1573 Tasting Notes
Huh. Cinnamon mud nutmeg tea (those flavours up top are sometimes so strange!)?!
This one is from Roswell Strange. She was super sweet and sent out a happy Halloween card with a tea treat inside!
Smelling it in the bag, it reminded me of marshmallows. Haha. Not a lot of spice. But steeped, it’s definitely spice. Not bright spice, but a bit dull. There’s definitely some cinnamon and clove in here, but I’m not really tasting nutmeg. I am a little nutmeg’d out though because I made vanilla-nutmeg sugar cookies. :D
I’m not sure I actually taste pumpkin, but there’s something lending a heaviness to the tea.
It’s pretty neat, and I’m really glad Roswell send this sample. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get it, but it’s a fun Halloween treat. :)
Mmm… oranges and cinnamon.
On Halloween, yes, but I’d say that oranges and cinnamon are good Halloween flavours. So I’ll just pretend that this is a lovely Halloween tea.
SSTTB2, some #, a tea that I’ve yoinked. I might actually need to get more of this one closer to Christmas, but I’ll wait and see what Sil can grab me before I spend the $25 at Holt Renfrew. (I have a feeling that the Christmas tea won’t be available loose, but if I end up loving it outside my travel mug, I might get more.)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange
Had the last of this tonight with milk. It’s so tasty! I still have some almond rooibos I’m trying to finish, or I’d be getting more this weekend.
…who am I kidding. I’ll probably get more anyways.
This rooibos isn’t too twiggy, steeps nicely even when you ahem forget it on the counter while
playing on the internet doing laundry, and has a delightful delicate frangipane flavour – almonds and raspberry jam. Yum! (The one I started with was this recipe, without the tart shell and without the cream… http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-30-minute-meals/articles/all/jools-pasta-with-frangipane-tart-meal-recipe but I have adjusted it. Goodness knows where that scrap of paper went to, though!)
Thanks for sharing, Bear With Me!
Finally I got a decent mug. I steeped 3 tsp at 190F for 1 minute. FINALLY it is not bitter or overly astringent, yet the strawberry flavour has come through.
But I won’t be buying this again.
I have a St. Dalfour Strawberry tea (in tea bags) that’s easier and more reliable, so I’ll just stick with that one for now.
IDK why I love this tea so much, but I do. Even with the mint. It’s just SOOOO good. And lavender-y. :D
Sipping on it plain today, since I want the last of my milk for my morning tea. I’ve also baked a bajillion cookies tonight in preparation for decorating them like eyeballs for Halloween, and not having sugar in this tea is a nice accompaniment to the cookies that weren’t quite perfect. Yes, that’s right. They weren’t perfect and also I needed to test them. Yup.
Anyways, if you like mint and chocolate and don’t mind lavender, definitely check this one out. It’s expensive, and hard for me to get, and also my BFF is hideously allergic to it, so I won’t be getting more. But you should! :)
Treat it as a green, and I like it a whole lot better.
Although I steeped it cool, and for a shorter length of time, and a lot of astringency is making itself known as the tea cools.
Anyways, this is nice. My brother really REALLY liked it as well. But he probably brewed it with water at a rolling boil, for 5 minutes. Oh, those coffee drinkers… ;)