2542 Tasting Notes
Hmm, I don’t believe I have ever had this one before and I am really liking the salted caramel. It tastes like toffee, especially when sugar is added. It seems very rich and delicious! Sorry for the short note but I have a lot of stuff going on today… hopefully I will write a better one later.
Someone at David’s Tea sure seems to like pepper because there’s so much peppercorns popping up in their blends all the time, and I keep buying all the spicy teas! This is a fiery blend of ginger root and pepper, it has a little bit of stevia but I prefer this one with a bit more sweetener added, just because it’s so potent. This definitely seems good to me tonight and ginger is so good for your digestion, also as an anti-inflammatory. I’m glad I tried it, but once this is gone, I might just stick to plain ginger root & green rooibos without the pepper.
Flavors: Ginger, Peppercorn
It looks like I’m on a flavored pu’erh kick… I threw this in my backpack earlier today and it happened to come in handy before my class tonight. I went to Starbucks and just got a cup of hot water to steep this in. I should remember this strategy since a cup of hot water is free and I have a lot of teabags =)
As you can probably tell from the rating this is not really a favorite of mine. I think it tastes more like cinnamon than chocolate and for a pu’erh it seems kind of watery. If I have any more left of this I might just toss it in the compost. I don’t mind Numi’s cardamom pu’erh, however.
Having the flavored pu’erh of the afternoon as I’m still wondering why I have two boxes full of pu’erh that I never seem to drink! Since they don’t really go stale I guess they aren’t exactly at the top of my “must drink soon” list. I don’t like this as much as the orange blend I had yesterday, to me the cherry tastes too artificial. I wonder if I will ever finish off the bag I have of this?
I’m glad it’s Friday though ’m just feeling tired, for an unemployed person I am pretty busy with classes, volunteer work and applying for jobs. I think BF and I are going away for the weekend and it will be nice to just get away for a while. :)
This is part of a bunch of flavored pu’erhs I got from Nature’s Tea Leaf about a year ago. I have lots left since I haven’t been focused too much on drinking my pu’erhs.
I decided it would be wise to forgo the xiying for this blend since it’s made with orange, and I didn’t want the orange to affect the inside of the teapot. Instructions on the bag said to steep this at 185 f for two minutes and that’s about what I did. This is a really tasty after lunch/dinner tea because the orange is very natural tasting and the pu’erh is good for digestion. Reminds me a lot of a chocolate orange. I hope this tea revives me because I’m just not feeling too energetic today. This evening class I am taking is really quite time consuming and I’m tired!
Second steep with boiling water is also very good but the orange flavor had faded quite a bit….
I don’t think I need any more caffeine but I guess I couldn’t resist another one today. Thanks to the Devotea for their generosity, this is a yummy chai and I have certainly enjoyed it as you can see from the rating.
Where has the day gone? I feel like I have done f*ck all for today and I have this evening class to go to in a few hours that takes 5 hours a day of my time! Crazy!
Ugh, I am not getting off to a great day because I spilled a bunch of the Marie Antoniette blend all over my tea cupboard when I was reaching for this. The upside was, upon cleaning things out I decided to toss 2 teas that are really old and I don’t think I will get around to ever drinking.
So I do like this blend and I’m getting to the bottom of the tin soon, which makes me kind of sad! I don’t order much from Kusmi as I think a lot of their teas are simply overpriced and I haven’t found a local source to get this one yet. It’s a nice chocolatey/chai kind of blend but I’m sure I can live without it at any rate… tasty on this chilly morning.
There is a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store on my way to class so I picked up a Chai Rooibos to try. I guess the tea buying moratorium for this month has a loophole, in that I’m not counting cups of tea I’ve bought in a store.
So, where to begin on this one… for one I was surprised that a single teabag provided enough flavor for about 16 oz. of hot water. The one strange element in this blend is that it contains licorice. I thought this would make it too sweet, so I didn’t add sugar, just soymilk. By the time I got to class I decided it wasn’t sweet enough, so I added a sugar in the raw packet. It’s not too often I find a tea that has a licorice flavor without having the cloying sweetness of licorice root. Otherwise, this was okay, lots of cinnamon and clove as well but I wouldn’t say this stands head and shoulders over other chai rooibos blends I’ve had. I would probably order it again if I was in the mood for something like this.
I was reading somewhere that green tea is supposed to increase brain power and I definitely feel like I need it. I was looking at the GMAT test questions today and it’s been so long since I’ve had to do any math (probably in high school). That’s been a lot longer for me than some of you youngsters. I could practically feel the smoke coming out of my ears as I was trying to remember what geometry is all about, lol…
Anyway this shincha is probably the best green tea I have at the moment. I got it and a sister shincha from Den’s earlier in the year and just have to remember to drink them before next spring. Might as well focus on the good stuff. :)
This is such a sweet and vegetal green tea, very spinach tasting and clean. I like it a lot! Resteeps very well also. Someday I will try this as a cold brew….