1197 Tasting Notes
ick! It’s already hot and it’s not even 9am! I’m so tired of this hot weather!
Still feeling sick in the mornings with a icky throat, so I don’t want to try new teas. I needed a coffee like perk this morning and went wtih Good Morning Mate:
Strong steeping of Good Morning Mate poured over ice, soymilk and agave syrup
The cloves in this is really coming out more so than it tasted hot. UGGGG! I enjoy this tea hot once in awhile, but I can’t finish this in its iced tea form. I did wake up drinking this – not sure from the mate or the blast of cloves!
Citrus Tea Day!
Citron Oolong steeped, poured over lots of ice + a little agave syrup + lemons slices (NEVER ENDING LEMON SLICES! I have a lemon tree in the backyard) = Very yummy!
The amber agave syrup really compliments the floralness of this tea. The lemon in this is just right with no tart. I think my taste buds are returning finally!
I should make this Citron Oolong iced more often. I didn’t think it would be this tasty! I encourage peeps who haven’t tried this one iced to do so!
Uggg, I guess I caught a bug and I’ve been feeling sick in the yucky throat way. With that said, I’ve been just craving lemony teas. I’ve been drinking Butiki’s Good Morning Sunshine a lot, but I thought I’d change it up with Earl of Lemon.
Earl of lemon. Hot. Lemon slice. Honey. Heheh!
Very yummy, pretty sure my taste buds are shot as I cannot taste a few elements I usually taste with this tea.
Now time to dig around and find my other lemon teas to drink while I work on the SHAWL OF DOOOOOOM! (making good progress on it)
HANGOVER TEA MODE!
Ugggg, great metal concert last night. Though, seeing Devin Townsend in his home town shows is waaaay better and crazy than this Los Angeles show. I did escape with minimal injuries and scared one guy while trying to get a flying guitar pick as I did some jiu jitsu arm trap to get his arm out of the way, lol! Don’t mess with this Canadian!
The morning after, hearing sucks (lost my ear plugs), voice lost, head throbbing and sore throat. I kept thinking about that amazing iced tea I had before the concert with Good Morning Sunshine and starting to crave it again.
Post metal concert tea:
Hot, served with a shot of honey and a couple fresh lemon slices.
Better than a cup of coffee! I’m perking right up, my headache isn’t feeling as bad and the honey is soothing my throat. I can just taste a sweet lemon flavor, but my taste buds are shot anyways.
Well, looks like this Sunday will be mostly knitting and drinking hot teas.
ICED TEA MODE
Oh wow.. Good Morning Sunshine is AMAZING iced!
I made a double strength cup, poured over ice, extra water, agave syrup and fresh lemon slices. Lemony, sweet, tangy, slightly creamy and ultra yum! I need to do this again!
I totally need the caffeine hit. Long jiu jitsu day yesterday night, and another tiring jiu jitsu session this morning. Went to IKEA, bought 3 sets of tea tins ($3.99!), then passed out. Now I’m heading to a metal concert soon – Devin Townsend and Katatonia! Excellent!
It was simply a matter of time before I would make this:
Sifted cheesecake green matcha + raspberry white matcha (both Red Leaf Teas) + soy milk + sweetener + ice + blender bottle = lazy and amazingly good!
It’s liquid raspberry sauce cheesecake! Creamy, cheesecake tarty and raspberry sweet. No freaky white matcha astringency.
Good amount of froth produced, despite the white matcha anti frothness thanks to the milk and blender bottle. If you have a blender bottle totally try using it for cold matcha drinks!
ICED TEA LATTE MODE!
Love sent to BoxerMama for snagging this tea for me!
Unfortunately I can’t do a full review or rating, but will do it soon. It’s freaking hot here in southern california, 35c, a little too hot for my westcoast Canadian hide. 2 tea packages show up and I’m like ugggg, iced tea only!
2tsp Chai Amazonia, 2 big lumps of rock sugar steeped for 5.5 minutes in a little 98c water, poured over ice and vanilla soymilk = OOOH YEAH!
Very creamy, subtly spicy ginger and cinnamon comes out with a little heat in my throat. Just the energy pep and spice I need for jiu jitsu! Watch out blue belts, this spazy white belt gal is coming at ya!
Having a small pot of this while I finish up my amigurumi commission. Pretty darn cute http://awkwardsoul.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_1749.jpg
Oddly this tea tastes really sweet too, maybe my taste buds are outta whack today. However, I can really taste the chocolate and licorice this time, especially as the tea cools. Unsure whether I like licorice in teas or not.
I forgot I had a sample of this tea from a DavidsTea order!
Taking it easy today. The other day I got my 3rd stripe on my white belt in brazilian jiu jitsu. Yesterday I rolled and got a buggered thumb and a cut lip. I got an advanced class tonight and probably going to get more damaged similar to last week as blue belts pick me off doing crazy moves on me.
With that said, a nice strawberry tea? yum!
DRY: Very sweet strawberry smell that is also nutty. I ate one of the brittle pieces and it was chewy, weird! Lots of brittle pieces and strawberry chunks. (wonder if they load samples to be a perfect spread of tea?)
STEEPED: Strawberry and black tea smell. Hmmm.. now I recall I did get my nosed winged in last night too. Uggg, I’m an injury magnet.
TASTE: Black tea base with a slight tart strawberry (like as if the strawberry wasn’t fully ripe tart). Quite sweet. I couldn’t pick out the nuttyness.
Sweetened, the strawberry comes out more. However, sweetening this tea seemed overkill as it is already sweet. No bitterness or astringency.
WHO’D LIKE THIS TEA: A black tea drinker that likes sweet teas – it’s already sweet! Also a pretty good black base that isn’t ultra robust, so someone wanting to try a black tea could give this one a go.
COMMENTS: really good but I wish I didn’t sweeten the last of my pot as it was just too sweet for me! I added sweetener before I tasted it. I wish I got creamy and nutty notes from the name strawberry shortcake, all I got was strong tarty yet sweet strawberry.
Overall, not bad, probably would be good iced (the focus of the summer collection).