like the song!
this came to me by way of a lovely surprise gift from CelebriTEA. a note in my inbox queried whether her package had arrived…? (what package? i wondered) steepster is a brilliant community and CelebriTEA decided a tea surprise was in order!
i’ve never had any shanti teas before. erring on the side of caution (stupid allergies) CelebriTEA chose a selection of unflavoured brilliance to arrive on my doorstep. this was the first i tried.
confession: often even with tea swaps even if i’m hugely looking forward to a sample i’ll drink it once and wait a bit. even if i buy it myself…. i don’t do back to back servings (i’m a terrible resteeper). i did with this tea!
hint of malt, hint of chocolate, very smooth caffeine kick. ‘refined’ is the word i would choose. a natural sweetness, though i do enjoy a bit of turbinado and cream. if i think really hard possibly light elements akin to citrus? making me think it may be fijian in origin? possibly?
lovely. thank you so much CelebriTEA for thinking of me as i knuckle down in my studies =0).
how can there be so few reviews for this tea? it’s awesome? if you enjoy straight black teas, folks- this is one i would recommend for sure!