1257 Tasting Notes
This one isn’t too bad – it’s ceylon, and tiger eye, which I think adds a little caramel, and I can taste the cinnamon in it too. It’s tasty – there’s nothing wrong with it – but it’s not quite memorable either.
But I’m happy I tried it! And if I were in the Zelda fandom maybe I would appreciate it more!
Ok Sil- your turn! (Sipdown, 187)
Mmm… there’s a lot going on in this sweet amber tea…
Sweet potato, lots of caramel, assam notes and a little orange. Everything blends together so well. The Lapsang Souchong is subtle, as are the other spices It’s just like a warm day in the garden. :)
I should probably talk about this tea but I don’t want to. I’m just obsessed with Destiel atm. I finished reading Epilogue by Jayne L (http://archiveofourown.org/works/386546) last night and it was so amazing and sad and it stuck in my head and I woke up dreaming of Mischa Collins. I love the pairing of Dean and Castiel. The falling angel, and the man who doesn’t feel he deserves anything good in his life…
And this story had THE saddest Castiel I’ve ever encountered.
I remember people fangirling about Destiel years ago and I just ignored it and wow, what a fool am I! These guys, these poor sad guys…
I’m on my resteep of this! Yay! I tried all 5 teas today like some kind of crazed DT fangirl.
Which I can be. Admittedly.
This one was ok, but I could take it or leave it.
So, the winners are Cool Cucumber and Blue Lagoon.
I love how blue my mug is, and I love how the snow out front is melting away and that I’m starting to crave cold brewed teas again.
I immediately want 100g of this. It does remind me of blue whale candy.
And it’s in my blue whale mug! They match!
(I on the other hand don’t – blue sweat pants and a bright orange tank top. I’m staying home today, can you tell?)
I’ve got the used leaves cold-steeping right now and I am very excited to try it later on!
BLUE WHALE CANDY TEA!
This doesn’t disappoint!
It’s grape! And yes, it’s that fake grape you get with pop or cough medicine, but you know what? I LIKE that grape.
I think 4 minutes is starting to push it as this tastes a little bitter. Maybe 3.5 would have been perfect? This is still good though, don’t get me wrong. I can taste the sencha, but it’s not super strong. I’m ok with that.
Again, I’ll rate this later after I come down from my new-tea excitement!
Oh, this is really good! And it’s perfect in my whales cup! Whaaaaaales!
It’s all melon! Honeydew melon! And I get something that makes me think of cucumber in it. It’s quite light and refreshing, even though I steeped it for 7 minutes – I may have got distracted taking pictures of my pretty whales. :D I took the leaves and popped it in the fridge with my other nordic mug so I can compare the cold-steeped version later!
I really like this though. It’s light on tea, and heavier on fruit so it might be expensive if you want a lot of black leaf in it, but I don’t mind that either. This way I can share with the toddler and not worry about it. I do get a spearminty after-taste too, although I don’t know if there is mint in it or not. Maybe in the added flavours?
I’d want to rate this 90 and go out and buy a tin, but I know that’s just new-tea-fever! I’ve got a 25g pouch so I’ll rate it after I try it again.