1696 Tasting Notes
Super fake, like fuzzy peach slices. Super sweet, PLUS I added some honey. Not something that I’ll get again, although you never know. Sbux is now carrying Teavana teas, and apparently they don’t have many decaf options. So I might be getting this a lot in the future!
Still, I’m finding it really soothing right now. I’m feeling better than this morning, but I’m still considering another nap!
I got some coconut creamer to have in some of my teas that don’t necessarily go so well with eggnog. :)
Yum. I love the fruit and bergamot together in this tea. It’s a perfect balance for me. Still earl grey, but not so in your face that it exacerbates the nausea.
As… an eggnog latte. Hahaha, omg. I found MORE almond noel nog stuff at yet a different grocery store today. WHEE! So of course I bought it.
This tea is really woody. I’m not sure if it’s gotten worse as it’s aged or what, but it’s REALLY woody. The ginger is pretty mild right now. Thankfully it does go pretty well with the nog. I’m getting a teensy bit of warmth from the ginger, but I really can’t taste it.
I don’t know if I’ll buy this one again, but I did enjoy it last winter.
I did this one iced, then used the last of my packet to do a cold brew. To see what the difference was, etc.
Iced, I really enjoyed the tea. It is intensely floral and the frankincense is still SO strong, even though this is an older sample (yay I get to open a new bag!). With a little honey in it, it was really thirst quenching and delicious. Which is why I tried a cold brew.
No. No cold brewing. It was spinach and flowers. So much spinach. I tasted it, sniffed it, tasted it again, and dumped it down the sink. :/
Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
Yum yum yum. Strong black tea with a little soy nog in it (because I still don’t have plain milky stuff!) instead of a coffee eggnog latte.
Delicious. I really like this tea. And I will miss it.
Now to get into Outside Clothes (instead of old PJs) to go get some groceries and do some meal prep for the week. I have an idea and a plan, so we’ll see what actually happens!
Tea rex! Woo! Thanks Sil. :)
This tastes weird. As in, it’s fruity but it’s kind of muddled. And there’s a weird note in it that I can’t identify but isn’t honeybush or rooibos.
So reading the ingredients, it’s apple-raspberry-cherry? Weird! I totally would not have picked that out, but now that I’m thinking about it I guess that’s cherry flavour. And there’s chocolate in it? Wow. Tastebud fail. I do not get chocolate at all.
I guess the result of this one is… thank you for the tea, but I don’t really get it so I’m going to call it a no. I mean, it’s drinkable but I don’t understand why it doesn’t taste like the stuff that’s apparently in it! (And also, it’s going honeybush-sour as it cools, so that’s another point against it.)
(2 bags in 12 oz)
Oh, this one is really nice! I do like the base tea, although my tummy’s been upset and the oolong didn’t sit too well with me today.
The tamarind flavour is really neat. I don’t really know how to describe it, just fruity and floral and tamarind-y.
This was a great suggestion on my part! ;) Hopefully the person this was a gift for likes it as much as I do!
I am a leetle overwhelmed with tea right now (again, always), so I chose this one with the help of my friend =randbetween(2, 225) (I have a couple duplicates I count as one tea).
Good, as always. I added a little more leaf than I usually do, and steeped the usual 3 minutes. I’ll get 1-2 more nice steeps out of the leaves tonight, I think. Definitely a favourite. I’m so glad I have “enough”.
Today, this is horrible. It’s probably a combination of upset tummy and new medication along with steeping this in a basket so it has loads and loads of floaties. This tea is one for a mesh strainer or tea bag, for sure.
So it’s going to be dumped. :(
Aww yeah. I don’t usually like banana flavoured things, but since the other one I had tried (Hello Sweetie? IDK, brain has left me) was good, I thought I’d try this one.
WOW. It’s not super smoky. The banana is very present but not overwhelming. The maple lends a feeling of sweetness, although I’m drinking this black.
So far I’m really liking this tea. Yum yum yum. I’ll revisit in a few weeks/days and see what I think of it then!