1616 Tasting Notes
Ok, ok… I did it. I forgot CrowKettle’s teas at home (I’m so sorry!) and then bought lots at Bayswater.
This one ended up in my bag somehow at the last minute. It smelled SO GOOD! And luckily it tastes good as well. Yes, there’s cinnamon in it. And popcorn. And red peppercorns (actually related to cashews). It looks really similar to the picture of the same tea from The Whistling Kettle.
Although it smells REALLY SUPER AMAZING, I think I might prefer the Steam Maple Seduction better. (I didn’t stop there today because of the rain.)
Yep, I think I do prefer the other tea. I’m not saying this isn’t good, because it’s really tasty… but I like the other one better.
A second steep of this today, as my bff had the first steep of it last night during our midnight cookie baking session. Mmm, cookies…
Yum. I’ve thrown a little milk in it for extra comfort and it is delightful.
Now I have to go finish putting on outside clothes and get myself off to Bayswater! Yay tea!
(1.5 in 16 oz this am because I forgot I used a 12 oz mug last night. Oh well. It still tastes like tea.)
I found this hiding in the back of the cupboard when I was organizing last night, and I’m nearly out! Good thing CrowKettle and I are planning to go to Bayswater soon! :) (Anyone have any requests?)
Anyways, it was as delicious as always. Burnt sugar, sweet nougat. These teas go together SO well.
Sipdown! I haven’t finished updating my spreadsheet yet, so I have no idea what number this is. I’m glad I’ve gone through (most of) my teas, though. I’ve actually thrown a couple out (I KNOW) because they were so terrible and I just couldn’t drink them. I have a lot of teas that are just “ok” that I need to go through and drink up. And then I have the amazing teas I wish I could keep in stock forever.
Like this one. Surprisingly.
It’s just SO citrusy and delicious! And it’s so nice when I’m sick and I add a bit of honey. Yum.
AHH. This is so amazing with a dollop of milk. It really is like a hot root beer float, which still sounds weird to me yet somehow it tastes amazing.
I’ve mostly finished reorganizing all my teas by temperature. Mostly. I still have too many, and the (umm…) 8oz So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice that I panic-ordered is not going to fit into a 16 oz wide mouth canning jar. Hahaha. The 2oz Caramel Vanilla Assam barely fit into a 16 oz narrow mouth jar. And there are still teas out on the counter and other teas in the other storage spot and I still have The Box that I’m trying to load up. Yeppers.
This really needs to be called “Janet’s Special Orange”. Just saying. It’s what I search for whenever I log this tea.
With milk. So FREAKING good, omg I just can’t describe. The orange is amazing, the vanilla, the base tea is nice and present but not overpowering… LOVE.
And so tonight begins. I am frosting cookies to look like eyeballs, AND I am reorganizing my tea stash. Non-caffeinated, caffeinated with 195F to boiling water, then the rest sorted as per my kettle temperatures. ~160, ~175, ~185. :) I tend to steep cooler then suggested, so yeah. Hopefully this gets me drinking more! (Not necessarily more volume, but more variety.)
It might be because I’m sick, but I really really like this one. It’s seriously apple+++++. Fresh, ripe apple. Fresh pressed apple juice. Just it’s not thick like juice and it’s hot.
I have too many teas to be fussed about rushing out to get more of this one, but this was a good sample to get in my (sad) order.
Edit: Aww, poo. Is there licorice in this? It’s not listed as an ingredient, but I’m getting that sickly sweet back-of-the-throat business as I’m sipping my way through this cup. So weird.
Flavors: Apple, Sweet
Ermahgerd this is amazing.
So malty, so sweet, so perfect. I really love these CTC teas, and this one is delicious. Now I am really super ultra sad!
Not only did I get my (possibly second-to-)last Butiki order ever, but I got my Halloween mug from DavidsTea and the handle is broken.
Oh well. I shall revel in the tealiciousness that I have in front of me, and hope that DavidsTea can find me a new mug. :)
(This is different from Grandpa’s Anytime Tea, which I’ve found another supplier for shhhhh… It’s more sweet, more light, more brisk and almost lemony. Yum yum yum.)
1.5 tsp in 12 oz.