2310 Tasting Notes
I purchased a few sample tins when I was at Silk Road in Victoria recently… still haven’t tried them all!
I’ve been having a relaxing evening, I took a shower with some lovely jasmine scented soap and then decided I would try this tea. I’m not a huge fan of jasmine teas, when I drink them I normally go for a jasmine pearl.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tin was the presence of some dried jasmine flowers. I steeped this for around 2-3 minutes.
For a jasmine tea it’s pretty nice, the flavoring seems very natural and not as soapy or bitter as some jasmines I’ve tried. I’m not sure about this fujian green tea, it doesn’t have a lot of flavor in and of itself but it makes a nice backdrop for the jasmine. I like the name of this tea, it’s very poetic and the effect is light and dreamy. I’d consider getting some more of this if Silk Road wasn’t so far away!
…hopefully this is the start to a lovely relaxing weekend
I was feeling a bit bummed that I have no decent dessert teas at the office – why is it that no matter how many teas I bring with me I always want more? :)
I managed to find the sample tin of this, it satisfies my craving for something sweet and the flavoring is fairly delicate but you will pick up the clove and cinnamon here. Tasty alone or with soymilk.
Backlogging – this is a yummy dessert tea I enjoyed last night after yoga and before my homework for art class. Good on its own but I also enjoy this one with soymilk which makes it kind of creamy and dessert like. I’ve been so busy lately that my tea obsession is falling by the wayside!
2nd tea of the morning (ok, right now I am having a green tea latte from Starbucks so that would be the 3rd tea).
I’ve been having problems with insomnia lately so I think I’m going to try cutting out coffee for a while and drink tea exclusively and maybe green teas should be a focus due to the high theanine content.
This is a delicious banana oolong that also happens to be good with almond milk.
I got this at the Silk Road teas in Victoria. It was part of their black tea flight and I really liked this blend the best which is surprising since I’m not a fan of bergamot usually.
I think it’s the bergamot/vanilla mix that I like here. It reminds me a bit of Paris from Harney and Sons but is somehow creamier and smoother. I tried the Vanilla blend by Silk Road and I liked it too. This is a very nice bergamot based tea. I am enjoying it with some almond milk this morning.
This was the 2nd sample tea box I purchased from Murchie’s, alas I really wish I had bought them all!
I am not quite as fond of this as I was the diamond jubilee. There is a fair amount of keemun in this blend and a bit of bitterness. It is a very strong and robust tea which makes it good for the Prince’s namesake. I don’t taste the darjeeling in here at all.
I ended up adding some almond milk and a touch of sugar. I usually don’t dd sugar to teas unless they really need it, and this one did IMO. Not destined to be a favorite but I will probably finish off the box I have (only 10 teabags).
I got a small sample tin of this a while back and didn’t log it, evidently neither did anyone else because I created the entry just now. :)
This tisane has a rather flamboyant description on the Art of Tea website. I don’t really think that it lives up to all the HYPE, but it’s okay. I get a lot of apple flavor here along with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. there are pink peppercorns in the tea but thankfully it doesn’t taste real peppery or anything. This reminds me of a mulled apple cider than it does pie, but it’s pretty good overall. I don’t taste anything resembling a buttery pie crust. If you don’t really like the taste of rooibos, it could be a blend for you since I don’t taste a whole lot of rooibos in it.
Enjoyed with 1 tsp. or so of coconut sugar, it is almost making me forget the chocolate bars I got today at Trader Joes! :)