Tea of the morning here. Sometimes I forget that I have this but it’s such a satisfying brew. I tend to like roses in tea but the cardamom is also a lovely touch here. Goes really well with this lovely music by Jai Uttal I was listening to last night:
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Finally finished off a tin of this – now I have a good excuse to place another tea order… ha ha.
I have really enjoyed this one, it’s good for morning or afternoon time. Now I’m off to go do some morning meditation after this lovely cuppa!
Tea of the mid-morning here; already got up and had a green smoothie with matcha and lots of fruit; I guess I’m feeling in need of an antioxidant boost so I brewed some of this up. Haven’t had too many white teas lately. This has a nice delicate flavor, a bit of sweetness and slighty nutty (like me!).
It’s been a while since I’ve had this one but I still LOVE it!
I think Mellow Monk will soon be the only Japanese Green tea in my cupboard (once I drink everything else, lol)
It’s so creamy and fruity, just amazing. I bumped the rating up a bit today.
Backlog – had some of this on Saturday with a cute guy I know. :-P
This is actually a classic tea for me and will be a staple for years to come I think. It’s really good iced and it also tastes good hot, just a perfect blend of smoky gunpowder and peppermint. I only wish I could get it in loose leaf form instead of the sachets.
Tea of the morning here Steepster. I’ve had this tea since 2011 but to me it still tastes the same. I’m not a huge fan of it, but overall it’s okay. The chocolate notes still seem very light to me. Somehow it’s fun to have this for breakfast.
Tea of the morning here for me. Unfortunately I am at home sick but I’m hoping this will perk me up. :)
Tea of the mid-morning here… not a personal favorite in terms of flavor but it’s a good way to get some tulsi in with your caffeine at the same time. :)
This is another tea I ended up getting at the Bi Rite grocery store, it’s definitely nice they are buying from a local supplier.
I am up early this morning to get some yoga in, therefore I decided to try and supercharge the caffeine here. Directions say to steep this for 2 minutes but I went for 3 before I read the instructions. I don’t think I will rate this until I have tried it at their recommendation.
But anyway… at 3 minutes this tea got fairly dark and is very aromatic, like the smell of baking bread. Typical of a golden monkey, there are bready and yam/banana type flavors present. Very low on tannins. I decided to add a splash of soymilk to mine with the longer steep and it is very good that way.
I’m very happy with this purchase and would not hesitate to get more.
There is a small family owned grocery in San Francisco called Bi-Rite; they just opened one in my neighborhood so I took a walk down there this morning. It’s definitely on the upscale side of things, very yuppifed, oh well. Probably won’t be making a lot of major purchases there but they do have a nice tea selection.
I’ve never tried this tea from Kusmi and decided it might be worth the splurge. The box says it is a blend of China, Ceylon and India teas. Note: this is the muslin teabag box and not the loose leaf. There seems to be something vaguely “citrusy” about this blend, both in the aroma and the flavor. If I had to take a guess, I’d say the Indian tea is a nilgiri which accounts for that brightness. Though it could be a darjeeling as well.
Anyway this is a good tea to sip on plain, not a trace of bitterness anywhere. I decided to drink this with a slice of lemon and that was a really good call. I can see it would be good with a splash of soymilk or milk, but it definitely does not need sugar. I actually like this blend a lot but I was thinking it would be more hefty than it is somehow. I would drink this in the afternoon too. Very enjoyable — might need to keep this in the permanent collection but at the price I probably wouldn’t drink it every day.
A couple of the other reviewers mentioned lapsang but I am not detecting any smoke in this whatsoever, how odd.
Tea of the morning here; nothing stellar aside from the fact that it’s free at the office. I do prefer my black teas to have a bit more oompf and this seems a bit wimpy. Added some soymilk. Now I’m off to go make something better…
No notes yet.
Tea of the mid-morning — I found this sample teabag when I was going through my stash last night trying to figure out what teas to bequeath to this cute guy I know. :) I decided I wanted to revisit this again since it’s been a while since I’ve tried it.
I think the base here is perhaps a ceylon and the strawberry flavor is popping out at me a little more than I remember. I am drinking this without any additions and it’s nice that way. I think this is perhaps a ceylon base with a little bit of “gummy” strawberry flavor. I bumped the rating up a little bit.
Sipdown! Finished this one off.
One down, 1,001 left to go… :)
It’s free at the office so that’s why I’ve been drinking it…
This tea is certainly nothing to write home about, it’s a standard Chinese green tea and nothing I would bother to keep for my personal stash.
I know this is a terrible thing to admit on Steepster, but my tea obsession seems to be winding down a bit. For one thing I’ve discovered I can drink coffee again in the mornings on some days because my heartburn issues have resolved themselves quite a lot due to decreased stress levels in my life over a few years ago. Why this is, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because some annoying people who were stressing me out have been jettisoned from my life – lol :)
Also I still have way too much tea but that goes without saying. :)
Tea of the morning here!
I can definitely see why this tea is rated so highly on Steepster, it’s delicious. I can smell the distinctive barley/chocolate smell wafting up from the cup and am really enjoying it…
The weather is beautiful today but I think my allergies are going haywire, after 2 cups of tea and a coffee this morning I am still tired. Just popped a Sudafed and thought I’d drink some of this delicious green tea.
I have been very impressed by the quality of Mellow Monk and highly recommend their products!
Alright, I admit I haven’t been on Steepster too much lately, partially it’s just because I have way too much tea as it is and I’m looking to drink more of what I own. I might need to do a swap soon!
This still seems really good to me although perhaps not as wonderful as it was when it was super fresh. It’s a good evening tea with the music I’m listening to now, “Tommorow Never Knows”
Turn off your mind relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.
After lunch tea here…. this is the only tea I own by Mariage Freres and it’s nothing extraordinary, but I felt like enjoying some darjeeling today and I’d also like to get this tin finished off so I don’t feel guilty about buying more darjeeling later in the season. ;-)
I used to love this tea but oddly enough it is making my stomach queasy the last few times I have had it – not sure what that’s all about. :(
Will keep my rating where it is for now…
Tea of the afternoon along with some soymilk. Makes a nice companion to this Decemberists song I am listening to:
“This is the story of the boys who loved you
Who love you now and loved you then
And some were sweet, some were cold and snuffed you
And some just laid around in bed.
Some had crumbled you straight to your knees
Did it cruel, did it tenderly
Some had crawled their way into your heart
To rend your ventricles apart
This is the story of the boys who loved you
This is the story of your red right ankle".
Tea of the morning here. I did not gong fu this beautiful tea because I was in a hurry, it is quite delicious steeped in a mug for 4 minutes Western style. I was impressed by the red tea sampler from Jing and would not hesitate to buy more from this company, their oolongs are also really good.
This is my tisane of the evening mixed with soymilk. I also added some coconut extract to bump up the flavor a bit. I haven’t been drinking much rooibos lately and I’ve been missing it a bit!
See previous notes for more details.
More Red Blossom tea today… I am trying to motivate to get my yoga done. Decided to pour this over some ice but I think I prefer it hot or at least cold brewed, the flavor got way too diluted. Still good though!