349 Tasting Notes
The dry mix certainly has a nice roasted marshmallow scent. Makes me think I’m sitting by the campfire. I am sitting on my screened porch with a candle but it should be a woodsy smokey scented candle to enhance the mood. Tea is calm and tasty. Really a good sit back and relax tea for me! This could be like s’mores if it had chocolate :D
My thanks to the lovely Ost for her swap package of delicious looking dessert teas.
Flavors: Coconut, Marshmallow
Another cup of some nice almond oolong! Calm, peaceful. It goes well with the rest of my day.
Tomorrow I go over and help my blind friend with moving. Their house was foreclosed on, she went blind (she has had some improvement since then) was taken off of disability, forced to go back to work as a teacher (even though she can’t read without machines and can’t see to the other side of the classroom) and her husband had a nervous breakdown and quit his job as a minister and now works a minimum wage job all in the last two years. And of course, she can’t drive.
My life is so easy. I am continually thankful!
I am sitting out on my lovely screened porch drinking a cuppa Birthday Cake from Rebekah Elaine. Beautiful day in the upper 70’s. The pond outside is active with an egret and two great blue herons. The tree nearby has a goldfinch nest and they are singing up a storm. Mother and Father Goose are walking with their ten goslings. What could be more perfect. Love this tea! Very much a dessert tea. The sprinkles in the dry mix are cute an cheerful. How they get that cake element in there I have no idea but I taste it. No caffeine so I don’t know if I will get much done today. I might just sit and read and drink tea!
When looking at previous tasting notes, I noticed people either hate it or like it, not many in-between I made it both hot and cold brewed. I liked it both ways.I tend to overleaf all my herbals and that seems to work well for this. I lightly sweetened it which dropped the cinnamon a bit and brought up the plum. Yes, the cinnamon is strong but I don’t mind. It brings it to a nice bold flavor. I love herbals that have some punch for later in the day. Too often they are a little bland.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Plums
I’ve read several reviews of this one and it sounded good. I haven’t had much luck with watermelon teas, its a hard thing to duplicate since it has such a delicate flavor. The only other one I’ve had was the Watermelon Mint Chiller from Teavana. Not a favorite.
This one has a delicate watermelon flavor that I am really enjoying. The Teavana watermelon was an iced/cold brewed tea and maybe I under leafed it. This one I only had enough for a cup of hot tea. I’d like to get some more and try it as a cold brew. It might bring out the watermelon even more. I really think I will order this one.
I made a pitcher of this as a cold brew. Yummiest iced tea I’ve had in along time! It took a while to give me the expected boost but maybe it was because I was extra sleepy. We kept getting phone calls around 4:30 am. Wrong number! Of course, as a mother I really worry about a phone call in the middle of the night… Well after the first call, I didn’t have to worry about that. The person calling was hanging up before we could straighten out what number they thought the were calling. ANNOYING!
I brewed this up using 5 bags and 6 cups of water for 12 hours. Added a couple drops of Stevia.
I love almond and amaretto! This has a most wonderful scent. It smells like …. wait for it… amaretto. If you enjoy amaretto this could be the tea for you. I used to have an amaretto over ice in the evenings (stopped since being on Weight Watchers) so this is an excellent replacement. I love that it is herbal so I can drink it at night.
I believe thanks go out to Nicole for this terrific sample.
This is one that I would like to get and keep in my cupboard.