2029 Tasting Notes
Feeling kinda overdone this evening and the only non caffeinated tea my parents have is this plain rooibos.
So I’m drinking it. With honey. And it actually isn’t that bad. It’s not that woody at all, actually. Just a smooth tree like flavour. ;) IDK. What does good rooibos taste like? This is probably it.
My parents found this new tea place just outside of Duncan, BC. And of course it’s really infusing (whoa autocorrect! That should be ‘confusing’…) here on Steepster because there’s already a “Teafarm” and “The Tea Farm”…
But this tea. I made it in my dads pretty green beehive tea pot, which I think is 24oz, and used 1 tbsp tea and water off the boil.
It’s pretty nice. A good basic yunnan black. Tending towards bitterness, and not super complex, but a nice tea to sit here sipping while nomming leftovers for lunch and baking pumpkin pie for dinner tonight. Hints of spices, but nothing super unique.
Haha. And mom just asked what I thought about this tea becuase she bought two darjeelings as well but thought they were too light. So I teased her because her idea is " boiling water or perish!!!" for her teas, but these two darjeelings should probably be steeped more like greens. But she has a bi lo chun that she steeps with boiling water, so…. ;) We are two very different types of tea people!
I picked this up at the tea centre in Courtney yesterday, and I’m glad I did even though my mom kept exclaiming about how gross it smelled. :P My mom is a poopyhead, dissing my tea.
It’s surprisingly orange. When steeped, it smells like the classic tea gingerbread flavouring, but steeped up the oils from the Orange Peel really make themselves known. I had it with milk last night and quite enjoyed it.
The rooibos was a little woody, but not too bad imo. Not as good as Janet’s, but definitely drinkable.
1 tbsp in 16 oz BOILING water (Man, I miss my variable temp kettle!) for 4 min.
Sample from Roswell Strange. Thank you!
Finally I’m digging through my recently organized teas (although I have not updated either my spreadsheet OR steepster because I am scared), and finishing up samples I was sent ages ago.
I do like this one, but I don’t think I’d get it if it were still available. The black tea base doesn’t quite go with milk, and the fruitiness has turned somewhat generic with age (whoops. sorry tea.).
Again, I have the Double Ginger version of this. Only I forgot to strain it. So that was exciting, dumping it out of one mug and into another through a strainer… thankfully my counter remained mostly dry.
My tummy hurts, and so ginger is good. I supposed I could grate fresh ginger and add sugar or honey and cook it, but that feels like so much effort when you’re not feeling great.
And thankfully this tea is helping (more than the big spoonful of peanut butter, haha) and so soon I should be able to head back out in search of loonies for laundry.