2036 Tasting Notes
Thank you, MissB!!!
“Best taken without milk.” Pfft, Harrods. You can’t tell me what to do.
2 bags in 16 oz for 3 minutes at 195F.
It doesn’t smell too black curranty, but I have hopes for this tea. If it disappoints, luckily I always have a black currant candy to satiate my craving. :D
Steeped, it smells really lovely. And of course I almost managed to tip my Very Full Octomug onto the floor. whew It’s safe!
I added milk to the tea.
And it’s delicious.
But I think I’ll still have a candy after. Because I can.
“Grandpa Style” in my new orangey-gold original Timolino (no, not from DavidsTea!).
Just 1/2 tsp and full of hot water.
IDK if I’ll refill it today.
But it’s good to be drinking tea.
Even though this one still isn’t a favourite, it’s better this way. Steeping for 4 hours brings out more flavour, although this tea is always a lot lighter than I expect.
Another tea from MissB! Turns out that I had put aside some herbals to check the ingredients for Bear With Me and CrowKettle… and totally forgot about them. Ahh well. They’re mostly small amounts that I can finish no problem.
I wonder what this tea description means by “elimination”. If I drink it this morning will I need to pee lots? I hope not, as I’m heading out for the day…
The tea didn’t really smell like anything, when I made it last night. It had lots of fuzz and floaties like chamomile, but there’s no chamomile in it. It’s not sweet at all. It tastes like… tree water. Really delicate deciduous tree water. With a little grass. Yep.
It’s pretty good cold as well. But not really anything super memorable or outstanding.
And I’m still wondering what exactly the effects are…
Thanks for sharing, MissB!
Even though this is in a baggie in a tin, when I open my cupboard this is all I smell.
So of course it’s what I reached for this morning.
With a touch of maple sugar because I needed something sweet this morning. UGH. I have 30 minutes to drink my tea and get ready for work. Why early mornings, work? Why so many? Don’t you know I prefer to start at 10 or 11? :/
I had this yesterday in a travel mug.
It was pretty good! Lots of vanilla, some baked goods flavours. I definitely enjoyed my cup, although I’m not sure I’d hunt down more. Weirdly vanilla isn’t a tea flavour I have a lot of unless it’s mixed in with other things.
Thanks so much, MissB! And Sil. :)
Many thanks to CrowKettle for the selection of Tippy’s Teas.
Unfortunately… yep, they’re dirt teas. With milk and the spices, it’s not so bad, but this isn’t my favourite base.
I kinda get how people taste cocoa and sweet potato, but only if the cocoa is unsweetened cocoa powder and the sweet potato is fresh from the dirt.
(Sorry, Tippy’s. It’s not you, it’s definitely me.)
I bought a lot of tea again yesterday, Tea Frens. #whoops Right now I’m sniffing Murchie’s Sugar Maple. WHOA it smells so amazing. It’s kinda weird though because there are apple bits and… dried cherries? Or raisins? I’m not entirely sure. Mmm, it is pretty tasty though. I wouldn’t say exactly how it smells, but it’s nice.
And they’re dried cranberries. SO WEIRD, MURCHIE’S! So weird.
Thanks for the tea, MissB!
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t smell good when steeped up. IDK what it is about it, but I keep getting wafts from the cup and wrinkling my nose wondering what smells so bad, since I’m bagging up all these French teas and they smell so good!
I think I know what the problem is though. It’s just lost all the pineapple flavour. It’s just a basic sencha base, which isn’t really my favourite kind of tea.
Well, thanks for the sample MissB, but if I want the full experience, I think I’ll need to go into the TWG store here and get a cup to go. :)