1520 Tasting Notes
This really needs to be called “Janet’s Special Orange”. Just saying. It’s what I search for whenever I log this tea.
With milk. So FREAKING good, omg I just can’t describe. The orange is amazing, the vanilla, the base tea is nice and present but not overpowering… LOVE.
And so tonight begins. I am frosting cookies to look like eyeballs, AND I am reorganizing my tea stash. Non-caffeinated, caffeinated with 195F to boiling water, then the rest sorted as per my kettle temperatures. ~160, ~175, ~185. :) I tend to steep cooler then suggested, so yeah. Hopefully this gets me drinking more! (Not necessarily more volume, but more variety.)
It might be because I’m sick, but I really really like this one. It’s seriously apple+++++. Fresh, ripe apple. Fresh pressed apple juice. Just it’s not thick like juice and it’s hot.
I have too many teas to be fussed about rushing out to get more of this one, but this was a good sample to get in my (sad) order.
Edit: Aww, poo. Is there licorice in this? It’s not listed as an ingredient, but I’m getting that sickly sweet back-of-the-throat business as I’m sipping my way through this cup. So weird.
Flavors: Apple, Sweet
Ermahgerd this is amazing.
So malty, so sweet, so perfect. I really love these CTC teas, and this one is delicious. Now I am really super ultra sad!
Not only did I get my (possibly second-to-)last Butiki order ever, but I got my Halloween mug from DavidsTea and the handle is broken.
Oh well. I shall revel in the tealiciousness that I have in front of me, and hope that DavidsTea can find me a new mug. :)
(This is different from Grandpa’s Anytime Tea, which I’ve found another supplier for shhhhh… It’s more sweet, more light, more brisk and almost lemony. Yum yum yum.)
1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
Today this tea was accompanied by chocolate milk (because I’m out of regular) and bat cookies.
Om nom nom. Unfortunately the black food colouring is bitter, and that bitterness is hanging around. This means the tea isn’t fabulous, although it usually is.
This is really, really neat. But it’d be a lot better without the spearmint.
It’s definitely a savoury tea, but it takes honey well. Rosemary and thyme are some of my favourite “weird” tea ingredients. Sadly, the mint just kills it for me. Sorry tea, but you’re going to meet Mr. Sink shortly here. (I don’t even mind the teensy amount of licorice root, if there’s even any in here. It’s the sour gross spearmint flavour that’s not working.)
This was not good at all. Something about it was just a whole lot of no. I tried adding milk, but no.
Interestingly it reminds me of Fruits d’Alsace by H&S, only Fruits is WAY better. Sakurambo is very cherry. It’s also very floral. With a lot of peach and apricot somehow. But it’s extremely cloying, and the flavour is not a happy one for my mouth.
So, thanks SSTTB2, but no thanks.
I’m leaving this one in there so other people can try it! :D
Grape candy. The kind you get in Japan, those “champagne grape” jellies.
It’s nice, I LOVE that you steep it for a short time at boiling, and it does taste good, but I don’t think I loooooove the tea. I’ll have to wait till I finish the mug. It’s a touch bitter, so I’d steep it again for 1:30 instead of 1:45.
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Grapes, White Grapes
This smells SO GOOD dry. So good. Like tropical bodywash or something. Steeped only 2 minutes, it tastes pretty good. I added milk, so it’s a little creamy (Also cooled down because it’s so weird to steep anything at boiling anymore!), and tastes of mixed tropical fruit. I think mango, citrus, pineapple… not sure what else. It is quite floral, but I think that can be from mango and pineapple as they can both be very floral fruits.
The puer is a little musty, but not fishy. It’s a nice backdrop that occasionally comes forward a bit more.
I like it. I’m not getting any soapy flavour, and I think I like the “Berry Bavaria” I have from Cornelia Bean better just because I prefer berry flavours to tropical fruits. But still, it’s quite nice! Back into the box it goes!
Flavors: Citrus, Mango, Musty, Pineapple
SSTTB2! WOO, thanks MissB for your distribution of largesse within the community. :)
So yeah. I opened it and went, “OH HOLY &(%%%$#%&$%)%%$#@%$(!!”
This is one of the top teas with no caffeine, so I thought I’d try it.
So far I’m liking it quite a bit. It’s sweet (perhaps due to the bit of honey I added) and cinnamon/fennely, with a bit of herbaceousness from the tulsi.
Not something I’m going to keep (because I’m not head-over-heels for it!), but a nice tea to have this late in the evening.
Thank you! :)
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Fennel, Tulsi