1167 Tasting Notes
Pretty good! I added a couple drops of stevia to this, and it was just nicely mildly sweetened.
The chicory and stuff in it lends to a somewhat thicker feel, which is also nice. Not a lot of caffeine, I don’t think, but I still enjoyed it. :)
(2 tea bags in 14 oz)
In other news… As far as nails go, the ones where I did base-top-regular.polish-top are looking better than the one I did regular.base-regular.polish-top. The more you know. I also did my toes with the kit colour. I’ve never had red toenails. I don’t think I ever want them again. I really dislike this red, wow. I wish I could have chosen my own colour. And of course since I’ve used it now, I can’t exactly give it away. :/
I keep on reaching for the other Verdant tea she sent me, because I think I haven’t had it yet. But this is the tea I haven’t been drinking.
I’m sipping on it right now, having added some honey. It’s pretty nice. Spicy, sweet, earthy. I think that once I remember that this is the tea I need to start paying some attention to, it will go quickly. And it resteeps, as well. I’m just going to do one resteep as I have some other teas planned for this evening, but I’m pretty sure it could do 3 or more.
In other news, I bought a gel manicure kit. Instead of more tea. Umm. Go me?
Eee!!! MissB was
king kind enough to share a couple mugs worth of this with me. More if I resteep it. And you bet I will.
This smells AMAZING. Wow. So much caramel. Not all of it melted in my initial steep, but that’s ok. It’s almost like sticky buns (brown sugar and butter) baking in the oven, as the puerh is quite bready.
Sipping it, the caramel is incredibly sweet, but the puerh grounds it nicely. I definitely need to pick up 50g of this. Staying on my wishlist!
Thanks again. :D
Oh this is so good iced.
1/2 packet in ~10 oz water for 2 minutes, then over ice in a 16 oz mug.
Really gentle and refreshing. I can definitely taste the peach (yum!) while the jasmine and green tea take the back seat.
I’m not sure I’d get it again, due to the fact that I don’t often drink green teas. It is one to keep in mind the next time I place an order, though. If I need a couple dollars more, then this would be a good sample to add.
The leaves haven’t fully unfurled, so I’m going to ice a second steep (3 min) as well. Yum!
Oh, this was a good tea this morning. Smokey, richly flavoured, kinda like a campfire. :)
I had it with homemade coconut creamer. So good. And I also had oatmeal with maple syrup and coconut.
All with a whiny cat on my lap. Seriously. He pushes me around on my bed at night, then demands loads of snuggles as soon as I get up. Cat, you are ridiculous. (Of course, his name is Princess… for a reason.)
Mostly I use this tea as an add-on. But I’m looking for ways to drink it more often, as I truly do love chicory as a coffee substitute.
3/4 tsp plus 1/2 tsp cacao shells, 14 oz, 5 minutes. Creamer.
Perfect. It’s basically ovaltine, but without the gluten and dairy. :)
Sipdown! (246. I think.)
Thank you for letting me revisit my childhood, VariaTEA! :)
2 tea bags, 14 oz, steeped 4 minutes, topped with, yes, homemade coconut creamer of high fat deliciousness.
I made more because the medication is making me nauseous, and I need to get calories into me before leaving for work. Solution? Add high nutrient creamer to tea. :) I didn’t put vanilla in it this time, but it’s still so good.
The coconut really tones down the SPICE factor of this tea. It’s much more of an “herbal chai” right now. Yum.
The last of my DavidsTea Pineapple Oolong with some Lupicia Pineapple Oolong.
I get coconut, pineapple, coconut, mango.
Yeah, I know. It’s called “Pineapple Oolong”. I also only expected there to be pineapple.
At any rate, this is really nice iced, right at this moment. :)
Thanks again to Dinosara for the Lupicia samples!
(Steeped then over ice in a 16oz mug.)
Because I had read all the notes on this ‘sweet’ tea as they popped up on my dash, I knew it wasn’t going to be sweet at all. And so I cold steeped it. And it’s still quite tart.
Very refreshing, it has a nice flavour although what I’m getting is mostly hibiscus and apple with a bit of mango juice at the end. Not sure I’d get it again, but I am glad I got a chance to try it.
From MissB who got it from Dexter3657. Thank you for sharing!