1573 Tasting Notes
Grape candy. The kind you get in Japan, those “champagne grape” jellies.
It’s nice, I LOVE that you steep it for a short time at boiling, and it does taste good, but I don’t think I loooooove the tea. I’ll have to wait till I finish the mug. It’s a touch bitter, so I’d steep it again for 1:30 instead of 1:45.
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Grapes, White Grapes
This smells SO GOOD dry. So good. Like tropical bodywash or something. Steeped only 2 minutes, it tastes pretty good. I added milk, so it’s a little creamy (Also cooled down because it’s so weird to steep anything at boiling anymore!), and tastes of mixed tropical fruit. I think mango, citrus, pineapple… not sure what else. It is quite floral, but I think that can be from mango and pineapple as they can both be very floral fruits.
The puer is a little musty, but not fishy. It’s a nice backdrop that occasionally comes forward a bit more.
I like it. I’m not getting any soapy flavour, and I think I like the “Berry Bavaria” I have from Cornelia Bean better just because I prefer berry flavours to tropical fruits. But still, it’s quite nice! Back into the box it goes!
Flavors: Citrus, Mango, Musty, Pineapple
SSTTB2! WOO, thanks MissB for your distribution of largesse within the community. :)
So yeah. I opened it and went, “OH HOLY &(%%%$#%&$%)%%$#@%$(!!”
This is one of the top teas with no caffeine, so I thought I’d try it.
So far I’m liking it quite a bit. It’s sweet (perhaps due to the bit of honey I added) and cinnamon/fennely, with a bit of herbaceousness from the tulsi.
Not something I’m going to keep (because I’m not head-over-heels for it!), but a nice tea to have this late in the evening.
Thank you! :)
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Fennel, Tulsi
I wrote a thing then losted it thanks to the backspace taking me back many pages.
This tea isn’y my favourite, although it smells divine. It’s a little too spinachy and vegetal for me. If I ordered some (I can’t remember!) I will happily pass it on to someone.
I’m actually quite pleasantly surprised. This is pretty good!
I still like Janet’s Special Pumpkin Spice better. It’s just more pumpkiny, less twiggy, and doesn’t have that white chocolate in it, just waiting to leave a film of grease on everything.
Oh this is so good. And sadly, I have way less of it than I thought I had. This is why keeping ones spreadsheet up to date is important, tea friends! I didn’t order any more and now I have a sad.
I’m taking some advice from CrowKettle, and drinking pots of this tea tonight. I’m steeping it in my gravity steeper, straining into a tea pot that’s sitting on a heating pad, and pouring into a tiny Japanese porcelain tea cup.
Yes. Perfect. All is well. Especially since I also have a purring beastie on my lap.
I’ll be resteeping this one a couple times, I think.
Yummy yum yum. Although it wasn’t so great on an empty stomach this morning. WHOO the rush, the dizziness, the nausea. Normally I have some milk or a snack with my tea in the morning, but I was in a rush today and didn’t. Oops.
Other than that, this tea is as delicious as always. At a 4 minute initial steep, there’s the slightest hint of dryness on the tongue, and lots of sweetness and malt and deliciousness. I’ve ordered more, and hopefully it wasn’t sold out, because it’s so amazing and I like it a lot. Note: I don’t like it in stainless steel tumblers, but the Sbux plastic $1 cup or a ceramic cup is perfect.
I think I’ll make a wee cozy for my $1 cup, not only to personalize it, but to make it more useable in the winter months. :)
I’ve kept the leaves in the fridge and will resteep tomorrow!
Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Malt, Sweet, Vanilla
Had the second steep this morning! I stuck the leaves and strainer in the freezer because I am a nincompoop, but then it turned out to be a good thing because this should definitely be steeped twice, to squeeze out all the goodness.
Om nom nom.
(Gluten free version!)
So so so good. Strawberry, a hint of tart, vanilla… Yum! I like this best with some milk to make it more custardy like pie.
Definitely have to pick up more of this in the future. But for that to happen, I need to stop drinking coffee and drink more tea! Yep, coffee. Cold brewed with cardamom and vanilla powder, then heated up on the stove with milk. Delicious, but not tea.
Flavors: Custard, Strawberry, Tart