1693 Tasting Notes
This is just one of many that the lovely Sil sent over to me! I really didn’t know what to try first, but thought I’d start with a Sloane tea, any Sloane tea as I’d read so many reviews on them lately.
Much like Sil I’m not a huge bergamot fan, but I think I have a much higher tolerance at least – so long as it doesn’t taste like perfume. I can definitely smell the bergamot, but it’s really orangish too. And I realize that bergamot is related to orange, but I don’t normally smell oranges. Weird.
Could possibly be because my daughter is sitting behind me eating oranges. :P Yeah that’s it. I don’t actually taste orange – just smell it!
Anyway, I do get vanilla and cream in this. And even a touch of caramel! (Or something sweet!) It IS quite divine. I feel fancy-pantsed drinking it, even though I’m sick and working from home in my pj’s. :P At least I can breath through my nose again – the worst is over!
Would I buy this? Yes, but only for a decent price! It’s nice, but not worth breaking the bank over. I’m happy I was able to try it though – I wasn’t expecting Sloane samples!
ETA: To prove to myself that even with the 25 or so new teas Sil sent over, that I am going to ENJOY each one, I resteeped this one. No need to rush and try all the teas. (Although… I really want to drink them all now!)
Ok maybe I wasn’t being fair to this tea, or I’m just having second thoughts as I sipdown this cup… It’s pretty good if I’m looking for a strong kick my butt sorta tea, and sometimes that’s what I need. So I’ll bump this up a bit, although I doubt it’ll return to my cupboard anytime soon.
I’m so stuffed up but not quite miserable so that’s a bonus. I thought I’d make this because it’s one of the few strong teas I have that might still taste good even when I’m sick.
And yes – it works! I’m alternating this with cups of echinacea. I probably didn’t need to take today off work because of how sick I was, but I couldn’t send the little bear of to daycare. We’re eating eggs and toast, and I’ll probably putter around the house and tidy up when she has her morning nap. Much better than a Monday at the office!
(I could have worked from home, but it would have taken 100 minutes or so to bus out to the office, grab the laptop and bring it back, with a sick baby in tow. Forget it! She probably wouldn’t let me do much work while she was awake anyway!)
1 more hour before I can start stalking the mailman! I should have packages coming in this week!
Ack. Someone forgot to turn of the kettle and I lost my tea note.
Anyway, the baby got me sick, which isn’t surprising since I spent most of the day chasing her around and wiping her nose. Poor girl. She still had a lot of fun running around (she loves it if I chase her like a stompy dinosaur) and other fun things.
Now we are enjoying a cup of this tea (she has 2 oz at room temperature in her bottle, while I’ve got 8 in my mug. Hopefully it’ll help, but I never know with herbals. It makes me feel like I’m doing something at least.
I’m not crazy about chai’s, but something about this caught my attention. I’m glad too because it’s very good. A bit creamy. A nice amount of lemon, mixed with spices!
(Typing with a sick baby sleeping in my lap is quite a feat! I’m down to one hand, and pick her up and cuddle her so she could sleep)
Another sipdown! I’m down to 106 now – not too shabby! This was nice. I’m always a bit nervous about lavender because I associate it with grandmothers and soap, but this was really good.
I just packed up 19 teas for my sister as a Loose-Leaf starter kit (with instructions, perfect spoon and perfect mug). I’m so excited and I hope she likes it. I tried to mix the traditional teas like Earl Grey and Assams, with all the fun flavoured ones that a lot of people start with. I hope it’s not too much. :| I will probably wait until Sil’s package arrives because I know she sent me some DavidsTea samples and some of those might be nice to pass on as well.
106 is nice, but I’m worried I’ll be up to 150 soon (which would be a record). I’m expecting samples from Jessiwrites, JackieT, Sil, TerryHarpLady, and Kittena, and I’ve got orders now from Verdant, Butiki, Steappe Shoppe, and Harney & Sons. And 52 Teas. Yikes. That sounds like a lot when you type it all out. I spaced it out though – that’s probably ALL I ordered this month.