721 Tasting Notes
Mmm. Delicious and fruity. A little astringent. Mmm.
I think my brother will like this one. :)
Yep. Having this again. With a little honey it really reminds me of Vicks orange vitamin c lozenges. Haha.
Something I’d pick up again on sale, but I don’t have to keep it in stock. :)
Out for Chinese food with a friend tonight, and we’re served puerh instead of the usual green! So awesome.
It’s actually a really nice puerh, too. Not what I’d expect for a cheap late night diner. :) Tastes like dirt. In a good way.
It looks pretty as it steeps, it turns into a neat murky red berry colour. Like natural dye. :)
Tasting it, I get tulsi and fennel. That’s pretty much it.
I don’t care for this one so much, so do any of my current swap peeps want to try?
With (cow’s) milk and sugar, this is a pretty darn decent sweet cup. Although possibly it would be better overleafed. Hmm.
It smells fruity and like spiced candy a bit.
Thanks for sharing, Heather! :)
PS. This is a sip down, so I need to remember to remove it from my cupboard.
Two fun things right now. 1) I’m logging this on the beta app. Whee!!! 2) I just chugged 500ml of this tea, because I forgot to drink it at work this afternoon and I was thirsty.
Definitely a re-buy. Definitely. But either H&S has to offer a good enough deal to make Canadian shipping worthwhile, or I have to figure out a place to park in Canada and walk over the border to the parcel place. Or find another parcel place that’s a bit more accessible. Anyone know of any just south of the Vancouver area?
Edit: Tasting note 666. :D So glad I noticed. Numbers make me happy. (I also removed the “50” rating. heh.)
Thanks to CrowKettle for the sample, ages ago.
This tea is so neat. So sweet, so unusual. Goes well with maple walnut ice cream for breakfast. :D
I really like this one, but it’s such a different tea. It’s not an every day type of flavour for me. It’s more a “have once a month and savour” flavour.
I don’t think I’ll get more right away, but I appreciate the chance to try it, and it’s something I’ll consider getting again in the future when I’m less overwhelmed by how many choices I have.
I steeped leftover leaves for 5 minutes in hot almond milk and water, then added a bit of sugar.
Really, really good.
I’m getting a lot more cinnamon and delicious sweet thick tea. But even though I’m getting more cinnamon, it’s pretty balanced.
I think that 1 tsp per 8 oz is underleafing. The spices are good, but it’s kind of watery. All I added was some creamer (From cows this time. Not from soy beans or coconuts.), and it’s sweet enough for me. There’s also not nearly as much oil on the surface as I expected (there is white chocolate in it!).
So, it’s tasty enough and I’ll drink it. I’ll probably mix it with some English Breakfast, just to make it more caffeinated, and I’ll definitely use 1 tbsp for my mug instead of 2 tsp.
Oops. I found this at Winners last night when I was shopping for shoes. Yep. that’s my story.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tin was the whole rose buds that had found their way to the surface of the tea. The smell is definitely almonds, and much less in-your-face than I expected. Steeping it up this morning, it is a marzipan/almond flavour. I’m getting a fair bit of floral as well, but I don’t know if that’s from the roses (I didn’t get any buds in my scoop this morning!) or from the almond flavour they used. Good marzipan is fairly boozy/floral if I am remembering correctly (it’s a Christmas thing for me, so I haven’t had it in almost a year!), so it doesn’t seem out of place.
I think this tea is pretty good, but I like the Peche et Thym and the Evening in France teas better.