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Bought this back when I went to see John Cleese but still haven’t reviewed it. Shame. It’s a decent vanilla but not amazing. It does however remind me a bit of those vanilla-flavoured caramels that come in little cubes. Furthermore, that’s how I recall describing Vanilla Comoro, so in other words, this kind of reminds me of a caffeinated version of it. I haven’t tried H&S’s caffeinated Vanilla so I have no idea how it would compare to that.
It’s best with half and half, I think. A little astringent on its own, but the cream brings out the vanilla caramel qualities.
mmmmm… this + vanilla in latte form was perfect tonight. Had a giant mug of latte goodness while watching an episode of fringe before testing tonight. On the whole, this is one i’d consider having in my cupboard from time to time. while there are a few coffee beans in the blend, they don’t leave that weird icky taste i’ve come to associate with some teas that have beans in them. I enjoy coffee as well, so this was a pleasant cup of goodness. Just enough left to have another cup tomorrow! :)
Another swedish chef tea! though i almost wrote swedish fish… speaking of fish, what do you call a fish with no eyes?
better yet, what did one snowman say to the other?
“I think i smell carrots”
this tea? sort of vanilla like…but not so much. I think i might blend this with the machiato tea that swedish chef sent me as well and see how that helps. bad tea? no. good tea? no…middle of the road dirty dime a dozen… wheeeeeeeee!
Another tea from my dearest swedish chef…i’ve had success with a few bayswater teas..but man i hate their online/lack of presence. I tend to only get to enjoy them when the west coast ladies send them my way. I had this in the morning as a latte and it was delicious! I can’t decide if i like this one, or the other 2 that cavo let me try more. The only thing that bugs me about this tea is the name because it seems redundant to me..or something. anyway this tea? love it! so glad i was graced with just a bit extra of this one :)
i’m going to hold off on rating this because i accidentally over steeped this a little. And by a little…i really mean a little. and it’s awful. lol virtually undrinkable. i’m guessing it’s really all my fault because my swedish chef didn’t find this awful. Soooo jury can remain out on this one for now haha
Another tea from the swedish chef. Note to anyone drinking this – drink it hot. don’t let it cool. I really liked this when i was drinking it shortly after brewing it. It had a unique sort of flavour going on that peaked my interest. Sadly i got distracted with doing actual work and before i noticed it, it had cooled. when cooled it has a weird floral cinnamon taste with a bit of bitter something on the side. Hot it was cinnamon and cardamon and cloves and yummy. This would be something i’d think about restocking in small quantities in the winter :) so thank you swedish chef! :)
This was a wonderful sample from my dearest swedish chef (fjellrev)….She sent me a lovely package of teas that i haven’t had from bayswater including this one. I started with this one because i figured it would be my least favourite. Heh Coconut and i are not usually friends. This coconut is the sort of coconut that isn’t that awful rancid turning sort. If there was ever a coconut to love, it would likely be this type. That being said, i don’t love this tea because it IS a little too coconutty for me. I really enjoyed the aroma of this one though. Appreciate the share though my dear swedish chef! Looking forward to all of the goodies :) No rating because i think coconut fans would like this one!
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Sip down! Kind of happy but simultaneously realizing that I’m slowly running out of things to cold brew. Well, maybe not. But it seems that way!
Would I repurchase? No, but it’s pretty good.
Haha, I’m Skyping with my mom and she insists that I watch Paul and Ringo’s performance on TV, so she’s holding up her laptop to let me see the screen while she also watches. Sgt. Pepper’s FTW.
So glad I tried to cold brew this not too long ago because I really wasn’t digging it too much as a hot tea. Mostly raspberries flavour-wise.
Oh weird. So, I’m treating myself to a Cappuccino Skor blizzard, and I find that when I take a sip of this right after I had a spoonful of blizzard, the tea has a beer-like element going on. Like a raspberry ale.
