1774 Tasting Notes
Yum. After trying a few chocolate orange teas and being bitterly disappointed, this Earl Grey with an orange twist is quite pleasant.
This pairs well with a gingerbread house. The molasses adds a nice bit of sweetness to this otherwise malty brew. The icing makes up for the lack of added sugar/cream.
As it cools, I find that it sorta tastes like perfume. Strange. Bleh. I might have to add cream and see if that fixes it.
It’s such a pretty tea, and I love the smell. I don’t want to not like it…(will rate another day)
The problem with needing tea to wake up in the morning is that you’re not really awake when you make it. Not only may I have understeeped it, I added more than a dollop of cream and now this tea is warmish, creamy, and not very strong. I could just as easily go back to sleep as I could make a new cup.
Today is a stay-in-my-pjs-forever sorta day. I’ll make the new cup, but no guarantee I’ll be fully awake. :)
Yum. This smells strongly of almond and fruit. I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet and this is the last of my 30g bag! Sipdown!
It seems like the almond dominates the flavour, but I still get traces of cinnamon and apple and ginger. It’s pretty good, and would be nice on a cold night, but right now I’m a little indifferent to it.
Sorry Alpine Punch! I’ll try you again next year!
I’m just sitting on the computer researching things, so I thought… hey! Library Blend!
Man, am I glad that I did. I love this tea. I can taste the black AND the green! And the black is only slightly bitter. I think I oversteeped it, and I’m not sure if I used the right temperature with the green in it, but that just gives me an excuse to steep it again! It’s bold, with mellower undertones and a very pleasant floral fragrance!
Yay! Christmas tea! This is part of the DavidsTea tiny tins set (with those super adorable little tins!)
I thought I’d start with this because the pomegranates smelled SO GOOD. Steeped, it still smells strongly of pomegranates, but I can also smell the hibiscus. The tea has a very pretty rose tint, but the hibiscus actually doesn’t overwhelm the tea at all. It’s very nice. It’s slightly tart, yet fruity and yum!!! I don’t really know if I can taste the white tea though – I wonder what this would taste just as an herbal blend? Someday I really need to try white tea on its own just to get an idea of what it’s like!
This is the first time I remembered to use the lid on my steeper too, so… good job me? I guess it’ll be neat (in a tea-geek sorta way) to see if there’s a big difference with the lid on vs using a tea ball in a mug.
I think I have enough left for 1 or 2 more cups – it won’t last long!
Since we ended up picking our own present, I chose DavidsTea Perfect Mug- the giant sized one with the fall tree theme, and 30g of Glitter&Gold. I’ve been looking forward to it! This mug is going to get so much use!!!
I like this tea. Immediately I thought, “Mmmmm. Nice.” The glitter is so pretty, and I like the orange/vanilla combo, although I slightly oversteeped it.