401 Tasting Notes
Like advertised, this was just what you would expect if you were going to the spa! It’s like sweet lavender! Super calming and smooth. I actually got this because of a recommendation from someone who worked at the DavidsTea store. He recommended it when I said I loved Rooibos de Provence. Great customer service, I might add! I think his name was Aaron. I mean, isn’t that what salespeople should always do? Listen to the customers favorites and recommend something new based on that information? I sometimes find they don’t really take the time to listen, but start right off throwing recommendations at you. I guess I should probably put a Tea Place rating in. Anyway, on this tea, I liked it a lot. Not sure if it outranks Rooibos de Provence, which has more complexity to it, though. I should probably try these two back-to-back.
I had this one for the first time, first thing in the morning yesterday. Perhaps that was not the greatest idea, having a super sweet tea the day after overindulging in sweets, but I really wanted to try my new teas. So, the smell is amazing, and the first sips were definitely banana chocolatety! Somehow, though, I wasn’t sure I loved it. I think I may not be that fond of banana flavored teas, even though I like banana outside of tea. I feel like the banana makes the tea less smooth, or maybe I’m steeping it too long? Anyway, I’m going to reserve full judgement until I have another cup, maybe as an afternoon treat!
What a day! Having some of this right now! Needed something soothing for my stomach, since my husband and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s day by going out for a brownie sundae and fries. Used to be okay with the random, spontaneous " ice cream for dinner," but feeling pretty gross right now. We’ve been eating pretty healthy for awhile now…seems like the junk food was a shock to my system. Blah! Thank goodness for this tea! Something about the peppermint makes me feel better, even though I’m not a fan of minty teas. Added a little honey to offset the bitter valerian root and its perfect!
In other news, I made it to both Lupicia and DavidsTea today, and I bought a ton of different teas to try! I’m so excited to steep them all, so you’ll be hearing more from me. Just not until tomorrow.
Didn’t get a chance to write anything yesterday, so I’m catching up now. Had this for my morning tea yesterday. I love it so much! Wish my mug at work was bigger, and that it wouldn’t cool off so fast. Really need to stop by DavidsTea and pick more up, but that’ll have to wait until next week because this week I have a Lupicia shopping trip planned! It’s so nice to have both of these shops within walking distance from work!
I wasn’t sure about this one at first. It has a really strong potpourri-like smell, but I really like it. It has almost a fermented berry taste at the front end of the sip, and a lavender floral taste at the back end of the sip. Very complex, but strangely relaxing. It must be the lavender. Anyway, definitely a keeper. Will be buying more of this!
Just had another cup of this. It definitely tastes like a buttery caramel cookie. It’s best brewed strong with milk and sugar…a definite dessert tea. Think I might get some more…I’m almost out. Sharing tea with friends is causing me to run out sooner than I thought, but the upside is I have room for new tea!