153 Tasting Notes
This is a little too tart for me tonight so I ended up adding a little bit of sugar. I find this tea very enjoyable. You definitely get the blueberry out of the sip! That was what I was looking for to start my evening. I really like the color the liquid of this tea is too, just beautiful.
Made this on my way out the door this morning. It wasn’t cool enough to drink until quite a bit into my morning! I decided not to do it over ice this morning as I can’t seem to get the balance of the ice, leaf, and sweetener correct.
This morning there wasn’t as much of a strawberry flavor and more of a bitter taste at the end of the sip. Still enjoyable and it kept me full-ish until right before lunch. I love that.
Happiness in a cup! Looking at the ingredients, I don’t know how but I am getting a wonderful muffin type flavor with this cup that I am absolutely loving. At least for my unrefined palate, I think this tastes like a well balanced cup that is making me want to stay up later than I should with another cup and a book. Great tea to end my long day on!
I’ve had this one mixed with their Strawberry Lemonade Herbal and loved it. Decided I needed to see how it was on its own too.
The dry leaf smells very citrus-y. I think I am getting grapefruit and orange. I absolutely love the color of this as it poured into my cup! It mostly tastes like strawberry with a good hint of citrus, I’m thinking the grapefruit. The addition of a sweetener seems to deepen the flavors, making it an even more enjoyable cup. I really like this in the Winterberry Blend, iced and hot, but I think I like it on it’s own just as much. I know that Teavana gets a bad rap around here but I am finding a few that I really enjoy!
A wonderful lazy Saturday. The boyfriend and I went to lunch and I mailed of a TTB. Came back and cleaned up a little, only so I could make a new mess in the kitchen. I made my first attempt of “Vicks Shower Disks” using the recipe found here http://beingfrugalbychoice.com/2012/03/homemade-vicks-vapor-shower-disks.html. And I just threw http://www.alexandracooks.com/2008/05/20/i-love-david-archuleta/ in the oven and thought that this tea would complement them wonderfully.
Sadly this is the last of this wonderful tea. This one always reminds me of home. It is for sure going on the re-order list!
Added sugar to this one again. I find this to be a very tasty morning treat :) I absolutely love mint teas and this one isn’t overpowering so it’s nice to wake up with. It’s also kind of soft, if I can use that word to describe tea, and creamy. It’s like someone is wrapping a blanket around me.
I don’t actually have this one. I blended the two teas that is used to create it, the Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long Green Tea and the Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea. I did the same the other day doubled over ice, it was wonderful, but never got around to logging it. Tonight I am trying it hot to see just how much I like these two together.
Very yummy. Very fruity. Very fun. Although, I do have to say I prefer it iced.
I do not often have a white tea in my stash. I don’t really know why that is but I do know that I worry about the temperature as I have yet to find a tea thermometer. I just had to pick this one up during my last visit to The London Tea Room as Peonies are my favorite flower.
I took the kettle off the burner right before it was going to start boiling. I then took off the lid and opened the spout as I prepared my teapot (which is fast becoming my favorite way to steep). I do not know the temperature that it would have ended up at, but I didn’t want it boiling temperature when I poured it over the leaves. It took a whole spoonful of sugar, per cup, for this to be tasty to me. I think it is the astringency that was masking the flavor for me. Overall, it is a beautiful tea. Not a bad way to start my night of relaxing (finally!).