430 Tasting Notes
Had a headache. Reached for tea for the first time in a while. Going back for a second cup. Headache already on the wane. Bless this tea.
Mmmmm. This tastes like a cup of warm apple crumble, without any of the tartness of the apple. If this is really good for you, I will drink it by the bucket.
Made a whole pot of this today to help me with my writing. This tea is just incredible. Sweet and buttery, such a light rounded flavour, I savour every single mouthful.
This tea keeps drifting in and out of our stash – we get some, we give it away, we get some more, we give some more away. I thought we were all out, until we started cleaning the living room and found a stash of a dozen or so teas. And lo, there was Southern Belle! This is another of those blends that bowls me over with the scent but doesn’t quite deliver. Even so, it’s a very pleasant sweet peachy tea that’s not too over the top in any way. I think I’ll keep it around this time.
Continuing my new habit of caffeine-free after seven. Had a tea party to unwind from work, and what is better for a tea party than pink tea? I do enjoy this blend, and I always forget how much. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy!
Just so flat-out tasty. I wish I had realised how good it is earlier. It’s even good when brewed in-store.
This tea always smells amazing, all spicy and mysterious. I just wish that it delivered. I have tried different steep times, from my usual two minutes up to a very bitter base, but the flavouring just never steps up. The florals – which I don’t usually like – are almost non-existent. It wasn’t a bad cup, just . . . disappointing.
Having a lot of trouble sleeping lately, and now that it’s getting cooler in the evenings we’re trying tea to help. I agree with what others say – this really knocks you right out.
We’ve been drinking this blended with the now-discontinued Vata Ayurvedic, but we picked some more up to try just straight, and it’s a much more mellow blend than we anticipated. The flavour isn’t overwhelming, but it’s perfect for a nighttime tea. There’s also a sweet lemony flavour that gets lost in the bold spices of the ayurvedic when they’re blended. On its own, it wasn’t nearly as medicinal as I was expecting, though towards the bottom of the pot it was a bit more tart and acrid.
Steeped this with a touch of brown sugar last night, it was amazing. Trying not to have any caffeine after seven or so, and didn’t end up getting home until nine, but this was exactly what I was craving. I’m always a little thrown off when I reach for this one, because it looks like it would be very floral and the cinnamon scent is quite strong, but brewed up it all evens out into this delicious oatmeal crisp type flavour, very warming. Did the first steep at about four minutes, second one just over five, I think five would be better.
This knocked me right the frak out last night. I think next time I’ll skip the Vata addition, because it added a spicy note that was a little disconcerting when my primary objective was sweet sweet unconsciousness.