5351 Tasting Notes
mmmmm having a cup of this tonight just for fun. I have a plan for my teas to drink down this week so i’m feeling aaaalmost ready for back to work tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back in to a routine of sorts and getting a handle on the new work process for vacation/overtime etc. I do quite like this a bunch – it’s growing on me, though as far as strawberry rhubarb flavouring goes, this is second to Ruby pie from butiki but vastly superior to the ones from 52 teas. Something about canada day says strawberry rhubarb to me…so in the absence of delicious pie or something like that tonight, tea it is! :)
sipdown! (205) I was under 200 for my goal for the end of June, but the arrival of a small package from nxtdoor means that i’m back slightly over 200 again. However, i figure i’ll be through a couple sipdowns before the weekend rolls by so i should be ok. Of course, that’s provided my verdant birthday order doesn’t arrive…though if it does i can always keep it boxed up until my actual birthday since i’m not sure if i can afford my other bday orders heh.
anyway…i digress on with the tea! So this one? it’s ok. not my favourite, not my least favourite. pretty middle of the road as far as teas that i’ll drink go :) I don’t mind being done with it heh
I picked this up a little while back with a small shared order I placed with frank just to try. I figured this would be a good one to try today in light of his “canada day sale.” I brewed this up in the morning before my other half and i headed out for a bike ride for the afternoon so that we could have this when we got back as a refreshing “not just water” fluid to rehydrate. I’m always super thirsty when i get back even though we always pack gatorade as well as a camelbak full of water.
I have to say as far as iced teas go, i was a little disappointed with this one. Not because it’s bad, but because i wanted it to be so much more because of how convenient the bags are that frank has put together. On the plus side i did get two steeps out of the bag, and could likely also have a third if i wanted to top off the first and second one.
This one tastes well enough, though i did have to add sugar to it for the flavours to pop enough for me to really like them. I like the berry ness of this one, though i think i’d probably prefer maybe lime jello or the pink lemonade. Highly tempting just to see how they fare. I’m a big fan of the convenience in frank’s bags, as long as you know to be careful opening them :)
Alright! time to get back in to the swing of things. First tea since i’ve been back – yesterday I wanted nothing to do with tea, but today i can hear it calling out to me :) We had a blast in Cuba and for the first time EVER i didn’t get a sun burn at all. I’m totally browned…though all that really means is that i now look like most of the population does when they’re NOT sun tanned – think middle of winter white :)
Figured i’d kick today off with one of the teas i took with my to Cuba and go from there. I’m still not entirely organised and ready for back to work tomorrow or for tea drinking….but i’m getting there. First up though, a couple hours of bike riding to be out and about on this fine Canada Day!
another backlog from last week – i brought this with me to cuba as well as a cold brew or late night drink. I managed to have it a couple of times, though i think i’ve finally figured out that it’s lime chiffon and orange & cream that will be the staple “rooibos” blends from della terra in my cupboard. I just like the tanginess from the lime better and the creamy orange deliciousness.
Sooooo…..I kicked off vacation with this tea. All I can say is that the last half cup with of leaf that I have will be my homecoming tea. And then I will wait…until August when this is back…and them I will buy 4oz….maybe more. And it will be mine! All mine! Mwahahahaha ha
I can’t bump the rating up easily on y phone but this is at least a 99…so incredible and delicious and sweet and tasty and…I want more…nao!