Sipped on while still very warm this morning and waking up. Watched my soap as I drank this tea.
501 Tasting Notes
And another one that I don’t have in my cupboard and haven’t logged yet. Three teabags left in the box now. I brought this one because my husband loves lemon. It’s soothing with honey to balance the tart lemon.
I had it that was last night because my throat was feeling dry. And drank nearly the whole cup quite quickly.
Yet another tea that I cannot believe is not in my cupboard and I’ve never logged. =P The general overview is that this is a solid enjoyable Earl Grey with a black tea based that gets too strong and bitter for my tastes if steeped much over three minutes.
Yesterday morning, I steeped it 30 seconds over that with the intention of making a London Fog and wanting the tea a bit strong to counter the addition of some milk. But when I went to make it, I discovered I had no vanilla. =( It’s on the grocery list now. And the Earl Grey with still quite nice with just a splash of milk.
2nd steep: 7 mins.
Early afternoon. No milk.
I’ve been getting used to Milk & [chocolate chip] Cookies black tea in the morning. Aren’t I spoiled? This tea is so good though. And I get chocolate in the morning. =)
I had this one this morning because it was a good day and I deserved some chocolate as opposed to my previous note. It’s also that time of the month (I know, TMI) which is prolly why I was wanting the chocolate. Added a splash of milk and mmm so good. =)
Good steeping time is 3 mins 15 secs.
I had a slight upset stomach yesterday so I had a cup of this one in the afternoon when I wanted a tea. It’s a good version of plain black tea. And it didn’t bother my stomach at all. =)
Backlogging. 2 days ago. Late Monday night.
Omg, another tea that I’ve drank through most of the pouch and haven’t logged yet due to The Great Unlogged Period. This one is spot on. Exactly like a cinnamon roll and very yummy. Frank, you did good!
For this cup I got distracted doing things and didn’t quite finish it. But what I had was still v comforting.
Backlogging. 4 days ago. Late Saturday morning.
I’m pretty low on Jackee and I can’t get anymore so I must have been having a shitty morning to have gone for him. But I can’t remember why now. lol. Oh yeah, I woke up at 2am with a seriously bad headache and much nausea. It was gone in the morning, but I always feel off the day after bad headaches. The Jackee was so good though.
Backlogging. 5 days ago. Friday morning.
Needed a second cup of black tea immediately after the first. Just looking the tea annex and this one sounded just fine. And it was!
This is another tea that I missed logging for the first time during The Great Unlogged Period. It’s a solid enjoyable berry black tea that I’m enjoying drinking my way through. =)
Backlogging. 5 days ago. Friday morning.
First tea of the day! Because sometimes you need chocolate for breakfast. =)
The black tea base came out a bit bitter in this cup. I need to lower the steeping time a bit and watch my leaf amount on this one. But I still love it so!
Backlogging. 2 days ago. Thursday morning.
A bit more leaf and a bit longer steeping time did the trick. The strength is now more to my taste. I’m having trouble identifying any notes in this taste other than stronger and good. Maybe I was just too not awake yet. I’ll have to peruse others’ tealogs when I post mine and see if anything sparks my memory.
Backlogging. 3 days ago. Wednesday morning.
My cup came out weaker tasting than I wanted but it provided the caffeine that I needed. Maybe I need to increase the amount of leaf and steeping time by a bit.
Backlogging. 3 days ago. Tuesday afternoon.
I haven’t had an oolong in forever and it sounded like a good thing that day. This met my need and it was like I remembered it, yet it wasn’t. The first two steeps were stronger than I would have liked. So maybe decrease the steeping time a bit. And the third and fourth were quite good. Overall, I liked drinking it that day but it didn’t quite live up to my memory of it.
The first two steeps I had right after each other in the afternoon, the third right after dinner, and the fourth right before bed.
2nd steep: 4 mins 15 secs
3rd steep: 4 mins 30 secs
4th steep: 5 mins
Backlog. Last Friday night. 4 days ago.
Even with all the gaps in my tasting notes logging this past year and a half, I really thought I’d logged this tea at least once. But I guess not.
To recap, this is the first puerh I’ve had. I was apprehensive trying it. Would I like it? Would it be completely gross? To my surprise, I liked it very much from the very first sip. And it definitely tasted different from a black tea.
So this particular time, I’d wanted to cup of tea after dinner and I’d been thinking about having this one a few days earlier. It came out a bit stronger than I remembered but I still enjoyed most of the cup until it cooled.
