1620 Tasting Notes
A sample from MissB! Thank you. :)
This is really really good. It’s exactly what it says it is – a cardamom black tea. Nice and strong, very spicy, amazing with a splash of milk.
I really like it, and if I was in the market for a cardamom tea I’d totally hunt this down and buy some. As it is, I have Too Many Teas. ;)
Yesterday I went to Victoria to visit with Bear With Me and get some teas for myself and some friends. It was so much fun, even though I missed my ferry home and had to wait almost 2 hours for the next one. :) I managed to get the only plug in the waiting area, and sat there and read and facebooked and it was actually great. And then a friend came and picked me up from the ferry and took me home. Yay!
Anyways, my spoils:
Mountain Rain: Silk Road (OMG.)
Museum Tea: Silk Road
Berry Victoria: Silk Road
Tulsi Apple and Pear: Georgie’s
Orange Grove Vanilla: Georgie’s
Matcha with Yuzu: Azuma Cha-en
Apple Custard: DavidsTea
Pumpkin Pie Organic Rooibos: Janet’s Special Teas
Cardamom Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Vanilla Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Japanese Lime Organic Green: Janet’s Special Teas
Sidney Sunrise Organic Rooibos: Janet’s Special Teas
Bukhial Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Gingia Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Black Currant Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
…and a tea pot.
Yeah. I, uhh… in my defence, a couple of them I got to share. So I’ll be taking my bit and sending the rest off.
Anyways, Apple Custard. I made a big mug of this last night when I got home, and sipped on it some. It was really quite tasty. Creamy apple with a lot of other supporting flavours. This morning I drank more of it cold, and it was also good. Quite a lot of vanilla, apple, raisins…
I think I really like this one. It’s another herbal with no hibiscus which is always nice. Not sure I’ll get a lot more, but I will get a bit more to drink a few more times over the winter.
I still quite like this. The weird basil-mint-licorice flavour that tulsi has is quite comforting.
Even better with honey, but I’m trying to avoid sugar (as I chow down on the last of the sugar cookies I made)… heh.
I’m also drinking it from my Fox Tail mug, which is pretty rad. I don’t use this mug often due to the unglazed porcelain exterior that stains like a white carpet at a red wine party.
1 bag for 10 oz.
I’m not a super huge fan of this tea, but it’s OK. It smells really honey-malty, which I do love. :)
I steeped with heaping teaspoons of tea for a short amount of time. I might do one more steep before I switch over to non-caffeinated.
(The only reason I chose this one is because it doesn’t really call for milk, IMO… and I’m out of milk. Outside clothes vs plain tea? Plain tea wins. :) )
Flavors: Hay, Honey, Malt, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
Because Roswell Strange had this last night (I think?), I decided to have some this morning.
I had coffee first, then made this in a cup to take to work.
So good. Sweet watermelon goodness. It’s green and hay-like, sweet, delicious, IDK. I could just start making stuff up, but I’ll leave it there.
(Will definitely be resteeped this week. That takes a lot of leaves!)
Yum yum yum. A nice tea that doesn’t call for milk to be added. In fact, I think the hibiscus would probably end up curdling the milk, so it’s probably best if I don’t try adding any.
A nice, tart, fresh, blueberry-y tea.
Definitely a favourite. SO good iced in the summer. I haven’t tried a cold brew, I don’t think. I tend to not cold brew rooibos, but I probably should try at some point.
Sipdown! Lots of wee bits of stuff in the bottom of my tin, so I brewed it in a bag instead of a strainer.
And I’m having it with the last of my milk. Woe.
Same as usual. Very strong root beer flavour. Really good with lots of milk. I’ve enjoyed it, but I’m not going to really miss it now that it’s gone, I don’t think. It’s a nice-to-have, not a must-have. :)