1163 Tasting Notes
Out of all the weird-ass herbals I have, this one might be my favourite. It’s a bit of a toss up between Kapha by TeaG, Cacao Mint by Samovar, and this.
I think this one is more drinkable at any time, so it might take 1st place.
Sipping it hot with cranberry honey tonight. So juicy and medicinal… Yep, it’s a winner for me. :)
With maple syrup in my travel mug this morning.
Nice and spicy, sweet, lots of flavour even though my travel mugs can kill straight teas.
I like it. I’m not too sad it’s hard to get. If there’s some available when I do another Verdant order, I’ll probably get some. :)
Thank you, Sil.
I’ll probably have a second steep tomorrow.
Sweet buttery floral oolong of loveliness.
Seriously. This is SO GOOD.
Thank you for the sample, MissB!
1 tsp/8 oz/180F
2 minutes: Delicate, floral (reminiscent of honeysuckle), buttery, green.
3 minutes: Stronger green and buttery, very floral, maybe a little mineral? Hard to say.
4 minutes: Stronger, the leaves have finally completely unfurled. I would call this floral-mineral, with a side of green.
Not something for me to drink every day, but a really delightful treat. I have a feeling it’s quite similar to one of the Teavivre Tie Guan Yin’s that I’ve tried, but I don’t know enough about the teas/haven’t had them recently enough to actually make a comparison.
This tea is so good. It deserves a better rating.
I’m having it with honey, and …roasted fennel I haven’t put away yet. It’s for a beet-fennel-orange salad, probably with cranberry honey.
Can you get the munchies from tea? It’s ridiculous, the way I’ve been nibbling on veggies all evening. I haven’t even had dinner – just more and more vegetables! The idea was to cook them all and then eat them with lunch for the next few days, but then I ate, umm, most of them.
A sad sipdown. It’s also sad because I think this is going onto the “don’t reorder” list. I do like it, but I don’t think I like it enough.
With cranberry honey, it’s really fruity even though I steeped it for something ridiculous like 10 mins. Apparently I forgot to press “go” on my timer! Oops. :)
Thank you for the chance to really try this one out, MissB.
Yep, another earl grey this morning.
When it’s not straight EG, I’m finding them quite delightful right now. Wisps of memories, rather than POW :)
So yeah. I enjoyed this tea this morning. Not something I’ll be sad to sipdown, but enjoyable enough.
This is a sample from wheezybee! Thank you. :)
It smells like the package says. Like banana pudding. I added some almond milk just to help the illusion.
I steeped almost-3-tsp in 16+ oz water. Yes, it’s a big mug, and it holds more than the advertised 16!
The tea feels kind of coconutty as well. Sweet coconut. Is that what those white pieces were? Coconut?
Surprisingly for me, I really like this tea. Normally fake banana flavours make me cringe, but this reminds me of a banana smoothie. All good. :)