2203 Tasting Notes
I know they are two completely different beasts, but I prefer Butiki’s Potato Pancakes and Applesauce as an apple cinnamon tea.
The Hot Apple Ginger Toddy tea from Herbal Infusions is divine, but something about the base mixing with the flavours of apple and cinnamon in this one just doesn’t sit right with me.
Definitely needs cream. Or something. It gets so bitter.
So. Delicious. I couldn’t decide between this and the Caramel Vanilla, and now I think I need both.
So malty and fruity and sweet and assam-y.
A sample from MissB.
I have no idea what this tea is supposed to taste like, but it’s good! Strong and sweet, all on its own. I’m having it with no sugar or milk (GASP!), and enjoying it a lot. I used 2 tsp in a new 12 oz mug, so I did overleaf a bit.
Oh! Cinnamon, ginger, hazelnuts, cacao nibs. Interesting.
I’m really glad I got to try this tea.
Ahh! There are snowflakes in my tea!
I went out today to have brunch, open presents, and watch the Hobbit with some friends. It was all great, but I kind of dreaded coming home. I have a furry barnacle who is either at my side or looking for his buddy. Last night he kept on pushing me off my pillow, and I’d wake up and it felt like it took forever to figure out why I was so uncomfortable!
Now that I’m home, it’s time to sit down with a book, drink ALL the tea, and cuddle with the cat.
This is what I started with, because I saw a couple reviews in my feed. It’s a decent Earl Grey! They’re still not my favourite, but I’m glad I have a couple very different ones to choose from. This one has a lingering sweetness, even though the single snowflake sprinkle didn’t manage to fully dissolve. I’m drinking it with milk (my dad would be horrified), and thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t think I’ll be sad when it’s gone, but I will happily drink it all up. Soon, I hope. I have to get through some of these teas!
Oh, this is perfect to end my evening with. I had considered sharing some of what I have as a Christmas gift, but forget it! ALL MINE!
I really like it hot with a little milk. A tiny bit of sugar (Maybe 1/4 tsp for 16 oz, or 1 drop stevia) brings out the flavour so it’s more like the soda. It’s so amazing. Definitely need to keep this in my cupboard.
There are little gingerbread men in my tea!!
I decided to take a break from wrapping and try a new tea. One present left, but it’s a doozy!
This smells like sweet and spices. Steeped, it smells like sweet and cream and spices.
I think the base tea needs a shorter steep than 3 minutes. I think the flavours might also need a touch of sugar. Yes, that’s better. But I’m not sure it’s eggnog.
I do find the flavours lovely, but the gingerbread men made me think it was gingerbread. There’s definitely a lot of nutmeg in here, and some clove. Not really any booze. Maybe spice cake?
One more serving left!
Paris, I’m gonna miss you.
This tea is definitely an Earl-Grey-with-stuff, rather than a fruity caramel tea with some bergamot. I really like it. The flavour is more rounded than a straight EG.
I’m not sure I’ll get more of this one specifically, just because the base isn’t as forgiving as that of some of the french teas I’ve been introduced to. The flavour combo, though? Total winner.