293 Tasting Notes
I got a big package of tea samples from Cavocorax yesterday :D and THIS ONE was yelling at me to be first – SO SMELLY. This tea is so very CAKE! Super yummy. Of course, just as I sat down to drink it, K shows up with a coffee – so I only ended up having half, but yummers. He liked it too. Thanks Jenn!!
This is really just a tart apple cinnamon cider tea for me! :D Really good for this time of year. Aaaand it has caffeine, unlike my mulled apple cider tea.
It’s funny how this tea LOOKS like it should be the Merry Cranberry because it’s so vibrantly red/pink and the MC is greenish/yellow, I think? Anyway, had this last night for the closing of Glitch.
Ok, first of all, it doesn’t look a lot like the picture, but more like a pile of craisins that rolled though lawn clippings with anise on top. But, uh, in a good way? It smells almost completely of cranberry when it’s dry, but there’s not much cranberry after steeping, ime. Somehow the anise is really light and not at all overpowering like it tends to be. YUM. Downside: the chunks are so huge it’s hard to accurately judge servings? I tend to probably add TOO MUCH and I only have the wee little ornament packs so I doubt this will last very long with me. :P
I don’t know if it’s just that I’m sick, but maybe not because Kelly thought the same, but this is a really bland/weak tea. The candycanes are still charming, though.
The cats dipped their noses in this and sneezed and I can’t say I was too heartbroken to pour it out. :/ Weirdly, it was the xmas one I was most excited about! Enjoyed Sleigh Ride last night much more, but we’ll see how that one goes for the second cup.
Ok, I’m incredibly charmed by the little candycanes and had to instagram them. Cute!! But the thing I have noticed/am getting used to is that in a lot of these dessertish teas, there’s a lot of cloudy weirdness that takes a minute after steeping to fully dissolve. Weird, but okay. The first time I was like, ewwwww.. but I know it’ll go away now.
I bought this in the 3 ornament set package, bought 2 of the sets so I could give away stuff, but this one was always intended to be mine! >:D It’s good! Mild and yum and a little bit sweet (but not as sweet as it smells)… Idk about rating yet, I think I’ll wait until cup number 2.