949 Tasting Notes
Made it again from scratch, underleafing it this time like others suggested. NOW it’s delicious. NOW I can recommend it wholeheartedly. I get every note in there that’s supposed to be: cream cheese icing, blueberry, danish pastry. So glad I re-did this so that my daughter had something nice to wake up to! Not so happy about the 10 tsp of tea I wasted prior, though.
Which makes me wonder: does Frank try his teas before making them? If so, why does he avoid offering any sort of steeping instructions to help his customers avoid such mishaps? Thank goodness for y’all here though, or else I would have given up on it.
1.5 tsp in 16oz.
This is… interesting. I get honeybush, I get eggnog spices, and I get a weird cream-like flavor that’s a bit… different. Maybe this is boozy eggnog? It’s very different than any eggnog I’ve had, even though it tastes good… I’m just having a hard time falling in love with this blend.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Nutmeg
Oh my goodness. What on earth did I do wrong here? This was, by far, the worst cup of tea I’ve had in years. One sip and it was so bitter, I had to dump 1200mL of it. Even did it up in the Breville the “proper” way, because my daughter had asked for some to put in a jug for tomorrow.
1.5 tsp per 8oz.
Wanna hear weird? I definitely get cheesecake out of this, however it’s missing any sort of cherry whatsoever. How on earth did I manage that? Also getting a bit of the metallic taste as I did with the Cantaloupe Watermelon as it cools. Oh, wait. There’s the cherry, kind of, well after the sip. Think I’ll let this one marinate a bit before trying it again.
Hm. Much better hot than cold, this is very cantaloupe-y with less watermelon than I’d expected in the mix. Also, was a bit disappointed to see this was a 1 oz. bag, when it’s the same price as the 2oz. bags in the same order. Yes, I realize white tea takes up more space – however I also need more of it to brew, and if I’d known it was double the price, I likely would have passed. My bad for ignoring this important aspect of buying.
Really though, it’s a very authentic cantaloupe, even if it gets a bit metallic as it cools. Watermelon comes in a bit at the end of the sip.
This is delicious cup of mostly creamy caramel, with a tiny hint of chocolate at the end. It’s really quite lovely both hot and cold, although I do prefer it warm-ish.
I think (?) I bought this from Starfevre in her tea sale, and I feel badly that I bought it at a time when I’d yet to think of marking each sample with the handle of the person who sent it to me. :$ Silly MissB. So, to whomever sold this to me at a greatly discounted price because it was in a different tea’s bad – thank you!
Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Cream
Want to go with a guaranteed winner this morning with the matcha -so this naturally is what I reached for! So delicious, and so surprising each time just how bang-on it really is.
Had to overleaf significantly for some reason; I’m a bit confused as to why. Perhaps the high fat content of the heavy cream I’m having to drink? Will need to investigate. 1 tsp in 1/3 cup of heavy cream.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
A hint of orange with some sweeter spices in there (cinnamon, maybe? it’s hard to tell), this is a lovely tea that I’m quite happy to start my day off with.
Trying something new with Steepster today. Due to the snippets only showing the first certain number of characters from a community review, I’m sharing my thanks, my stories, my personal details later in my tealogs. Why? Because while I truly LOVE hearing about all of your lives, when I’m looking up a tea, I only want to read details of the tea specifically in those blurbs. Thus…
Thanks to TeaTiff for sharing such a lovely brew for Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. This sipdown is a bit of a sad one, because this is the kind of tea that reminds me of growing up, and the kind of thing my Mom would make for me.
1.5 tsp in 12oz.
Flavors: Orange Zest
I love this tea WAY too much. I crave it, sometimes I want to have it nightly. Unfortunately, I’m getting seriously scratchy throat drinking it, which makes me very sad. Perhaps I’ll just put it to bed for a few nights and try again.