Taking a quick work break. This one is pretty good with half and half. I’m getting more cinnamon this time, and barely any clove. The cinnamon is more along the lines of cinnamon heart candies this time.
It’s one of those teas that are alright enough but not repurchase worthy.
Two at once sipdown so that I can try this recommended combo! I am happy to be drinking these teas again, but sad to be sipping them down right now.
I like this blend of the two, especially since the divine temptation mellows the smokiness of the creme brûlée. However, I still love the divine temptation by itself most of all, and I may seriously have to acquire more of that tea eventually. I am a sucker for a well-done desert tea!
Hmm. I should have at least four tasting notes up about this one… but I don’t. Drank it a few times while being lazy and not logging things, I suppose! Anyhow, I’ve grown to like this one a fair bit – it’s kind of a wintery-spiced tea (shocking, I know), yet without crossing over into the realm of either chai, or those yucky herbally Xmas blends. The walnut isn’t super apparent, but I suppose there’s an additional bit of nuttiness because of it.
To sum up: tasty, wintery tea, but nothing overly special.
Mmm, I’m in a dessert tea mood, which is nice because I have a pile of tasties from OMGsrsly and not much to do today.
This is an interesting one. It tastes a lot like the burnt-sugar caramelized crust of the creme brulee but not a lot like the cream custard itself. I think the burnt-ness of it is what evokes coffee a bit. It’s a bit too burny for me overall, but I am still enjoying this pot it this afternoon. Interested to see how it will play out when I mix with Divine Temptation.
Snow day! Our students have been given a reprieve because there was an exam today but the university closed due to quite a bit of snow (for southeast Ohio).
Thanks to OMGsrsly for this tea. Nougat and hazelnut sound awesome, and it certainly smells awesome. Sweet, nougaty, marshmallowy, and of course a bit nutty. The flavor is great. It’s funny because just a few days ago I had Eight Candles from Della Terra, which had marshmallows in it and was sweet but not that interesting. This tea has nougat bits in it, which theoretically act in the same way as the dried marshmallows, but the blend is just so much more successful to me.
This tea is really what a dessert tea should be for me: it tastes like a rich, nutty nougat but it’s not actually sweet on the tongue. How does that work? I don’t know, but it does. Plus the base is so much nicer on this one. I mean, it’s not a fine black tea or anything, but it has a presence, and lends body to the blend. There is a hint of bitterness that comes out as it gets cold, but that’s only at the very end and otherwise while warm this is delightful. Thanks for sharing OMGsrsly, this was really nice (and I have enough left to do a Divine Temptation/Creme Brulee mixture as well)!
Wow… this one was a pleasant surprise last night. I was not in the mood for rooibos, but this is the tea I picked out of the basket, and I figured I should really try it, since Cavocorax was so nice to give me some! So I brewed it up, and to my surprise, it actually tasted like chocolate orange! (Keep in mind that within the last two weeks, I have consumed 2 delicious Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. Mmmhhhhh.) Unpleasant rooibos flavour was absent/minimal, and it was big on flavour. There was some oiliness on top, but I’m pretty sure it was from little melty chocolate pieces. It wasn’t scum, like you get in teas with little candy bits.
Anyhow, I have too much rooibos to want any more of this around, but I’d highly recommend it as a caffeine-free chocolate orange option for anyone who’s looking for that sort of thing.
(Cavo, I know you recommended 10-20 minutes, but I sometimes find that that brings out unpleasantness in rooibos, so I went with 4 minutes, and it was perfect for me.)
Another one I keep meaning to write a note about but the jug is gone before I bother. Bayswater makes really good fruit blends for cold brewing, and this is no exception. It may not be my favourite of theirs, but it’s refreshing, easy to drink, and not too tart from the hibiscus.
I get mostly berries with some hibiscus, and then something vaguely tropical fruity. While I wouldn’t be able to guess that it’s pineapple and papaya, they give this blend a tropical punch vibe.