1635 Tasting Notes
On to my 9th Herbal Infusions tea!
Why I am so sleepy? This is my 7th tea with caffeine in it today. The base is really nice – I’m starting to identify this from some of the other blends.
The Chai isn’t as spicy as I thought Chai would be, but it’s nice.
Everything is nice.
I’m gonna grab some jelly beans now.
(I’m so sleepy. Maybe it’s because we’ve had people over for 11 hours and I have a Doctor Who episode to watch, and a Dean/Castiel fic I’m halfway through and I also wanted to see if there was anything on Boxing Day worth buying)
ETA WHOOPS! I thought this was the Masala chai. I guess that’s why I didn’t get ANY chai spices from it and was confused. I do remember it being soft and minty. LOL. (dumbass)
I’m on 8/12! Well maybe I have hope for getting through all of these.
The cherry in this is interesting. It’s like the cherries using in baking – very strong and sweet. I think I may have used too hot of water for the green tea as it’s almost… salty? But when I rescue my variable kettle from tea jail tomorrow or the next day I can do it again properly!
The apple-ginger is an interesting mix. It’s very much apple cider with a little bit of a kick. I feel like I’m going to fall asleep right now on the computer – too much dinner and cookies? Probably. Not a bad day though! Our little bear got a lot of great toys and we had a good time visiting people.
Ok, I drank this one and I enjoyed it, but I can’t really remember what it was like because I was in the middle of OMG-get-dinner-ready-hows-the-turkey-make-the-gravy-lets-eat. I remember that it smelled amazing.
I’ll have to do a real review once I can sit down and pay attention to the cup, but I can tell you guys that I totally nailed dinner! :P (And that’s with instant stuffing and instant gravy and pre-made salad)
This is 5/12 Christmas Teas! Maybe I can finish the night at 9? I’m so slow. Also so busy getting stuff ready and dealing with the kiddo. :)
I was hoping this would help to settle my stomach as I have had TOO MANY cookies today. I can’t believe I’m 32 and this is still a thing I do, but they were so good, and there are so many more treats to eat and I just can’t do it. Just…. can’t.
I better go for a big walk tomorrow!
Also, I better have room for turkey in two hours.
Time for a nice mint tea. I assumed absinthe meant mint, and I was right. Mint and a little bit of licorice sweetness providing a little bit of coolness to my mouth. This is great.
ETA Wooo! This was my 1000th tasting note!
Ok, here’s 4/12! You can tell I’ve tried it if the pic has been updated to show the tea. :P I said I’d do it – I’m a lady of my worrrrd. (Imagine the Joker saying that – worrrrrd. Man, I love the Dark Knight)
So I over-leafed this because I hate weak tea and I didn’t know what to expect! With the milk & cookie prompt, it’s easy to imagine cookies as I get a touch of creaminess in the blend, as well as maple goodness and sweetness.
There’s something that makes me think of baked goods in the base as well but I’m also getting a little bit of bitterness to it. Not in a bad way – I think it helps add to the thick/baked mouthfeel.
I like this one, but so far it’s my least favourite of the bunch.
And here’s my 3/12. I don’t think it’s realistic to hit 12 by the end of the day but it’s fun to try! :)
This is a really nice Earl Grey. The marshmallow lends a vanilla sweetness to it that lingers long after each sip. It’s very creamy too. OMG
I’m going to have to re-steep this before I move on to the next!
Ok, here’s 2 of hopefully 12!
This definitely smells like licorice. I think there’s lemongrass in there as well. Also, just a touch of mint. I was a little worried that the licorice would be overpowering and dominate the blend, but it’s actually quite subtle, and the tea has all natural flavours. It’s very relaxing, and very well blended!
Again, it’s not candy cane, not like DAVIDsTEA or Della Terra would do it, but, you know what? That’s fine. That’s totally fine. This blend would be well suited all year round this way.
Oh, and I promised to take pictures of each of the teas – so far, so good!
It’s midnight so I’m allowed to open my Christmas present! I chose these 12 Days of Christmas teas as my Christmas present from J (as he’s not big on Xmas and this takes the pressure off him, while allowing me to get more tea!)
I thought it would be fun to see how many of these I can drink on Christmas! So here’s the first one! It’s really pretty – you can see all the detail in the pic I uploaded. It doesn’t seem like your regular Pumpkin Pie tea, and I’ve had a few of those…
It doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie – it tastes fruity and light and really refreshing. As it cools a little, the flavours shift – the light flavours remind me of the airiness of pumpkin pie, but it doesn’t have the nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger spices that I expected.
Call me crazy, but it’s almost more lemon meringue than it is pumpkin pie.
I like it though! It’s a nice start to Christmas!