902 Tasting Notes
On my way to a conference. Can you sense the excitement? O.o
We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch, and I asked for hot tea. The waitress brought out two bags of this with a mug of hot water, and a little pot of more water. I steeped for about 3 minutes, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Couldn’t really make notes about what I tasted, but I’ve tucked the second bag in my purse to have later!!
Trying this again, but added an extra teaspoon of tea in (3 tsps for 16 oz). I can definitely smell pineapple this time around…
Still not getting much pineapple coming through in the taste, though this pot is much better than my previous attempts. Still getting that Genmaicha taste, but with more leaf it’s not as overpowering. Bumping the rating on this…it’s much, much better with that additional tsp of leaf!!
Really, Steepsterites? Really? I’m the first one to log this? How is that possible?
Anyway, amandajo sent me some of this a while back; I pulled it out this morning. Whilst I’m not a mother (a fact that my mother whines about at least once a week), I’m still partaking. If your friends refer to you as their Mama Jaime, it kinda counts, right?
The first thing I taste is the lavender. It’s smooth, definitely the most prominent taste, but not overpowering (lavender usually slaps me in the face, so this is a very nice change). After lavender, it’s vanilla, and then the white tea. As it cools, more of the strawberry comes out, though it’s more of a come-and-go thing.
The more I drink it, the more I like it. I’m really not a huge fan of lavender, so finding something I actually enjoy that contains it is novel, yet nice. I should have known though: if anyone can make a lavender blend that I like, it would be Frank.