SIPDOWN! (228) Bumping the rating up a bit on this one. Today this is a much nicer blend,though it’s still largely a cinnamon blend with a bit of substance to it with the addition of the sweet potatoes.
1796 Tasting Notes
I could have sworn i’d tried this a long time ago, but apparently not according to steepster. Another sample from Terri which i’m glad to have. I’m not sure how i feel about this tea. Brewed, it smells like hazelnut. But drinking this i feel like there’s something in there waiting to jump out and bite me. hmmm i dunno. maybe i’m just in a weird mood. this DOES taste like hazelnut though. I’m just not sure i like the base it’s blended with..or something.
Sadly this is not an adagio tea for me. I don’t get caramel or chocolate and mostly it’s just kind of blechy. thanks terri for letting me try this. It reminds me of something i can’t place my finger on, but i don’t have much interest in drinking this beyond the cup that’s in front of me at most.
I tried the last of this sample as a cold brew to see how it fared. Bumping up the rating slighty as a result. What i like about this is that it’s clearly a black tea brewed cold, but it’s not bitter or astringent, and the lemon adds just a touch of interesting to make it a good cold brew. I’d have to add a bit of sweetner to get my other half interested but i think this should be a nice one over summer when looking for something that’s not overly fruity or sweet. just refreshing!
sipdown! 232 if we’re keeping track..and a good thing too since i’m in the home stretch to finally being back under 200. That makes me a happy camper :) i’m glad this one is done, it just doesn’t do anything for me. it’s just kind of there. a tea that i can drink in the evening but nothing out of this world.
I figured i should give this a try before i sent it off in a swap. As i suspected it’s a little too oolongy for me. BUT this is does have a nice pineapple flavour to it that i can get behind. It’s almost a creamy pineapple oolong. It’s similar to a few milk oolong i’ve tried but with the added citrus pineapple thing going on. overall, i think a lot of people would love this, as long as oolongs are their thing :)
SIPDOWN! thanks agin for sharing this one with me terri. I taste more of the bergamot today which is making for a not as nice taste at the end of my sip, but nothing i can’t live with :) Happy yo try this one – i think the london tea room might need to be a place to order from in the future given how i’ve been feeling about a lot of their teas that terri has sent.
Sipdown! I think i may need to pick some of this up, though it might be a toss up between this one and the kenyan blend that terri sent me Either way this is a really nice every day sort of black tea. Not too much going on, but no astringency and a just a smooth blend for those everyday moments.
Backlog. I haven’t had this one in a long time so I pulled it out last night to drink, since earlier in the week dad had mentioned that of all the butiki and verdant teas I had given him to try from my stash over Christmas, this was his favourite. I think that means I’d better order more for dad :)
It’s good to see that my love for this tea still hasn’t diminished. I’m still enjoying the delicious sweet notes peaking through the wonderful black base. :)
Another backlog from yesterday. Had a mug full of this one while playing some board games with friends and having a grand old time. I still really enjoy this one when I want that sweet dessert but don’t want to actually have dessert. Mmmmm….
I can live without this one. While is a decent enough cup, it’s just not to my preferred liking when there are so many other options out there that are better. Still enjoyed my cup though, so no complaints there. Thanks again terri!
sipdown backlog! finished off this one as well over the past couple of days. I think this might be a reorder in a small size just to have a chance to revisit it. thanks again terri!
sipdown backlog on this one as well. Still a very coconutty blend, which just doesn’t scream “eleven” to me but hey, to each their own :)
bumped the rating up on this one a little since i enjoyed my last cup of this a little better. Still nothing to write home about but i wouldn’t turn my nose up at it immediately :) thanks again terri!
backlog as i’ve been mia for a few
sipdown! on this one and i’m sad to see it go. I’ll be picking up more of it since this is not only a tasty delicious cup of goodness but it resteeps incredibly well. Hard to beat that!
Oh… this is really good. And apparently has bergamot…but not in the way that i dislike bergamot. It’s more like the bergamot that’s in the upton tea that i enjoy.
i’m exausted today. No idea why i came in today. should have worked from home. Looks like my other half made enough of a stink at work today that they’ve given him the time off again..so back to planning mode lol. eesh!
edit: oh yeah..the tea? delicious berry taste, though not so much with the vaniilla. I do like how this one blends together though it’s berry without being overly sweet or too generically fruity.
Getting sooo sleepy so my apologies for the poor tasting note on this one. Especially as a first tasting note.
1) this tea is like a smorgashboard of fruit chunks! It really does look like either a bag of candies or something that should be at the bottom of a cereal box lol.
2) not sure how they managed it but yes, this particular combination of fruit leaves a largely vanilla marzipan taste. Which is funny because i quite enjoy this tea (though it makes me sneeze a little) while i hate marzipan lol The tail end of the sip does turn slightly fruity though.
Hmmmm so this tea smells delicious when you open it. The berry smell really is nice. I originally picked this up from purearoma because i need to find a few more teas for the evening as well as teas i can cold brew. The other portion of my sample will be going towards a cold brew, though i suspect the hibiscus may come out a little strong as a cold brew.
…but i digress. One this is brewed up, it has a lovely fruity taste to it, though there is the taste of the hibiscus at the tail end of the sip. I suspect a dash of sweetner would smooth that out though and make this a lovelier brew. I just got carried away and finished drinking it before i got around to trying it haha. Still digging the samples from purearoma. Also LOVE that they’re resealable. and in super awesome thick bags.
I decided to celebrate Stacy launching her custom tea section, with another couple of cups of my tea. it’s ben a while since i’d had any for myself, instead i’ve been sending a lot of it out in swamps for others to enjoy and get a taste of what stacy can do. This was for sure a hard taste to capture, which is why i think a lot of strawberry rhubarb teas fall flat for me. Not the case here – plus it’s a black base! YAY! Once i pick up some of the final version i’ll start rating it in stacy’s other entry but for now..i’ve got this one..and probably still uh 3oz left of it or something silly like that heh
Had a cup of this one tonight and it just wasn’t all that great. I have no idea if i’m so tired that i just did something silly or what. drinkable but not exactly much flavour going on or anything. hmmm
SIPDOWN! (242) Thanks mercuryhime for sharing this one with me. I tried the last of this as a cold brew and it was pretty tasty. Still no grapefruit taste to speak of but it’s quite a nice vanilla citrus tea. :) Probably not a re-buy but i for sure wouldn’t turn this down!
SIPDOWN! thank you again tastybrew for this one. I’m sad to see this one go but it’s on my list to order again for that occasion when i want a delicious tasty bread delicious tea. It reminds me of one of the S7V teas that i’ve had…i think? There’s something familiar about it in any case. :)
hahaha i’m so glad you drank this today terri! Funnily enough it’s what i had first thing this morning but couldn’t find it in my cupboard – somehow missed adding this one. Couldn’t remember who the vendor was so until you posted this i couldn’t log it.
I enjoyed this one this morning but it wasn’t anything to knock my socks off. It was a good bold black to kick my morning off with no astringency. Thanks for the share Terri!
Oh man… this IS delicious. I made a cup of this to drink while i had my meeting with china tonight and sadly i didn’t get a chance to drink most of it hot. However i have to say this really does have that caramel, chocolatey taste. This is on the order list for my upcoming order from the steap shoppe.