I had to wake up early this morning to call Apple about my tax free holiday being applied. iMac coming! So excited! It’s arriving either August 9th or 10th. That’s only a week away. =)
After being on hold for nearly 20 minutes (Apple has good hold music though), I thought a cup of something chocolatey sounded good. I browsed through what was left of my Valentine’s Day sample but this one sounded better. I’ve been meaning to try this one with a splash of milk but keep putting it off because I like it so much without and often enough milk ruins the taste of most black teas to me. But it was quite good here. Not sure I liked it enough this way to make it an all the time thing, but I’ll definitely do it again sometime.
Snuck a quick cup of this in before heading out to the dentist yesterday morning. It also happened to be the last cup I had of this from last year’s Xmas sampler. This was one of the teas that I enjoyed from it more.
(Now I’m sitting here trying to remember what the 6 teas that I’ve already finished from that sampler were. lol)
This cup of Cashew Turtle was strong but delicious. I very much enjoyed it. Bumping the rating up a couple of points since I like it more than when I first tried it. =)
Of course, I’m missing a whole slew of backlogged tea notes. At least it’s summer and I’m not drink as much tea as usual. Wait.. What am I saying? That is NOT a good thing.
So a mid-afternoon thunderstorm brought on more of the headache I’d had all day and a cup of tea became necessary. I’ve had this tea before several times but just have not logged it yet. My mom brought me TST’s Raspberry Black back from a trip to Savannah and she brought this for herself so of course I took a sample of it home with me too to enjoy.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had it though and I can’t remember how long I used to steep it for. I thought around 3 mins but I know I steep the Raspberry Black around 4 mins so I went with that. I do remember that I thought the peach was kind of artificial tasting before.
However, it was much better than I remembered this time. Which is good. Both because I enjoyed it and because I’ll likely drink the remainder of what I have left quicker now.
Backlog. Saturday night.
With Chinese – lemon shrimp with brown rice and veggies. Goes great with this. Second steep while online later.
2nd steep: 4 mins
I keep meaning to have this tea the next morning the day before but then when I wake up forgetting. It happens. I liked it pretty well the first time I had it. I was slightly heavy on the leaf and steeped a bit longer than I usually do for 52teas black teas. I’ve been of the mind that they could be a bit stronger, and I was right. I taste nutty, caramel, and vanilla but no chocolate specifically. Very good. The increase in steeping time left the second steep a bit weak for my taste.
2nd steep: 7 mins
After reaching for an uninspired cup of Earl Grey yesterday, I remembered that I had one more serving of this mate left and thought it would really hit the spot, even I’d be sad to be out of it. Heavy on the leaf, I steeped it an extra 30 seconds and was rewarded with a rich flavorful cup. I wonder if this will be good with just a touch of frothed milk?
2nd steep: 11 mins== == == == ==
Between here and my last tasting note, there is an unlogged backlog of Black & Blue by 52teas and A&D’s Elf Blend twice.
Well, this reverted back to tasting like a more bitter black tea with perhaps a hint of maple after coming out with maple-y cake-y goodness just the other day. I made it pretty much exactly the same too. I don’t know what happened. I had been looking forward to having it again.
The second steep a bit later came out better. I could taste the pancake-iness some but not really any maple.
2nd steep: 7 mins.
I cannot believe I haven’t had this since I decided not to put the massive backlog into Steepster and it’s not in my cupboard on here. [edit: Apparently, I have logged this tisane on Steepster. I just forgot to add it to my cupboard.] This is one of my favorite herbal creations that I’ve had from 52 Teas. I love love love and hearts it.
It tastes like a date nut muffin and is eminently drinkable. I usually finish my first cup before I even notice I have.
2nd steep: 12 mins.
From 52 Teas’ 2011 Xmas sampler, the first time I had this tea I remember getting a general sweet that I could think about and maybe get maple. I didn’t see what all the fuss was and didn’t think it tasted like pancake breakfast.
Last night, I decided that I wanted to have this tea again in the morning when I was looking through what I had left still from the Xmas sampler. I woke up this morning and steeped up a cup. Both the dry leaf and the steeped tea smelled of maple syrup, the dry leaf smelling more so. Sipping, I got the maple right away but I had to hunt for any hint of pancake and I’m still not sure I found it. As the tea cool, it hit its sweet spot and I started to enjoy the cup quite a bit. I think I’ll want to drink this one again instead of putting the rest away thinking of it as something I have to finish off at some time. I think I have about 2 servings left.
I had the second steep a few hours later and it was lightly maple and lightly tea but still drinkable.
2nd steep: 6 min 30 sec.
Yesterday I woke up not hungry enough for breakfast yet and just made myself a cup of this tea. I made it the same way as I did the previous day with the same results – a bit more leaf and a bit longer steep. I enjoyed the cup of tea; it’s definitely better made this way.
I had the second steep while online that afternoon. Light, but I think drinkable.
2nd steep: 7 mins