1045 Tasting Notes
This is a sample from wheezybee! Thank you. :)
It smells like the package says. Like banana pudding. I added some almond milk just to help the illusion.
I steeped almost-3-tsp in 16+ oz water. Yes, it’s a big mug, and it holds more than the advertised 16!
The tea feels kind of coconutty as well. Sweet coconut. Is that what those white pieces were? Coconut?
Surprisingly for me, I really like this tea. Normally fake banana flavours make me cringe, but this reminds me of a banana smoothie. All good. :)
Sipdown from VariaTEA. :)
I only had 1 tsp left, so I made half a mug. Then I sweetened it with cranberry honey. Yes. Honey made from cranberry blossoms.
It’s actually really really good with the tea – makes it fruitier, goes well with the orange.
I also had an orange drizzled with this honey. :)
Not sure I’d repurchase, but if I saw a small tin somewhere I might pick it up.
OMG! I missed 1000! Apparently this is 1002.
Anyways. This sample is from VariaTEA.
I oversteeped it this morning. And drank half of it anyways, tasting burnt sugar.
And then I forgot my mug at home when I went to work.
And now I’m at work staring at the lovely snow outside, waiting for a coworker to be finished with a meeting so I can get a ride down the hill. I’m not so sure the buses will be running much longer, and don’t want to risk it. Once you get on a bus, the drivers won’t let you off till you’re at a stop, even if you can walk faster!
Thanks, Dinosara. :)
This is mostly tulsi. Lots and lots of tulsi. Some spice from the galangal, some berry taste from the goji berries, and I can barely taste the actual tea.
It’s interesting. I like the flavours. But I’m not sure it really needs the tea part in it. It might do better as an herbal.
A sample from the lovely Dinosara. Thank you! :)
It is what it says on the package! Chocolate and strawberry. A little more candy-like to me, but really tasty nonetheless. The chocolate tastes like a darker chocolate than it smells like, which is interesting. That’s probably some depth from the puerh.
Anyways, I really do like it, and the tea bags make it super easy. This would be something to consider getting for work. :)
I brought this one with me when I went out today. It’s delicious (as always), but it loses something in the travel mug. I’m really preferring my 12 oz ceramic mug from sbux, even though it doesn’t seal at all. Too bad I haven’t found a ceramic travel mug with no silicone bits I have to touch, and a (mostly) sealing lid!
In other news, I made delicious delicious fries today for dinner. I used avocado oil (takes higher temps than olive oil), and made a dipping sauce with tahini, garlic, lime juice, S&P. So good. Do it. Please. I’m going to try with ghee at some point. :)
I decided to try this one tonight since it’s been staring at me whenever I rummage through my sample bin.
After reading the few notes, I decided to do a super short rinse (maybe 5 seconds?) then a shorter steep. I’ll resteep this later.
After wetting them, I definitely get a cedar smell out of the buds. Not cedar chips, but crushed cedar green “leaf” part. It’s quite gentle. The steeped tea is barely greenish. But it tastes so nice.
It’s a little sweet, thick, a tiny bit green, with a hint of cedar. I like this one. Verdant’s is really piney, which is interesting, but I think I like this one better.
(1.5 tsp 12 oz)
~ahem. BANDERSNATCH BUMBLEYSOCKS! It’s *&^%$%& snowing! And I have to go to work to rescue some bacteria. I was supposed to do a whole lot of science, but I won’t be able to spend 3-4 hours there without getting stuck.
Anyways. This tea is delightful. Not too much ‘blergamot’ as Sil says. It’s nice and sweet with that marshmallow flavour. This is definitely an earl grey I can get behind!
I actually forgot how much I like this one, especially compared to other teas of theirs where the ickiness of the base really shows through. (Sorry guys. I really don’t like your base tea!)