1375 Tasting Notes
I’m sharing this with my BFF because it’s tomato tea.
It’s so weird. So so weird. Tomatoey. A bit lemony. Floral. A bit weirdly mentholy astringent. My BFF says it’s like drinking the remaining liquid in the bottom of a salad bowl, with the tomato seeds and stuff. Or tomato stems. So green.
So, uhh, thanks for the sample MissB! :)
Ooh, this works really well as a cheater’s cold steep. 1 bag in a vitamin water bottle (because I had one) for 24 hours, and BAM! Tasty juice-tea.
I’ve been sipping on it all morning while contemplating rice, because food poisoning. UGH. Do not recommend.
This tea, however, is quite decent. I drink it hot as well, but I think I prefer it cold like this.
I totally forgot I had this tea, as it was in a mis-labeled tin. But once I opened and sniffed, I knew I had to drink it!
SO GOOD. I really like honeybush blends, even though a lot of them have a bit of sourness to me once they start cooling. They’re not twiggy or woody like rooibos. Even they’re both made from the leaves. And they’re both members of the legume family. The plants both look so much like broom, tea friends. And while broom is beautiful when it blooms, it is also evil and destructive to the natural habitat here and must be destroyed. Ahem.
Anyways. The delightful apple. The delicate spices. This is like warm apple cider at Christmas. Only a lot lighter and less likely to put me into a sugar coma. Yum!
I totally should have bought more when it was available.
Cheaters cold brew: http://instagram.com/p/pZHPAvR5PN/#
It actually worked really well, and I do like the tea even though it’s INCREDIBLY sour and I’m doing a sugar free challenge for 10 days. It’s a nice and easy way to get flavoured water. I’ll have to remember this the next time I’m out and thirsty, as plain water is not something I like to drink.
Oh hey, this is really neat! Thanks so much for sharing, CrowKettle!
It’s dry and slightly toasty, kinda like genmaicha. Also really malty with honey notes. Yet somehow this isn’t as thick feeling of a tea as I would expect. So easy to drink.
Yum! I’m gonna have to feed this to my BFF, since she just texted she was bored, so she was coming over (probably to play with the cat). Such an interesting tea!
Flavors: Hay, Honey, Malt, Toasted Rice
I had this tea hot again last night, and I really do prefer it this way. I finally got a kick of ginger nearing the bottom of my cup!
So I think I’ll hot steep the rest and pour it over ice/chill it in the fridge. Quite a tasty tea, especially with that ginger!
There are a few places that stock this tea, and I have a feeling it’s all from the same Grandpa. :)
So good. Rich and malty. Possibly astringent or bitter, but this is totally a tea for cream. So that’s how I’m having it. And it’s delicious. I could see this tea being a morning staple.
Just a note: I’m consuming this tea while eating some seriously sub-par bacon flavoured potato chips. Mackie’s of Scotland also has Haggis flavour, and I’m sooooo glad I didn’t get that one. The chip texture is also kinda meh. They’re not properly crunchy, rather they’re hard. Would I try another variety? Yes, but not the Haggis.