1635 Tasting Notes
Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet for letting me try a sample of this.
It’s interesting. I can taste the puerh and spearmint and tulsi.
And the peppercorn and just possibly the star anise.
It’s forest-y, that’s for sure. And it’s an interesting idea, but I don’t know that I would go out of my way to get more.
So I guess I skipped this one on Christmas, but – well, the name doesn’t really call to me.
I guess it’s Christmassy because it has orange in it? That’s definitely orange. And there’s lemongrass. And maybe some spices? This isn’t too bad but now it’s cooling and getting a little bitter.
Oh and the baby is asleep and it’s only 9:40. I’m going to go to bed at/before 11:00 if I can and here’s hoping she’ll stay out the rest of the night!
I believe this was another one from Janelle. I really like it. It tastes like a minty green tea – Moroccan mint? – but there’s this earthiness lurking behind each sip. It’s an interesting contract, but this is definitely one of the better blends from David.
Also there’s no weird sparkles or additives.
This one probably doesn’t exist anymore either. :(
So thank you Janelle for letting me try it! Maybe I can get Herbal Infusions to try and resurrect it – I think they said something about making tea limited edition blending kits so you can resurrect favourite teas – this could be a good one for that.
I made a timolino of this today, except that I didn’t really. I think I turned my kettle off after putting it on as this water is barely warm. So the tea is barely steeped.
I’m still trying to get in the habit of getting to bed at a proper time for work, but the kiddo stays up until midnight and I keep ending up with 6 hours. My poor brain! Next week will ( easier bc she’ll be up earlier for daycare, while her dad is in class.
I will make real tea when I get to the office!
It was so insanely cold today that I made this to help me keep warm.
It didn’t really taste that good in my timolino.
Also, bringing teas for the office doesn’t help anything if you don’t bring anything to STEEP YOUR TEA. >:| The boss brought me a double double from Timmies so that was acceptable.
My Justea box arrived today and the mailman was nice enough to leave it outside for me! Whee!
I bought it on Boxing Day so I snagged 75g of Chai which is going into another box witha bunch of samples to my sister. I hope she enjos exploring all of these.
The first few sips of this were sorta sour and just really strong and ripe, and a little weird. But it mellowed out once it cooled and now it is really good: malty and fruity and strong. Phew! Now I have no regrets about 150g of this baby sitting on my shelf!
This is a necessary sipdown. I have a lot of teas coming in and I need to finish off some smaller ones so they don’t get stale.
Also, with the Amoda box teas I want to finish off the old ones before the new box comes! They might even have shipped already! :O
This one is sparkly and apply and very cozy. I should be going to sleep but I’m still getting used to going to bed at a decent time but so long as I’m on my bus by 8:09, I’m rocking! (And I can drink mate when I get to work. I only brought 10 teas with me. They said to make myself comfortable but I don’t wnat to scare them. Yet)