4923 Tasting Notes
Had this earlier today but i’m only now getting a chance to breath. I probably should have gone with something simpler today but i wanted the comfort of some favourites as well as teas that i’m close to being through. I feel like half my cupboard is devoted to stacy’s teas so i want to make sure i’m able to get through the ones that are almost done, try the ones that i haven’t yet so that i can get organized for another order soon :)
While i thoroughly enjoy this one, in comparision to laoshan black from verdant, stacy’s high mountain and her premium taiwanese assam, i’d rather pick those others up. This will likely become a floating rotation in my cupboard when i feel the need for a bit of change. Quite a delicious tea but more ordinary than others :)
into the swap box this one goes. I picked it up on a whim since we were ordering from upton anyway and i wanted to see how it compares to other honeybush teas that i’ve had. I’ll take others before this one please. The vanilla isn’t a strong flavour in this one and there’s a slightly medicinal taste that i’m not a fan of. Oh well, good to try at least.
I finished a cup of this tonight….i didn’t sleep well last night so i’m trying to bust out the sleep type teas and see if that helps. I’m also going to try and get to bed “early” though right now i am totally crazing nachos and salsa so i dunno how that’s going to go lol. This is an interesting tea. The last of it is going in to the swap box, not because i don’t enjoy it but because the pieces getting stuck in my brew baskets have irritated me to the point of not wanting to clean it after this tea ever again! lol
Totally weird that i have the first tasting note on this one. I actually went back to check and make sure the name hadn’t changed on me or something. This tea? it’s not a bad peach tea, but i think i need a break from peach teas so that might be impacting my rating. I had hoped for more ginger in this one but it’s really more just a peach tea.
So i poured some of the gingerbread man tea that i still had into this brew in the hopes that it would end up being a peachy ginger tea and it worked! lol This is a good combo! Sadly on it’s own it’s just too peachy to be a peach ginger tea. Not a bad tea,but not what i hoped it would be.
man another winner from Terriharplady I’m so terribly torn because after trying out these three from A&D i really want to order the tiger assam but holy crap that’s 4.4oz. That being said it appears to be free shipping today, even for the 25$ priority shipping to canada…so that would be a serious win if i do it.
This tea? Also a great one, though if i had to pick only won, the tiger assam would win first since it’s such a great smooth blend. This one has that same smoothness but there’s an added splash of bitterness in the cup that goes well with the tea but makes it just a little less delicious than the other. So glad i got the chance to try these since the 4.4oz is for sure a barrier when you’ve never had even a try. :)
Not enough rooibos blends in my cupboard, especially not since i received my box of awesomeness from Terri :) Thought i’d have a cup of this tonight to see if memory stacks up to the reality. While this is still a nice blend, there’s a bit too much oily residue on top of the cup of tea. It still tastes delicious but not nearly as wonderful as it once was.
mmmm i was a little worried about this one because i accidentally let it steep for something like 8 minutes. I apparently had no reason to worry since this still tastes delicious and wonderful. I like the way that this tea is both berry like with a hint of smoke. I’m bumping the rating up a bit, though i wish the berry taste was just a little stronger. However, the base on this tea is great!
Had another cup of this today to try and figure out where i’m feeling with this one. I’m pretty sure I’m done with it, not that i don’t like it but there will always be other stacy teas that i’d rather have in my cupboard. This has a great apricot taste to it, but i don’t think i’m in love with the base. Still, happy to have had it a few times now. :) The rest goes into the tea box!