8155 Tasting Notes
this was my tea this morning to deal with the slushy, frozen mess out there. I only have maybe 5 more days worth of this tea left so i’m trying to savour them while also being excited for an excuse to place another order during the next sale haha. Added a bit of maple to this one just for fun and had a great morning tea :)
sipdown! (189) thanks for sending this my way Missb especially since it likely would have been one i picked out for my first order with this company (which will happen someday but later rather than sooner since my cupboard just went up!) I have to agree with missb that this is pretty close to mango “real” flavour. What i didn’t count on, was the smell. There’s something slightly cloying in the smell that is not sitting well with me. I an enjoying the tea for what it is but i’m not sure the smell wouldn’t get to me after a while. Not sure if i’ll order this myself but i’m glad i tried it. It’s a tea i could have in my cupboard now and again i think – one of the rotating teas :)
sipdown! (190) Another one from Dexter who very nicely surprised me with samples of all 12 of the herbal infusions teas as i missed being able to grab them thanks to a very long day of work.
I couldn’t tell you what’s in this blend. I drank it unthinkingly while browsing adagio fan blends (curse you cavo!). What that does tell me is that i enjoyed it quite a bit! it wasn’t overly sweet, wasn’t a hibiscusy blend..though the smell started to get to me after a while. I’d actually like to try this one cold brewed sometime. thanks dexter!
Another one from dexter! :) I would have gotten through all 12 days today i think except for getting a late start on them heh. This one is quite tasty, though the licorice makes it a little sweet for my tastes. If i can find a way to dial it back a bit, i think it will be even tastier. Maybe i can add my 52 shamrock tea to it heh. If you don’t like licorice, stay away from this one. There’s a creamy, lemon, mint licorice flavour going on here. I’m not sure i’d call it candycane..but it’s not too shabby :)
Another one from dexter! I’m trying to switch over to some of my caffeine free teas on the off chance it decides to bug me tonight. I’ve got a meeting in the morning with a vendor so i need to be on my game!
This one reminds me a lot of the pumpkin rooibos from tealux i think it was. Sadly that also means that it reminds me of melon. For whatever reason it’s like honey dew/cantaloupe sort of melon. Enjoyable but man i miss the pumpkin tea terri sent me haha
sipdown! (191) had a cup of this with dinner tonight – roast beef, rice, green beans and apple crisp for dessert! Even better? we watched the newest sherlock episode and it was fabulous! I had such a fantastic time watching it. It’s like everyone was on their game. I love how mycroft got a bit of depth to him. no spoilers here, but it was just a fantastically great time! and this tea was a lovely accompaniment.
wooop! this is a seriously spicy chai – not quite as intensely spicy as butiki’s spicy tea but enough to make me sit up and take note! The longer the tea cools, the more the spice sticks out as well. I quite enjoyed this cup, courtesy of dexter thank you madam! cleared my stuffy nose right up haha
sipdown! (not that it means much when my cupboard is this far from it’s goal lol 192) another tea from MissB. Turns out? i still don’t like monk’s blend. something about the addition of grenadine into a perfectly delicious cup of tea makes it undrinkable for me. Ah well, at least i tried and it’s not the fault of the tea – it’s a flavour preference from me. Ignoring the fact that i dislike monk’s blend, this would probably be a decetn enough cup for someone who enjoys that type of tea :)
Another tea from dexter Now that i’m home from our wanderings i’m going to try and sample a bunch of the teas that have been recently sent to me so that i can start to get my cupboard under control again. Not even aiming for sipdowns! just trying everything haha.
While i like the flavours in this one better than the EG – there’s a dryness to this one once it cools that i’m not as much a fan of. The base is nice, and this is for sure a milk/cookie sort of tea. I didn’t get a chance to drink it when it was closer to boiling, so i’ll have to make sure i try that next time. On the whole though, another positive offering from Herbal infusions :)