1616 Tasting Notes
With honey, in a thermos. It was nice to have after work, on the long and horrible bus ride home. I like the flavours, but I wouldn’t get it again. Ginger Sage Winter Spa Blend and honey is my OTP. Well, from Verdant. :)
(The bus driver apparently took a wrong turn and did a 25 minute detour, but DIDN’T ANNOUNCE ANYTHING or give anyone a chance to get off the bus, even though they passed a major transit hub. That sucked so much. Me sitting there, panicking in the back of the extremely crowded bus. Didn’t make it home in time to pack and go to a by-donation yoga class like I planned, either. :( I might still do yin yoga tonight, but I have to call and find out if they have a reduced rate drop in for first timers.)
I enjoyed this tea to begin with, but I’m kind of glad I’m finished it. I much prefer H&S Paris as an “earl grey with stuff in”, as the base is smoother and more forgiving.
So. Kusmi. You need to step up your game. Especially because your wee tins are $8+ each and a 4oz tin of H&S is $6 or so.
I couldn’t resist. Having it again!
The sweet aftertaste is less lemony today, but there’s definitely something in here with a sweet flavour. It’s been confirmed it’s not stevia, but I was too busy at work to phone and check.
Really nice rooibos. Really nice.
I had this in the morning. So yummy! Just with milk. I enjoyed standing at the bus stop drinking it while watching a bunch of people take an exercise class at a local gym. Haha. They were doing walking lunges over, and over, and over… and I wasn’t. What a lovely feeling. :D
This is from the SSTTB. I think that’s what it was called.
I’m having this because I really really need caffeine. A lot. I did not sleep well last night due to restless legs, and that sucked a lot. Getting up every couple hours to do stretches is not conducive to a restful sleep.
And there’s a crow just outside my living room window, taunting the cat.
Anyways, I am liking this tea less and less the more I have it. This is unfortunate, as I really liked it when I first had it. It’s just not chocolatey enough, and tastes mostly of mate, which I don’t really care for.
I even mixed it with some ground cocoa nibs today (Crio Bru), to up the chocolate. Unfortunately that didn’t help as much as I hoped it would.
(Oh goodness the cat REALLY WANTS the crow! Bad idea, kitten.)
Oh. Mah. Goodness.
Another one from Bear With Me. Thank you!
It’s so good. Extremely fruity, not too rooibos-y, and divine with milk just like I was told! It’s like nicely ripe plums, how when you smell them they are a little tart and a little floral and a little almost-alcoholic. Kinda like that.
I’m super happy this ended up being the “weird and non caffeinated” choice. :) Thanks!
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Plums, Tart
gasp! I had to add this tea myself! Hey, Bear With Me, do you have any additional info on it? :)
This is actually really nice. It’s a rooibos without being too twiggy. I think there might be stevia or something in here though (Maybe blackberry leaves? Or strawberry leaves? IDK, it’s weird.) because I’m getting that weird sweet lemony aftertaste. Haha. Kind of weird with pumpkin pie.
Oh, and the flavours! I can actually taste pumpkin and it’s not completely overwhelmed by spices. It’s blowing my mind.
It’d be better without that weird lemony aftertaste, but I am enjoying it and will happily finish the bag. And heck, as a pumpkin tea that tastes more like pumpkin than the spices, I’d probably even repurchase this!
Eeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH, Bear With Me, for the teasplosion! :D
So excited. This tea is SO GOOD and I have a whole 50g of it.
I also have 4 (FOUR!) new rooibos blends to try, one of which is plum, and smells fantabulous.
So yeah. I came home, got the perfectly sized package (no really, it fit in my tiny mailbox), and immediately put the kettle on. This is Tea 1, but I shall be having a Tea 2, and possibly also a Tea 3. :)
Just as good as I remember, especially since I added some milk. Creamy orangey goodness. No wonder I always refer to it as “Janet’s Special Orange”.
Flavors: Malt, Orange, Orange Blossom, Vanilla
I don’t have this tea often, but that just makes it even more special when I do.
Multiple random steeps tonight as I unearthed my printer, organized some CDs a friend gave me when she moved (“some” = close to 200! I need to start listening to them, before I end up with a computer that has no CD drive!), and then printing a new pattern to make some athletic shorts. http://www.fehrtrade.com/shop/827/duathlon-shorts-pattern I’ll be doing something in between the booty and biker shorts.
Anyways, this tea. I love it. It’s so delicious. Yes, it’s floral. Yes, it’s green oolong. Yes, it has some weird spiciness from the frankincense. Combined, I like it a lot. :)
Flavors: Floral, Green, Jasmine, Sweet