1624 Tasting Notes
Lunch is packed, breakfast is made, I have a mug of tea. Yes, things are going well this first morning I have to get to work at a decent time! Or are they… ? Uhh, no. I’m still in my PJs!
Today I’m having roasted sweet potatoes and eggs with a mug of this tea. Mmm, tulsi. Mmm, cinnamon. Nice and relaxing, and yet caffeinated for those mornings after the nights you don’t sleep well. I’m going to have to make another steep of this for my travel mug. And also possibly have an Americano once I get to campus.
Finished up my homebrew chamomile blend, and made a new one! The old one had orange peel in it (I picked it out…), which is something I’m trying to avoid right now, so the new one is:
- lemon myrtle
- marshmallow root
Pretty random, right? Well, it’s really tasty too. SUCCESS! Tea is great. :)
Hmm. You know, I think I might actually like this one! I’m getting a lot of hay and jasmine from this.
It’s another tea that smells divine. May I please have a perfume made of it? Essence of tea leaves. Yes. That would be lovely. The flavour reminds me a lot of a green tea, but it’s not quite a green tea. Definitely a nice one to have with this rather late lunch I’m munching on. :)
I’m eating the rest of my dinner before I go to bed. I wasn’t actually able to eat everything I was supposed to today. 2 meals and a snack, instead of 3 meals. Veggies are filling, wow.
I also made some homemade Lara bars, but my dates were like rocks so I softened them in a little water. And ended up with some date tea. Which I sneakily slipped into this dessert tisane. Shh…
Yeah, IDK. I think I like this more than Birthday Cake? I waffle a lot with these two. But I think I’ll go with this one in the future because no dairy. That’s pretty important for me, I think.
Darjeelings are weird, yo. I have 3 more to try soon. Maybe I’ll be able to pinpoint the weirdness.
Still not my favourite, but an enjoyable cup.
I definitely prefer the smell of the dry leaves to the taste of them steeped. However, this is a tea I can drink without any sugar added (I am getting grumpy about this and I’m only on day 3…), so it’s a tea I’ll be finishing up soon.
I got the assortment of 18 teas to try, and for some reason the idea of mint tea appealed to me tonight.
Only… not so much.
It smells amazing. Like candy canes, like dad’s old work thermos, like my childhood. Without sugar, though? Oh, ugh. Mint tea is awful. I’d rather eat a candy cane, thanks. It tastes like grass and leaves the feeling of toothpaste as it evaporates off the tongue.
I’ll probably try this again after I’m done with the no sugar thing, just to see if it tastes as good as I remember when I add sugar or honey to it. :)