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Sipdown! (246. I think.)
Thank you for letting me revisit my childhood, VariaTEA! :)
2 tea bags, 14 oz, steeped 4 minutes, topped with, yes, homemade coconut creamer of high fat deliciousness.
I made more because the medication is making me nauseous, and I need to get calories into me before leaving for work. Solution? Add high nutrient creamer to tea. :) I didn’t put vanilla in it this time, but it’s still so good.
The coconut really tones down the SPICE factor of this tea. It’s much more of an “herbal chai” right now. Yum.
Thanks VariaTea for sending me like half my wishlist, this included! You’re a sneaky generous one, that’s for sure.
Because she sent me like five hundred teabags of this, Mr. keychange and I both had a large mug full, and each used two tea bags. I’m thinking that was a good choice, as six minutes later, the tea indeed tasted very much like a sugar cookie. Actually, it tasted spot on for shortbread, and although the mouth feel was a bit thin (I wonder if that’s just because it’s bagged tea and so the leaves can’t “swim” as much), the resemblance to a sugar cookie is uncanny—especially towards the end of the sip, when you really get that bready, yeasty, buttery taste that the best sugar cookies have (oh, and speaking of sugar cookies, Mr. Keychange and I made banana pudding sugar cookies, thanks to the recipe provided by our very own roswell strange!) . Having said all of those things, the fact that this yielded a thin cup was a little disappointing.
Bottom line: I might actually look around for this next winter, but am not going to be writing dark poetry about its absence until then.
I’m glad this is gone; getting Christmas teas out of the way is definitely something that I welcome and besides I’m really getting sick of this one, which is sad because I liked it so much the first time that I had it. But take this cup for example; total let down!
I even sort of got the soggy cracker flavour that VariaTEA was experiencing so strongly with each cup. So, on that note I’m sad to be finishing this off on a slightly sour (rather, soggy) note and to feel like I need to be lowering my rating…
I’ve been having this as a breakfast tea, trying to sipdown the rest of the box I have. This tea works well with some added milk and sugar. It smells like vanilla baked goods and retains that baked good flavor throughout the sip. A nice, sweeter breakfast option. Yum!
I had two cups of Tension Tamer this evening while watching the first episode of the first season of Hustler. I noticed that the flavor is rather sweet (from the licorice root), but I am still not sure what the number one ingredient, eleuthero, tastes or smells like!
Maybe it does not matter, so long as it helps me sleep tonight!
I decided to brew up a cup of Ma Passion and I wanted to make a caffeine free tea to balance it out. So I prepped both Ma Passion and Cinnamon Roll Honeybush to brew only to realize that it would take some time before I could drink the honeybush (as I like to steep it for upwards of 15 minutes) so I brewed a cup of this because it is caffeine free and was simple enough to just toss a teabag into a cup. As per usual, it is a nice smooth tea – minty with a hint of vanilla sweetness to really be reminiscent of a candy cane.
Near a sipdown (two cups left)…
I remember this getting cold and then tasting really gross. Meh.
(I just remembered I have episodes of The Voice to catch up on too – and that made me really happy! Oh, and Bones, HIMYM, Intelligence, Archer, and Agents of SHIELD! That’s a little overwhelming – but also really exciting!)
Sometimes just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean you SHOULD . For instance, just because you CAN eat four Krispy Kreme donuts in one car ride does not mean you should eat them. Or just because you CAN chug two bottles of water in under a minute, does not mean you should. I, of course, am speaking in the hypothetical here however should you decide to do those things and just happen to feel quite nauseous, you may want to drink a mint tea. Perhaps one like this tea. Just a thought.
I stashed a box of this at work for when I just really, really need some comfort tea. Which was today. Brewed it up in the Timolino and left it uncovered so I could drink it some time today because that sucker keeps everything NUCLEAR HOT. It’s bagged tea, but it’s damn good. I don’t expect much of my bags and this delivers. Creamy, mint, soothing.
I downed two cups of this tea last night before retiring. Obviously it worked, since I could not even muster up the energy to write a tasting note!
The flavor is really not bad at all for a functional tea, and I like the idea that I am consuming catnip—in honor of HRH Emperor Oliver, may he rest in peace.
So if I plan on keeping up this balancing act of one cup caffeine-free tea for every caffeinated cup I have, I am really going to have to find some more caffeine-free options to get excited about. I was going to have Lime Chiffon again but I had that so much recently that I decided to go with something new. This seemed like a plain and simple choice that would be enjoyable enough. It is minty and sweet and has a dash of vanilla which makes for a nice cup. Nothing to write home about but a good compliment to my cup of Paris :)
Back in Florida so I am reunited with my Candy Cane Lane and Nutcracker Sweet teas. Seeing as it is midnight, I of course reached for the caffeine free option (though I don’t think caffeine really affects me), and it tastes just like a candy cane. Delicious!
In other news, DAVIDs officially launched their March tea and it is “Hibiscus Punch”. Why?!?! Does DAVIDs really need more hibiscus-heavy teas? I think not! So far, 2014 has been a disappointing year as far as tea of the month goes.
If you’re looking to an alternative to Fast Lane, check out Zest Tea. It has even more caffeine and it’s pretty damn good tea.
This tea is like a treat when left to cool entirely. Better than a candy cane! The bagged aspect creates a somewhat dusty note, but the mint and vanilla make up for that. I quite enjoyed my cup, and I certainly wasn’t expecting to. Then again, I have a soft spot more mint green teas :)
A friend gave me half a dozen bags or so. I’m not sure that I’d want any more than that at one time, so I’ll have to go halfsies with her next time as well!!
So I totally meant to drink Sugar Cookie and not Sugar Plum, as I rummaged through the tea bags that VariaTEA was nice enough to send me, but whoops?
This was actually ok. I was worried it’d be a little too tart so I added a little bit of sugar and it was pretty great. I drank a mason jar of! Awesome. :D
Tisane of the afternoon here. For some reason I keep forgetting I have a box of this, but it really is a good rooibos even though it comes in a teabag. ;)
I used two teabags in one mug of tea to get a little extra flavor. The vanilla is nice and creamy here and this was very enjoyable with soymilk and some rock sugar. I like this better than a lot of more expensive rooibos blends I’ve had. Earthy and smooth.