703 Tasting Notes
I know this isn’t much to go on, but I received this tea and two others from an aunt for Christmas. They each came in a little gold bag, with a sticker saying they are Pippins Tea Company Inc., Queen St., Toronto. The name of the tea is hand written on the bag in blue felt marker, and there is no description at all!
The tea itself smells very interesting, it reminds me of the scent of Amaretto. I am not a fan of amaretto so that was worrisome, but the tea came out less sweet than I feared. All in all, it was a nice rooibos with strong almond flavour. I think another cup and close inspection of the contents might give me more to go on, but it was extremely unusal for me. Enjoyable, and appreciated!
ps – Closer inspection revealed other forms of nuts in here as well. Certainly are 100 mysteries!
A friend was over, the three of us needed a relaxing bedtime tea. Mother’s Little Helper was suggested and now I feel warm and fuzzy, ready to hit the hay after a great evening. I always have a weird time with this tea, as I find the floral scent off-putting but still enjoy the day. Bit of a rarity in me cupboard, but nice when the time is right.
Backlog, from yesterday: (Mis-posted as Wildberry…makes me laugh now that I know the truth).
The smell of the teabag while dry reminds me of licorice candies my grandfather likes. Luckily, licorice is not on the list of ingredients. Nonetheless, this is an off-putting smell for me. While steeping, the liquor is the sort of berry juice purple I’ve come to expect from Celestial Seasonings.
Finally, the smell comes in as promised – berries! And a lot of them. The steeped smell is similar to childhood fruit punch, though the taste is not nearly as strong or sickly sweet. What I am left with if I can ignore the (still strong) sugar smell is really a nice berry flavoured tea. I can’t pick out specific notes and it is a bit of a ‘busy’ tea, but quite tasty. I think I’ll stick with True Blueberry in future, but this is the beauty of the sample packs – I find out what I like for cheap! : )
So in paying attention I’ve established that my review of this tea yesterday was actualy a review of Black Cherry Berry. Sad to say, if that was supposed to be Black Cherry, it was not a good rendition.
Though, in actually drinking the wild berry tea, I like it! Seems redundant considering the other berry teas they make, but maybe they wanted to corner the market.
Edit – Rating is going down down down as it gets more bitter despite not continuing to steep. Stick with Blueberry – Check!
Another favourite! Just like the doctor, all I needed was a good cup of tea – and Zing Me was the one for me this morning! Wakes you up with a lovely ginger/apricot mix, with the strength of the flavours depending of course on how much tea is used and how long it’s steeped. This tea will definitely be re-bought if I can ever bring myself to use what I have left…I tend to hoard my favourites, rather than gulp them down.
Having never eaten a lychee I don’t feel fit to comment on authenticity of taste, but I think the pear aspect of this tea is really quite good. It’s a mild flavour, obviously, as preas aren’t the most in your face fruit but it is nice and tasty, sweet but not sugary so, more just like a ripe pear. yum!
The re-steep is, as expected, delicious!
Also, please enjoy the musical stylings of Santana, since I felt the urge to join TeaEqualsBliss and her nutty musical scheme. The song? Black Magic Woman.