96 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this twice now, first steep yesterday, second steep today. I was feeling adventurous yesterday and decided to break my Matevana morning routine and try this. TeaGIF to me! Absolutely delish with a little brown sugar splenda blend.
I was looking forward to a second steep today but went by the 150% brew time increase that my local tea house recommends and it came out a little bitter. We just bought a milk frother so added some sugar and frothed milk and turned it into a tea latte and it’s pretty yum, but still not as good as yesterday.
Dare I try a third steep or just move on to Earl Grey Creme?
Got this as a sample thanks to Naomi at Joy’s Teaspoon. It smells a lot like Teavana’s Tiramisu Treviso but is a little more subtle in terms of taste. Good both with and without sweetener. Perfect dessert cup.
This tea shop is right near me so after discovering Teavana and wanting to explore more tea I headed there. This was the first non-teavana loose tea I bought and I was not dissapointed. Delicate in aroma and flavor, great with a little sugar (total sweet tooth here). I have not tried brewing it since I got my variable temperature kettle and before then I would just put water in a mug, put that mug in the microwave set it for about 2 minutes and hope for the best. I’m sure once I actually have the right temperature it’ll be even better.
I LOVE this tea! The fragrance is nice and delicate and it tastes amazing, like a little celebration in a cup (I even drank it on NYE in leiu of actual champagne!). I brew according to the directions on the bag and it turns out perfectly. Since I’m a sweetie, I add a little splenda, but not much as the flavor is delicate too and I don’t want to overpower it.
This has been my first Earl Grey experience. I was a bit put off by the fragrance at first, as it was a bit too perfumy for me, but I liked the taste. I liked it better with a little splenda in it though. Better on the second steep but I didn’t think I could get a third from it.
Overall pretty yummy but I’ll have to be in the mood for it.
This has become my weekday morning brew. I make it in my Teavana perfect teamaker with about 3 heaping tsps and fill the teamaker. First steep is 6 minutes, second is 15. I can get a third out of it but since the instructions I’ve read for resteeping say to increase steep time by 150% each brew, it would require 38 minutes of steeping which just isn’t practical during the week. I do stretch it if the third steep falls on a weekend although then I’m usually exploring other caffienated teas.
I add a little brown sugar splenda blend (have to get the amount just right) to bring out the nutty flavor and sometimes I’ll toss in a splash of almond milk.
Yummy tea, energy, no jitters, and no crash. Works for me.