1624 Tasting Notes
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.
Today this tea was accompanied by chocolate milk (because I’m out of regular) and bat cookies.
Om nom nom. Unfortunately the black food colouring is bitter, and that bitterness is hanging around. This means the tea isn’t fabulous, although it usually is.
This is really, really neat. But it’d be a lot better without the spearmint.
It’s definitely a savoury tea, but it takes honey well. Rosemary and thyme are some of my favourite “weird” tea ingredients. Sadly, the mint just kills it for me. Sorry tea, but you’re going to meet Mr. Sink shortly here. (I don’t even mind the teensy amount of licorice root, if there’s even any in here. It’s the sour gross spearmint flavour that’s not working.)