138 Tasting Notes
well.. i forgot to take my anti-biotics this morning, so on my little hiatus, i decided to have a nip of tea. I bought this right before i got sick, and didn’t get to dig in. I found out one of the davids near us is an extended flavour store.. so they still carry this blend. I don’t think I had it when it first came out because I was going through an I hate floral tea phase. Well, I actually do like this blend. Its lovely.. I went and bought an oatcake to dunk in it because it is totally a tea and cookies tea… I don’t regret this rebellion whatsoever.
i did not like this one.. i seem to be the only one.. i don’t know what i didn’t like.. i like genmaicha.. i like cherry cheesecake.. i didn’t get a strong cherry cheesecake taste at all.. maybe i steeped too long.. i’m not sure.. i’ll try it again and see!
i’ll admit… i got this one in a swap having ulterior motives for it. I didn’t love this tea, when it was sold in stores.. it was okay .. i preferred others that collection.. anyways.. my buddy at the davids here was telling me how he made a tea pop out of this and it was unreal… he told me this about the perfect pear i had hoarded and shared with him.. and i tried it and it was unreal, so ithought he must be telling the truth about this.. i scoured long and hard to find this, and with success, got some from courtney. I took it in today and he made me a teapop.. oh my god… that is absolutely how this tea should be drank.. it was fantastic..it is the perfect taste.. it tastes like a big ripe watermelon… i’m so sad that its all gone now… lol my only hope is to somehow find the last dregs of luscious watermelon left on this planet..
well, i almost died on thursday morning haha… what i thought was like muscular hip pain, ended up being a kidney infection… i’ve had for seven months… they never caught it because i never had any pain in my back or symptoms of it.. i started to throw up blood and black stuff that looked like tar on thurs morning, and ended up in emerg on various iv’s filtering magic potions through me to try to make me okay. They’ve put me on an antibiotic that is supposed to counteract anthrax (which i guess tells me what kind of shape my body is in)… and with that. .i’m supposed to stick to (but limit my amount) of rooibos tea and herbals.. the caffeine and certain ingredients in various teas do not bode well with the medications… so i’ve been good up until today, but i needed some real tea, lol you can only stick to herbals and rooibos for so long before going crazy. I have about half a baggie of this blend left… its one of my favorites, and i’m hoping i can find a good swap for it ASAP! because shipping on it is crazy! … its a nice strong, musky blend, perfect for fall, and perfect for cheating on my ‘tea vacation’ ha ha hopefully i didn’t just do something i’ll regret!
I really liked this one!… although to me, it tasted a bit more like cranberry than pomegranate.. I made it hot and it reminded me of cranberry sauce on the side of a turkey dinner.. maybe the cooler weather made me think that? not sure!
EDIT!: This is actually one of my new favorite teas… i’m definitely adding to the cupboard.
my allergies are quite bad.. i live in a lovely apartment building and had wonderful neighbours for a year.. up until about two weeks ago when they moved out and we got some new neighbours who love smoking pot constantly.. my eyes are so watery and runny, and i have never been so congested in my life.. so it was wonderful when I saw this in a package in my mail today! (thanks courtney) .. I can’t remember if i’ve had this one before, but i like it alright its a little chemically tasting even though its not artificially flavoured.. but its clean.. its clean and crisp and burns up some of the congestion… not something i’d drink if i were feeling 100 percent probably, but good to cure what ails you!
Every now and again, I hoard a tea, I hoard it so whole heartedly that when the time comes, the brew tastes wonderful. I hoarded about 400g of this tea. When they broke up their summer kits that summer, i bought every single 25g bag of it they had to offer. I filled my tin at summer’s end, etc etc. I love this tea so much.
Anyways, a few weeks ago i got to chatting with the guy working at davids and we got talking about this tea… i told him i’d bring him some because he also loved it and was becoming nostalgic for it, and i totally get that feeling haha… so i brought it to him. Fast forward to last week, I go back in and he dead stops and tells me how he made it a teapop… he said the vanilla and pear work perfectly with the fizz, and this is how it is meant to be served… so i brought some more in and tried it… and oh my god.. he was right… after drinking it as a teapop.. i don’t know that i’ll feel the same about it as a hot tea, or even an iced tea… it was pure magic.. if anyone has any left, i dare you to try it!
not bad for a lipton.. i’d been wanting to try this one, but was unable to locate it anywhere here in canada… so i got some sent to me in a swap and was thrilled.. i cold steeped it, but am going to try it hot.. it reminds me of davids berry good.. only its a black tea, which i prefer to a puh’erh … the berry good made my stomach hurt!
so good. it’s just like the gingerbread hearts with the frosting that come out…. I love this one :)