1458 Tasting Notes
I don’t have this tea often, but that just makes it even more special when I do.
Multiple random steeps tonight as I unearthed my printer, organized some CDs a friend gave me when she moved (“some” = close to 200! I need to start listening to them, before I end up with a computer that has no CD drive!), and then printing a new pattern to make some athletic shorts. http://www.fehrtrade.com/shop/827/duathlon-shorts-pattern I’ll be doing something in between the booty and biker shorts.
Anyways, this tea. I love it. It’s so delicious. Yes, it’s floral. Yes, it’s green oolong. Yes, it has some weird spiciness from the frankincense. Combined, I like it a lot. :)
Flavors: Floral, Green, Jasmine, Sweet
I totally forgot how good this is. Really mild Earl Grey with vanilla in it. So delicious. I used 1 tsp in 14 oz, and it’s good enough for me. Sadly, brewing Silk Road teas the Silk Road way means that they last forever and I still have loads of all of them in my cupboard.
This is another one of those never-ending teas! Thank goodness, since it is a favourite.
Drank it with a tiny bit of sugar added, while painting my nails. Or, well. Attempting to paint my nails. And then I remembered I didn’t have any acrylic paint left so I couldn’t finish the manicure but that’s OK. Just the sponging took for-freaking ever. http://instagram.com/p/s5v4tAR5Ay/ The nail on my middle finger is honestly even. It curls as it grows, which annoys me.
The tea is as delicious as usual. Yet another I should drink more of, but I continuously reach for black teas without thinking. Maybe I should organize my cupboard by steeping temperature? Then I could set the kettle, and pull down a bin. It’d be faster than choosing a tea then setting the kettle!
So busy at work = not drinking much tea, but definitely double-fisting the coffee. (Gosh that sounds bad.)
Now that I’m home for the weekend, I’m making burgers with cream sauce and steamed spinach for dinner, and this coconutty oolong caught my eye.
It’s so good. It’s weird, because often I think, “Coconut? Nah. Too overdone.” But then I have this tea and I forget about all the other teas that coconut is in. It’s that good. :)
Hi tea frens. I’m back, at least for a couple days.
Flavors: Cake, Coconut, Flowers
Sipdown (yay!). While I really liked the herbal notes in this, I’d prefer it without the oolong. This last cup, which was mostly tulsi, was really nice. :)
Thank you for sharing, Dinosara.
I don’t think I’ll be wanting this again. I have a bunch of my favourite tulsi tea, and I think I’m happy with that.
Not bad, but needs more sage. :)
It’s not quite what I was expecting, as the black tea is front-and-centre. Following it, I get some vanilla and sweetness from the blackberry leaves, and finally some sage.
I think I’d like it better with a little honey added, as the black base is somewhat astringent. And sage tea is better with honey anyways.
I’m glad I picked this up to try, but probably won’t get any more.
Flavors: Astringent, Blackberry, Sage, Vanilla
I had a bit of a disaster when I reached for the tin. headdesk I think I thought the lid was taped on because I hadn’t removed the tape? IDK. Thankfully most of the tea was saved, as I had just cleaned and dried the counter, and was also leaning against it. There might be a little more cat fur in the tea, but that’s OK. I’m the only one who drinks this one. :)
So, thank you so much Bear With Me! I love this one, and it’s one of those seriously expanding teas since the tin is still almost full!