So this tea I bought a sample of it from DT for 50cents since it was part of the boxing day sale that they had. I think I may try and get a few more of these because I rather quite liked it. I have been reading up on tea and tasting stuff, and I would say that this tea was a paradox for me. I didn’t completely love it, but I didn’t hate it either. So it made me enchanted and confused at the same time. This tea is definitely a darker black tea with a woodsy/ earthy kind of taste. And then there was a mysterious kind of sweetness to it… I’ll have to drink it again to get a better understanding of that flavour. I also found that I may have steeped it too long because I got a kind of bitter, yet not overly bitter taste from it. It will definitely need a second tasting to give it its justice. Next time I will steep this one at home as opposed to out on the go… so that I may see the colour of the tea.
121 Tasting Notes
Surpisingly I haven’t logged this tea ever… shame. Anyways, this is a fave of mine. I decided to brew it for breakfast this morning. I love them green and lemon flavouring of this tea. It really soothes me, which is a perfect way to start the day.
So I had this tea saturday night and it was yummy. I made it later the same night and learned that I over-measured the tea and ended up with a bitter mistake. I am getting used to the loose leaf becuase last time I bought this tea it was in the muslin bags. Something to get used to.
So I tried this tea went I popped by DT this weekend. A lovely lady reccomended this one to me. I really liked it, this tea definitely seduced my senses.
So I haven’t had this one recently. I love the scent of this tea. My parents thought I was wearing perfume. The flowery scent is definitely prevalent. I love how it doesn’t get bitter with over-steeping.
So I learned this week that this tea isn’t the most travel savy tea in my mug. I don’t really have the option of just steeping and then throwing out the leaves on the go. As this tea steeps, it gets bitter. Lesson learned.
Back to studies means sometimes grabbing tea a timmy’s on the way to class. On Wednesday, I was way to busy to steep my own tea in the morning so I grab Eg with my breakfast. Even though I don’t want to be back to the daily grind, this tea is one good thing to keep my mind on.
So This is my long awaited day 10 ( official) of the advent calendar. So what happened with my box is that DT gave me Kiwi’s Big Adventure twice ( Day 10 & day 20… not that I’m complaining). So I explained this to customer service and they so kindly sent me 50g of Detox. That really made my day. This tea is surprising tasty. I have tried a detox tea before and didn’t quite like it, so I was surprised by how good it tastes. All in all this tea is good and it feels cleansing, which is perfect for the new year.
So I decided to crack these guys open today. It was my first tea at school for the new year. While it tastes good, I prefer the Camellia Sinensis pearls way better. These gewt bitter if steeped too long. Still a pretty good dragon pearl. I would classify the pearls as Camellia Sinensis ( as #1), Teopia/Teavana as #2 and DT as my third choice.
This morning I did the classic milk concoction with this tea. I don’t know why I love this one so much with milk. It made my morning a good one:)
I had some of this divine drink yesterday :) It was so soothing and relaxing to lay down and read while drinking this tea. I really love the feeling I get from drinking this tea.
I am so glad that I finally got my DT order !!! I was dying to open this and brew a cup. I opened the order on Saturday and brewed myself a mug of this Sunday. Such a great to to have on such a relaxing day. I love the little marshmallows in this one.. sometimes I like to snack on them. tee hee.
So I had this tea Saturday night with my fiancee. It was his first time trying the tea. I think he liked it. I love how the berry taste is prevalent throughout the taste and smell of the tea. I really like this one.
Had some Anastasia on the way to my trip. it was nice and soothing. It has been quite a while since I’ve brewed myself a cup of this tea.
So this was my last drink of 2012…. it was so fun brewing this one. I added milk and it still tasted good :)
So I tried this tea New Years eve at a cafe. I have been dying to try this tea company for a while so I was glad that this cafe carries it. I decided to go with the dragon pearls to see how it tastes. I loved it. I got worried at first because it didn’t color as it steeped. But when I tried it, it was like sipping heaven. I just adored it. I love this tea so much that I bought a little tin of it. Cannot wait to go home and brew this. Happy Belated New Year :)
so I tried a sample of this tea earlier this year. As I have no kusmi stores near me, I bought a tin today. This is by far my fave genmaicha out there. The flavor is light and not too strong. It was perfect with my grandmother’s homemade apple pie.
Just brewed my (one of) fave teas, in my new mini teapot that I got for sale on boxing day @ David’s Tea. This tea is giving me such a smile today, It’s been a while since I have had this one. Happy tea drinking today :)
So this day 23 tea was nice. Not bad and not great, just a good glass of tea. I steeped the first cup perfectly and enjoyed it. It was a soothing and different taste from what I have. I am still pretty new to oolong, and want to try more. way better than the skinny. It was light and enjoyable. Just have to be careful not to oversteep or it gets too bitter.
So reading the name of this tea makes me think of beyonce’s song ( sweet dreams). Give it a listen. Back to the tea, I thought it was perfect, I had it this morning, though I wanted to have it before bed last night. I was too tired to go and make it, so I just waited and had it this morning. It was super yummy and a great chamomile embrace. I may have the rest of the sample for bed tonight. :) What a great day 21 tea.
So I got this tea on day 20 as well and finally cracked it open yesturday after chatting with the awesome DT customer service. I missed out on the detox so they will be sending me some, which is really sweet of them. Much love to them for that. Getting this tea twice was no punishment , I actually liked this one alot. When detox comes in, I’ll do a proper tea tasting for day 10. My fave part about the tea is the apples. I love the apples in this one, great smell and great taste.
So I brewed this yesturday for me and my fiancee. I love this one, its just a new fave of mine. I am so happy that I have two collectable tins of it. I am going to save this and enjoy it all year long. I hope it makes another comeback next year. It really was worth waiting to get to day 24 for this one :) . My eyes lit up when I opened the last one.
So this is one that I forgot to log last week. I had brewed it for christmas eve morning for my work morning. I think I may have steeped it too long, as the taste just was really strong. Maybe I just didn’t enjoy the smell and taste of the ginger. But I ended up dumping it in the sink. So I may try it again and steep it lightly.
Just realized that I never ogged this tea yet, how bad of me. To not share this wonderful tea with anyone. My apologies. Well this tea is just a treat for me. I don’t have a kusmi store near me so I have to ration these lovely teas. Jasmine Green has got to be my favorite kusmi tea. It is just perfect for leaving the bag in, it doesn’t overpower or get too strong. I had this yesturday while relaxing by the fire.