1066 Tasting Notes
Nom nom freaking nom. I did two steeps of this today, the first one I made in a thermos before I left home, and I added a tonne of honey (I’m sick… boo!). It steeped for about 3 hours so it was extremely flavourful and delicious, and the honey helped with the throat scratchies puerh seems to intensify. I steeped it again for a couple hours, and it was just weak. If I’m going to steep this one over throughout the day, I think I need to steep it for 5-10 minutes, pour it into another mug to drink, then steep the leaves again in the thermos. Otherwise all the goodness gets pulled out with the first steep!
Sadly, I’m going to have to put this one away till I’m feeling better, as the throat scratchies were very sad-making.
This tea is surprisingly spicy. The leaves are green and brown. I have no brain left as I had to get up this morning to temp at 7am.
I like it, although it is a bit over the top with the spice, which isn’t backed up so well with the oolong. If it were an herbal chai blend I’d be more likely to try to keep it stocked, but even as it is I think I’ll occasionally be stopping by a Teavana to replenish.
I had it with milk and sugar. Not much, just enough to try to make it richer/creamier. Didn’t really work.
I got suckered into the $10 off $20 sbux Teavana coupon, and bought 4 teas (spent $20! Super pleased with myself!).
This is the first one I decided to try. It’s OK. Yes, it’s nutty, but I taste the flavouring and there’s very little oolong. It might be contributing to the metallic taste, but I’m going to attribute that to the flavour.
Not one I’d get again, but it’s good enough for a caffeine boost at work tomorrow! Doesn’t need milk and sugar, but is somewhat improved by it.
So while I can’t stand this as a hot tea, and cold steeped it’s nothing to write home about either, it works really well following DavidsTea’s Tea Pop recipe!
1.5 tbsp tea, 1/2 cup-ish water. A 16 oz mug half filled with ice. Steep the tea as per the instructions (temp and time), pour over ice, add 1 cup club soda.
I also added about 1 tsp honey to this one, as I know I don’t care for the tea. And… SUCCESS! So happy I can drink this tea up now. It tastes mostly of vanilla, with hints of berry. Yum.
This smells delicious and wonderful this.. uhh.. morning.
Yeah, my sleeping schedule is completely out of whack. And surprise!! Tomorrow I’m working at 7am! Should be interesting. I need to plan my teas, so I don’t get sucked into drinking coffee.
This is a delicious dessert tea to celebrate Real Work. By Real Work I mean work I don’t do sitting around my house in my PJs.
Sadly, I think I understeeped or under leafed it. The tea isn’t coming through so well, although the chocolate, toffee and hazelnut are.
A good cup to absentmindedly drink as I organize for tomorrow. Thanks, CrowKettle!
Today is definitely a caffeine day.
I had some of that Happy Planet smoothie that has Yerba Mate, and now this. After this, probably some breakfast tea. Mmm.
Mostly my asthma is terrible. Allergies are also making things annoying. That means my sleeps aren’t restful and I’m waking up feeling like I’m hungover. I should remember to take some Reactine today! (Ok, did that.)
I do like this one in 50/50 milk/water, to give it that hot chocolate/ovaltine taste. I’ve tossed in a few pieces of Chicory Dickory Dock today, as I’ve found love in After Dark by Steam, which is chicory and chocolate. I won’t go out of my way to get a tonne of this tea, but I do like it and am enjoying what I have, for what it is. Which is a tea that doesn’t work in plain water. :)
Om nom nom.
Oh, this is so so so so good. The chocolate essence is deep dark 90% chocolate flavour. There isn’t so much chicory in here that it’s ridiculously bitter like chicory dickory dock (although that might be the vanilla).
I’ve been enjoying this heated on the stove top in 50/50 water and almond milk. I don’t add sugar to this one. I also only use 1 tsp per giant mug (about 20 oz), and steep for 10 or more minutes. This tea is heavy, so you don’t get a lot. I prefer a longer steep to get all the spicey goodness out, as well as conserve the tea.
It’s OK in water, but since the tea tastes like an amazing mix of ovaltine and coffee substitute with a splash of chai spice, I do prefer it with at least 50% milky stuff.