1319 Tasting Notes
Done it! Goodbye, French Vanilla.
With a name like French Vanilla, it should be smooth, warm, and with a ribbon of silky vanilla running through every sip.
Instead, this is a somewhat uninspired black base, with the vaugust suggestion of vanilla as an aftertaste. Hmph.
The base, at least, is not at all bitter, and you get slightly more vanilla as it cools, but all in all I am glad to be done with this.
Goodness, this tea is a Mary Poppins tin. I cannot seem to get through it.
I think I have only one more small pot left, and I will buckle down and get it. Never again, though.
Its not that its undrinkable, or bitter, or even really unpleasant. Its jus disapointing, and does not live up to its name.
I think I like the new Steepster bells and whistles. Well, thats a good thing, as its not like I can get it back the other way.
I am contentedly in my robe, listening to music and plotting the next work of fiction (Camp Nanowrimo is coming up fast in April. I should be ready!), and this is my tea of choice for the evening.
Of course, its often the tea of choice, as its perfectly lovely, but it goes double for today.
Why, goodness me, Steepster. What has come over you?
I left for the weekend, out to have adventures and watch Cirque du Soleil (magical. I love Cirque), and I come back, eager to drink a proper cup of tea, and log it.
Its like seeing a friend after a long time, and the friend has changed their look, got a haircut and new clothes. You recognise them, but you still quietly check the URL to make sure that you have not gone somewhere else….
Well, I like it so far, and am eager to run around and see it.
This tea. I am almost done with this tea. Thank goodness. I am well and proper ready to be done with this.
Oooh, I get to use the not recommended button!
The quest to get these S&V teas gone continues.
I’ve given up on this ever tasting like Creme Brulee. This does not have the crisp sugary quality, or the smooth custard taste of a proper creme brulee.
Instead, I still get the mysterious coconut, and today is just a bit bitter. Meh.
Well, thats what I’ve got. I’ll get it drunk, and free up my tin for new and better brews.
Was in dramatic need of tea today, so stopped for a cup of this during lunch.
I’ve had this before, and was stuck by how juicy this tea is. And in a very good way. Its lush and fruity, without seeming like some kind of hot punch. Just what the doctor ordered on this long afternoon.
C’mon, when is Saturday going to get here?
Oof, this was a tough morning section.
I have returned home, before a busy afternoon of errands, to drink tea and have my favorite mid-morning snack, of an english muffin with local honey on it, paired with the tea.
This is what I grabbed today, not so much out of a love of this, but more out of the desire to get rid of it.
Its not bitter, or bad, but I do not get the vanilla in the amount I want. Its the slightest suggestion of aftertaste, rather than a full and flavorful vanilla cup.
Well, a quiet morning before off the races again.
My stomach hurts a little this morning. And I’ve got my extra early day, plus a whole lot of work. Bleh.
Save me, pure mint.
This is an especially good bagged tea. A very smooth base, and a noticeable amount of mint. Excelent.
Still, I cant wait till I can get back home and drink a proper pot of tea.