507 Tasting Notes
My fiance was running out of Earl Grey and he picked up a tin of this to share with me since he thought I would like a loose leaf Earl and he knows that I like Twinings tea.
The tea was not as astringent in the loose leaf version as it is in the bagged version. It brewed up a lighter amber color as well. It was still a delicious Earl with the bergamot shining through, but not replacing the flavor of the black tea.
I had most of my cup with milk for a smooth drink to have with my bacon and eggs this morning. It was yummy and I think I might be spoiled for my Earl Greys now. I want them all to be loose leaf. He gave me two big tablespoons of dry tea so it will last me a couple of days before I pester him for more.
My roommate Shwee found a new bakery in her town called Heavenly Buns which apparently has a sign of an angel mooning the pedestrians. She found this tea and thought that I would enjoy it so she sent me a sachet of this.
I wasn’t sure what it was because I didn’t look it up before hand so I brewed it for four minutes. It smelled divine and it brewed up to be this pretty pale pink! Plain, it didn’t taste like much so I added a little bit of sugar to my cup. Then it started to taste a little bit like grapefruit but not quite. Nice and light and mild.
Then I looked it up after finding the store on the label and discovered that it was a blood orange blend. Wow. I thought it would have been stronger than this but this was a very nice light tea. I have an awesome friend who thinks of me when she sees tea.
I splurged today and got a bubble tea from the mall when my fiance and I went. They had taro flavor and I had to try it. I am so glad I did! It was so delicious and I might have to get it again in a month or so. I’m not quite sure how to describe it and the only thing that I can come up with is bubble gum but not as sweet and not as gummy. It was really good though and I now know why that flavor is popular. Yum!
I have now drank two travel sized mugs of this with milk in less than three hours. So tasty and just what I needed! This really means I need to get some Earl Grey of my own so I don’t feel guilty about borrowing mom’s stash (with her permission of course)
I’m on some antibiotics now and I am feeling better. I’m glad. This tea (sweetened) also helps me feel better because it is so tasty. I like it better sweetened because the light smokiness drowns out the sweet greens when it is plain. When adding sugar, the smokiness is brought down a little bit and I can taste the lovely green tea. I just wish I had some mint to put with this.
So, I was super exhausted because my body was trying to get sick, which it succeeded in doing today. Had to call off of work (feel really bad about that), but I have a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. I don’t have my next work day until Saturday, so I will hopefully be better by then. Maybe I’ll be able to make one of my other teas today.
Hot with milk. Very tired from work. Can’t wait to find a real career. Just one more day of work then I can simultaneously collapse and research. Life is hard.
Had two steeps of this when I was making chocolate chip cookies. Tasted enough like a cookie to let me not eat all of the cookies in sight! I would have had a major stomach ache since I made a little more than four dozen cookies. With just one batch too, but they are good!
I need comfort since I am dreading work tomorrow. With milk. Yum.
Third steep on this one and I have a cooling effect in my mouth for an aftertaste. Light floral on that one. It tastes like worn soft leather feels. Strange to say that, but it does and it is very pleasant. This will probably be my last steep on this one for the day.