1615 Tasting Notes
OM NOM NOM NOM NOM.
Still doesn’t taste quite right, but it tastes WAY better than the other one I tried to drink this morning. And it smells divine.
:) Ok, all I need is for it to heat up in here (I had the windows open last night) and I’ll be content.
I tried to gongfu this one this morning (with a strainer in a cup!), but no.
It didn’t work for me at all.
So I dumped my tries, and also had an “accident” with the 3 tsp of remaining leaves. I won’t be getting this tea again, there are so many other options that are yummier.
I’m really enjoying this today. I’ve had two giant mugs so far, and the leaves haven’t even fully unravelled. So I’m sure I’ll be having more steeps tonight. Gotta stay hydrated!
Today I’m not really getting any caramel, but I am getting some sweet apple, and the mouth feel (ha) of the tea is just really nice. It’s a tiny bit toasty, mostly green, but not too floral. IDK. I do like this one.
Tea this morning. Not bad. Can mostly smell it, etc. I do like this one, but because the group of tea frens I hang out with most doesn’t order a lot from Della Terra, I probably won’t get this one again.
Oh, also Della Terra’s “*Tea add-in ingredients subject to change.” and their propensity for using gluteny things in their teas make me not want to risk getting sick.
Oh my goodness. This is so good.
I totally forgot I had some, too. Can’t believe that. Now, this would also be a good tea for rum, if I had any left. :)
It smells so good. Not as sweet or thick as real milled apple cider, but similar. I mean, it is tea, not fresh pressed apple juice simmered with spices.. OMG, I am giving myself a new craving.
Anyways, I really like this one, and I’m sad it’s almost gone. But I am sipping it in my halloween mug, and my nose has stopped dripping again for the evening (I hope) and all is well. Or, well enough. :)
Another sipdown. This time without booze. :)
I do really like this tea, and it’s an excellent one to carry around with me as it’s in a tea bag, and also it’s good plain and made with boiling water.
I’ll probably pick up more eventually, but I’m not in a rush. I have plenty of tea. :)
(2 bags in 16 oz)
(212 teas. WOO!)
So today I have lost my voice. It’s pretty funny. And also annoying.
To make up for this, I have made chai with RUM. Yes. All I did was add 1 splash of rum (all that was left in the bottle) to the steeped chai, and then I added some milk.
Highly recommended. Especially at 11:00 in the morning when you’re sick. :)
Oh yum. Again, I can smell it but can’t really taste it. :) Doesn’t matter though, this is good.
I also made a rosemary cake (OMG, Nigella’s cake recipes are ridiculous) but with quince instead of apple, and I can’t taste it. Haha. Oops. I’ll have to freeze some and keep it for when I’m not so sick.
I also only used 100g sugar, because I like to reduce the sugar in my baking. I also think that half the butter could be replaced with more apple, but that’s just my opinion. ;)