1363 Tasting Notes
Thanks, Sil? I think? I mean, you didn’t like it and I certainly am not enjoying it.
I only steeped for 2 minutes and it’s ridiculously overly strong. I do like the cloves, but can’t taste anything over the bitterness of the CTC base tea.
Next time I’ll put some into warm almond milk. If I keep it. I might give it away before I have a chance, though.
(I added 1/3 cup almond milk and almost 1 tbsp sugar to help. Not helping. Still doesn’t taste sweet – just bitter.)
Well, I’m going to try cold brewing this, but I think this one is a miss. I had to add some honey to cut the licorice root taste (there’s hardly any licorice root in it, but the aftertaste just lingers for me). I think it might be the coriander that’s just not working for me.
The idea of hibiscus and rose is a lovely one. I could see rose petals working really well in Agua de Jamaica.
I wish this was a black tea.
As a green tea, it’s only OK. I don’t really care for the base, which isn’t surprising as I don’t really like green teas. It’s also striking me as really floral right now, which isn’t cool. Strawberry tea should not smell of a flower store. No idea if that’s my cold, or just the way the tea has aged.
I thought I’d try it because I did, after all, pay for it. I keep sipping to try to tease out the other flavours, but it’s not growing on me. I can’t get past the spearmint.
Without the spearmint (and peppermint, honestly), I think I could really like this. The base tea is really interesting. I’m going to have to add it to my “to try” list.
Thanks Sil, for completely overloading my cupboard with flavoured tea goodness.
Just. OMG. There are a LOT of teas here laying on my desk.
I grabbed this one first as it reminded me of eating caramels as a kid. I’m sick, I need the comfort.
The tea, as far as I can tell, delivers on its promise. I’m going to add some sugar to it to help me taste it better, but so far, so good!
So I decided to look for some homemade cold remedies. There’s one where you take lemon and ginger (and chili), and pour honey over and keep it in the fridge.
There’s another where you take cinnamon and honey and mix them together.
Both of these would be spooned into a glass of boiling water to make a tisane.
So I decided to concoct my own. No lemons in my house right now, so I used 1/2 cup honey, 3 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground tumeric. I’m drinking some now. I still can’t really taste anything, but I can tell this stuff is SPICY. I’d probably only use 1/4-1/2 tsp tumeric next time. That stuff is strong. And stains everything yellow. :)
Mixed Ginger Puerh and Super Ginger from DavidsTea this morning for my cold. Ugh, colds are terrible. My coworker’s partner is pregnant, so bringing a cold to work is an awful idea.
Anyways. I can’t taste anything. I can sorta smell a bit kinda, but the taste is just sweet, and the sense is just warming. This will be a good time to go through all of those green teas I never drink. :)
Tasty, but not gingery enough! I know, I know. It’s just that when I see SUPER ginger, I expect it to be SUPER gingery!
Good thing I have ginger in my freezer. I’m gonna grate some of that sucker up and boil it with palm sugar for some seriously super gingery tea.
(I like this tea, and it would be handy at work if I pre-bagged it, but I usually want gingery tea when I’m at home and sick, so it comes in second to grated ginger.)
(Note 555!) This one is from Cavocorax. Thanks! :)
Dry, the leaves smell strongly of mint. I was going to say spearmint, but apparently that would be marshmallow and peppermint. Unless the “natural flavours” contain spearmint or wintergreen or something.
Steeped, my first thought was, “OH SHOOT I’ve ruined it!” I’m not so sure I did. It’s a weird minty flavour, but I can tell there’s a black tea base, and something creamy. That must be the marshmallow root.
IDK. I don’t usually drink minty things, but figured that since I have a cold this would be good to try. Well, that and the fact Read My Lips smelled terrible to me today.
I added some honey, and that helps things out a bit I think. I’ll have to try this one again when I’m not sick, but I’ll drink most of it over the next few days as the mint helps clear my sinuses.
This tea smells a bit like vanilla citrus cake just in the bag. It makes me crave muffins with brown sugar and citrus zest sprinkled onto the top to make it all crunchy and delicious.
Of course, my smelling is rather suspect right now due to a cold, but this is what I wanted, so this is what I’m having.
Steeping it for 2 minutes at a lower temperature (kettle wasn’t quite boiling, then I let it sit for a few minutes before pouring), it smells so delicious. Not really grapefruit, but lots of vanilla.
If they had samples of the loose tea, or any smaller option than a tin of sachets or 1lb of loose, I would probably get it again to try. As it is, it’s a nice vanilla tea with some citrus notes.