1425 Tasting Notes
Made this morning with a dollop of cream. Drank some of it with my painkillers, then went to bed and slept the whole day. I’m still in a lot of pain, unfortunately. (I sneezed. Glamorous, right?)
Still decent cold, but I ended up dumping the last half cup or so, which was sad, but there was a bug in my tea, waiter. I took a sip before I noticed. Oops. :)
The popsicles I made from this taste SO good. However, they are essentially frozen chunks of ice in texture. Next time, I’ll have to use some sweetened condensed milk in them to obtain a softer texture that’s easier to eat without dripping half the popsicle down my front. :)
Zoku (the company that makes the DavidsTea popsicle mold) recommends 12 oz tea and 3 tbsp honey, so I’ll play with that ratio to see what I can get.
I bought a pitcher pack of this today along with a POPSICLE MAKER! because I am sleep deprived and was shopping to make myself feel better. Not the best thing, but I remained in budget even with the Body Shop purchases (all 50% plus another 10% off [Not 60% because it’s 10% off the sale price not the total!]) and, umm, nail polish extravaganza.
Right. Tea. I steeped this up to make about 1 L of tea and added 1/2 tsp sugar. I decanted some for popsicles and added milk to those, then diluted the rest a bit more so it’s more like the instructions on the pack recommend.
It’s… well, it smells a LOT like Forever Nuts. Perhaps more caramel but not really. It’s a little oily on the surface. And it tastes a lot like Forever Nuts, but with caramel. It’s a bit carby, even though I didn’t have much corn in my package. I hope the popsicles turn out well, I think this would be nice with some milk.
It’s not bad, but I don’t see it being something I’d reach for over and over. Still, I am glad I picked it up today. Kinda bummed they were out of on-sale Cherry Snowcone, but oh well. Can’t collect them all! ;)
A lovely sample from Roswell Strange. Thank you!
I cold steeped it overnight. It’s so weird! Fruity, and almondy. That’s what I thought. But it’s apple-hibiscus-coconut? What? IDEK.
I’ll have to think on it some more when I get home and finish the jar. But my initial impressions don’t jive with the product description.
Thanks for the sample, Dexter! (As an aside, WTF is the note window defaulting to “Yes I would recommend this tea”? That’s terrible. Ugh. Have I accidentally been recommending everything?)
Anyways. I thought this was something else, so steeped it ~2 minutes Western style this morning. Then realized by the colour and smell that it was a puerh and removed the leaves before I did a 4 minute steep. Haha. Tasty, but not what I wanted at all.
Still, this is a nice puerh. Not fishy, but it is mushroomy. A little savoury. Takes accidental longish steeps fairly well.
Note 1400, plus sipdown!
I really enjoyed this tea this morning, with a splash of cream. Nice and strong and rich. Definitely caramel and vanilla. Mmm. I steeped just over 4 minutes, too. (My usual is 3!) I needed something delicious and comforting, and this worked quite well. :)
Thank you to… Dinosara for sharing the sample with me!
This tea. THIS TEA.
Another one I bought for my BFF (hee! Two friends!) and stole a sample of. (I have another week to try all these teas!)
I mostly taste the PTA, with hints of chocolate and orange. Not too much for me, which is good, because I do NOT like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges.
So. Delicious sweet assam tea. Hints of dark chocolate and orange. A touch of sugar to sweeten it even more. Could be good with milk but I’m sitting now and it’s too much work to go back into the kitchen. Highly recommend trying this one if you get a chance. :)
(And because it’s PTA, it’ll resteep! Yay!)
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Orange Zest, Sweet
(EEE!! I got my order!)
Oh. My. God.
This smells SO good!
Why didn’t I buy lots for me as well as my BFF?! This tea is fantastic! I love it. LOVE it. Possibly even more than Watermelon Xylophone.
Delicious and amazing creamy lemon pastry-ness.
I steeped a cup, then took the leaves and put them into 16oz cool water for a cold steep. Fingers crossed!
Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Pastries
Sipdown! Well, it will be as soon as I finish my thermos.
I cold brewed overnight. Really fruit punch like, as others have commented. I was going to call it citrus, but no. It tastes very similar to red fruit punch, although since I didn’t sweeten it it’s nowhere near as sugary.
I’ve enjoyed this one, but I wouldn’t get more. There are other teas that don’t have candied fruits in them that I enjoy as iced teas more.