2809 Tasting Notes
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!
The weather here is dismal. I was hoping for a nice sunny day, but it’s cold and foggy! According to the forecast, the sun will come out later today, I hope so because all I feel like doing right now is hibernating.
Anyway this is a hefty tea, one I haven’t had in a while but seems perfect for this weather. Harney says this is a blend of four teas along with “a touch” of lapsang, but it still seems smoky enough for me. It definitely has a brisk and tangy flavor, and reminds me a lot of barbeque sauce today. I am making marinated tempeh for dinner tonight and I think I’ll throw some of this tea in the marinade. yum!
I was at my cousin’s last night for dinner and drank some red wine which is something I hardly ever do. Sure enough, I woke up this morning with a headache and didn’t sleep so well last night. I don’t know what it is about red wine that bothers me, maybe the histamines? So I guess today will be a pretty mellow day unless I manage to go back to sleep!
I’m having a pot of this ceylon this morning along with a bowl of steel cut oats. This is one of the best ceylons I’ve ever had, it puts the others to shame that are still languishing in my cupboard. Such wonderful richness with cherry flavor and evergreen sort of notes. It’s very distinctive and I’m sure I will want more once this package is gone!