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This was really yummy.
First, you get a yummy sweet note and then at the end of the sip, you get a little bit of the salty to balance it out. I am not a fan of salty things but this is actually really well balanced. I only got 20grams in case I didn’t like this, but 20grams certainly won’t last too long.
This will be a welcome addition to my collection filled with sweet teas!
So I got this as part of the spring collection and I had an iced cup some time in late March, when it was still quite warm here in south eastern Australia. But the experience was so traumatic its taken me this long to log it.
So I got home one day, filled the steeper with water and tea, grabbed a glass with ice and took it all into the lounge. Unfortunately I placed the steeper half on, half off a coaster, and didn’t notice until too late that all my lovely tea had spilled out of the bottom of the steeper, down onto the coffee table, through the shelf and drawers, and had started to dribble onto the carpet. Major brewing fail. I madly rushed to the kitchen to find paper towel, a cloth and grab the re-boiled kettle and steeper tray to re-do the tea. (why waste the third of the steeper full of tea that was left??).
So a few minutes later when the steeper contents was nicely pink, I poured it over my ice. Finally! Fruity, tasty and a hint of tart (hibiscus I presumed, and i don’t mind it unlike other reviewers). A nice iced tea, pity about the trouble getting it.
Soooooo…I think I might have found my wedding dress!
I tried on so many dresses yesterday, it was a whirlwind of a day! For unidentifiable reasons, I started to freak out after the second dress at Kleinfeld. The consultant put me in the third gown and left the room to pull more dresses, leaving my mother and me alone. Once I started to calm down and actually see myself in the third dress, I was so surprised!
It was beautiful and romantic and looked great on me. But it was nothing like what I came in wanting. At the very end of the appointment, I tried on a highly detailed, bead encrusted, satin ball gown. My mom burst into tears and cried, “OMG! That’s your dress!” That’s when I became really confused. It was, in truth, everything I had ever thought I wanted. It was a corset, lace up, dramatic, “wow” factor, dropped waist ball gown that fit me like a glove. But I couldn’t get the lace romantic gown out of my mind. I never thought I would pick a romantic, tiered lace, fit and flare gown. But it really made me feel like a bride.
Now, I’m sooo confused! I don’t know what I want. Should I go with my original vision of the dramatic, “wow” factor ball gown? Or should I go with the romantic lace dress that kind of snuck up on me? I don’t know. I’m still trying to find a picture of the ball gown online, but here’s a link to the Tara Keely gown for anyone that’s interested. http://www.jlmcouture.com/Tara-Keely/Bridal/Spring/2012/Style-2206
The dry leaves smell very chocolaty. I brewed it up and brought the cup into the living room where my fiancé was playing Diablo III. I launched Steepster to start blogging and he said, “That smells good whatever that is.” Then he started taking exaggerated deep sniffs of the air. He’s totally right. This tea is powerful! It’s the first time my apartment has actually been flooded with a tea aroma.
Oh. My. God. This is insane! It tastes exactly, I mean exactly, like chocolate dipped strawberries!!! I’m getting creamy chocolate. I’m getting fresh, juicy, ripe strawberry. And I’m getting just a hint of floral rose. This is one of the best teas I’ve ever had. EVER! The aftertaste is just as luscious and delicious as the tea itself, which is incredible!
And this is all without additions! I didn’t want to mar the tea’s inherent beauty. And you know what? I can’t bring myself to want to change anything about this. There’s a rich tasting tea base underneath the flavor of chocolate covered strawberry and no bitterness or astringency or anything to complain about whatsoever.
After a few minutes of enjoying this tea, the following conversation ensued between me and my fiancé…
“Let me try some,” says he and takes the cup without waiting to hear my response. He takes a swig (yes, the boy doesn’t sip; he swigs) and says, “It IS chocolaty.”
“Well, what did you think it was?”
“It’s chocolaty,” he repeats. I sigh.
“It’s chocolate covered strawberry tea.”
“Ohhhhhhh, that’s what it is!” He says with a giant knowing grin and winks at me. Hahaha, he’s so cute! :)
I’m in love. I’m in love with Love Tea #7 (and my fiancé of course ;) but he’s a given). I’m so glad I chose to brew the entire 5g sample. I thought about cutting it in half, but then I thought one strong cup of tea is better than two weak cups of tea. So, I forged ahead and found something glorious! *heavenly sigh This is perfection! Be generous with the leaf and you’ll be in love too!
I did a second steep for 6 minutes and added milk and sugar this time. It was still great, but the first steep sans additions is my absolute favorite.
We hade my parents in law over for lunch and made them this pie (http://strictlypaleoish.com/2012/04/30/chickenbroccoli-pie/) but with sweet potato not chicken as the mother inlaw is veggie, and these amazing fudge bites – http://pathtowellness.com.au/raw-cacao-fudge-bites/. I made a pot of this oolong to go with the fudge bites. Not only were they a perfect pair, but the consecutive steeps were a big hit with our guests. Beautiful as always, about to do brew 4.
I got this one initially as a sample 9 months ago as part of an online order. Yes, I got this as a sample! Loved the first cups (2 steeps) I had. Creamy, delicate, lovely companion on a short hike. So I had to get more, but the cost meant I had to wait until after last Christmas ( the advent calendar and christmas teas were must buys!) and until I got my we job. So glad I got more! On my third steep of my first teaspoon of leaves. Still delicate and creamy, even my third steep still has that lovely golden colour. Love this one, a real treat.
