1883 Tasting Notes
I had this tea this morning. And then I had a latte. And then I came home and slept for over 5 hours.
So, uhh, well done caffeine.
Love this tea as usual. Tulsi and cinnamon = amazing to me, at least this tulsi and this cinnamon. Hope I’ll be able to get more when I run out!
(No time to check notes tonight. Maybe tomorrow? IDK. So busy, still not feeling great.)
Instead of making it to the Lupicia directions (5g tea per 6 oz cup, srsly.), I just plunked it in my steeper with a random amount of water under 16oz. About 3-4 minutes later, tea!
It was pretty good, but it was in a travel mug. Not my favourite mango tea.
So far, my favourite Lupicia is Chaud les Marrons! because it was good hot, it was good in a travel mug, and it was good cold in the travel mug. Seriously on my list!
Thanks so much for sharing all these teas with me, Dinosara. :) I have more to try, but I’m really tired and might not be posting much until I’m over the most strenuous parts of physio!
Had some of this when I got home from physio. I was just too tired to make something fancy to drink AND make dinner. So I made a somewhat fancy dinner of ‘breaded’ pounded chicken fried in ghee. OMG. Just. OMG.
This tea was a really desserty and amazing accompaniment to that seriously lush dinner (I had broccoli too…). It’s really good, and I think I need to just put it with my morning black teas, instead of leaving it in the cupboard with the green/oolong/white teas. Some oolongs are green and floral and for after work or weekends, and some are a kick in the tastebuds and potentially great in a travel mug.
Also: LOOK WHAT I FOUND! SASKATOON BERRY sorbet! Eee!!!!!
It’s so good! Incredibly ridiculously sweet, but so good. Makes me think of summers spent with my grandparents out camping. The best memories. :)
Thanks to Dinosara for sharing this with me.
The tea is definitely chocolate. I didn’t get much almond from it. The chocolate is sadly not my favourite chocolate flavour. :(
Adding some homemade coconut creamer made it better, and I did finish the travel mug of tea today.
It was a good tea to try, but not one I’m interested in hunting down and buying. :)
Thank you for sharing!
I had thought of making this somewhat earlier, but then I got distracted with cleaning (laundry! floors! kitchen! bedroom surfaces (except I didn’t get to the floor)!) and didn’t have it.
So I’m having it now. I’m thumbing my nose at caffeine. Neener, neener. (Just wait. I might not be able to get to sleep tonight!)
I heated some almond milk on the stove till steaming, then added 2 tsp of this tea. Let it sit about for 3 minutes, added 3 drops stevia, and strained it into my mug.
Pretty nice! I get a lot of bay from this tea, which isn’t surprising. Under the bay, maybe cardamom is next. And perhaps pepper, if it truly is an ingredient. Not much cinnamon or clove at all right now, which I don’t mind.
I think next time I’d steep the tea strong in water, then add hot milk. Just to get a more rounded flavour.
Still, I do like this chai. It’s quite different from my favourite (chandernagor!), and nice to have every once in a while.
Pretty good! I added a couple drops of stevia to this, and it was just nicely mildly sweetened.
The chicory and stuff in it lends to a somewhat thicker feel, which is also nice. Not a lot of caffeine, I don’t think, but I still enjoyed it. :)
(2 tea bags in 14 oz)
In other news… As far as nails go, the ones where I did base-top-regular.polish-top are looking better than the one I did regular.base-regular.polish-top. The more you know. I also did my toes with the kit colour. I’ve never had red toenails. I don’t think I ever want them again. I really dislike this red, wow. I wish I could have chosen my own colour. And of course since I’ve used it now, I can’t exactly give it away. :/
I keep on reaching for the other Verdant tea she sent me, because I think I haven’t had it yet. But this is the tea I haven’t been drinking.
I’m sipping on it right now, having added some honey. It’s pretty nice. Spicy, sweet, earthy. I think that once I remember that this is the tea I need to start paying some attention to, it will go quickly. And it resteeps, as well. I’m just going to do one resteep as I have some other teas planned for this evening, but I’m pretty sure it could do 3 or more.
In other news, I bought a gel manicure kit. Instead of more tea. Umm. Go me?
Eee!!! MissB was
king kind enough to share a couple mugs worth of this with me. More if I resteep it. And you bet I will.
This smells AMAZING. Wow. So much caramel. Not all of it melted in my initial steep, but that’s ok. It’s almost like sticky buns (brown sugar and butter) baking in the oven, as the puerh is quite bready.
Sipping it, the caramel is incredibly sweet, but the puerh grounds it nicely. I definitely need to pick up 50g of this. Staying on my wishlist!
Thanks again. :D