932 Tasting Notes
A sipdown, only because I’ve packed up the rest of what I had for a fellow Steepsterite that LOVES this. I can always order more!
I did however want to try it, because gosh darn it, I should try a tea before sending some out, right? Was a in a bit of a rush making this, and I did have to overleaf ever so slightly (2 1/4 tsp) just because there was a tiny bit left over. This smelled really strong as I brewed it, and I was a touch concerned. I added sweetener before tasting it – I could just tell this was going to be strong. And, while lovely (I definitely got the caramel and vanilla out of it) the base was too strong for me, and it ended up drowning out everything else. I ended up dumping about half of the cup, because as it cooled, the base only got stronger. :(
Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla, Wood
Woot! Came home to this awesome new interface. I want to play… :)
Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me, I’m really glad you were able to part with a bit of matcha for me to try.
I smelled just the normal matcha smell opening up this bag as well as during mixing. It’s Distinctive-level flavoring, so I guess it could go either way. I do eat a LOT of macadamia nuts, so I was really looking for that flavor. What I got however was a strong buttery taste, followed by a nondescript nut flavor. That was it. Boo. I did play with it a bit (matcha and liquid) and this was the volume of water and amount of matcha that it tasted the best at, for me. Still yummy and delicious, however I wanted macadamia nut praline, darn it! :)
Flavors: Butter, Nuts
Interestingly, the bit of this that I got from (I think) CelebriTEA had zero chocolate or cacao or whatever in it. This blend that I just got direct from Verdant? Full of big pieces of what looks and tastes like something cocoa-ish. I think I like this blend more.
Interesting how I rated this so highly when I rarely reach for it, and have actually avoided it on a few occasions. I find it tastes too much like rooibos to me, or at least that’s my memory of it, so I avoid it. I do like it – it’s very good at mimicking what I remember as apple stolen. I just… am learning that I like apple teas less and less, and this is okay, however far from amazing.
So… I’m almost out of this lovely bit that Janelle shared with me (thank you so much, again!) and I need to figure out what I’ll do next. Perhaps make my own version, sans rooibos, and see if I can get it just right? I think that’s likely my best bet… I just need to get myself down to Commercial Drive, where the best (and freshest) herbs for this kinda thing are… or at least in my opinion, they are.
I guzzled this down cold, because it was like drinking turmeric candy. Yea, I know that sounds weird. I’m a weirdo. :)
Funny, I thought oversteeping this for 20+ minutes would make it stronger. Sure, I can really get the eucalyptus now, however it’s soothing, and the elderberries got super sweet and dominant. Still, it’s pretty much the same as when you steep it like, you know, a normal person.
Hm. I wonder who sent me this cute package from CaesarsTea to try? Of course, it’s VariaTEA. Thank you! :)
This was a delicious cup that I drank way too fast earlier this evening. There’s vanilla, there’s cream, yes, there’s even a custard-like finish to it. I missed the actual crust/pie part, however it’s still delicious as-is.
Oddly, I thought I’d tried this one out already. It seems I’ve just parsed out some to the lot of you. ;)
This smells a lot like the TARDIS blends. It’s definitely got an EG feel to it, plus some caramel and perhaps a nut of some sorts for good measure. It’s creamy, bright yet full, and I like it, even if there’s something in it that’s missing for me. Perhaps it’s that I just love TARDIS so much.