1796 Tasting Notes
~ahem. BANDERSNATCH BUMBLEYSOCKS! It’s *&^%$%& snowing! And I have to go to work to rescue some bacteria. I was supposed to do a whole lot of science, but I won’t be able to spend 3-4 hours there without getting stuck.
Anyways. This tea is delightful. Not too much ‘blergamot’ as Sil says. It’s nice and sweet with that marshmallow flavour. This is definitely an earl grey I can get behind!
I actually forgot how much I like this one, especially compared to other teas of theirs where the ickiness of the base really shows through. (Sorry guys. I really don’t like your base tea!)
I totally had this because Amariel did. :)
I added a tiny bit of sugar and a splash of almond milk.
Sadly, I’d rather have hot chocolate. The texture just isn’t there. Maybe steeping it directly in almond milk? But that seems like so much work right now.
Smells divine, didn’t live up to the promise.
(10 min at boiling)
It’s done! Finally!
Not a tea I’ve loved. The flavour is just way too much. I mean, it smells lovely but completely overpowering, and if overleafed at all it feels like I’m drinking mango perfume.
I think I like mango tea, but perhaps a milder mango tea.
I forgot I had already tried this tea. :)
Thank you, Dinosara!
It’s very tulsi-y. Not much in the background at all. I think it would be more balanced with more actual tea.
Still, I do like tulsi, and this will be a relaxing cup to sip while I detail my kitchen and prep food for the next couple days. Yay working weekends.
Sigh. I do not like the name of this tea. Really? Kyss?
Oh well. It’s a decent fruity rooibos. I find the rooibos in this tea fairly medicinal, but that might also be the rooibos in conjunction with the juniper berries.
Nice enough with a little honey. It really does bring out the berry flavours.
Not sure I’ll get this one again, but if it happens to be on sale the next time I make an order I might sneak 20g into my cart.
PS. It’s snowing. Buses are no longer going to my place of employment. Fingers crossed tomorrow is a snow day! I have so much paperwork and it would be nice to do it while sitting at home in my PJs, drinking tea!
Oh this is good! Thanks so much, Dexter3657!
I rinsed for about 20 seconds, and did a first steep of 2 minutes or so. It’s nice and earthy and mushroomy. Mmm.
No, it’s not super complex or fancy, but it’s delicious and I could see enjoying it any time of day. I’ll probably have a couple more steeps tonight, and I have enough left for a couple more rounds. Definitely something to consider purchasing, as I wouldn’t be scared to waste the tea, yet is is something I can sit and enjoy.
(1.5 tsp, 12 oz)
I did a rather random cold steep last night. Turns out it’s seriously excellent.
1 tbsp Bear Trap by DavidsTea.
1 tbsp Goji Chokeberry Strawberry by Zen Tea
1 tbsp Strawberry Cream (fruit) by Zen Tea
So. Good. Strawberry heaven. I have half of it in a water bottle at work, and when I get home I’m probably going to end up chugging the rest.
Yes, it’s snowing, and I’m drinking iced tea (although, not at my desk). I also have my desk heater on, am wearing 3 layers plus a scarf, and when I get up to do work rather than facebook, steepster and analysis, I put on a lab coat as well. :)
Oh yum. A plain and simple and delicious assam.
I do like this tea. I added a bit of honey and did a shorter steep than usual. I think the last time I had this tea I was still loading everything up with milk and sugar. How things change. :)
It’s light and malty, with that touch of astringency assams have.
I’ll probably end up picking up more of this one when I replenish my herbals. Zen Tea’s prices are generally pretty good, and their shipping is super fast because they’re so close to me.
Drinking this one right after the Earl Grey definitely shows me that I’m not loving earl grey teas so much anymore. :( They were what I used to drink ALL the time! Earl grey with milk and honey. A GIANT mug. I’d either guzzle it or reheat it throughout the day.
Maybe I should pick up some Twinings, just to see?