4889 Tasting Notes
also..it really sucks when you’ve had such a crappy day that you miss reading a tasting note that says don’t over steep it! soooo yeaaah.. steeped this for 3 mins and it’s a little on the astringent side. however if i ignore that initial taste, i can spot the delicious tea that this would be if i hadn’t goofed on the brewing sigh There’s a malty creaminess to this tea that screams DELICIOUS!
Thanks to kittenna for letting me try this…even if i did screw it up.
I picked this out in the morning because i thought i would get a sipdown out of it. Turns out there’s enough for ONE more cup…i seriously thought about tossing the extra leaves into my cup but i didn’t really want it to be bitter and i DO enjoy this tea. so no sipdown but a good wonderful cup of tea that helped me get through my crappy ass day.
Thanks to whatshesaid for this tea! i’ve had it before but I didn’t have any left when she was offering up her teas for swaps AND she had a few others that I haven’t had a chance to try so i stole this one from the cookie jar! HA! so there. :) Still loving this one and happy to have it back in the cupboard. It might be a tea that i restock and have around permanently for that week in the month that sucks the most cough since it’s even tastier that week. So yay! for finally getting to at least one of the teas she sent me.
The rest will be tried this weekend! promise!
I refuse to add my friend’s matcha to my cupboard (or her teas) but i’m thinking maybe i should since in all fairness i am the one drinking them. OR…i have a massive david’s tea giveaway. yeaaah…i dunno. so anyway this is a backlog from this morning because of a shitty ass day in which i got to not eat anything but a bit of chocolate, stay at work for nearly 12 hours; not get any of my work done outside of the issues were having, and yes for those of you counting that was day THREE of friggin issues! and not get a chance to pick up my package of tea from the post office.
i’m also pretty sure the above sentence makes no sense and was sort of run on but eff that.
this matcha? probably saved my day since in smoothie form it has SOME nutritional value. and it’s taste. so yay!
Thought I’d end my evening with a tea that I was pretty sure I’d be happy with after the last few. I really enjoy lemon chiffon from della terra, so I wanted to see how the lime held up. Now it’s been a while since I had the lemon, but I’m for sure going to be trying to Side by side in the near future as I think they’re both pretty good. It’s not quite Limey enough for me, but it it a creamy lime that I am enjoying. I think between this and lime gelato I’m probably good on lime for a bit. :)
If you like limes, and you enjoyed della Terra’s lemon chiffon, pick up a sample of this one. As near as I can remember the lemon chiffon, this one is a bit more citrusier. Yes that’s a word today lol
iPads and sliding scales don’t do well together. Ill fix this tomorrow but rating is around 85 or so.
No thanks. Ugh. I hope the first incarnation of this was better cause let me tell you about how this is honey bush….with a side of honey bush…..sprinkled with a dash of….weird tasting sweetness. I tried steeping this longer, shorter…it’s just kinda ICK. I think that officially brings me that much closer to being able to say no to 52 teas going forward. Not that it’s been my favourite or anything but there have been some really tasty blends. Unless a few of the others that kittenna and I split, step up their game, I’m just going to go with no thanks going forward unless there’s something that I really really want. And I’d have to REALLY want it. Or unless I hear that frank has changed his tea bases again….
hahaha oopsy this wasn’t in my cupboard. oh well..so this may not be the review that anyone wants to read. that is my warning lol
This tea smells delicious, and I was intrigued by the whole concept of everything that is in this tea. I mostly also just wanted to try it because of the gooseberries lol At first sip? well it smells a little like orange creamsicle sort of tea..but the weird thing is that, once it’s in my mouth and i swallow…the sides of my mouth start doing that thing they do when i’m feeling sick and i’m about to throw up. Not that this tea makes me want to DO that…but in terms of the reaction in my mouth…the sides of my mouth are watering and have that tingling feeling that also happens in that instance. it’s totally freaking me out a little lol
In keeping with that? i’m not going to rate this as high as i would, since i can’t get over that feeling lol BUT it is a tasty tea haha