7144 Tasting Notes
I have a bunch of tasting notes to catch up, but just a couple for right now as i catch up on spending for october, cleaning up my cupboard and getting ready for the new month lol. I finished this one off this weekend – my other half played hooky from work and we went up to our friends cottage…it’s 3 hours north of toronto..and when i say cottage, i use that term loosely. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, giant kitchen, floor to ceiling glass windows….loft room, fireplace…outside sauna and hot tub…built in barbeque outside with a bar and stools…giant picnic table on the balcony – fire pit on the grass befoe the dock. so much amazing. just the two of us all weekend, doing nothing but enjoying the fire, cooking, eating, playing boardgames and watching the outside go by. saunas and hot tub drinking and relaxing…2 glorious days of wonderful. this tea was part of that weekend and will be my free tea for last quarter, IF none of the winter teas float my boat. :)
oh. i like this one. I have a free bag of tea that i can pick from DT – so i was exploring the new teas. the gentleman working there said new teas out next week, and a possible sale, so i may hold off for a little while longer. THIS is on my short list though as both a herbal AND a ginger tea. I do love me some ginger. :) It’s not too intense – i think the apple helps dial the heat back, but man. yum.
Final sample from A Quarter to Tea This one has sprinkles and cake like additions to it. Normally i’m not a fan of that sort of additions to teas, but in this particular case, i think it adds to the whole “cake” tea concept. this is vanilla cake in a cup. However, instead of strawberry, i’m getting an almost amaretto like taste. That’s not to say that it’s bad but it wasn’t just vanilla cake :) the rooibos in this one is present, but not in that overly intense sort of way. It’s also not that dreaded woody rooibos that i really don’t like. On the whole, while this has a little more going for it than straight up vanilla cake, i still like it and enjoyed. I would recommend checking A Quarter to Tea out based on the strength of the offerings i tried. Once i’m good to order tea again, I’ll be placing an order to try out a few more…like the mexican hot chocolate maybe? :)