315 Tasting Notes

I love elderflower, and a twitter friend posted this tea. I immediately ordered it on Amazon. It’s really good! The blackberry and elderflower really complement each other without overwhelming the other.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

My stomach is bothering me today, so I decided to try this. I don’t know if the bag I have is old, but this didn’t really have much punch, even when steeping for the full recommended 10 minutes. Meh.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Kettl
315 tasting notes

Second and last packet from an old Steepster monthly box. /mourn

This is really good – I made the first cup as per the packet – 6 oz @ 45 second steep, and it was good. I steeped the leaves again for much longer and it never really got oversteeped, so that’s quite nice.

In which I imitate theteafairy and take pics of my tea and teaware:
http://instagram.com/p/xm5ANpFIQ8/

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Sweet Ginger Plum by Tea Forte
315 tasting notes

Le sigh. I was pretty sure I posted a review of this, as it was sent to me by TeaBrat. But the review is gone, and it is missing from my Cupboard on the site.

I just brewed the second (and last) packet.

I rather like this. It’s nice and fruity. I think I will go by the one place I know carries it and see if they have marked it down now that the holidays are over.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Plums, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
TeaBrat

I’m glad you liked it! Bummer about the lost review. :(

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Lapsang Souchong by Adagio Teas
315 tasting notes

They say you should start a new year out doing what you intend to do in the new year. So for New Year’s Eve I am drinking tea (it’s already next year in about half the world now), and will do so all of my 5 day birthday weekend. My b-day is Monday, so I took Friday and Monday off. My office is closed tomorrow and we closed at noon today, so I am having an early start on my long holiday weekend. I shall have a tea-filled holiday.

I decided to try and polish something off, so I brewed the last of my Adagio LS. I actually had to toss in a little A&D Assam to get enough for a pot, and it blends in quite nicely. Now the next time I am in the mood for LS, I will get to try my Mandala LS. Yay!

So Happy New Year to all my Steepster friends. I hope you have a lovely one.

Flavors: Smoked

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Pretty good herbal, both warm or iced. I made a double strength cup, and then added it to soda water with Angustura Bitters and lemon juice over ice. It’s nice for something different, especially with the usual thick/overly sweet drinks from the holidays, like eggnog and cocoa.

Flavors: Hibiscus

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 tsp

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Drinking this single bag someone sent me while back. Glad its just one, not my sort of thing. Too much woo. Doesn’t taste too bad, once I added some lemon, but not something I will buy.

Flavors: Licorice

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
315 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample in my recent Adagio order. Upon opening the bag, the scent came exploding out – it’s very loud :D I brewed it up and it calmed down a bit, and is quite good. I drank it with splenda and half&half, and the second cup with splenda and milk. Good both ways. I am not sure that I would order this, as I tend to prefer a maltier or smokier tea. But as a freebie, it’s good and inoffensive.

I hope all my friends here had a good holiday. I had a very quiet Christmas – spent C. Eve with friends at their house, but then was home alone Christmas day, playing with Lego and watching bad TV. I still have today and the weekend off. I need to get off my butt and go out and pick up the workbench for the garage my folks sent me money for as a present. I don’t think I am quite ready for the crowds though!

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

More “Mount Gray Bravo” for me. The scent seems to have mellowed and meshed a bit more, and it’s not so offensive to me once it’s brewed now. I think I will still retire the tin once it’s empty again, unless I can figure out a way to exorcise the Bravo scent from the metal. Maybe a peroxide soak, or something…

Anyway, it’s another dead quiet morning at the office. I am looking forward to my 4 day weekend, and hoping they close the office early tomorrow. My employer is always really good about that, but I try to never take it for granted.

In return, I’m going to try to actually get some work done, but it’s soooo hard! It’s holiday time! :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Christmas week here at work is going to be sloooooooow. All the developers are going to be out, so at least I will have time to catch up and test everything in this build before they make another. And then, I am off Thursday and Friday, so 4 day weekend, woohoo!

I brewed up the last of the Adagio Earl Grey Bravo I had at work last week, so I brought the tin I used home and filled it with Mount Gray (it’s so hard for me to spell grey that way!). That may have been a mistake. I think the potent scent of the Bravo that permeated the tin has overwhelmed the lighter scent of this tea and turned it into Mount Gray Bravo. It’s palatable, but barely.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

Location

DFW, Texas

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer