1962 Tasting Notes
Thank you SO MUCH, Dexter3657. :)
I’ve been off tea for the last couple days, instead drinking coffee at work. When I opened the package I immediately went for the rooibos teas. This one sniffed nice and so I decided to break it open right away.
I probably shouldn’t have had a bowl of ice cream immediately before trying this tea, but that’s ok. I’m sipping it with a smidgen of honey. I really like the flavours. Cinnamon, cloves, something more. I’m not sure I’d want a whole tin of it, but I will happily drink the few bags I received.
Sipping this one, I understand why spearmint was used in the blend… but it’s nasty. I cannot get past my intense dislike of spearmint to appreciate anything else. Peppermint would be exactly the wrong flavour here, though.
My recommendation, is that it needs more actual tea.
(And no spearmint.)
I figured this one out! I was reading about chai recipes, and one suggested putting the spices in water on low for 15-20 minutes till the water heated up. So I did that with this tisane and 50/50 almond milk and water.
1 tsp tea in 16 oz liquid, steeped slowly on the stove for almost 20 minutes.
I added 1 tsp sugar to my mug, and it’s so good. Oh, and a piece of cinnamon stick. Because I can.
Sipdown! Thanks, CrowKettle. It’s taken me a while to drink the sample you gave me, but I think I finally got it right.
As with all green teas, I seem to enjoy this one steeped really cool. I added a little sugar to bring out the chocolate, and this is really nice this evening. The chocolate is kind of weak, but the star is the toasty rice and sorghum.
I’ll probably try another steep tonight, but if not, then no harm done. I got the tea to a point where it worked for me, and though it’s not a favourite, it’s very pleasant.
(In other news, I sorted through my school stuff and got rid of all the paperwork. I have a stack of empty binders that comes up to my shoulder, and 3 overflowing bins of paper for recycling. I had been planning on buying another bookshelf, but now I have two empty shelves… Now to spend the next few weeks revisiting my textbooks and selling them.)
Yet another from Sil. I decided to go ahead and start drinking samples even though I can’t rely on my sense of smell. The weekend is too short to not drink as much tea as possible!
Weirdly, this one smells minty to me in the baggie. Once water hits the leaves, it morphs into a really bright honey smell.
Mmm. This one is really nice. A little stronger than the Bamboo Temple Yunnan I had picked up from Winston’s, and a little less floral. This one has a bit of a bite to it which would make it a really nice morning tea.
Thanks, Sil! This one is going on my future “potential buy” list. :)
Thanks for this sample too, Sil. :)
Distinct level. I’m liking the distinct level better in these flavoured matcha, actually. I get more matcha flavour, which is nice.
I’m having it as a hot latte with almond coconut milk today. This stuff tastes fairly strongly of coconut, so I think it will go better with the pineapple than the plain almond milk did.
(PS. I am STILL stuffed up from the cold. So frustrated, I want to drink all the samples!)