944 Tasting Notes
I like this. It’s got a bit of bite, and for some reason I like drinking cinnamon teas in the evening when I should be winding down, and end up staying up too late. (It’s the baby’s fault. IDK what’s going on but she’s mad and won’t sleep. So? MOAR tea.)
I have a bit of tea money I wasn’t expecting and now I can treat myself! I almost bought some from Della Terra, but the 30% coupon expired, so I’ll wait. Then I nearly bought 2oz of Laoshan Black from Verdant, but with $9 shipping I might as well get $40 worth of tea, but I don’t NEED $40 worth. Or do I? This will be my first Verdant order and I really enjoyed LB.
Guess I’ll just sit on it and wait. Either for a coupon or a great deal, or a decision. These things probably shouldn’t be done in the dead of the night anyways.
I steeped this for 12 minutes by mistake.
Guys: DO NOT DO THAT.
(This is not a tea that oversteeps well). I took a sip and it burned my mouth with all the smoke. I had to dump it, and I wasn’t ready to try that again)
After a few okayish teas, this is my reward goodnight sleepytime dessert tea. I am going to drink this while I eat a big bowl of knock-off cocoa puffs.
Chocolate cereal is the best. :D
Also, why haven’t I rated this tea yet? I should do a proper rating sometime in the future. I love this tea though. I should get more. Also, now that I know the lemon chiffon is honeybush and different enough, I should try it too.
I had a bit of this today and it was enough to remind me that it’s not as good as H&S’s cinnamon blend or even the basic cinnamon tea I got from Specifically Tea.
On a side-note, I am MORE aware of the pu-er. So I am learning how to detect things!
Goodbye Pom Power! Gooooodbye forever?
(hello pomtango! ilu!)
This is pretty awesome. It’s basically very similar to the countless other coconut oolongs we are all crazy about, except with pineapple sweetness brightening up the day.
This is the last of my sample and it’s still super bitter. Not sure what I did to make it so creamy and wondeful the first time, but I guess I’ll have to knock my rating down a little because it’s so inconsistent for me. :|
I would try it again though. Because when it works, it REALLY WORKS.
I bought this because the unicorn made me:https://twitter.com/DAVIDsTEA/status/311910727109713923/photo/1
I had that in my head all day, and when I went to the store I grabbed it, along with the mittful of clearance tea I bought on impulse. I can definitely taste the rooibos, but it doesn’t bother me like it does others. It also tastes like orange and vanilla and I probably need to make this iced and then FREEZE IT for fake CREAMSICLES in the summer. OH MAN I AM A GENIUS.
(Except I’m sure everyone else has already tried that. :P)
Anyway, this is a pretty nice herbal. Even with the rooibos aftertaste. People say they taste ‘bubblegum’ but I haven’t encountered that yet.
oh I bet I could even give this to the baby that’ll be great can’t wait for summer
OH, and speaking of being a genius, I figured out that $20 gets me 8 packs of tea, instead of 1.5 tins. I may end up with so many little DavidsTea pouches now, and samples sizes. I just don’t seem to have many regular teas that I drink daily – I’m always rotating to try new stuff. This will probably keep things fresher, and help me achieve sipdowns.
I made this again today and it was too bitter. What went wrong? Maybe I used a lower temperature yesterday? :| Will try again.