387 Tasting Notes
Thanks pkmnnerdfighter for this swap. :)
I’m getting some holiday teas soon so I have to finish up some of these lovelies. This is the second time I’ve had this and I am enjoying it as much as I did before. Nice white chocolate, tasty mint but no peppercorn. I think the peppercorn would have added a bit of a punch which might have been nice. No caffeine… wonderful!
I had this tea a few days ago and wasn’t impressed. Seemed too cinnamon-y. When I made it today, I didn’t have any problem. The cinnamon seemed to move out of the limelight and added just enough spice along with the cardamom and cloves. This time I brewed it for 4 minutes with a bit less water (12 oz./2 teabags). A nice winter-y evening chamomile!
Flavors: Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove
Well, I had my first intro to tea party. I had a bunch of retired teachers over and introduced them to loose leaf tea. I thought there were going to be about 13 people and then at the last minute a bunch of people RSVP-ed and suddenly there were 23! Just getting the logistics of where to put people in the living room was a challenge. :D
I wasn’t trying to be an expert and try to go with the unflavored teas as this was just a general intro. I basically made teas that I enjoy in each of the basic groups: black, green, white, herbal, honeybush, rooibos and mate. I made 7 teas… Earl Grey Creme from Teavana, Citrus Green from Adagio, Youthberry from Teavana, Chocolatea from Sereneteaz, Tropical Fruit Rooibos from Spice of Leaf, Vanilla Honeybush from Infusion Bouteaque, Chocolate Rocket from David’s.
Juggling the making of tea was less tricky than I thought. The Breville did a great job!
We had a lot of fun and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. Most of the people had never had “good” tea before and were very excited.
I served raspberry scones, butter cookies and cucumber sandwiches using my grandmother and great-aunt’s best china. Everything looked so nice with the good silver, china and fancy cloth napkins.
After they left I was so exhausted!!! I had really gotten my self stressed trying to figure out the logistics of the whole day. But it was fun!!
A simple, light green tea with a gentle citrus taste. Nothing exciting but a nice calming healthful tea.
I checked on Adagio’s site but they don’t list this as a loose leaf in a tin at all. I bought this at Meijers in a very nice tin. On sale it is only $8.00 for 4 oz. They also had the Ingenuitea brewing mug on sale for $15.
I have the round sachets of this. It seems to be primarily tea dust when I opened the canister. I cut open one of the sachets and it was basically filled with dust. If I were trying to steep this in an infuser, it would all just go through the infuser holes.
The canister label says, “Refreshing with a pure lemon essence”. How could it have a pure lemon essence if this is made from lemongrass?
The taste isn’t bad. It’s an enjoyable cuppa for the early evening after a busy day filled with too much Chocolate Rocket! As usual with the Chocolate Rocket, I had way too much energy and did way to much. Put grout on part of the basement tile floor (15×15), walked almost 6 miles and finished raking the leaves. Now I’m exhausted and I need a relaxing tea. So this works!
I used three bags for 16 oz of water. Still a little weak.
Ahhhhh…. There is just something about going back to an old favorite. I love swaps but sometimes ya just get tired of taking a chance with the tea. This tea just works! It’s got what I need right now… a full black tea, vanilla, no caffeine.
Now i just need to relax and ignore the stupid football game that my husband is watching. Maybe I’ll go into the bedroom and watch another TV… reruns of Orphan Black? Grimm? Sleepy Hallow? Well, we’ll see what the magic eight ball decides.
The first cup was wonderful but the next cup (Brevilles make a minimum of two cups) was very artificial and bitter. I had such high hopes for this tea at the beginning. It had a great aroma and seemed like a perfect fall drink but, alas, no.
Thanks KatBender for this sample.I haven’t had much luck with David’s Teas lately except for the love of my life… Chocolate Rocket!