1373 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! (257, will I ever drink more tea than I have coming in? Not sure about that…)
Sadly, I’m over this tea. It’s not bad by any means, I’m just done with coconut and H&S chocolate flavour. Unfortunately this means that Florence will likely be hard to finish. :(
Thank you to VariaTEA and Dexter3657 for letting me try this one, but it’s not for me. Paris was so much tastier this morning!
Two gigantic mug steepings of this already this morning. Both for hydration and caffeine.
I was at a conference yesterday, and over-caffeinated and under-hydrated! The conference was interesting, and I enjoyed the talks, but the food situation was terrible. Neither morning coffee nor lunch had anything gluten free when I made it to the tables – I was promised food, so I’m guessing that non-gluten-free jerks took what I could eat. 2nd coffee got me a Nanaimo bar (http://instagram.com/p/o6k_7-x5Bm/), and apparently dinner was good but I was exhausted so I left. (I also couldn’t trust any of the pre-dressed salads. Gluten is in everything, and they didn’t have ingredient lists for me!)
So the tea. I drank it so fast all I remember is thinking that it was soooo good. I love it with a bit of cream. Nice and assam-y, delicious nutmeg… it’s a total winner for me.
Flavors: Astringent, Creamy, Malt, Nutmeg
The sweet rose in this reminds me of Des Roses et Des Bonbons from Camellia Sinensis. Except this has a delicious white tea base instead of a black tea base.
So delicious. If you like roses, and you don’t mind or like white tea, try this. It’s not something I see myself reaching for over and over, but it’s so good I might pick some up this summer.
Thank you for sharing, CrowKettle!
Cold steeped overnight. Forgot it this morning (well, morning ish). Delicious and refreshing now.
Green tea, strawberries, toffee, a touch of ginger. NOM.
(1.5 tsp loose of this tea, 12 oz cup.)
To cap off all the teas I had this evening, I decided to try icing this one.
And sadly, I’m almost out! I think I need to pack up a sample or two, and then I might have another cup left. :( :( :(
I know I wasn’t sure about this one when I first had it, but it’s seriously grown on me. It’s so nice to have a honeybush instead of always rooibos. This one is tasty hot with cream, or over ice with a touch of honey. Wild strawberries, with a background of honeybush.
My only wish is that it was easier to get in Canada! :)
(Steeped as below, ice added to 18oz.)
Thanks for the sample VariaTEA!
Whoops! This is a black-green blend, and I didn’t actually realize it. Good thing I like caffeine, right? Especially considering the amount of tea I’ve had over the last few hours. (I escaped work early.)
This is yummy! I love genmaicha, but generally don’t care for the green tea versions as they’re too green. The toastiness mixed with the different tea flavours and the caramel are just. Yum.
Would get again. (Although a green tea only version would be nice because it would be less caffeinated for evening. For some reason, toasted tea = comforting after dinner drink for me!)
Flavors: Caramel, Toasted Rice
(259) Thank you for the sample, Shmiracles! :)
Sadly the Lapsang Souchong overwhelms everything else in this blend. It is quite nice, but there’s no point in having a bunch of fandom blends that all have LS, as they all taste exactly the same!
Oh well. I do enjoy a smoky tea with some maple syrup and cream. :)
(1.5 tsp in 10 oz)