1165 Tasting Notes
Steeped up half the package again. This time in 1.5 cups hot water for 4 minutes, then diluted with ice and room temp water to 3.5 cups.
This is way better than the almond milk, although it’s a bit on the bitter side of things.
I think I’m just going to cold steep these going forward. It’s easier, although not as fast, and produces a more mellow base.
(Edit: I can always hot steep after to suck any remaining goodness out of the tea. :) )
This is a SOLID earl grey. I wasn’t too sure of it as I was steeping it this morning, because the bergamot does initially smell quite strong.
But then it sat in my thermos for a couple hours, and… MAGIC. It is really good! This is definitely an EG worth picking up in the future (ie: once I have fewer teas) for those days when only an EG will do.
Thank so much for sharing this with me!
(1.5 tsp per 14 oz)
Sadly this is kinda meh. It’s a sweet, very slightly nutty, somewhat weak, iced tea.
I did a hot steep with half the packet (diluted to 4 cups), then I tossed the leaves into a cold steep that I will let sit until I get home later.
So far, not impressed. I think that for the other half of the packet I will make it as 2 cups of tea.
(Also, it was 14g including the giant tea bag. What?)
Added: 1/2 tsp rock sugar to the 4 cups. Also tried: with almond milk, but it’s WAY too dilute to make a milky tea.
I got 28g of this free with a Sbux reward star. YAY!
The other orangey tea I like from them is only $6/50g, and this one is over $9, so obvs I got this one as a freebie.
I love this tea. It’s orange vitamin C Vicks flavour, herbs, other stuff, IDK why I like it so much but I do.
This is exactly what I wanted right now.
I’ve been drinking a lot of lemongrassy teas lately, I think I have a craving. I even made bo kho, with super strong lemongrass tea (didn’t want to go to the store to get a couple stalks) and it was so amazing and lemongrassy. Yum.
I added a couple small pieces of rock sugar while it was steeping.
This smells so much more than it tastes.
Smells of juicy strawberries. Just. Amazing.
Tastes of sweet-tart sorta-berry honeybush.
I added 1/4 tsp sugar to my 14 oz mug, and it’s helped. But it’s not enough.
I will drink this up (with a friends help), but it isn’t really what I hoped for. Maybe it’ll be better iced or cold steeped.
Edit: Much much better as it cools. Much.