3072 Tasting Notes
I’m really enjoying this tea today. I steeped it for 3 minutes, & then re-steeped for 5. Both were delicious! This has a really nice dark flavor & is seriously smooth, honestly today it is reminding me somewhat of Premium Taiwanese Assam, because of the really smoothness & even-ness of it, but of course it is different. The depth of this tea is very bassy, & I think it would especially appeal to coffee drinkers.
And black tea lovers like me.
My daughter Jessica’s favorite tea is Egyptian Licorice (Yogi). She’s been drinking it since whenever that company started making it (some time in her childhood, she’s 30). Before that we used to drink another licorice blend. She loves licorice tea! But she also wanted some caffeine. I served her this, & she LOVED it!! As do I.
We went a little long on the first steep, so it was a little bitter, but we enjoyed it anyway. The 2nd steep was actually the better of the 2, in that the bitterness was gone & the various other flavors were even more balanced. Yum! My hat is off to BoxerMama for dreaming up this one, & to Stacy for making it happen!
My daughter & granddaughter came over for awhile this afternoon, & I let them pick something off the ‘menu’. Julianna (granddaughter) picked this tea, which is perfect, as she is fairie-like. She loved it!
I’ve drank this once before & didn’t really care much for it that day. I’m kind of up & down with florals. Some days I love them, other days they are like bath-water to me. So after the girls left, I did a few resteeps of this & it was delightful! I think the first steeping might have been a little over the top, but the flowers tone it down with each repeat. Not something I’d want to drink everyday, but I have enough to share with someone, probably the next time Julianna comes over.
Although I admire Franks ingenuity, I’m usually not much for flavored teas. This one is strange, with a tobacco flavor to it, an aftertaste of carob, & my daughter Jess says it reminds her of clove cigarettes.
My initial reaction was, “No”. But it kind of grows on you a little.
This was sent to me from Alpha Kitty. Thanks!
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This was a sample sent from Nina’s.
I used to drink alot of Moroccan Mint over ice, especially during gigs. It’s very refreshing!
Today I chose to drink this hot. I had the first cup plain, then I tosses a few fragrant Rose Buds (Frontier) into the pot, ala My Friend Rashad’s comments, & that was tasty too. It very much reminded me of an herbal tea from back in my Hippy Days, “Nuclear Casual Tea”.
I’m not always a fan of mint in my tea, although I enjoy it in my salads.
Thanks to Laurent for this sample.
This is a Sipdown, bringing me back down to 300 teas!
Leif & I combined the last of Sakura Allure (Teavana), Apricot Green (Adagio), & Peach Zinger (Teaves) into an iced blend.
The resulting tea is tart & tangy, & in all honesty, a little acidic for me, but Leif likes it. Thanks again Michelle.
I’m now at 301 teas, BTW.
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