2179 Tasting Notes
Hmm. this was an impulse buy for sure, seeing as how I don’t really like Earl grey much. I was at the Bi-Rite supermarket after dinner and thought this would make a nice evening tea when I got sick of tisanes. There have been a few bergamot blends I have liked over the years but I don’t think this will be one of them.
Unfortunately decaf blck teas are kind of low on flavor in general and this is pretty weak. the bergamot is strong but also very overpowering, bitter and drying in the mouth. It was much improved after adding about 1/2 tsp of coconut sugar and some soymilk.
After reading the other tasting note on here I will try steeping mine for only 1 minute next time and see how that improves things. Oh well, at least I didn’t spend a lot of money on it.
I decided to get this tea recently when I ordered some stuff from amazon.com. They ended up shipping it in a box all by itself – I can’t believe that makes sense but maybe it comes from a different warehouse than the rest of my order.
Anyway, I tend to like apple flavored teas and I thought this might make a good dessert tea. It’s a mix of assam, rooibos and spices. I’m really glad this blend doesn’t have stevia in it. It reminds me a bit of an apple pie which is nice and the ingredients are all natural which is good. This is an easy one to sip on plain as well. I get a lot of cinnamon apple flavor. It’s pretty tasty considering the price I paid for it which wasn’t much.
This was another mini tea tin I picked up at the Silk Road in Victoria. The name has such promise and a chocolate and vanilla tea sounds great, doesn’t it?
I had some problems getting the lid off the tin and had to enlist the help of a guy in my office who pried it off with a screwdriver.
Sadly all of the hype and the effort did not make this tea palatable. I barely taste any chocolate and there’s a slightly medicinal taste to this I can’t quite explain, it reminds me a bit of bitter orange. Overall this is pretty yucky but I’ll manage to finish off the cup, not sure I can make myself drink any more of this. Into the compost it goes :-/
Tisane of the afternoon here. I have the lemon ginger tulsi and this is also good, just a mixture of ginger and tulsi. Tastes gingery, spicy and slightly minty/herby from the tulsi. This is a really good after lunch tisane, I’m enjoying it. It would also be great for evening time.
I had to work late tonight and decided to brew up a pot of this tisane when I got home. This is a really good rooibos and I need to remember to drink more of my tisanes in the evening. I love the apple and spice flavor here, it tastes so natural and almost decadent. It’s pretty good alone but also nice with a touch of coconut sugar. See previous notes for more details.
Now to start some yoga!
This was part of a tisane sampler I purchased at Silk Road Teas when I was in Victoria. The predominate note is lemongrass, the rosehips and citrus provide a slightly tart note and the lavender is very relaxing. I might have liked this more without the lavender, it seems like something of a strange combination but I’m sure I will finish off the mini tin that I have. I like the way it smells more than the way it tastes.