516 Tasting Notes
I forgot I had this sample today until I pulled out the collection to photograph. It’s probably three years old… uh oh… haha either way, here we go!
Well, I kind of forgot about this tea and now it’s warm…
The papaya isn’t too bad but it’s very mild and it’s woody. I don’t hate it, but I’m not really over the moon about it. Meh…
I’m nervous about this one ‘cause it’s got licorice. But I have had it a while now and it’s time I finally bite the bullet. I’m sure it’ll be great…
I’m getting the camomile and the freshness from the peppermint but I’m really not noticing the licorice at all! I’m very happy about that. This is a really good tea. I probably could have let it steep some more, but that’s okay.
Very good. I’d recommend for sure. The teas from this place are great. I’ll have to get more when I run out.
There’s a new place that opened up only a couple of blocks away from me that sells like… over 100 different varieties of Metropolitan tea company. I went in there for the first time yesterday… it was amazing.
This one definitely stood out to me as I’ve been really, really wanting a good black strawberry tea. I wish I had bought the 250g bag that I saw on Davidstea website site of Strawberry Shortcake last fall, but I didn’t… and now I’m kicking myself.
Anyways, so since that time, I’ve been looking, like I said. This one is amazing. It has just black tea and dehydrated fruits. It’s so delicious. It’s sweet, but not in a bad way. It’s just perfect. AND NO hibiscus!! That’s why I love davidstea one. It had no hibiscus, and the Steeped Tea one I tried did, which made me dislike it. Obviously this one doesn’t taste the same as the Davidstea one that I love so much, but it’s so good. I’m going to keep this one in the cupboard for sure!
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!