5775 Tasting Notes
i had a cup of this tonight to try and relax and enjoy something new. Sadly i was distracted and didn’t pay enough attention to this one from Ysaurella what i do remember is being pleasantly surprised by it as i didn’t bother reading to find out what sort of tea it was. tasty for sure! thankfully i have a bit more of this from my lovely french swapping partner to try it again!
SOMETIMES….though it doesn’t happen often with me…i forget that i have a particular tea in my cupboard. This one sort of got lost (in plain sight) and i hadn’t had it in a while…so the other day i put it in a REALLY obviously place to remember to drink it more often. And today, i was glad for it :) i still really like the taste of this one. happy i picked some up in a sale from teavivre a while back.
also..since i’m guessing there will be little to no tea drinking this evening having just had uh..a VERY large glass of coke and toasted caramel rye…
Final Count: 149 (merci Ysaurella!)
this one keeps me happy. Since i have no hope in heck of being at 150 for the end of this month (unless i get nothing in the mail before i leave…) courtesy of a great swap from mademoiselle Ysaurella.
Instead, i’ve decided to shift focus to drinking some of my older teas to make a dent in those ones so that eventually I’ll have bags and bags of almost sipdowns! riiiight…? :)
Still enjoying this tea..even if it is a tricky ever changing tea for me from one day to the next lol
Man i love this tea… just the right balance of spicy and sweet and delicious! Though i have half a mind to try mixing this up with the lapacho just to see how more orange in this one tastes. but i’m lazy…so likely not haha.
Final Count: 136 – now to see if i can get 6 more in before FLORIDA! (if so, then even with orders being added to my cupboard in march from florida, i’ll be at 150…so totally at my goal!)
Edit…hey look at that 3600 notes… Lol
needed a cup of yum tonight while watching a bit of fringe. This paired with an ice cream sammich is awesome! haha
How i feel about this tea… is pretty much right here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQD9EBCwlQc (but move ahead to 32:01 and watch from there…for that section of the video…i am howling over here…wait NM don’t do that…or you’ll for sure know that i’ve lost it…it’s not nearly as funny as it is in my head…)
Another fail this February for me in terms of the Blends boxes from Verdant. That being said, I’m sure there are those who will really like the blends, so don’t like my wonky tastebuds dissuade you from wanting to try them out. Overall problem with this one? WAAAAAAAYYYYYY too sweet for me. Unbelievably cloying sweet. I thought about trying to cut it with another tea, but i’m far too lazy for that sort of thing ;) So the rest of my half of the tea will be parceled out to others who will hopefully like this one :)
So this is another miss for me in this month’s verdant box. For starters, i’m not a fan of their jasmine white. This is less offensive to me than the lavender, blergamot failure, but it’s still not a win.
I Also don’t understand verdant’s steeping parameters. it’s always 1 min…though to be fair this month there is a 2 min steep happening there. With this one, all i’m getting is chamomile, with hints of jasmine….the goji berry flavour is nowhere to be found. oh well… one left to try tonight and see how that one rates…