1741 Tasting Notes
French Toast for breakfast!
(I wish it really was french toast…)
I think I prefer this over the pancake breakfast tea. It’s heavier, and makes me think more of pastry/crusted toast. The cinnamon is very pleasant and not punch-you-in-the-face-strong, and I love all that maple.
It’s definitely not an every day tea, but it’s fun. And yes – no sugar required as this baby is sweet enough as it stands!
Woo! Sipdown 147!
It smells like peach! It tastes very similar to a peach drink too – a nice juicy without the buttloads of sugar you’d find if this was a canned beverage. The black base is present too, but it doesn’t really add or take anything away from the tea.
This reminds me of the peach version of DT’s Pom Tango though. Very bright and refreshing. Maybe someday I will place an order for PureAromaTea as this was good.
Ugh. I’m stressing out today and it’s silly because there’s nothing I can do about anything right now anyway, but I think that’s when a lot of us stress the most. We can’t help it.
So I’m drinking this tea. It’s comfort tea. I’ve never had a bad cup and it’s just good and simple. I might even indulge in a bit of milk and sugar to distract myself!
Also, this is distracting me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaLLUgR32fY (A violin cover of Gangham Style – it sounds so different!)
Goodbye Bilbo Brew! (150)
This was so amazing. I’m basically having it for lunch as it’s so rich and wonderful. If I’d had it earlier I could have called it Elevensies.
Also, that’s a real thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevenses I thought that was just made up for the Hobbit! #themoreyouknow
Thank you Kittena! This was very tasty sample, and also another sipdown! (151). I’ve been trying a lot of my smaller samples lately it seems. Gotta make room for my Butiki order that OMGSrsly is holding for me.
This is really nice – I keep forgetting how good white teas can be. It’s slightly floral, but the berries are the key players here. It tastes like juice without all of the sugar, and is quite refreshing. It would probably be very good iced!
So I oversteeped this one as well! For 10 minutes? IDEK! /0\ Stupid work getting in the way of tea. :( I thought work was there just to allow me to drink tea all day and not worry about the baby? Ha.
So even though I was awful to this tea, it was very classy and didn’t complain. It’s still very tasty and fruity and a touch creamy. And there’s lemon! Yes. I get it now. I can see what the fuss is all about. It doesn’t hurt that my water is usually a bit under 100.
OMG – am I going to have order tins of EVRYTHING from H&S? Or will I get sick of certain blends? Rating = bumped, and I haven’t even tried it iced yet.
And, as I like to stay about one tea off what I’m posting about, I’m currently reading this neat genderswapped Pride&Prejudice fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/97016?view_full_work=true
Oh snap. I think the Jane Austen Mafia is going to come after me.
Everything started out fine. The water was hot. The leaves were carefully measured and placed in the basket. But then…. one coworker and then another came up to me and distracted me with inane questions. And there were issues to deal with. And before I knew it, my tea had been brewing for 8+ minutes. I don’t even know how long.
Maybe the J.A.M should go after my coworkers!
Anyway, thank you Kittena for the sample/sipdown. (152) This tea is only slightly bitter even after I abused it horribly, and I’m enjoying the blackberries and vanilla. I’m certain that if I were to place an order with Adagio, that I would snag some of this. But they’re sorta awful with customer service. So I don’t know if I ever will get my Adagio order in.
Thank you JustJames!
I guess it’s a teavana thing, but this Azteca Fire really reminds me of the Cococaramel Sea Salt blend. I guess because both are chocolate and oily? I don’t care that it’s oily though because it’s actually REALLY chocolatey. More than I’ve had in any tea I can remember.
Maybe because I oversteeped it?
But I’m mostly just grateful that I have an herbal tea that isn’t fruity and isn’t rooibos or honeybush like 95% of all my other non-caffenated teas. I’m happy JustJames gave me some to share, and I just remembered that Jackie T was sending me some along with the Cococaramel Sea Salt! So, I will be awash in Teavana chocolate teas. ;)