1902 Tasting Notes
Tea of the morning here. The Bay Area weather can be so bizarre – yesterday we were at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael and it felt like it was in the 90’s. This morning in San Francisco it’s foggy and under 60 degrees. Brrr. I’m glad I have this tea!
p.s. – I had the most wonderful 4th of July yesterday at the Marin County Fair!
I’ve been drinking this for the past few days because I’ve been craving something minty. I am happy to report that this is really good iced as well as hot. I’ll be getting more next Christmas, it’s good to have a few decaf teas that don’t totally suck.
This is one of those teas where less is more – due to the strong flavor it seems like about 1/2 tsp. per cup is really enough.
Not much to say about this one, it’s straight up mint in teabag form. I guess this is spearmint and not peppermint or perhaps it’s a blend? It’s at work and it’s free so that’s why I’m drinking it – and I’ll probably drink some more.
We are having a beautiful day in the bay aside from the BART strike which has a lot of people cranky. I hope it ends soon!
I guess I have to raise the rating on this one since I now have a 4 oz. tin of it. Definitely my favorite tea from kusmi and a good chocolate tea overall. This is nice with soymilk. The spices are chai like but soothing & not too strong.
Another wellness blend from Kusmi. I steeped this for 4 minutes and that seems about right to me.
I hope I’m not making a mistake by drinking this late in the day but I just woke up from a nap (gotta love Saturdays!)
It’s a black tea blend with some chai like spices including cardamom. There’s also licorice root in here, why is Kusmi so nuts over licorice in these wellness blends? Fortunately it isn’t as strong here as in some of their other blends. The pink peppercorns are a nice touch. I admit I don’t really know what guarana tastes like.
I decided to drink this with soymilk and it’s tasty but I don’t think I would go out of my way to buy it again. I’m into herbs and I googled the health benefits of licorice root, it has some fairly impressive claims made for it, so I guess that might be one reason to drink it on a regular basis.
It’s a sipdown…
this was not a super favorite of mine but I really wanted to try it iced today. I had the whole thing prepared in my Lupicia cooler and somehow the cooler fell out of the fridge and broke while I was getting my water out. So I didn’t get to drink the tea I ended up mopping it off the floor. So sad. :(
I will need to get another cooler, I liked it. I can do without anymore of this tea though.
Wow, here’s another tea I bought a while ago but I evidently forgot to log. I had been thinking this was a green tea blend and I forgot there was black tea in it as well.
The cup brews up to be a medium brown/orange in color. The flavor is really nice in this blend and subtle. There’s jackfruit and orange, but the orange does not overwhelm me like some other blends I’ve tried lately (here’s looking at you, Kusmi). The almond adds kind of a mellow note to this blend. I’m able to sip on it plain which is great, no bitterness or astringency. I’m getting slightly more black than green tea flavor.
This morning I’m drinking it hot but I think this would be really good as an iced tea also, I’ll have to try that soon. Overall this is a really nice blend and I’ve been really pleased with all of the items I bought from Capital Teas in the past. They really do some wonderful blends.
Tea of the morning here, this is a nice one to have with a bowl of oatmeal. :)
Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.