394 Tasting Notes
OMGoodness… So good! I am loving that I’ve got so many teas I haven’t tried yet ‘cause of being pregnant. So here’s this one!
I loved the pumpkin and the spicey-ness of this one. It was just a very good steep. At first I wasn’t sure about it but as the cup went on, the flavours came out more and more and I really enjoyed it. I know that this one won’t stay in the cupboard too long.
This is one I had… late last week?
I made it as an iced tea. I steeped it up using hot water and made it a bit stronger than I usually would have, but then I let it cool and continue to steep in the fridge overnight. So the next morning I put this one into my travel mug to go to the hospital to see my little one (he’s out now. No worries). I did add a small bit of sugar to it as I love my iced teas to be sweet.
It tasted like juice. Seriously. It was absolutely amazing. Such a strong, juicy peach flavour that wouldn’t quit. I was so in love. My husband even loved it.
Anyways, I would totally do this again. Absolutely delicious and sweet and fruity and just so good. Loved it.
Oolongs and I have had such an up and down relationship over the years…
I remember when Teaopia had a lovely peach oolong that I loved. I didn’t even really realize it was an oolong it was so nice.
Then I tried the Milk Oolong from Davidstea and I hated it. I probably didn’t steep it right (that’s what I’m assuming looking back anyways.)
Then I got the S’mores tea from Teaopia that had oolong in it and I loved it. It was so so amazing… So much so that I bought 1000g before they sold out of it. And like three years later I still have some hanging around and it’s still just as good as it was. It hasn’t lost any of its goodness…
Which brings me to this tea. This one was a bit of an impulse purchase at a place in a nearby town that sells Metropolitan Tea Company teas. The smell of this one was pouring through the bag towards me. I knew if I got some that a) I’d probably like it and b) that it would have to be stored in a tin, not the bag that it came with that wasn’t really sealed at all.
I steeped this one up last night and omgoodness…. amazing!! It lives up to its name. It is sweet and melony. I didn’t take notice of the base of it this time, but I didn’t hate it so I have to think that’s a good sign. I ended up drinking the whole cup in no time. It’s absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend this tea anytime. I am so surprised. Seriously. Surprised. I ended up buying though to fill my Davidstea tin, and I’m so glad I did. This is one that I think would be incredible iced too! That might be my next attempt with this one.
I’ve been dying to try this one for a long time now. It smelt so good in store and I like all the flavours in it. I honestly thought that I’d find it closer to Davidstea’s Strawberry Ginger, but obviously with a different base.
So I steeped this one up tonight and took a sip… Honestly, I’m not impressed… it tastes very medical to me… yuck! It’s almost like a fake strawberry taste or something. I’m just so disappointed by this one.. I don’t even know where to begin… my husband was even intrigued to try it after the smell of it, but after tasting it even he was disappointed.
I think I’ll see if I can find someone to give this one to.
This tea is pretty good. I wish the strawberry was a bit stronger, so I might rejig the mixture a bit. I am enjoying it though. It’s pretty good!
Green rooibos always makes a great tea. And who doesn’t love strawberries? I was attempting to make this one similar to Davidstea’s Swampwater. I think I’m on the right track. Just must make it a bit more strawberry flavour. I have added some now so hopefully next time it’ll be a bit closer.
Let the tasting of the new teas begin! Ones that I bought but haven’t gotten to try…
I added too much milk to this one… I’m going to have to redo this one soon. Also, shouldn’t have added any sugar. The cinnamon is good in it and I’m getting the maple, but again, I shouldn’t have loaded it up the way I did.
Either way, I am enjoying this one. I feel like it’s very similar to Caramel Spice (I think that’s the one anyways).
Oversteeped and too hot of water, but still is tasty. Not as nice as last time when I properly steeped it, but I’m still loving it. Either this tea is really forgiving or I’m just so happy to get to enjoy it again.
Baby is doing pretty well. He’s getting there. Still going to be in the hospital for a while, but he’s on the right pathway. :)
What an interesting few days!
Sunday I had my final baby shower. We also got hit with quite the snow storm. Like to the point where I couldn’t get the car out of the driveway.
Then Monday… well the greatest and craziest thing happened. I had my little boy!
Monday went by like any other day. I hung out… went for dinner with my dad and just as I was about to go to bed that night, I started to get some weird symptoms. Come to find out my water was starting to break but I wasn’t sure if that’s what was happening for sure or not. Anyways I eventually decided to go to the hospital to get checked out and I went from 2cm to 8cm in an hr. Our little guy was born about 3hrs after I got to the hospital. It was the fastest delivery of a first baby ever! Born at 35.5weeks. Isaac William James is 4lbs 11oz. 19" long.
Only problem is his lungs aren’t quite right yet. He’s on a ventilator right now and we’re hoping and praying that’ll change soon. He’s slowly getting there but it’s taking a while. I’m hoping he can stay breathing on his own fully soon.
Alright onto the tea. This is the one they have ay the hospital and honestly it’s not too bad. I’ve loaded the cups up with milk and sugar and there has been something so comforting about it. Maybe it’s cause it’s the only tea I have on hand but it’s been great to have. I’m so thankful for it today and yesterday. I’m slowly getting anxious for loose leaf again but honestly it doesn’t matter. Thinking about tea is just my distraction for worrying. I know the little guy should be fine but I’m really having my moments. And it’s hard not getting to hold him. I’ve only held him once and it wasn’t long enough. And I was in such shock from giving birth that it feels like a dream instead of reality. Hoping today I’ll hold him again.
Wow I’m really using this tasting note to voice all my thoughts and fears. .. haven’t really voiced all this yet. It’s kinda nice to get it out.
I’ve been craving spearmint tea, but went for this one instead. haha
Only steeped up a small cup of this one as I’m really trying to watch the caffeine a bit more as apparently my baby is measuring small… Hopefully everything will be okay in the end…. the doctor is keeping an eye on me, so hopefully it’ll be okay.
I’m not too sure if I’m getting Irish Cream or not, but it’s close. I think this one would hold up to milk very well also. I think that would make it even more like Irish Cream. I’ll have to try that next time.
But all things considered it’s very, very good. I love the cream and the almond… and the coconut is a nice touch.
I’m not too sure if I’d get this one again, but I’m glad that I tried it.
Update on this one: I added more leave this time. It’s the nordic mug from Davidstea which is 16oz and I used a perfect teaspoon from Davidstea which is… 2.5tsp I think they said? It steeped up much darker this time and I added a little extra rock sugar.
It’s actually really good. I’m enjoying this tea a lot. There’s much more flavour in this tea. I’m getting a bit of a maltiness to it, and a touch of floral also. It’s good. I’m liking this so much better this time.
So, note to self: use a bit extra leaves on this one!