I tried an iced sample of this in the NYC Bleecker store. It was a little watered down, but it did taste exactly like fruity, juicy, watermelon. I was surprised how much it tasted like watermelon. There’s no doubt that’s what it was. An expertly crafted iced tea.
By the way, the staff in this store is AMAZING!! So knowledgeable and soooo nice! I was blown away. It was definitely a highlight of my trip, and I’m very happy I decided to go. Plus, I got the best glass, double walled tumbler with infuser and bamboo lid. Yipee!!!
Had a group interview for LUSH today – I have been looking forward to it all week. Frick. This job I have now.. well.. it is NOT what I thought it would be. It’s just that I thought it would be different. Also, I was training to use the computer. And I found out on Friday that I won’t be given computer access. Um, what? So that’s interesting! So I went to this LUSH interview and unfortunately got lost in the crowd. Ah group interviews. But man I want to get out of this job!
SO – I speedwalked to DT to get some crack. Happy crack tea! HAD to try this one after smelling it – a nice frothy hot latte. Thank you DT for some happiness haha.
It tastes a lot like toasted walnut/secret weapon. Reminds me a lot of those anyways! But the ingredients in this one are unique – there is a sweetness from the raisins that is so pleasant, but doesn’t necessarily give it a “raisin” taste.
Anyways! Sorry to make Steepster my blog again… don’t I have a blog for that kind of thing? ;)
J’adore my Steepster friends!
When I was sharing this with my sister in law last week, my wifey was talking about Opposites Attract, telling her mom that it had been discontinued just after we got into tea, but I managed to find 200 g so she wouldn’t run out of her favorite tea any time soon. My sister in law doesn’t pay attention, though, and thought De was talking about Blueberry Jam being discontinued and she nearly had a heart attack at the thought.
So keep that in mind, DAVIDsTEA. If you discontinue this blend, my sister in law may very well die.
This is the perfect palate cleanser after the terrible Strawberry Shortcake. We’re running low and will replace it as soon as the tin is empty…it’s just too good to not have around.
Still sick as a dog, I seem to be getting worse, boo. So of course I traipsed downtown to celebrate my father in law’s birthday at Snakes and Lagers. For those of you not in the GTA or not familiar with Snake and Lagers or their brother shop, Snakes and Lattes, they are these awesome shops filled with board games. Snakes and Lattes is a coffee shop where you sit and play board games to your heart’s desire. Snakes and Lagers is the same thing, only with beer instead of coffee. It is awesome. If you are in the GTA, I highly recommend you check either place out.
Now, I’m sick, my wife is sick, and my in laws are sick. Before De and I left the house, we both made a carry travel mug of tea, just in case. It was an hour and a half subway ride downtown, but when we got there our teas were still too hot to drink. My mother in law tried to order a cup of tea, but they didn’t have any and the only warm drink they had was mulled wine (which was delicious! XD), but she doesn’t like mulled wine. De and aisling to the rescue! After getting mugs for the tables, she shared her Opposites Attract with her mom, and I shared my Blueberry Jam with my sister in law. After I poured my mug of Blueberry Jam, I ordered a shot of Wild Turkey to make a hot toddy.
It was the most delicious thing I have ever had…and it helped me keep my voice through another round of games. This tea is amazing and I am having it again tonight with a shot of Jack Daniels Honey. The blueberry goodness smooths out the edge of the whiskey and it is the best hot toddy ever.
Oh, I love this tea. It’s all about the tried-and-true favorites for me today, it seems. Big glass of this baby and I’m loving every sip…especially now that it has cooled off. Our new condo is so freaking hot all the time that hot tea just wasn’t doing it for me. Seriously, it’s been way below freezing here in Toronto for weeks and we’ve had the heat off, the building is just that hot. So I’ve got some teas cold steeping and I let this tea cool down and it is glorious. All blueberries, all the time. Makes me want to make a blueberry pie!
After a two week long fight with knock-me-on-my-butt flu, I finally felt good enough to return to my iced teas. Two solid weeks of drinking nothing but Cold 911 and Bravissimo will do that to a girl. Wonderful teas, but boring after too much of them. When facing my empty cold steeping pot, this was the only tea I could think of and so it was the first tea I made and I am so glad I did, it is delicious. I have love in my heart for this beauty, nothing else really compares!
I went to David’s for a bunch of fru-fru teas and decided that it was time to pick up a straight black to go with my Orange Pekoe. I smelled this one, decided I wanted it and bought 50g because I couldn’t justify spending $22 on tea that day.
I’ve already tried it and it was INSANELY sweet. I put in milk and honey and all I could taste was the honey. So I’m trying it this time with just a splash of milk.
The smell reminds me of the days of the honey latte when I worked at Starbucks. And those honey stir sticks. I don’t know if I like that or not. But mmmmm… This is one tasty tea! It’s rare that I can find a black tea that I don’t automatically want to pitch a crap-ton of sugar into, so this’ll be good for the waistline too. Bit of an interesting aftertaste (like a tinniness, but in a good way. The coldness, but not the metallics. Maybe? It’s been a while…). I’m going to try doing a second brew with this bag too, since I’ll be working late tonight.