5401 Tasting Notes
Another one from dexter! I’m trying to switch over to some of my caffeine free teas on the off chance it decides to bug me tonight. I’ve got a meeting in the morning with a vendor so i need to be on my game!
This one reminds me a lot of the pumpkin rooibos from tealux i think it was. Sadly that also means that it reminds me of melon. For whatever reason it’s like honey dew/cantaloupe sort of melon. Enjoyable but man i miss the pumpkin tea terri sent me haha
sipdown! (191) had a cup of this with dinner tonight – roast beef, rice, green beans and apple crisp for dessert! Even better? we watched the newest sherlock episode and it was fabulous! I had such a fantastic time watching it. It’s like everyone was on their game. I love how mycroft got a bit of depth to him. no spoilers here, but it was just a fantastically great time! and this tea was a lovely accompaniment.
wooop! this is a seriously spicy chai – not quite as intensely spicy as butiki’s spicy tea but enough to make me sit up and take note! The longer the tea cools, the more the spice sticks out as well. I quite enjoyed this cup, courtesy of dexter thank you madam! cleared my stuffy nose right up haha
sipdown! (not that it means much when my cupboard is this far from it’s goal lol 192) another tea from MissB. Turns out? i still don’t like monk’s blend. something about the addition of grenadine into a perfectly delicious cup of tea makes it undrinkable for me. Ah well, at least i tried and it’s not the fault of the tea – it’s a flavour preference from me. Ignoring the fact that i dislike monk’s blend, this would probably be a decetn enough cup for someone who enjoys that type of tea :)
Another tea from dexter Now that i’m home from our wanderings i’m going to try and sample a bunch of the teas that have been recently sent to me so that i can start to get my cupboard under control again. Not even aiming for sipdowns! just trying everything haha.
While i like the flavours in this one better than the EG – there’s a dryness to this one once it cools that i’m not as much a fan of. The base is nice, and this is for sure a milk/cookie sort of tea. I didn’t get a chance to drink it when it was closer to boiling, so i’ll have to make sure i try that next time. On the whole though, another positive offering from Herbal infusions :)
there are snowflakes in my tea. Dexter warned me when she sent these to me but i’m ok with them since Herbal Infusions doesn’t but this crap in all of their teas. I’M LOOKING AT YOU DELLA TERRA! bah. I figured i’d start with this tea because a) everyone seems to like it and b) it’s an earl grey, which is not generally a winner in my books.
first off – this smells wonderful! not at all like an EG. then i brewed it up and it was like OH bergamot! There you are…i thought i’d missed you :)
This is more marshamllow-y than EG like. The base is pretty nice and the bergamot is totally taking a back seat to this whole mixture. While it’s not going to win any tea of the year awards from me – it’s an EG that i can drink and enjoy :) thanks dexter!
Another tea from this morning’s excursion. We ended up spending a bit of time walking around downtown in the snow, hit the bookstore for me, had lunch together. just a really great weekend. It’s nice since the two of us haven’t had a weekend together in months. This tea was great for the later half of the morning as the puerh cooled just a little making this tea just a little stronger and bolder. am happy with this one :)
This was one of my teas from this morning for out and about time with my other half. We decided to head out to the farmer’s market at the steam whistle brewery, which happens to be in downtown toronto, next door to the old heritage train museum. it’s a really interesting site to explore – lost of trains and neat architecture in the buildings right in the middle of condo land and the financial district. it was pretty small but gave us an excuse to buy some delicious cheese and get out of the house. nothing more awesome that walking around outside in the snow with my other half. and this tea was the perfect accompaniment :)