511 Tasting Notes
SO TIRED! Stayed out a bit later than usual last night to play card games with some friends. We started the night with Gloom. It’s so much fun… kinda morbid by fun, and ended the night with a HEATED Dutch Blitz game. We played until we were exhausted. And now I’m even more tired… lots of strong teas today…
Anyways, today it’s not much of a combo, but I do want to record it. It’s Star of India with a vanilla-flavoured white sugar by the company Novaroma. I picked this pack up at Artwalk a few weeks back and thought I’d bring it to work to try as I’m drinking the most tea here these days.
The vanilla flavour is very subtle, but I can make it out. It’s making my tea a bit smoother than normal and I really like it! I only used half a pack as again, don’t want to make it too sweet, but the smoothness of the vanilla is coming through and it’s great. I’d get the flavoured sugar again no problem.
Had this one this afternoon at work. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew what company it was from and at least some of the ingredients within it and this is the one that popped up.
It’s tart from the hibiscus and the lemon, but it’s not overpowering thankfully. Other than those, I didn’t really notice the other flavours really… Meh…
This one isn’t too bad, but not all that memorable to me.
I am a worry wart… to the extreme… And I hate it.
I’m working at a temp place right now and the location they have me is at a place that does metal testing. They work with chemicals and all sorts of stuff… Yesterday I was asked to laminate something and I woke myself up at 1:30 AM worried that I forgot to turn the laminator off. I was up for like 30mins worrying that it was going to cause a chain reaction that would set the storage closet on fire, thus causing it to spread through the whole building and explosions would be going off all night as the chemicals combust and explode everywhere. The fire department would be called and they would trace it all back to the simple and lowly laminator that would be all charged and melted. And they would know it was me as I was the one who last used the laminator.
Being an imaginative person is great. But it can also cause some really messed up ideas that cause a person to worry!! Now I feel like a moron for worrying about it. And for making up such a ridiculous story in my head. lol And the worst part? I was positive I remember turning it off.
ANYWAY: Onto the combination. I used Saigon Chai by Davidstea and their cinnamon honey sticks. I used the whole stick. Shouldn’t have done that. It made it a lot sweeter than I would normally make my teas. I didn’t make the tea nearly strong enough, but the honey stick did make up for it a bit. I’m glad to have gotten them to try. I have found that if the honey is flavoured I don’t hate it in my teas ‘cause the flavouring masks the normal taste of the honey, which is something I don’t care for.
Long story short. Life is too short to worry. But if you can’t stop yourself from doing so, than at least treat yourself to special teas the next morning so you feel better. Saigon is a favourite. Now I’m already onto my second cup of tea.. I think today will be a HUGE tea day.
This tea is a prime example of why I need to drink down more of my tea before I buy more… which is getting really hard to not buy more right now… (New summer collection next week at Davidstea!!)
Anyway, this tea was found in my house… on my kitchen counter… in a fancy tea tin holder thing that my sis-in-law got me for Christmas a few years ago from Teaopia. I’ve been reusing the tins and I put this one in the one tin and didn’t label it. I’m positive it’s this one as it looks like it a few different teas mixed together like this one has.
And it’s absolutely delicious. I really enjoyed it this morning… Now it’s time to use this one up and move something else into it. I will drink down these teas and love every minute of it!
I had tried this back around Christmas time at my old job with a now former coworker. She had made it double double with CREAM! So when I tried it, I didn’t take it too seriously as it had so much in it.
Today felt like just as good a day as any to try this one again. It’s pretty good! I was amazed at how much I love the first part of my cup. I only added one milk and it’s making it nice and smooth and it definitely doesn’t need any sweetener of any kind.
But as I’m finishing the cup, I’m finally noticing the weird taste in the back of my throat as it goes down… It’s the licorice. I don’t care for black licorice so to have that show up is kind of saddening to me. My former coworker said the same thing before but I wasn’t so sure ‘cause I just figured it could just from the cream. Now I get it. Now I know what it is that I don’t like that give it that weird taste.
I’m not too sure what I’m going to do about this one now. I only have 25g or so, so realistically I should either finish it, or I should give it away… I think I’ll try and drink the rest down. ‘Cause it’s not all that bad, but it does have that weirdness to it.
Edit: This one does surprise me in the fact that it doesn’t really taste like a usual oolong. Or… maybe I’m just starting to like oolongs better now…???
From my Giant Peach taste off:
This one is also amazing. It’s sweet like the Peaches and Cream from Davids and I’m definitely getting the apple taste from it. Between this one and the Peaches and Cream, Peaches and Cream I prefer more, but this one is still very good. I’m going to enjoy this one a lot.
From my Giant Peach Taste off:
This tea is amazing. It’s so sweet and creamy. It’s a very smooth peach tea. It’s a strong peach tea. It’s amazing how sweet it is, but it’s not bad. It’s just like a nature sweet tea. It’s such a treat to have! And the vanilla pieces in it is making it just amazing. I desperately wish I could get more of this one now.