1496 Tasting Notes
Today this tea was accompanied by chocolate milk (because I’m out of regular) and bat cookies.
Om nom nom. Unfortunately the black food colouring is bitter, and that bitterness is hanging around. This means the tea isn’t fabulous, although it usually is.
This is really, really neat. But it’d be a lot better without the spearmint.
It’s definitely a savoury tea, but it takes honey well. Rosemary and thyme are some of my favourite “weird” tea ingredients. Sadly, the mint just kills it for me. Sorry tea, but you’re going to meet Mr. Sink shortly here. (I don’t even mind the teensy amount of licorice root, if there’s even any in here. It’s the sour gross spearmint flavour that’s not working.)
This was not good at all. Something about it was just a whole lot of no. I tried adding milk, but no.
Interestingly it reminds me of Fruits d’Alsace by H&S, only Fruits is WAY better. Sakurambo is very cherry. It’s also very floral. With a lot of peach and apricot somehow. But it’s extremely cloying, and the flavour is not a happy one for my mouth.
So, thanks SSTTB2, but no thanks.
I’m leaving this one in there so other people can try it! :D
Grape candy. The kind you get in Japan, those “champagne grape” jellies.
It’s nice, I LOVE that you steep it for a short time at boiling, and it does taste good, but I don’t think I loooooove the tea. I’ll have to wait till I finish the mug. It’s a touch bitter, so I’d steep it again for 1:30 instead of 1:45.
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Grapes, White Grapes
This smells SO GOOD dry. So good. Like tropical bodywash or something. Steeped only 2 minutes, it tastes pretty good. I added milk, so it’s a little creamy (Also cooled down because it’s so weird to steep anything at boiling anymore!), and tastes of mixed tropical fruit. I think mango, citrus, pineapple… not sure what else. It is quite floral, but I think that can be from mango and pineapple as they can both be very floral fruits.
The puer is a little musty, but not fishy. It’s a nice backdrop that occasionally comes forward a bit more.
I like it. I’m not getting any soapy flavour, and I think I like the “Berry Bavaria” I have from Cornelia Bean better just because I prefer berry flavours to tropical fruits. But still, it’s quite nice! Back into the box it goes!
Flavors: Citrus, Mango, Musty, Pineapple
SSTTB2! WOO, thanks MissB for your distribution of largesse within the community. :)
So yeah. I opened it and went, “OH HOLY &(%%%$#%&$%)%%$#@%$(!!”
This is one of the top teas with no caffeine, so I thought I’d try it.
So far I’m liking it quite a bit. It’s sweet (perhaps due to the bit of honey I added) and cinnamon/fennely, with a bit of herbaceousness from the tulsi.
Not something I’m going to keep (because I’m not head-over-heels for it!), but a nice tea to have this late in the evening.
Thank you! :)
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Fennel, Tulsi
I wrote a thing then losted it thanks to the backspace taking me back many pages.
This tea isn’y my favourite, although it smells divine. It’s a little too spinachy and vegetal for me. If I ordered some (I can’t remember!) I will happily pass it on to someone.
I’m actually quite pleasantly surprised. This is pretty good!
I still like Janet’s Special Pumpkin Spice better. It’s just more pumpkiny, less twiggy, and doesn’t have that white chocolate in it, just waiting to leave a film of grease on everything.
Oh this is so good. And sadly, I have way less of it than I thought I had. This is why keeping ones spreadsheet up to date is important, tea friends! I didn’t order any more and now I have a sad.
I’m taking some advice from CrowKettle, and drinking pots of this tea tonight. I’m steeping it in my gravity steeper, straining into a tea pot that’s sitting on a heating pad, and pouring into a tiny Japanese porcelain tea cup.
Yes. Perfect. All is well. Especially since I also have a purring beastie on my lap.
I’ll be resteeping this one a couple times, I think.