2167 Tasting Notes
A tea from VariaTea. Thank you. :)
I like this tea. It’s gone REALLY well with my oaty jammy crumble (I forgot to put sugar into the oat part of my oat bars, which results in everything falling apart, although it’s sweet enough from the jam) due to the cakey flavour.
It’s like a mix of Naissance and Evening in France. Almond cake and citrus. Really interesting. Definitely something I would consider getting in the future, if I could get it loose. It doesn’t really taste like Christmas to me though. Christmas is more spiced apple juice and shortbread, as those are the flavours we had in the house when I was growing up. Also eggnog made with raw eggs. Heh. Not something that is “done” so much anymore.
It’s nice to sit here and contemplate what I’m going to bring camping this weekend. Yes, camping in December. It’s my brother’s birthday this week, and he had no one to go out with. So we’re taking the ferry and riding our bikes to a campground, building a fire so I can roast myself warm, spending the night, then getting up early the next day to come back. Now, this is within my fitness level, but he is what I’d call athletic to my slow turtle. The only way I’ll beat him there is if he decides to stop for a nap…
“Very velvet. So wow.” – Doge
Umm, sorry. I think.
This one is from Veronica. I opened the package and smelled pineapple and strawberries, and decided to try this one first.
It’s like candy, or some amazing fresh juice. The flavour is a little over the top, but it’s so good. I’m doing small volumes, and drinking from a lovely tea cup. There’s so much strawberry in this, and the oolong is also intensely floral. I don’t know what to say about it, really.
I quite like it, and would consider picking some up.
I had this one in my travel mug yesterday. No milk, just a touch of honey.
I really really enjoyed this one. I think I even like it better than the new chai they have out – Yu Lu Yan Chai. The blend has been archived, which makes me a little sad, but I’m happy that I have at least one more cup of this to drink. :)
This will be interesting.
My migraine is mostly under control, so I’m going for green teas instead of more matcha, black tea, or coffee. I also had a really heavy dinner (roasted squash and yams, and ribs pasta), so something light yet really flavourful would be good.
Generally green teas aren’t a favourite of mine. However, this one is pretty darn good. It smells like toasted hazelnuts, nutmeg, cookies baking, and feels quite creamy.
Adding a little sugar and milk made it look REALLY awful in my new glass mug, but whatever. It tastes pretty good! I think the praline flavour is making it taste more like genmaicha to me, which is a green tea I generally like.
So, even though I probably wouldn’t rush out and buy more, I’m really glad I had a chance to try this one, and I’m going to savour the rest of the teensy bag. But maybe not in a clear mug. :)
I’m having this in a latte made with a touch of honey, and some unsweetened coconut almond milk.
You see, I’m starting to get a migraine, but I really want to go dancing tonight – I’m even getting in free because I volunteered for a shift.
So. Caffeine, advil, some muscle relaxants, and a lot of hope. Some dinner would probably help too.
This is from Sil, and it’s distinctive. I have a tiny bit left that I will probably be mixing with the tiny bit of Caramel later this evening.
It’s definitely vanilla-y. I’m not sure which vanilla I like better – I’ll have to review my notes. There’s this, French Vanilla, and Boston Cream (yes, I class that as vanilla! It’s pastry cream, which is essentially amazing vanilla pudding.). Eenie meenie miney moe.
This just might be the (bagged) strawberry tea of my dreams!
I steeped for 2 minutes as suggested on the box. Next time I’ll do my usual three. A little honey, a little cream, and yum.
Still on the search for a naturally flavoured strawberry loose leaf tea, but I’m not in much of a rush anymore. :)
This one is from VariaTEA. Thanks! :)
Unfortunately this one smells like those German Christmas cookies I detest. The ones that are spicy, covered in a thin glaze of icing, and the bottom is dipped in chocolate. I never remember what they’re called, and I’m the only one in the family who can’t stand them.
I’ve added a generous splash of milk in the hopes that it will help… and there’s no chocolate! It’s just a spicy, rather clovey tea. PHEW.
This isn’t something I’d buy for myself, but I can definitely drink the rest of the sample I was sent.
Thanks, VariaTEA, for helping me cross this one off my list. :)
Yum. 1 tbsp of this in hot water for an undetermined amount of time. I poured it into a glass and added some ice – enough to make it lukewarm. I really like this one.
It’s super tart, the lemongrass is a fairly strong flavour, and sipping this is giving me some nice heat on my tongue. Not super spicy, but enough to make me aware of what I’m drinking.
I think I need to pick some more of this one up.