6342 Tasting Notes
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 :)
Tea for ending the evening in a very long wonderful day. We managed to pick up a watch for both myself and my other half today (we’ve both been without for 1/2 years); found my wedding band -yay for it sitting in a drawer for a year lol AND we preordered the jungle book on blu ray because…well it’s my other half’s favourite movie from his childhood.
Bed soon to rest up as we’re going to try and hit the farmer’s market tomorrow for a day of being outside. and next week…next week we hit the aquarium!!!!!
it’s been far too long since i had this tea. I pulled it out this morning to kick start the day. My other half has the entire weekend off – he hasnt even had a single weekend day off since vacation in October. So we’re taking advantage. This was a wonderful start to the morning, which ended up being almost my only cup of tea today because we were out for longer than expected.
i may need to have this again tomorrow as it really was a fantastic cup this morning.
my other morning tea…which i still love but might be done with by the time i get through 4oz of this haha.
let this be a record that i started today with 174 teas after a lovely package yesterday from dexter bumped up my numbers. Today the teafairy’s package arrived and now i find myself sorting through teas…where will i land…
Edit: Apparently – 193. lol go go still being under 200? until something else arrives?
tea of the morning because somehow, even though my day was crawling…all of a sudden it’s 9:30 and i’ve done nothing? since getting home. Haven’t had any tea or anything tonight but i’ve looked at trips, registered for a wedding open house, bought tea and now i’m sorting through my amazing package from the tea fairy and loving all the messages she’s sent along with them. I need to step up my swapping game!
This tea is almost done, but it just gives me an excuse to pick up another tin during the next sale AND maybe consider a tin of their newest blend heh
made this in latte form tonight for a relaxing cup of tea before trying to get an earlish night in. I’m going to try and go in to work tomorrow so i need to rest up and make sure i get as much sleep as possible. I quite like this as a latte, though i’ll need to try it with the black version as well to see which is tastier!
I think it was Helena that had this today and put the thought in my head…if not her then someone else. I haven’t had this in a while so it was nice to pull it out and enjoy it again. Similar to straight LB but the added oolong and cocoa nibs make it just a little different :) PLus i like the rice even if sometimes they remind me of things you DON’T want in your tea..or food. haha. Nice to revisit this one :)
Another one from missB! I felt like i was making cupboard headway today but then 12 teas arrived today from dexter so i’m back to square one lol oh well, that’s half the fun! And i have given myself until the end of the month to try and get down to 150 so i think i’m still more than fine :)
I like this one quite a bit. It doesn’t have that woodsy rooibos going on and there is a creamy amaretto like taste that i can get behind. The flavour isn’t overly strong but i only steeped it for 4 mins or so, so it could likely brew for longer. Looks like darlene may do rooibos well haha thanks missb!
mmmmm thank you missb! another almond flavoured tea that i quite like, though i’m not sure this surpasses the others from Damman freres that i love. Another smooth tea with a base that i enjoy. I don’t really get the blood orange taste that is supposedly in this one, so maybe thats why it seems similar to the other DF almond teas that i’ve had. However, still a pleasant tea :)
i asked missB to send me a couple to teas from the assam tea company as i’d never heard of them before and their website comes across as being quite extensive. This is one i would have picked up for myself so it was nice to receive. The dry aroma of this one is vanilla! and more vanilla! however, upon brewing the tea the ginger makes itself known. the taste of this tea is more like a sweet vanilla with a bit of something that cuts through it. It’s not the kind of ginger that i love – there’s a sweetness here that isn’t not the familiar spicy ginger i adore. However, it’s still a good blend. I’d be interested in seeing how this company does a straight vanilla black! overall a good first tea as an introduction to this company :) thanks missb!