746 Tasting Notes
I forgot about this on the counter. I originally tried making it in the steeper I got today, but the jar exploded on my counter (I lost two teas from Pekoe Tea House, oops). After I cleaned up the resulting mess, I made it again. And sat down. And played on the internet, as one does.
So this steeped for at least 15 minutes. It’s very medicinal-rooibos. I quite like it, but I’m not sure I’d get it again. I still have a bunch of “Lemon Verbena” from Granville Island that sort of fills that niche. The cranberry and juniper are really nice in here, though. Tart berry flavours, some weird juniper flavours. They work well with the rooibos.
If you like rooibos, or medicinal teas, definitely give this a go.
I haven’t had this one in a while, but thanks to my goal of drinking one non-black tea a day, I thought I’d give this a go.
It’s orangey, and floral, creamy, buttery, green. Sweet. Perfumed.
Not really my usual cup of tea, but definitely something I’m enjoying right now. :)
Thanks, CrowKettle. I have 1 tsp left. When will I drink it? Soon, I hope!
This one is pretty good. I’m glad I only got a sample, though. I’m not sure that Vanilla Tea is for me.
It’s a little bitter when steeped. Even after adding a little milk and sugar. It’s also a little too much like artificial vanilla extract, rather than rich vanilla beans. Since my sugar has a couple vanilla pods in it, I’m pretty certain of the differences.
While I’m glad I tried this, I think I’m going to add it to the Swap List. (Sorry Victoria, you’re out of luck. Your package is already all taped up!)
Yum. Black tea in the morning >>> coffee.
This is my third rewrite. That’s all you get.
(PS. I want more of this one, wow.)
Whoops. Another tea that I forgot to add to my cupboard at some point.
This one is pretty good. A bit medicinal, a bit rooibosy. Reminds me a lot of those British blackcurrant licorice candies. Mmm, so good.
I preemptively put about 1/2 tsp rock sugar chunks into my basket as I steeped the tea, just because the scent made me crave candy. Mmm, candy. :)
If you like ribena or those candies I mentioned, this is one to try. If not, or if you really dislike rooibos… stay away! :) I will probably get more of this once my stash has diminished somewhat.
This one is from the ever-sneaky Dexter3657. Dexter hasn’t even logged this tea! I googled it, and came up with a thread here on steepster, and this link: http://www.teapot.ee/en/shop/puerh/ripe/pancake/haiwan-7598/ .
I really like this one. I hope it ages well. It’s one of those puerhs that I like with a sliver of cinnamon, but this doesn’t really need it. I rinsed for a while, then steeped for 1 minute. So delicious. The wee chunk of leaves hasn’t fallen apart yet, so this will be a fun tea to drink all evening (Waiter, could I get more water in my tea pot?). I might end up adding a little Ceylon cinnamon later.
Thanks so much, Dexter! I approve of your sneaky plan to get someone else to add tea to steepster. :D
Edit: Apparently Dexter has logged it, but as a Random Steepings or something similar. Unfortunately my google-fu has failed me and I can’t find it.
1 tbsp for 5 minutes in my travel mug.
This is pretty darn good. I generally really like the blends from Verdant. I added a splash of soy creamer, and yep. This is definitely a tea I’d buy again. For some reason, the blend of spices doesn’t let the coriander get too soapy for me.
(I really dislike cilantro/coriander.)
What I really want are cookies, but I’m too worn out to bake tonight. Instead, I’m sitting here drinking this tea.
It’s pretty good. I don’t know that I’ll rush out and buy more, but I do enjoy this one. It’s best with some milk (or maple whipped cream) in it, to bring out the creaminess of the freeze-dried ice cream chunks.
Decided to have a batch of this since I’ll be heading down to the Urban Tea Merchant this week for some intel. :D
It’s… mango tea. I’ll have to cold brew some to see if it’s better that way. There’s loads of mango and vanilla, but it’s almost woody and seriously astringent, and it feels like I’m breathing perfume. I steeped at 195F for 4 minutes… it shouldn’t be astringent.
Sadly this doesn’t make me excited to try more of their teas. Especially considering the cost of some of them. However, I will go and get some stuff… FOR SCIENCE! And for a curious friend. :)
This is some random rooibos chai I found in the cupboard. I steeped it for, umm, about 30 minutes (oops?) then remembered it was on the counter. All it needed was a splash of cream, because the cinnamon and the long steep sweetened it enough for me tonight. I had originally planned on having it with some maple syrup.
It’s really good with the potato pancakes I made. Mm. (http://www.theironyou.com/2013/11/sweet-potato-latke-turkey-burger-aka.html)
I actually don’t mind a rooibos chai, and will have to see which local shops carry one. I can see it being a welcome addition to my cupboard this winter!