1703 Tasting Notes
I found this in the bottom of a box I had received from Sil absolutely AGES ago. There was paper in the box, and I guess this slipped between the folds and I never noticed it.
This is really nice. Sweet honey and hay, some starchiness. I realize this isn’t going to be as amazing anymore since it’s been in a random box for so long, but it’s good. I’m enjoying it.
Thank you, Sil.
My last serving of this (I’m still so undecided! Do I keep some of what I was sent, or give it all to my friend?), and it’s a latte.
SO FREAKING GOOD PEOPLE OMG! These fruit teas with eggnog are AMAZING. It’s a strawberry custard pie. In a cup.
My mom’s rhubarb pie recipe is a custard pie, and she puts a little cinnamon and nutmeg in it, and honestly this strawberry tea and the blueberry rooibos, made as tea lattes, are just THE BEST. Especially since mom keeps forgetting to make the custard with gluten free flour, so I can never have her pie. (For thanksgiving I got ramekins of pumpkin and pecan pies which was rad, but then my brother got to take home 1/4 of each pie which. Really now.)
This smells like red hots, or hot tamales, mixed with the insides of a bounty bar when dry.
So unappealing to me right now. But I opened the sample pack, so I’m trying the tea. Steeping only a couple minutes to hopefully tone down the cinnamon-coconut-candy.
Steeped, the other flavours came out in the smell. So I decided to add eggnog. Or, well, Noel Nog. Since the store was actually out of everything except the soy one!
Hey, that’s actually not bad. The spices and the eggnog flavours meld nicely.
So it’s not a tea I’d likely pick up, but it’d be a good one to get as an eggnog latte! And I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy the rest of the cup. :)
Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Coconut
My old not-a-timolino’s lid died on the weekend, so I had to get out my replacement timolino lid with the basket (instead of a mesh screen, woe is me) for my mug.
Because the steeping basket is in it, I decided to do Grandpa style steeping of an oolong today. Which totally failed, because I still haven’t finished the tea enough to add more water to it. Mostly because I got sucked into budget stuff at work (ugh! Excel is the WORST. Anyone use accounting software for grant tracking and budgeting?) and ended up working straight through. Oops.
The other problem I’m having with the stupid basket is the tea ISN’T COMING OUT. Why do people love these things so much? The steeping basket has got to go.
Oh right, the tea. Although it’s been in a tin it’s mostly just oolong now. :) But I do like it, so that’s totally fine. I don’t have much left, but the nice thing is I can take 4-5 leaves and just… let them sit in water all day. No problems. I mean, yes it’s strong, but it’s not bitter or astringent. It’s just REALLY oolongy.
Ooh, this is tasty! It’s really creamy, and fruity. I didn’t pick out strawberry exactly, but it’s cool that that’s the berry flavour.
Thanks so much for sharing, Roswell Strange! Sorry I haven’t tried all your lovely samples yet. :/
Flavors: Berry, Creamy