1048 Tasting Notes
Today I’m getting more baked cookie, but there’s still that underlying current of pine forest. I’m not quite munching on the needles, but it’s darn close.
Definitely interesting, but I prefer the fairy tea they have with yabao in, whatever it’s called. I know I have some around here somewhere… ;)
This will be steeped many times today. I’m curious as to how it changes, even with a cold!
I went to a health food store today, and noticed they had marshmallow leaves. Of course, I had to buy them. I mean, it was ~3 cups worth for only $5! That 3 cups is only 50g. This stuff is super light and fluffy.
First thing I did was add some to my chamomile homebrew sleepy tea. There’s chamomile, lemongrass, fennel, lavender, possibly marshmallow root, maybe even other things in there. I don’t remember, and I don’t feel like going back through my random steepings to figure it out. It’s just a bunch of stuff I don’t mind thrown together in not very well measured amounts.
This is nice. Really nice. It’s not as thin as it usually is. Even though I still can’t really taste anything, I get the impression of sweetness.
But, uhh, I have 3 cups worth. That’s a lot. What else should I do with it?
Edit: My last note came up when I posted. So this blend is:
- chamomile – lemongrass – lemon myrtle – marshmallow root – fennel – lavender, and now marshmallow leaves!
Yum. I steeped this in a glass pot, then poured it slowly over a spoonful of coconut cream. Sometimes it helps the coconut cream not break and become a mess, but not this time. :) Definitely looks a little curdled, although it’s amazing.
Vanilla deliciousness, and coconut. And decaf! Yay!
More of this cold! So refreshing, but I think that Nana’s Fruit Garden is a little bit thicker and sweeter once steeped. Still, the name of this is awesome. Bear Trap! Don’t bring this one out hiking! :)
I convinced my friend to stop at the health food store, and I bought ginger mango candies (SO GOOD!), chocolate, and grapefruit seed extract. That stuff is very pithy, I think, as I’m getting a lot of pith from this glass of tea. Next I will have a plain glass to wash the pith away. ;)
Today I have decided to have teas I really like, even if I can’t completely taste them.
My BFF has gone grocery shopping for me (club soda, OJ, cat food) and is getting me breakfast (spicy Vietnamese beef stew with rice noodles).
I can breathe through my nose.
Things are looking up.
Tea, your texture is amazing. I can tell you taste like delicious things, even if I can’t really taste you. You’re sort of hinting at a bake shop today, which is interesting. I’m guessing that’s the black tea and honey commingling and making something delicious.
I steeped this A Long Time, and added some coconut cream. When it was nice and hot it was sweet and creamy and delicious. Now that it’s cooling, it’s getting a little sour. So weird. Is it the almonds? The flavouring? What makes this tea go sour?! (I also steeped it in a ceramic travel mug, so it’s stayed pretty hot…)
I need to try a cold steep, I think. No room in my fridge right now though.