2622 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this tea for what seems like forever. I must admit, these strong flavored holiday teas are really more appropriate for winter time so that’s probably why I haven’t had so much of this since last year. This is good with the soy creamer. I think I have a trend here, the soy creamer is good in almost everything black tea or rooibos based.
I added a tiny touch of fennel to this and it’s good! I like the mix here of the orange and the chai like spices. I also see a few peppercorns in here, so this is a nice warming drink. Hopefully I will finish it off before spring arrives :)
I’m having this tea for lunch as a cold brew. I haven’t been drinking much cold brewed tea since the weather got cooler, but this is just so delightful when it’s been prepared that way. If Lupicia ever made a decaf grapefruit and it tasted anywhere near this good, I’d definitely buy some.
Getting energized to go join a gym. I was trying to save money by not going to one, but sitting around on my duff isn’t making me feel better about myself and it’s important to feel and look good when you go on job interviews. I think it will be a good thing for me if I can get there 3x a week at least. Wish me luck!
This is really good with some soymilk creamer and just a touch of stevia (as I am trying to reduce my sugar intake), of course that combination would improve a lot of teas for me… but I think it helps to bring out the “cookie” flavor of this one.
My BF is trying to quit coffee and he drank some green tea this week instead. He ordered the Den’s sampler and says Japanese green tea is weird and it tastes like soup. Oh well! Of course being the tea pusher I am, said I would make up some samples for him to try because he should find one he likes and would want to drink every day. We’ll see if I can convert him ;)
This is a sample I got from Upton ages ago and am just trying it now, seems like fall is a good time for an apple cider tisane.
I steeped this for the full 8 minutes recommended on the package but it still doesn’t seem very flavorful. This tastes mostly like woodsy rooibos with a tiny hint of apple and cinnamon. I liked this a bit better after adding two drops of stevia, but this sample isn’t compelling me to buy more.
Backlog. I got some of this recently and tried it for the first time last night. I was surprised at how good it was. The roasted and slightly bitter taste reminded me a lot of coffee but without the acid reflux I get from coffee. I had mine with soymilk and it was yummy. The only negative thing is that dandelion root is a diuretic; after drinking a big mug of this I was in the bathroom constantly! So if you’re feeling bloated this might be a good thing. Otherwise I will need to be careful with this stuff and stick to a smaller cup. Yowsa!
I haven’t had this in ages but for some reason I was just in the mood for it this morning. Does a tea this oxidized go stale? Like a Da Hong Pao, I imagine it will be good for a long time.
I was doing shorter steeps of this in my gaiwan this morning. It gives off a very roasted aroma and flavor, which is good for coffee drinkers. Other flavors I am picking up are mushroom, cinnamon and a bit of stone fruit. This tea is not for everyone, it does have a rather strong flavor and some people don’t seem to like roasted teas. I want to try drinking more of mine while the weather is colder, seems appropriate somehow.
I am still not a fan of this but discovered if you mix about 1/3 of this mixture with 2/3 plain rooibos it becomes drinkable. Not sure if I will try to drink it this way in the future since there are a lot better rooibos blends out there (even a few that are in my stash). I have no idea how they got snickerdoodle out of this, to me it tastes more like cinnamon and apples.
I’ve decided that osmanthus is my favorite floral tea, both jasmine and rose can be too strong and overwhelming but osmanthus is gentle and subtle.
This flower tea came as a free sample from Teavivre and I’m getting around to finally trying it today. Here’s a pic of the flower as it’s opening up:
At first I thought this was a white tea due to the sweetness, but it is in fact a silver needle green tea. The flavor of this is very sweet and light with notes of honey, apricot and peach, a wonderful afternoon tea. Something about it seems slightly hydrating as well. It’s interesting to note that osmanthus has some health benefits also; but I will drink this for the pure pleasure! I might have to get some plain osmanthus someday just to try it.
Thank you Angel, for sharing this beautiful flower tea.
Afternoon tea. I am back from the gym and I am sooo sore already, I wonder how I will be feeling tomorrow?
I stopped by Starbucks on my way home for a rare treat — Peppermint Mocha. I was still in the mood for mint when I came home so I decided to brew some of this up. It’s definitely relaxing to have a cup of minty tea when my stomach can deal with it. Good with about 2 drops of stevia. I think my favorite minty tea might still be Candy Cane Lane, perhaps I’ll have some of that later for my wild & crazy Friday night!
Thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea to try. Overall, this is not my favorite kind of sencha, I much prefer the really green, steamed vegetal leaves but it’s still rather nice. A very mild green tea with definite berry essence. I am not getting so much fig, there is a little bit of soft fig taste in the background but it’s not that obvious over the tartness of the berries.
I like fruity senchas and I enjoyed trying this, but with my large Lupicia stash I am pretty well set on flavored senchas for a while. ;)