350 Tasting Notes
I thought I already logged this one? Multiple times. Huh? Strange
I’m finishing off my pouch of this one. I’d never heard of tulsi rama prior to this tisane, so of course I had to Google it. Holy Basil eh? I wonder how different it tastes from the basil I’m growing on my windowsill? I think I’ll have to try more tea with it – I suspect I like it. I find the woodiness of the rooibos pops over the other flavors a smidgen more than I’d like, but I’m not typically a rooibos lover so that may just be me? Even with the rooibos I still think this is good. I’d reororder a pouch of it if it becomes available again. I can never have enough caffeine-free options.
Random: I had to resist the urge to buy more tea with the recent 52teas Canada Day free shipping, and the Independence Day sale. I just had a huge box of tea arrive yesterday that my hubby will be giving me for my birthday, and I still have another order from 52teas on the way. I’m such a dummy sometimes, I originally misread the Canada Day free shipping special and I thought it was a Canada Day tea. The description mentioned maple syrup and because I was half asleep I read it to be a maple syrup tea. You would think the mention of mounted police would have tipped me off? Hmmm….what would that taste like?…maple syrup with a faint smell of horses –lol! What can I say, I’m a wreck before my first cup of tea!
Light and fruity. Both the tea and the black currant taste equally strong with a lovely sweetness. This one is dainty and classy, a perfect tea to sip while sitting on a patio on an early summer morning. I however, chugged it like a marathon runner whenever I had the opportunity while racing around the offic, trying to get everything done before the end of the day…it still tasted good.
Happy Fourth of July!
Wow, it’s been a busy few days. It was my Dad’s 70th birthday on the weekend so we had a couple of parties for him. I bought him a huge mango cake which everyone but me seemed to love. It was one of those cakes that are less sweet. I’m kind of an oddball, I like my tea without any kind of added sweeteners, but I like my cake to be so sweet that my teeth practically jump out of my face in horror.
My step-sister, her husband and her baby girl recently arrived from China (where they live and work). So I had the pleasure of meeting my niece for the first time. She has such cute chubby cheeks that it makes my voice go up about 2 octaves as soon as I see her (what’s that about?)
The memorial for my hubby’s grandfather was also a couple of days ago, and even though memorials are never easy, it was nice to see so many people who loved him and offered their support to the family.
But through all the events I missed checking in with my Steepster friends… So on to the tea! I’m still enjoying this, not as an everyday tea, but it’s a nice occasional treat. The roasty marshmallow taste is even delicious in my travel mug, that smothers the lovely scent. Looking at the ratings I can see that this tea isn’t a hit with everyone, but thankfully it works for my taste buds.
Happy Canada Day!
I made this using extra dry mix and it was pretty good that way. But it’s still a like, rather than a love for me. I have 2 mates in my tea cupboard and I feel the same way about both of them. It tastes a little like a weak coffee when I make it this way, which is alright, but I’d prefer a good black, green, or white leaf tea over this. As it cools I tend to like it a little less. Meh…I’m not sure if it’s fair to write off all mates quite yet, but I think I’ll try to stick to sample sized mates in the future.
Finishing this one today from my fruit try me pack. I used a touch more of the tea leaves, and I think I prefer it this way. The smell of the peach from this reminds me a little of the Quaker Oats peaches and cream flavored instant oatmeal. This tea is actually much better than I remember, so if anyone else was disappointed with this one, I would recommend adding some extra leaf in your next go around. Having said that, it’s not so much better that I’d repurchase it – glad I had the chance to experiment though. Gotta love those try me packs!
I took this to work yesterday in my travel mug, it was good, but I think it tastes better in an open style mug where I can get the benefit of the smell while I sip on it.
Finishing this one off from my Touch of herb try me pack. This is not my favorite tisane, but with so many ingredients that I don’t like (chamomile, cardamom, and St. John’s Wort) I’m astonished that I didn’t just try to pass this off on my brother. I wouldn’t buy it again, but it was worth a try.
Breyer’s used to make a novelty Simpsons ice cream called “Cookie D’oh!” that I used to love. But now I can’t say Cookie dough like a normal person :P
I dumped a little extra leaf in this today just as an experiment and oh yummers! This is a delicious hot tea, and the smell truly reminds me of cookie dough. As it cools there’s a slight sour taste that seems to emerge, that I wish wasn’t there, but it’s just so darn good hot.
I totally just caved and bought more of this from their online special along with a few others. I filled and dumped my shopping basket so many times yesterday, and finally decided to sleep on it. When I got up in the middle of the night to use the washroom (probably because I drank so much of this tea yesterday) I decided to go ahead with the order. The online specials really do seem too good to pass up if you like any of the teas that are being offered. If you want to check it out for yourself, here’s the link http://www.davidstea.com/web-specials Cookie Dough is 72% off!
I tried using a little more leaf this time and I think that helped to improve the taste compared to the last time I tried this tea, but I still don’t love it. I do get hits of apple every once in a while, but I’m still getting a strange taste that I’m not really sure how to describe…maybe plasticy or chemically? I preferred this hot; when it cooled, the strange taste seemed to come out even more. I have enough leaf remaining to experiment with one or two more times, but I’m not sure what to try next. This one may just not be for me. I think I’ll stick to Della Terra’s Classic Apple Pie, that one is sooo yummy!
I’m finishing this one off today. I used more leaf than I did last time, and that seems to have helped to improve with the flavors having more of a presence. The scent still reminds me of strawberries that are past their prime, but the taste as a hot tea is a bit better than the last time I made this. Unfortunately, as it cools, the overripe taste becomes increasingly prominent.
Meh…it doesn’t impress me enough to merit a repurchase.