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I don’t know…I can’t find much to complain about with these bagged herbal tisanes! I think they taste very pleasant and after a day of doing, doing, doing I like to throw the teabag in and some honey and forget about it! This blueberry one tastes very natural – almost like the blueberries in a muffin or pancake. I am not finding it tart at all. Just a little sweet treat before I get into bed to read Julia Child’s My Life in France (so hysterically funny!! So beautiful. A philosophy on not only how to cook but how to live).
My plan was to have something warm and tasty to drink whilst editing photos. Something unfussy so that I could just throw some boiling water in over a teabag, leave the bag in, and immediately get to work.
I remember liking this one a long time ago. I still do :) With the teaspoon of honey I added, it tasted like canned peaches in syrup. When I was done, I just threw some more boiling water over the bag and got back to editing. The second infusion still had a lot of flavor! Perfect tea for when you want something to sip that doesn’t take your full attention. I think I’d also like to tuck a bag into a black cold brewed iced tea for a little added fruity flavor.
Two cups later, and my photos are ready :)
Had this today on the way to work. I wasn’t in the mood for black tea so I decided to switch from my normal darjeeling tea. This tea isn’t great but it is quick and only costs 85 cents so it works.
It has a very week green tea flavor. I think this is because this tea is a blend of green and white tea which makes it have a lighter flavor. I personally prefer green and white tea flavored.
Sadly I got busy and my tea got cold before I could finish it but it was decent while it lasted.
Backlogging. Sunday late at night.
My mom has a box of Sleepytime Vanilla from her many purchases from when she visited the Celestial Seasoning’s plant in Denver, CO while vacationing and visiting my sister Kath’s ex-fiance. This is not the first time I’ve had this herbal at her place. I like it pretty well for a non-caffeinated bagged herbal before bed. Better than plain Sleepytime, if my memory of it is correct. The vanilla mutes the flavors into a better mix.
I didn’t think I’d like this because of its sweet smell, so I didn’t add any sweetener (normally I add a teaspoonful of raw honey or rock cane sugar to almost everything). It doesn’t taste as sweet as it smells; I mostly tasted the hibiscus. Tolerable, but Celestial Seasonings makes better.
I decided to make my own version of 52teas Malted ChocoMate since they are out of the blend on their website and I absolutely love it. I added 3 spoons of chocolate malt powder to hot water, steeped 3 bags of Morning Thunder in the concoction for 5 minutes, and added a healthy splash of milk. Awesome! It is very similar in taste to 52teas version, however my version is milk chocolate while theirs is dark chocolate. I’m giving this tea a ratings boost because I can use this two ways and it is much easier to come by than waiting for a reblend from 52teas.
I am SO tired! I didn’t sleep much last night, I was up late reading the Time Traveler’s Wife. (Very good, but definitely a tear jerker, not for the faint of heart.) I am so tired that tea didn’t sound appealing to me, but I knew that if I didn’t have some type of caffeine I would be paying for it with a massive headache later. I chose this because it has caffeine and is bagged, I’m much too lazy to properly make tea this morning. I like this tea with a bit of milk, it doesn’t really need sweetener thanks to the natural sweetness of the mate. The caffeine isn’t really helping my alertness much, I think a nap may be in order before I tackle cleaning my apartment and writing a linguistics essay.
I was pretty nervous about this tea because it is a black/mate blend and the directions say to steep it for 5-7 minutes. I never steep my black teas for more than 3-4 minutes. I went ahead and followed the package directions, praying that it wouldn’t come out bitter. It actually didn’t. The bags smell very much like a black tea and the smell after steeping reminds me of my old English Breakfast. There is a natural sweetness from the mate that makes the tea feel a bit delicate, but still is substantial enough for a breakfast tea. I love mate in general because of its caffeine kick without the jitters and without the crash later in the day. I think this would be a great tea for someone who wanted to try mate, but didn’t want to commit to buying loose leaf. The mate is definitely the starring player in this one.