499 Tasting Notes
This is the tea that makes me miss Teaopia more than I care to admit.
I still have probably… like 500g of this one… I think… I’ve even given some away and still have that much. Over the years I think my taste buds are starting to tire of this one. It’s too bad though ‘cause this one is amazing. I had it again today and it’s good, but it’s lost some of its magic to me. I need to get a good latte recipe. I think that would help me use it up and still enjoy it.
How do you prepare a latte at home?
I had it in my head that I hated this one ‘cause it was a Teavana tea and I haven’t enjoyed any of the ones I’ve had so far. So, when I was once again reorganizing my tea cupboard to get more to fit in it, I thought I should try this one again and see if I like it or if I should let it go.
I’m surprised that I like this one. It has rose hips and it has to be hibiscus in it… and it’s a green tea, which are usually very up in the air for me… It’s just weird that I don’t hate this one. It’s definitely a good summer tea. I’m going to try and finish this one up this summer.
Half Pure Chai, half Glitter and gold.
After being disappointed with Pure Chai from Davids, I thought I would spruce it up a bit with some glitter and gold. I’m trying to use up this Pure Chai I was given, but it’s just hard to when you don’t care for it… Sorry friend that gave it to me.
Anyways, combining these two is weird. They are having a power struggle to decide which one is the predominate one. I can make out the cinnamon from the glitter and I can make out some of the chai, but they seem to be such strong teas on their own, that they clash.
Don’t recommend this combo. You’d think that the combo would be dynamite, but it’s really not… Oh well… such is life.
Originally I had planned to make a latte out of the pure chai, but I still haven’t done that. Maybe at this point I’ll just give the rest of this away…
Bought last summer but not reviewed yet… I seriously need to reign in the spending and drink up! It’s teas like these that I’ve bought but not drank yet that remind me it’s time to get cracking!
Anyways, having this one hot. It’s not too bad! I’m very surprised considering I don’t like hibiscus and yet it’s the first ingredient. It’s a touch tart, but not overly. And it has the apple and other fruits in there coming through. I didn’t use boiling water so that might make a difference, but if not, than this tea is pretty good. I think I would make this up into an iced tea for tomorrow maybe. I’m just so thrown and surprised by this one!
Another tea I’ve had forever, but never logged. This one I’ve had probably somewhere around 3 years now too… Oops…
I remember having it in the last and not really caring for it, so it sat in the cupboard… and sat in the cupboard… and… well… you get it.
Tonight I made an iced tea. I thought I had made it strong, but I should have made it stronger ‘cause of its age. So I have another steeper with it steeping in that looks like it’s going to be extra strong, so hopefully that’ll be good.
But the one I had tonight wasn’t super good. I found that it wasn’t strong enough and it had a weird… fizziness/bite to it. I think it’s the pepper in it. Which, if it has that, it’s living up to it’s name, but for me, I found it was just odd… I’ll review differently tomorrow or even tonight if I decide to try it now instead of waiting.
After this large steeper full I have a few spoonfuls left… we’ll see how the iced tea goes. If it’s not good, I might say goodbye. If it’s good, I’ll make some more tea… we’ll see.
Edit I tried the stronger version of this one that I made into an iced tea. I don’t care for it. It’s that weird bit aftertaste, which could be totally its age more than anything, but either way, I’m not impressed. Bye tea!
I have been holding onto this one for a long time. My last review was a year ago… oops.
Anyways, looking back at my last note of this one, I have to say the same thing I did last time. This tea is smoooooth. Like, damn. So good! Nothing, absolutely NOTHING added to this tea. It is just the nicest tea ever.
It’s a bit more costly than I usually would spend on a tea, but with this one, it’s worth it. I absolutely would this one again. In fact, when I get some birthday money (Oct. or Christmas) I’m going to get myself a tin. And I’m going to looooove it! By that time, I should have gotten through a few of my others I’m hoping.
I’m at a new job. The temp agency placed me for three days at this job and I’m really not sure what to think. I feel very lost about what I’m suppose to do… So I have some filing that’s taking me forever, so that’ll fill the time.
Anyways, I made this this morning as I wanted something different… something I Hadn’t had in a while. This one has been a few months probably. It’s very delicious. I know I said that last time I reviewed it, but honestly, it is. It’s a sweet tea so no sugar needed. I’ve got some milk in it as I wanted it to be a bit smoother… I always add milk to my black teas.
Anyways, I’m quite content with this tea. It is sweet, but I honestly think I will be drinking this one up fast now that I remember how nice it is. I need to start trying to make lattes at home again. This one would make a fantastic latte!
WHat’s your favourite directions for making one? I want to do this right…
The Queen of Tarts
She had lots of heart
So I decided to make her into an iced tea.
Steeped it strong,
Thought I couldn’t go wrong,
Yet the tea seemed to blow me away.
But it wasn’t the way
I hoped it would
It puckered my lips,
Squinted my eyes
In the end I had to share it… give it away.
Okay, so my poetry could use some work. But holy moly… this is a crazy tea. It lives up to its name. It is tart. Too tart. It’s far too much for me. I made it as an iced tea and let my mom and my husband both try it… They loved it, I hated it. Hibiscus is centre stage here, and that’s all I can taste. Bleck.
Anyways, I ended up giving my tin to my mom as she said she’d drink it down no problem. Bye tea!!