1202 Tasting Notes
I bought a lot of stuff online for black friday and cyber monday (with me being the only one of my friends circle buying stuff, everyone was on the “no buy” bandwagon. I cannot resist deals, especially tea deals.)
My della terra order is the first thing that came out of all the stuff I bought! WOOOOOT!
DRY: strong, liquor like smell with a mix of spices scent. Very cute snow flake sprinkles!
STEEPED: similar to dry, liquoury spicy smell. Inviting and not smelling like ack rooibos!
TASTE: Warm, well rounded spices – lightly cinnamon and nutmeg? The spices are not overly strong or overpowering. Slightly sweet and creamy. Warming on the tongue from the spice. A touch watery, but very good considering I’ve had many watery rooibos blends. Not very red rooibosy tasting, in fact, I forgot I was drinking rooibos!
COMMENTS: I’m thinking this tea as a latte, this would be killer!
I quite enjoy this Winter nog – it’s a great evening, winter tea. The spice level is perfect, it’s kinda sweet. Yum. I don’t know if I’d order more after the sample is done as it’s not making me go crazy yet, but I’d highly recommend peeps to try this tea out if you are into a good winter themed tea.
Totally having a floral tea day.
Tried this tea steeped at 175 = no bitterness at all. Bright, maraschino cherry flavor (not sweet) over loads of florally rose. Good, savory sencha background. Very good. I killed off my sample, I wish I tried it iced, the cherry would be pretty good, but I’m not sure about the floral being good iced.
Turns out I’m sinus infectioning out right now – better than the strep that’s now contained with antibiotics in my house, but still sucky.
I did 175 and 2 minutes – less weird floral bitterness and much better of a cup. Less peachyness though, but still very floral tea that came out quite mellow. I want to love this tea, but it’s just too finicky to make perfect it seems.
I’ve been craving this tea for awhile now, and finally gave in. I love white teas, but it’s another tea I tend to conserve and not drink too often.
This pot will not last long. I was up most of the night sick with I don’t know what, but I feel like my head is going to freeze off. I’m chugging this tea to stay warm. I like the sweetness here, but since I was impatient, I just chucked in the leaves so it’s getting oversteeped and weird bruised fruit tasting.
I’m going to sit with my rabbit and drink tea. He’s nice and warm.
My house has strep throat, and I’m trying to ensure I don’t get it. Though, the last few days I’ve been waking up with mild cold symptoms, hoping I don’t actually have it already!
Either way, I’m drinking tea non stop, taking vitamins, drinking lots of juice and eating more fruit. Uggg so tired of going to the bathroom!
Brought out The Skinny this morning – hoping the orange and gingery combo here will unclog my dry throat. Which it did, yay! Now to stalk cyber monday sales.
TYs out to Zen tea for a sample of this tea!
Blarg, I’ve been mostly drinking unflavored teas that can survive the “Dump into tea pot without strainer and sit there all day” treatment, as I want to pound out my writing for NaNoWriMo without having to stop and make tea and wait for it.
DRY: Smells like those really sweet red cherries in a jar. Maraschino cherries? DROOLDROOLDROOOOOL
STEEPED: Strong floral mixed with a zing of sweet cherry!
TASTE: Lots of flavor! Strong rosey floral taste that is very fresh tasting. Distinctive cherry taste, not very sweet as it smells. A little bit of bitterness, maybe from the floral. The green tea is in the background, and it’s smooth, bordering silky.
COMMENTS: If you do not like floral, stay clear of this one!
This tea is pretty strongly floral – the cherry is a nice flavor. I did not like the bitterness I got, but I think I will steep this at 175 next time, which I think will help. Overall, pretty nice – but I love floral teas.
Huge balls of tea! I got so much of this tea too, I like how a little goes a long way and resteepable. Nice, solid, earthy black tea that is fun to watch unfurl.
Bleh, I want to do some tea trades, but I don’t think I have to time to coordinate plus go to my local post office from hell. Pretty much NaNoWriMo is taking up my spare time, with long jiu jitsu hours, along with knitting christmas gifts. Sigh.