512 Tasting Notes
I liked this tea a lot, but perhaps not quite as much as I built it up to be.
I tried it unsweetened at first, and it was decent, but I wasn’t really getting the pistachio like i’d hoped to. Then I added a little sweetness to it, and it was transformed. Not quite ice cream, but quite nice and creamy, and I finally could taste the pistachio.
I don’t know if I’d order this one, but I’m really glad that Stacy sent me a sample of it to try. I definitely wouldn’t turn it down if it were offered to me.
ETA – I’ve resteeped this and added just the barest touch of sweetener. I like it better that way, and the resteep is still nice.
Definitely remember to add just a touch of sugar to this tea. It makes an outstanding tea that much better.
This tea is great for waking up. I love the juiciness of the blackberry (this is why you need the sugar. It really wakes up the blackberry) and the perfect balance of the lime. So yummy!!!
I made up some of this in my carry mug and took it with me to Relay For Life yesterday. I’m really glad I did. It was a perfect tea for warming back up. I also love that in the carry mug I can smell the tea and taste it. (Of course, please don’t try to drink tea from the travel mug while the driver is accelerating. I wound up wearing a little bit of tea. (Not too much, but still.))
This tea makes the morning so much better. I am not a morning person, so if I say that, it really does help. I should try adding a little touch of sugar to this one. I’ll probably do that when I’m getting toward the end of the mug. (I’m only partway in so far. I just enjoy it so much I want to tell you about it now.)
Heading out in a little bit to our Relay For Life. I’ve managed to raise over $1000 in only two weeks this year. I started much later than I normally do, so I’m pleased with how well I’ve done. Unfortunately, it’s a chilly day here, with a good chance of rain. This is now how I want to spend the day outside. (This is part of why I’m taking it easy and enjoying my tea this morning. I’ll also probably take a few mugs of tea with me in travel mugs and my carry mug because I can.) (And if you wanted to donate the American Cancer Society, let me know and I’ll PM you my link.)
Okay, I added a touch of sugar to this tea when the mug was half full. Why didn’t I do this earlier?!?! Mostly, because I don’t generally sweeten anything. This tea is somehow even better with just a few crystals of sugar. Just a few, mind you, and it becomes amazing. I really need to remember to trust Stacy when she tells me to add just a touch of sugar.
I only ordered a little bit of this tea. I think I’m going to need more in a week. I guess I should try these samples Stacy has sent so that I know what I want to order.
This is nice. I had just enough for one mug of it, and tonight was the night. I hate drinking boiling hot teas, so I let this one sit some to cool, and wow, it is perfect. It’s nice and chocolaty. it’s not something I would want all the time, but on occasion, this would be a nice treat.
I decided to add some milk to see if that would make it more like a hot chocolate, since it’s really chocolate, but I’ve decided that it was better without. Ah well.