1430 Tasting Notes
Overcast day, chance of rain. Perfect time for me to pull out some fall teas.
I still like this one, although I could do without all the candies. Nice spices, although I can’t really taste pumpkin. It went well with my kale and roasted squash salad.
Thank you SO MUCH to Dexter for sharing her bounty in free DavidsTea with me. :)
Yep, this is the tea I chose. And it’s been changed. The pineapple pieces are now HUGE, way bigger than the oolong balls. This makes it way harder to get an even distribution of tea & pineapple. I definitely preferred the tiny pieces of pineapple. I suppose I could pull them out and dice them up. :) I’ve done it for other teas!
The tea is still good, with lots of sweetness from the candied pineapple. I iced it, as I prefer to do. I’ll be able to get at least 2 more cups of iced tea from this set of leaves, as I didn’t oversteep, or force them to open by stirring. Heh.
Definitely a tea I like to have around. I don’t need much as I don’t often drink oolongs, but it’s so nice to have once in a while.
(With ice to make 16 oz.)
Still not loving this tea. I added some maple syrup to see if I could bring it out of the “I don’t like LB” territory, but it hasn’t really worked.
I’ll finish the cup, but could I add the package (about 1/2 full!) to anyone’s box?
At least I have pyrahi. http://instagram.com/p/sXp1fDx5LG/
My wee tin of this blend is getting so incredibly low! And that’s after getting 100g of each of the teas. WOW. Definitely something on my To Buy list, once my cupboard starts shrinking a bit more.
Still love this tea. Even when I do things like add powdered milk to it, because I still haven’t purchased fresh groceries.
Hello Tea Frens! Good to see you again!
I’ve been away, and while it was partially awesome it was also partially not so awesome. I didn’t get much tea made while I was gone, but I did manage to finish a couple that I don’t remember. :) I’ll be doing a tea-vintory this weekend since I’m back early.
I went camping and hiking in the Kootenays, and it was lovely (http://instagram.com/p/sQBN6sx5EJ/), but I totally overdid it and also had some problems with my panic disorder. I’m glad I made the call to come home early, as overdoing it has resulted in me barely being able to walk. If I had walked into the campground like I had planned, I wouldn’t have had much fun getting back to the car!
Anyways. It’s going to take me a bit to get back into the ritual of making and drinking loads of tea while I’m at home for the day. I’ve been slowly unpacking and tidying and snuggling lots with my cat. And drinking instant coffee mixed with powdered milk. I know. It tasted much better on the lake shore at 7am.
I don’t care that this is caffeinated, it is delicious and comforting and I just needed that tonight.
Two steeps, even. :)
(This is another must-have Butiki tea. Pretty much all my must-haves are Assams. Huh.)
Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Sweet, Vanilla
I had this tea at breakfast this morning. I managed to get up early enough to have a cup in a real mug at home. :) That was nice.
Sadly, I’m not too thrilled with this tea. It’s just not a set of flavours that I’m liking together very much. It’s not really appley enough, and the base teas were very much in the background this morning.
Oh well. I think I have one serving left, so that’s fine. Maybe I’ll take it camping. Everything tastes better (“better”) when out camping!
Oh yeah this is a favourite. I gave my BFF her teas tonight, and made us a pot of this to share while she cleaned the frogs and I dealt with whatever it was I was doing.
I’m drinking the second steep right now, actually.
We both really REALLY like this tea. I highly recommend it. I love the slight tartness, the strawberry, the custard. Yum.
(3 min for first steep, 4 min for the second)
This morning I had coffee, but I also managed to make up a mug of this to bring with me.
So tasty. I need to grab some whiskey so I can have this as a toddy when I’m out camping. :D
Oh tea, how I miss drinking mugs and mugs and mugs of you every day. Soon I will get things together again so I can make 2-3 mugs to bring with me for the day. :)