828 Tasting Notes
Vanilla tea day! Who am I kidding, every day is vanilla tea day in my life.
This is a sipdown of French Vanilla, a box of which I got before I discovered the delights of Steepster.
If Je T’aime is a serious vanilla tea, then this is an exceedingy silly one. This is pure bottled vanilla, without much in the way of layered flavors. However thats not a condemnation of this cup. I still sort of enjoy French Vanilla. Its uncomplicated, but it doesnt take itself too seriously. I wont be adding it back into my cupboard, now that its all gone, but I enjoyed it while I had it. On to more and better teas!
A small tin of this was a gift to myself for finishing my last Camp Nanowrimo fifty thousand word first draft. An excelent gift, as my writings are always powered by tea.
The balance of caramel and vanilla is quite good. The flavors are a malty vanilla and caramel, with maybe a touch of brown sugar? Yum. This isnt a light and playful vanilla, but a dark and serious vanilla, which is not very common, in terms of tea. Its like a wooly blanket on a frosty morning. I think this will be wonderful when the weather cools down, but its pretty nice now as well.
I was wrong, I did get home with energy enough to make a cup of tea! Thanks to Josie Jade for the packets of this.
I have a bit of an upset stomach, and its nearly bedtime, so I thought this might be a good one to brew up. Indeed it is. Its not a rich or overwhelmingly flavorful tea, but I can taste both the lemon and the ginger, and my stomach seems to approve of a light tea tonight.
You will have to imagine a contented sigh. I really like Yume, its a sweet balance of strawberry and vanilla, which are some of my favorite flavors.
This is going to be the start of my day. My day is going to be such that I might not get another cup of tea today (horrors!), so made sure that the cup that starts off my day is something I really like.
Off I go to start my day!
A pot of this as my last tea before I tuck off into bed.
I like this, but it hardly knocks my socks anywhere. It does what it says it will, be a relaxing tea, with an added hint of lavender.
I’ve got a bit of this left, for a few more nights with Yellow and Blue, but I dont think I’ll get it again, though I would certainly not reject a cup ever.
Hmm. This is an autumnal kind of apple tea, which I confess kind of suprised me. I was expecting some more sour appleness.
But even though this is more of golden delicious than granny smith, its still a bit bitter.
This was only a sample, so I cant make another cuppa to compare. Hmm. A thoughtful tea.
This smells like the prettiest bouquet that you’ve ever recieved. No kidding around on the floral smells. Brewed up its equally floral, and the sip is an oolong that isnt too green, mellowed out by a fresh and light rose and violet flavor.
I really like this, as I am a major fan of floral elements in tea. But be warned, if you dont care for floral tastes. The floral elements are very sophisticated, but they still are floral. For those of you like me, however, you will drink this up.
Cant wait to try a resteep and see how it does!