1162 Tasting Notes
I have the sads.
I got the special edition that was on sale a few weeks ago, but it smells like candy corn and tastes like butter. No caramel to be seen.
What is wrong? I remember the caramel being CARAMEL!!!!!!!
It’s still pretty tasty, but it isn’t what I was craving, really.
(3/4 tsp as a latte in almond milk)
Wow! Boozy hazelnut rooibos (kinda sorta) tea!
Like! Yes, I do like this one. Very hazelnut, but not an overpowering flavour unless you consider the booziness. That really surprises me, actually. The rooibos lends itself well to a base for this flavour, and isn’t hugely apparent.
I’ve never had frangelico before, so I have nothing to compare it to. But this is good!
For a hazelnut tea, I prefer Zen Tea’s Bossa Nova, but it’s caffeinated and this isn’t. So there is that.
Thanks for suggesting this one, VariaTEA!
An exceptionally pleased cat is purring on my lap, there is ridiculousness going on on Facebook, and I have alcoholic tea.
A touch of sugar, almond milk, and the last of the whiskey. Just what I needed. So good. I really like this tea. :)
I also got my matcha order today – the special Caramel, and the Cheesecake sample. I HAVE to try a cheesecake matcha soda tomorrow!
This is actually pretty good, but I think it will shine as a cold brew. :) I have a jar in the fridge just to try out.
I mean, I’ve had this tea for a year. I need to drink it. And it’s kinda sad I don’t reach for greens more, because I actually quite like this one. The only reason I’m drinking it now is because I had coffee when I got home from work, so I needed something with a bit less caffeine.
Also, look what I spent my April tea budget on! (I got a few more nail things too…)
It’s Model’s Own Sardonyx. Matte jelly blue-red glitter. I sandwiched it in LED-set gel, so the shiny bits will last all week, but now I’m wishing for a matte gel top coat.
Oh, favourite tea. I might have to put you into a tin for the summer, your licorice chai-ness is definitely more of a fall flavour than a spring one.
Still, really really good. And my apartment is cold enough that I can pretend it’s seasonally appropriate. (Seriously, what is up with turning off the heat before it actually gets warm enough that I don’t need a polar fleece robe and jogging pants when I get up in the morning?)
SMELLS SO GOOD. So orangey. And it’s soft and bouncy like a pillow!
Steeping, it smells divinely orangey.
Steeped, it tastes orangealicious. And a little herbally from the nettle and chamomile.
SO GOOD. Well. Unless you don’t like one of the ingredients and then it would be terrible. But for an orangey, nettle-and-chamomile-and-other-things tea? This is really really nice. I bet it would be good with a little honey, and poured over ice, too.
A sample from VariaTEA! :) Thank you, that was a tea I really wanted to try.
The verdict? It’s nice, but it’s mostly raspberry. I get hardly any chocolate from it (which is OK, really!). If I wasn’t moving in with someone who’s seriously allergic to raspberries, I would probably buy more, because I do really like the natural, not-too-sweet raspberry taste of this tea!
I’m drinking it with a little almond milk for added dessert-factor. Yum!