1165 Tasting Notes
Yep, I’m drinking this iced. Again.
I ended up going for a walk with a friend, and I got so thirsty I bought something, drank it all, then came home and made a litre of this.
I’m most of the way through and still thirsty. Tomorrow will be an interesting day at work, that’s for sure! I have a feeling I’ll be heading out of the lab for a gulp of iced tea (ooh, which ones should I make!) about every 5 minutes.
Oh, I like this. I like this one a lot. It doesn’t have that overdone boozy vanilla scent. Instead, it’s more along the lines of vanilla baked goods.
The bonus is that this is decaf, so I don’t feel bad about drinking it right now! Since I was hiking, I did add a fair amount of honey and creamer to this, but that’s OK. The base is pretty strong and a little astringent. The vanilla is comforting.
I can see me needing to get more of this tea. It’s pretty fantastic.
Thanks again, Cavocorax, for including me in your order. :)
Yum! Good choice, Cavocorax! A really fruity, somewhat sweet, fairly strong black tea. Another perfect one to add to the morning rotation.
There was a dried cherry in there as well. I think I’ll steep it up later this week, and then eat it. Om nom nom.
So yeah. I have a bazillion new H&S teas to try. Some we shared, some I just got samples of, some I missed buying (which means I have to do another order at some point). Yay!
(2 tsp, 2 cups water, a little soy milk and honey.)
I made this after work today, and iced it. It’s kind of weak (on purpose!), but mostly I wanted flavoured water. This was perfect. A little sweet, a little green, a little caffeinated. Yum.
(This morning’s tea did not work at all. I took a sip and almost spat it out. :( Not good. It was even a tea I’ve made before! So today I mostly drank coffee.)
I’m having this iced today. Brewed double strength then poured over ice. It’s pretty good with a little honey, although I forgot my bit of baking soda so it is a little bitter.
I don’t think I’ll get this one again, but it does make a pretty good iced tea. The blood orange is coming across a little like orange cleaner, but I still have that horrible metallic-ness in my mouth which is probably changing the flavour a lot.
Oh well. Breathing is important, so I’ll keep using the inhaler.
This is one perfumy tea. Wow.
The scent is a super strong, super floral mango. I mean, think of the ripest mango ever that hasn’t quite started smelling boozy, and amplify the scent of the skin by 1000. This is one seriously strong tea.
I decided to try it iced, to see what I think. I think I overleafed, honestly. 2.5 tsp in just over a cup of almost boiling water for 2 minutes. I added a “smidgen” of baking soda and 1/4 tsp honey to see if I could get an iced black tea to taste… good, instead of bitter or astringent.
All I can taste is the flavour. All I can smell is the flavour. My kitchen is now an Alfonso mango.
The honey was a wise choice, but I’m not sure the baking soda was needed here. I think I’m going to finish the glass, then do a re-steep to see if maybe I managed to wash away some of that MANGO!scent.
Edit: The second steep at almost 4 minutes is much more pleasant, in that it’s way less perfumy and tastes more like tea with mango. I’ll probably throw away the first (short) steep in the future, as I highly prefer the second.
I drank this this morning in a very fancy tea cup. It was delicious. Nothing added, although a little sweetness wouldn’t be out of place.
This tea is so delicious. It’s tempting to make an order just to get more of this one, but I’ve promised myself that I won’t order until I’ve tried everything and made a list of deliciousness to buy. :)
I cold steeped a bunch of this in soy milk for 2 days.
It’s pretty good. Mostly cinnamon and cardamom, but there’s a few other flavours lurking in the background.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a milk steep for this tea (it’s also incredibly sweet. Wow.), but it was a fun experiment. I’ll have to try something else at some point. Maybe Florence from Harney and Sons? Hmm…
Sipping on this very fruity and sweet tea (I may have put too much honey in it) as I wait for some stuff to happen at work so I can finish some other stuff I need to do today.
And then I need to go home to drop off my computer, then head for dinner and shoppings with my brother.
Whee! At least I’m caffeinated, and have tea to drink!