2811 Tasting Notes
Tea of the morning here. I have had this for sooo long and I know I could just throw it away but it still tastes fine, I’m just sick of it. I should make it a goal to finish this off by the end of next month! This morning I decided I would add some cardamom to it, it’s actually pretty good that way (if you like cardamom).
I hope everyone is having a nice Friday so far!
Tea of the afternoon here. I haven’t seen this tea for a while and finally found it in my tea cupboard but there wasn’t that much of it, so this is also a SIPDOWN….
I’ve hardly been buying any tea, I still feel like I have more than enough to last me a year or longer! So maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea to stock up when I actually had money although the danger with greener teas is that they will go stale before you’ve had the chance to drink them.
Anyhoo, if you’re looking for a chocolate dessert tea you could do a lot worse than this one. It definitely has a chocolate and caramel flavor, though adding a teaspoon of sugar really beings it out. I’m definitely enjoying it this afternoon, not sure it will be a restock however. I have a few favorites from S&V I’m itching to buy again but this isn’t one of them… tasty tho’
This is one of the first teas I tried from Lupicia and still one of my favorites. Another tea that I seem to like more than other people do, but that’s ok. :)
I really like the tart rhubarb mixed with strawberry and rose petals. This smells so good in the cup sitting next to me. I am drinking it with a little soymilk and coconut sugar, but it’s still good without sweetener in my opinion. It is tart but without hibiscus, I believe. Not sure how they managed to do that.
I’m trying to rally to make it out to a networking event, I hate these things but I feel like I should go! At least this one is at a bar so it should be easy to chit chat with people over a drink. I should find some tea networking events. :)
My sweetie is back in town, but last night he was having problems sleeping and kept waking me up. I’m tired! I might need to pull out the big guns and go get some coffee later.
I’m officially out of 1910, although it looks like I never added it to my virtual Steepster cupboard anyway. It’s a very tasty breakfast blend, and one that isn’t brisk, which is my idea of a good breakfast tea. I did make it a little strong today and it’s still tasty. Malty, dense, almost chewy. Very good with soymilk and sugar.
Still trying to finish this one off. It isn’t one of my favorite plain black teas for sure so that’s one reason I’ve had it for so long. It’s definitely on the brisk side which isn’t sitting too well with me this morning. I added both soymilk and sugar but it still needs to be on the mellower side… anyhoo hope everyone is having a nice morning :)
I’m not a huge fan of white teas generally, but I wanted a silver needle in my cupboard and decided to get this one from Mandala with my last order. I trust Garret’s taste in tea so I knew I’d end up with something good :)
The weather has been dreary here and my sweetie has been out of town, so it seemed like a good day to try something light and sweet.
The other reviewers mentioned this tastes like hay… I get the association but I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten hay. ;) To me it seems a bit nutty like almonds, with a definite sweetness and some floral component. This is very gentle and nice, perfect for an afternoon cuppa and doesn’t need any additions. A lovely silver needle, I’m glad I got this one…
Flavors: Almond, Rose
I would really like a good rooibos chai and this is mediocre at best. I don’t really need to be buying more tea myself until I drink down a bunch of stuff I already have. Still mediocre tea is a bummer. This has a lot of cinnamon and clove but I wish it had other chai spices too, especially ginger and cardamom. I’ll probably still be looking at the box of this for the next 5 years at the rate I am drinking it. ;)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove
Tea of the morning… yum! I must live in one of the only places in the US where it’s cold in the middle of August. Our summer usually comes around September – October and I am definitely looking forward to that!
Looking for a job is scary, but I have a new motto as of this morning: Fear is only a feeling!
Anyway this is a great morning tea, assams are one of my absolute favorites for waking up. This morning I’m getting some notes of sweet potato and light tobacco. This is good with a bit of coconut sugar. Now off I go to make a phone call I got about my resume :)
Well, is’s a sipdown. I am officially out of this one. I think this is the 2nd or 3rd tin I’ve gone through already, I completely lost track. Too bad no other Steepster-ites seem to like this?! Come on, I know you must be out there. Coconut, lemongrass, cinnamon and ginger! It’s good! :)
Anyway I am enjoying this tonight with soymilk, stevia and a hint of tulsi. I’ve really been trying to focus more on drinking tulsi, and also doing more yoga and meditation. I do feel better and I haven’t broken out in hives for a few days now. I know the hives must be stress related. It’s been a lazy day for me, but that’s okay. I need to give myself permission to relax and enjoy life. Yes, looking for work is stressful but I don’t need to fall into the trap of needless suffering!
Wow, what a lazy afternoon, finally took a nap and now I’m ready to go out and do something at 4 pm- lmao
When I was at the Lupicia store last week, the salesgirl told me to try this as an iced tea, so I made up a big pitcher of it yesterday. I don’t have a lot of luck cold brewing black teas, so I made this as a hot tea and then refrigerated it.
I’m so happy I tried it this way. The fruit and lychee flavors are really nice cold. I’m drinking it plain with a few ice cubes, and I feel it could use a touch of sweetener but it’s also not bad without it. It’s so nice that this is a decaf so I can drink it anytime. I think I’ll be drinking a lot more of it as an iced tea!