1048 Tasting Notes
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!)
I totally had this because Amariel did. :)
I added a tiny bit of sugar and a splash of almond milk.
Sadly, I’d rather have hot chocolate. The texture just isn’t there. Maybe steeping it directly in almond milk? But that seems like so much work right now.
Smells divine, didn’t live up to the promise.
(10 min at boiling)
It’s done! Finally!
Not a tea I’ve loved. The flavour is just way too much. I mean, it smells lovely but completely overpowering, and if overleafed at all it feels like I’m drinking mango perfume.
I think I like mango tea, but perhaps a milder mango tea.
I forgot I had already tried this tea. :)
Thank you, Dinosara!
It’s very tulsi-y. Not much in the background at all. I think it would be more balanced with more actual tea.
Still, I do like tulsi, and this will be a relaxing cup to sip while I detail my kitchen and prep food for the next couple days. Yay working weekends.
Sigh. I do not like the name of this tea. Really? Kyss?
Oh well. It’s a decent fruity rooibos. I find the rooibos in this tea fairly medicinal, but that might also be the rooibos in conjunction with the juniper berries.
Nice enough with a little honey. It really does bring out the berry flavours.
Not sure I’ll get this one again, but if it happens to be on sale the next time I make an order I might sneak 20g into my cart.
PS. It’s snowing. Buses are no longer going to my place of employment. Fingers crossed tomorrow is a snow day! I have so much paperwork and it would be nice to do it while sitting at home in my PJs, drinking tea!
Oh this is good! Thanks so much, Dexter3657!
I rinsed for about 20 seconds, and did a first steep of 2 minutes or so. It’s nice and earthy and mushroomy. Mmm.
No, it’s not super complex or fancy, but it’s delicious and I could see enjoying it any time of day. I’ll probably have a couple more steeps tonight, and I have enough left for a couple more rounds. Definitely something to consider purchasing, as I wouldn’t be scared to waste the tea, yet is is something I can sit and enjoy.
(1.5 tsp, 12 oz)