179 Tasting Notes
Sip down and man am I going to miss this in my cupboard… so much so that I’m seriously contemplating paying the ridiculous shipping cost to have it sent to me in CA from Oz!!
Life has gotten pretty hectic the last few months between work, school and home life and I’ve been a little absent here on steepster… but I’m still drinking plenty of tea and am trying to sip down my humongous stash!! The benefit of not being on steepster so much recently? You guys haven’t been tempting me with delicious tasting notes so its been a LONG while since I really bought any tea…. YAY!!
Back to my actual tasting note… I am seriously going to miss this tea in my cupboard. It reminds me so much of rocky road – chocolate, strawberry, rhubarb and a touch of nuttiness. Its divine with a splash of milk and has kind of been my guilty pleasure recently whenever I’ve had a desert craving… What am I going to do now?!?!?! Hmmm shipping costs from Oz be that bad right??
mmmmm, man I’ve missed this tea!!! While searching the back of my cupboard this morning for something I’d long lost and had a sudden craving for I blindly pulled this out instead and my craving was immediately forgotten… this is nutty, malty, chocolatey goodness… I really wish I wasn’t about to run out forever… now thats a seriously depressing thought!!!
Mmmm I’ve drunk like three cups of this tea this morning… its pretty darn amazing and seriously reminds me of eating a big fluffy lamington…. especially when I add milk!! The dry leaf has some huge coconut pieces and a generous sprinkling of chocolate pieces which really helps the tea taste so darn authentic… No need to desperately crave a lamington when I have this tea in my stash – all i need to do is take a sip and close my eyes!!
I brewed this hot this morning and then promptly forgot about it for the next hour or so until I made it back to my desk… Holy smokes this has some amazing and authentic watermelon flavor and there’s the perfect hint of mint to even it all out and make it a super refreshing tastebud sensation… I don’t really get any of the limeade but I honestly don’t miss it with those juicy juicy watermelon and fresh mint flavors front and center… Can’t wait to try this cold brewed (on purpose) I can definitely see this being a staple by the pool throughout the never-ending summer months in socal!!
The first package in my 52 Teas Kickstarter pledge arrived late last week and I have been desperately anxious to tear into them and start trying but since I was traveling over the weekend I was hesitant to open them up away from my Breville tea maker as I have strong memories of how temperamental the black base was when Frank owned the company.
It was a difficult decision this morning trying to decide what I wanted to try first but since it was breakfast time I went with the coconut french toast.. First, I gotta say, that I adore the cute little taster sized packets!! Half an ounce is the perfect size to try a tea without having to commit to something you may not like.. spoiler alert, this one is definately going on my repurchase list ASAP in the larger size!!
The scent of this tea is spot on! I get the coconut, the cardamom, the maple syrup and a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg… Taste wise, this is delicious!! Especially with a splash of milk to really bring out the creamy butteriness of french toast. A complete winner in my book and I’m now SUPER excited to try out the other four teas I have… I think next I’ll have to try Lemon Cheesecake Bar.. after all it is almost afternoon tea time!!
There is so much I should be doing today but instead I find myself struggling to get off the couch and get moving… The hubby is out rock climbing in Yosemite and I have the house to myself… which means tea and books and maybe (if I get motivated) a little bit of housework in there somewhere between cups and chapters.
Notting Hill is a decent breakfast offering but it doesn’t stand out to me as something so special I would need to run out and get more once this sample size is gone… Its good with milk and sugar and has the usual maltiness I associate with English Breakfast but theres so many other breakfast teas out there I enjoy more…
This tea sounded amazing on etsy and smelled pretty darn delicious when it eventually arrived. I get a good hit of the peanut, ginger and oat ingredients straight out of the tin and there are also some large looking dried strawberry pieces and peanut hunks in the dry leaf which gave me super high hopes of a brewed cuppa that would taste like PB&J…. unfortunately as delicious as the tea smells I don’t get a single hint of peanut butter or strawberry jelly in the brewed liquid which just makes me sad… such high hopes… yet this tea really doesnt taste like anything at all… boo :(
mmmm forgotten how much I really enjoy this tea… it tastes a little like the generic tea you get at a more mid to high end Chinese or Japanese restaurant but honestly, thats what I like about it the most!! Its got a delicious toasty rice flavor to it that just makes me want to nosh on some good asian food!!!
I feel like I’ve been super absent from everything the last three weeks due to work, traveling, being unwell and just life in general but fingers crossed I’m back into the swing of things… more or less… I had such high hopes for this tea, I mean seriously, Black Forest Cake Tea!! And although the dry leaf smelled super amazing and was fully of the most chocolatey-cherry-berry scent the liquid was a disappointing and lacking in flavor… and I’d even gone a little above and beyond by trading my usual skim-milk with heavy cream!!! I’m not giving up yet however, I’ll give this another go (probably with a little more leaf) and see how it goes… I’m starting to realize I’m a chronic over-leafer and prefer way more leaf than recommended in order to get the flavor I want and I really shouldn’t hold that against a tea when I’m brewing as per the recommended parameters!! Watch this space… I have faith in Bluebird!!