463 Tasting Notes
I had high hopes for this one, but I am not a fan. I added sugar to the tea while it was still hot and then let it cool to room temperature before pouring it over ice. Even with the sugar this tea is incredibly tart. Mouth puckering, eye twitching, shivers-down-the-spine tart. Not something I’ll seek out in the future.
Another tea from the tea box!
The rose in this tea is lovely. It’s not overpowering, but it definitely lifts what would be a middle of the road Ceylon up a notch. The base tea has a bit of an edge to it, a tiny hint of bitterness. The rose flavor helps smooth the tea out, and it gives a fullness I think would be missing otherwise. Very nice.
This is from the traveling tea box. I still have a lot of samples from the box I need to try. If they’re all as tasty as this one I’ll be set for a while!
This tea was a delight. It immediately reminded me of this amazing baked French toast a friend of mine makes. Delicious! There were so many flavors mingling together – bread, cinnamon, almond, and butter. Then there was a sweetness that reminded me of melted powdered sugar on top of a warm beignet. So. Very. Good.
This is such a great iced tea. The banana and coconut meld together a bit more than when I drink it hot, and the base tea is nice and smooth. I don’t get a lot of creaminess, but I don’t find myself missing it either. A nice, cool, tropical treat. I wonder how it would taste with a bit of rum added… :)
I’ve been away from Steepster for awhile because my tea drinking habits have been horribly dull this summer. Lots and lots of iced tea (mostly Tetley) and not much else. What can I say… I’m a creature of habit.
This morning I decided it was time to break out of my tea rut, so I made myself a cup of Moroccan Mint and then poured it into my travel mug with plenty of ice. This is a very nice tea. A good amount of smokiness from the gunpowder green and plenty of peppermint. It resteeps very well, and its perfect for these hot summer days.
I’ve been using the tea randomizer (jaydeee.net) to pick my morning tea. It’s fun, and I’ve been drinking teas that have been lingering in the back of my cupboard. Sometimes I get so focused on my newest teas that I forget that I have a bunch of other tasty options that also deserve to be drunk.
Today’s choice was blueberry green. I really do like this tea. It’s still one of my daughter’s favorites, so I’ve been leaving it for her, but I should drink this more often. It’s a really lovely green tea with a great blueberry/floral flavor. Nothing overwhelming, just a nice light cuppa.
Since trying Banana Jack from Element Teas I have been on the hunt for a really good banana flavored tea. When I saw that Frank had released this tea I snapped it up because I knew I would not be disappointed. I was right!
The banana flavoring is spot on. There is no fake candy flavor or funky aftertaste that is common in a lot of banana flavored teas. And while I am not a fan of coconut in real banana pudding, it works in this tea. I was worried that the coconut might overshadow the banana because there were some big pieces of dried coconut in my infuser basket, but happily it plays a supporting role. I think it also helps lend a creamy taste to the tea.
I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite teas this summer. I’m looking forward to trying it iced and sweetened with simple syrup. This might also make its way on to my Memorial Day picnic menu. I’ll serve a basic black tea and then have this as a sweet tea option. Something tells me it’ll be a hit.
Went to The Tea Place this to pick up more of this lovely tea and found out that the shop is being sold. I’m so sad because it is a great little store/tea house. I wish I could buy it myself, but there’s no way that’s going to happen. Hopefully another tea aficionado will take care of this little gem and keep selling me my favorite vanilla tea. Fingers crossed that good things will happen!
I have mint on the brain. Yesterday I was at the store and couldn’t resist picking up a chocolate mint plant. While it will be in its own container it will be nestled up against my orange, sweet, and pineapple mints. I’m already looking forward to all of the minty goodness I’ll be eating and drinking this summer!
Since I was thinking about chocolate mint I decided to make myself a cup of this tea. It’s really good. Lots and lots of peppermint followed by a bit of chocolate. I can’t taste the base tea, but I don’t mind since the mint and chocolate flavors are so good.