2039 Tasting Notes
(264) I actually really like this tea. A good sour cherry flavour, with some sweetness and juiciness from the fig.
I will definitely get it again, but probably not from this company. I just haven’t been wow’d, and it’s easy enough to add a bag to a Tealux order (it’s Cherry Fantasy). If I find I’m craving this tea then I can go pick up a sample pack, but I’ll probably just wait.
(1.5 tsp in 10 oz water)
I had 100g of each of these teas, and I’m down to my last 40g mixed. I think it’s safe to say I like them!
And I do, I really do.
(I lost track of steep time today, oops. Doesn’t matter. Still good. The burnt sugar/toasted hazelnut flavour really hides any bitterness, whee!)
I still like this tea. And I have to give Teavana credit for listing ALL the ingredients, even when the fruit pieces are coated in sugar or rice flour. Definitely keeps them up there in my esteem, even though most of their stuff is ridiculously overpriced.
So yeah. Having this plain this evening. A nice end to a busy day. :)
(I bagged it and I’m just leaving the bag in there as I drink it. Starts getting pithy about half way through the mug, but that’s fine.)
I’m really not a fan of the Herbal Infusions base tea. To counteract the ick-ness, I steeped for 2 minutes at 185F. For a black tea. Yeah.
Thankfully that, and overleafing, allows the flavourings to overpower the base to make a tasty cup.
Sweet, sugary, pretty mild chai. More like cinnamon bun, really. It does smell good, and it’s not bad this way, but I’d rather buy teas with bases I like so I probably won’t be getting this again.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon
So this is interesting.
Dry, I really smell chocolate and coconut. Steeped (as a latte!) it’s kinda all blending together. However, it’s very dessert-y and in that way it’s quite tasty.
Would I get it again? No. Doesn’t measure up to the divine Creme Brulee/Divine Temptation mix. But it’s pretty good. :)
(Steeped as below and added to 8 oz microwaved almond milk because I’m lazy.)
This is pretty darn good! A lot sweeter than I was expecting. But! No hibiscus! Just rosehips. :)
It reminds me strongly of Numi Dry Desert Lime, only it’s not just lime – there’s lemongrass and rose hips and possibly other citrus peels as well. AND it’s fairly sweet for an unsweetened tea, unlike the mouth puckering sourness I was expecting.
Now to see how fast I truly drink this up. That will be the ultimate test of how much I like it.
(Cold brewed ~15 hours. 3 tbsp tea in 2 L water.)
I was dumb and didn’t even check the ingredients for this tea in store. Oh well! It smells divine. So curranty!
I’ve made up a glass iced, because I am thirsty. The flavour doesn’t totally transfer iced, but the leaves still smell great so I’ll make another cup hot.
It’s currents, plus white tea, plus a sweetness I wasn’t quite expecting. I’m not sure yet if I’ll get it again, but so far, so good.
I spent the entire afternoon out walking around Vancouver. I bused out to Bayswater, then walked to the shoe store and successfully returned some shoes, walked to Granville Island and got a tart and a matcha (I asked for iced, but oops I got a hot one! Still delicious.), walked downtown and shopped a bit. I ended up getting a power pack for my phone, because phone batteries suck.
If you’re looking for one, get one that doesn’t require pressing a button to start charging – the button will die first – and it should be at least 3000mAh. I wanted a 5000mAh one, but it required a button press. So I got the 3000mAh one for $25. Not too shabby. Nice and cheap.