517 Tasting Notes
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.
This tea is great for the drive into work. The biggest problem for me is that I have to get the water boiling to start, and then 6 minute steeping. Right when I’m trying to get out the door. Really, what I need to do is get it going well before then, and then it’ll have a little time to cool off before I run out as well. Ah well.
Otherwise….I love this tea. The lime is spectacular. The blackberry is delicious. The base guayusa tea is perfect. And it helps wake me up i the morning. So wonderful!
I decided I wanted this tea as an evening tea. I hope the little bit of caffeine doesn’t mess me up, but I don’t think it will.
I like this tea. I like this tea a lot. Until the very last sip. Both times the last sip was really blah. I thought the first time it was just me, but it happened again. Weird.
I apparently didn’t write the tasting note I thought I did last night. Maybe I never saved it? I don’t know.
This was the end of this tea from my May tea box. I will miss this tea. I will miss this tea a lot. So much so that I looked at ordering it from Tay Tea even though I’m kinda not supposed to be buying more tea. Of course, this isn’t a cheap tea. It’s $16 for the tea in a tin, plus $4.95 shipping…. You do get a pretty good amount of tea, and a tin (I love when tea has its own tin) but…I’m not supposed to be buying more tea right now.
So I will wait a little while. We’ll see how long that lasts.
But, I really liked this tea a lot. I didn’t even think I liked lavender until I tried this tea. Wow. I really liked this tea. Thank you so much Amoda!!!
I decided to add just a touch of sugar this time, and that made this amazing. It’s still got this amazing grapefruit flavor, but it actually is even juicier and grapefruity bitter than without the sugar. I don’t know how that works, but it’s true. I think the sugar opened my tastebuds more or something. Who knows. So good.
Another sample I’m trying to see if I happen to like it or not.
Which is more not than like, although it grew on me.
I will say that dry this smells heavenly, and the liquor actually also smells delicious. Unfortunately, this tea didn’t do much for me on its own. I eventually added some non-dairy creamer and a touch of sugar, and it helped make it something I liked. I think my problem is the cinnamon. I like cinnamon, but it was just a little too much. Cinnamon and chocolate is something that I really just don’t like together. Others may really like this, but it wasn’t for me. I’ll probably put the rest of this sample into one of the traveling tea boxes I’m in, because I’m sure it’s in someone’s flavor wheelhouse.