1569 Tasting Notes
I have a sample from VariaTEA. :)
So about an hour ago I decided to brew up some more tea, only I accidentally splashed water on my regular timer and killed it dead (boo). I decided to try the timer in the Steepster app, only it failed horribly. I’m not sure if it’s my phone or the app, but the timer didn’t go off and then when I remembered about the tea and went to finish logging it, the timer said -58:00 and then the app re-loaded to the search screen. IDK why my phone is doing this, but it is CONSTANTLY RELOADING and it’s making me MAD.
Anyways. I strained the tea thinking it’d be horrible, but it’s not! It’s totally drinkable, only a little bitter. Tastes like I’ve put loads of sugar in it – all sweet sugar fluff dissolving on my tongue. How is this possible? That’s amazing!
Thankfully I have a couple more cups of this to try, but it’s good to know that so far I like it!
I realize it speaks for my maturity level, but I can’t stop snickering and sporfling at the name of this tea. Thank you, MissB. :D
It smells divine. Yes, like booze. Whisk- y? ey? IDK. MissB said it was chocolate, but I mostly smell and taste the boozy creamy flavours. I think it’d be amazing doctored up into a bit of a toddy.
The base tea is lovely as well. So nice to find teas I don’t need to add milk and sugar to to disguise any bitter/astringent qualities. I guess that’s what happens when you find Steepster and learn about quality teas, and also that they don’t HAVE to be steeped at boiling. :)
Definitely one to consider keeping stocked. I don’t have anything else like it, and it would be lovely to drink when I’m interested in boozing it up!
Edit: Oh wow. As it cools there is chocolate! WOW. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. I’m more than half way through my cup, though. Sad the chocolate didn’t come out and play a bit earlier.
Why am I drinking this? Simpson & Vail’s Gingerbread is SO MUCH BETTER.
Also, I got an ereader, tea peeps! HALP! It’s a Sony, so I can’t just click and email things (ooh, but can I click and transfer if it’s plugged in to my computer? I sure hope there’s a Firefox addon for that!), but OMG. OMG! And it’s red! :D I’m trying to decide what to read. Yay Calibre!
This tea is GINGERBREAD.
Delicious without sugar or milk, even. The base is nice and strong, and a good backbone for the flavours, but it’s not bitter or too astringent.
Then I added some milk and a small bit of sugar, and OMG, it’s even better.
The flavouring is super duper strong, and I can definitely tell it’s flavoured, but somehow I just don’t care.
I’m drinking it out of a fancy tea cup, too. And setting up my new metallic red ereader, that I got by pre-spending Christmas money. Yep.
I think that this tea needs to air out for a week or two for optimum breadiness.
Thank you SO MUCH, MissB, for functioning as a tea mule. It was lovely to meet you today (we need to go have tea!), and I really appreciate the work you put in to organize all this!
I just realized! It’s my Steepster-versary! 773 tasting notes, 366 teas tried, >200 teas in my cupboard. :D
This means a CELEBRATION, which is consisting of my favourite chai (that I would never have bought if not for the enablers on here) in a travel mug, as I go out in the snow and try to get to work! No, it’s not much snow, but we’re ill-equipped to deal with it. I do have to check on work stuff, though. Just for an hour or two, and then I will start texting MissB to pester her into meeting up! :D
Hopefully the samples I’ve packaged up for her are indeed teas she hasn’t tried. :D
SIPDOWN. Haha. Thanks, VariaTEA, for sharing. I added milk and sugar, and took it out to play in the SNOW. Yes! Snow! This doesn’t really happen much here, so I am EXCITE!
Well. Now I have to get ready for work because my boss hasn’t responded to my email inquiry yet. Better to go in and leave right away than to not go in and get in trouble. Also, I need to check some Science. :)
This is the second time I’ve had this tea, and I’m still getting a sour note from it. Some rooibos teas just don’t work for me, while others are fine. I steeped it in a paper bag this time, and that’s helped.
The smell is amazing. Boozy amaretto. Mmm.
The flavour is also better with a touch of brown sugar and some milk.
I don’t think I’ll get this one again, but I’ll definitely consider these flavours in the future.
Edit: Darnit! I was hoping the sweet would counteract my sour cravings. Fine, I’ll have some more dill pickle chips, you ridiculous and hormonal body.
This one came with me in my travel mug today. It got pretty bitter sitting during the day, and I didn’t manage to finish it. Kinda sad, because it smells divine!
I have one cup left, and will try to have it in ceramic so I can try it properly. :)