403 Tasting Notes
I am laughing my butt off right now and I must tell you this story! You know I bought my first Timolino travel mug last Thursday, the purple one. I brought it home and washed it that night and left it on the drying rack. In the morning, I had this terrible thought about losing one of the pieces….there are SO many little pieces! I went to work without it, and when I came home, my husband had put it in the cupboard, but the lid was missing! I knew it! So, trying not to blame my husband for losing it, we searched everywhere. I thought, maybe it fell into a bowl or mug and he put it away without noticing. Then I thought, maybe one of our kitties got up on the counter in the night and played with it. We looked everywhere….even the litter box….and we found nothing. I was really upset because I never lose anything, and I hadn’t even gotten to use it yet! We tried looking a few other times but couldn’t find it until today…..I did a thorough search under our couches, and there it was in the last place I looked! It WAS the kitties! LOL!! Guess I better not leave small plastic discs lying around!
On to the tea…so, I applied my new rule of thumb to steep banana flavored teas for less time, and it worked! This one was a lot better. Still wish there was more of a chocolate note. Maybe white chocolate would be better? Thinking this might be good as a latte, although I have yet to make a latte…we’ll see.
I think I like the second steep of this one best, or maybe it’s just growing on me? This is a nice rooibos, where the coconut is center stage and the rooibos is behind the curtain. I don’t know if I get much pie from it, but it’s good, and I will enjoy having another caffeine free tea for the evening! Best with some sugar. :)
All I can say is, wow! This is so sweet, creamy, and cantaloupe-y, I am blown away! White teas are still a bit foreign to me, as I’ve found them to be too subtle in flavor, but this one totally changes all that. It tastes just like it smells and just like it is named. It is silky smooth, as I am finding all of Stacy’s creations to be. Like other reviewers, I’m detecting both cantaloupe and honeydew. There is a definite creaminess too. I added absolutely nothing to this tea. No added cream or sugar was needed.
This would probably be great iced, and would perhaps rival my mother-in-laws’ cantaloupe drink, which is like a cantaloupe lemonade (minus the lemon) with actual pieces of cantaloupe in it. This tea is extremely soothing and refreshing at the same time! Is that even possible?
The first time I tried this tea, I was a little overwhelmed by the coconut. It’s very powerful! Steepsterites seemed to like the second steep, so I tried it this afternoon and I agree. The coconut is toned down, definitely present, but there is a buttery creaminess that I like a lot. Saved the first steep to try it iced. We’ll see how that goes!!
Now this one was interesting! The dry leaves smelled nutty and sweet. Once steeped, it honestly smelled like spinach! I thought, “uh oh, that’s weird.” Tasted it without any additions and I could tell the pistachio was there, but I still smelled spinach. So, I added some sugar and a dash of soy milk. Bam! There it is! Pistachio ice cream! Still smells a bit like spinach, but it tastes true to its name. :) it is a very silky smooth tea, and I will enjoy the rest I have, but I’m not sure I’m in love, at least not yet.
I really don’t know what my problem is with this one. I tried it Friday, but couldn’t trust my judgement because of a massive headache, so I tried it again this morning and….meh. I love dessert teas, but this one isn’t doing it for me. It has a fake-y sweetness that I don’t care for….maybe because of the marshmallow?