1517 Tasting Notes
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. :)
Mmm. Marshmallow leaves, vanilla… this is so good. And I’m almost out! Although I’ve been thinking I’m almost out for ages, so maybe the marshmallow leaf bits are multiplying in the cupboard when I’m not watching. :)
Flavors: Marshmallow, Vanilla
(Gluten free version!)
Sil, your tea is freaking AMAZING. OMG, it’s perfect. It tastes like rhubarb and strawberry custard. I decided to add milk this morning, but it was good without. And it’d be fab with sugar too if you lean that way.
Love it. Oh man, I don’t want to pass this on to my friend! Can I steal a portion of her birthday present?
Flavors: Custard, Rhubarb, Strawberry
There’s two options for this tea, and I don’t get it. Eenie meenie miney moe.
I didn’t have a chance to make tea this morning, so I got this on break at work. Because it’s a university and exams are over, EVERYTHING but the sbux is closed. :( Sucks so much. All I wanted was a cookie, and I ended up having to get this instead.
It… was tea. I added some milk and a touch of sugar, just because. It did the job, but it really isn’t a favourite.
Basically I’m spending too much time up late in the evening planning a trip to the Kootenays. :) Should be fun. Camping and hiking for 10 days. 10 days without the internet, though. How will I manage?