517 Tasting Notes
Well, I can definitely taste the sweetness of the apple and the mintiness of the mint but I really don’t think that juniper berries are to my taste because the whole tea together just comes off as weird and unpleasant to me. It attacks the back of my tongue and just…I don’t know. Isn’t good.
Thanks to gigglegoddess for this sample.
I’m pretty sure this is the tea I’m drinking. I got it from Lariel and there’s no company name so I’ll just assume.
This is another of those tastes like watered down juice concoctions that I sometimes like and sometimes don’t. This one is too tart for me, which I think is a combination of the cranberry and the hibiscus. I usually don’t like cranberries unless they are highly sweetened, and just a tsp of sugar into my 14oz mug doesn’t cut it but I don’t want to add any more sugar than that. So now I drink down the rest as fast as possible because I hate wasting tea. Glad I got to try it though, I’ve never had a tea from this company before.
Sample from whatshesaid. Thanks!
This smells so incredibly vanilla that I had some high hopes for it, finding my perfect vanilla tea (so far the top is the vanilla tea from Persimmon Tree). Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell, so I was a little disappointed. I’m currently looking for a vanilla tea that’s really ‘in your face’ so to speak but I haven’t found one yet, subtle seems more the name of the game for most of these. I still keep looking though.
I will say though, I got the perfect amount in my sample for the size pot I have. I probably underleafed it according to instructions (1.5 tsp per 6 oz is a LOT of tea) so perhaps if I had more I would actually use the instructions, though I usually don’t, just go by the 4 tsp per 2 mug rule (mugs != 6 oz). Anyway. Might have to try this one again at some point. How big are DTT’s samples anyway?
In light of advice about Adagio black teas from I don’t even know where, possibly someone’s tasting note? I brewed this at a lower temperature than I normally would a black, only 190. I’m happy to report that this is not bitter in the least and had a pleasing mango taste. I didn’t put a lot of my focus into drinking this tea, was working, but I drank it all in a much shorter period of time than normal and it was gone before I knew it. I have a tiny bit left, I shared my pot with a coworker and his mug is smaller than mine and I make enough for 2 of my mugs, so I have a bit left, but I’m always unsure how to sugar and milk that small amount of tea so I’ll probably just be drinking it plain. When it finishes cooling off anyway, I had the heater on my Breville on so it’s still quite warm.
Work is going better today, got one task completed and I’ll start the next task (of the 3 major ones on my plate) later today and probably tomorrow too. I’m trying to convince one of my coworker friends to drive with me as a carpool for the next 2 weeks because we have a holiday in that pay period and some of the van needs to go to 8 hour days, which I hate. 10 hour days is better, but those aren’t allowed anymore so 9 is my usual.
I’d also like to report that my Avengers fanfiction obsession has gotten out of hand and I didn’t even eat a whole meal yesterday, partly because of it. C’est la vie, I guess.