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I love the tartness of the cranberry taste. Some how, it seems very different from the tartness in hibiscus (which I don’t like). It’s funny that it has hibiscus but not cranberry in the ingredients. It’s very refreshing. I needed a change from some of my other caffeine free teas. They all seemed to be focused on making me sleepy. (But that was obviously my poor choice; I mean if I choose Sleepytime Vanilla and Soothing Caramel Bedtime what do I think they are going to be like!) This tea has a bit of freshness and liveliness that I need in the middle of the afternoon. With some sweetener it tastes almost like a nice cranberry juice. In a good way. I have a feeling that this will be wonderful cold this summer. This tea reminds me of another tea, Warming Crimson Berry from Frontier Natural Products Co-op. Warming Crimson Berry had some peppercorn and red pepper flakes. It was a great cold weather tea. I think I could make this into a spicy winter treat. A tea for all seasons?
BTW, I really don’t like thievery limited pull down list for flavors and scents and that I can’t put in my own flavors and tastes.
Oooh…I’m starting to be able to taste jasmine again. That has been one of the flavors that I haven’t been able to taste for the last few days. It’s just barely there, but I can really smell it. I’m overleafing so maybe I can taste something. So it’s just barely there, but it’s good. I have gotten all this new tea lately and I’m not drinking any of it because it just seems like a waste. I’ve still got some of these local teas that I might as well drink up now, right?
I wish I had something stronger here at work, though, higher in the caffeine. I went to robotics after work, and we didn’t get home until almost midnight. And then the coughing started back up for me, after not much coughing during the day for the first time in a while. Yeah, so not much sleep. I don’t have much hope for the day here at work being an easy one, either, because we’re down half of our team, and we just released a new version of our software.
But I came into work early so I could leave early. I’m headed back out to robotics because it’s the FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championships. I’ve been a key volunteer at four events this season, so I took this one off. I just was asked to come as early as I can today because they need me. I guess it’s good to be wanted, but I was kind of looking forward to not being responsible for anything. Ah well.
But I can taste jasmine!
Being all stuffed up and drinking this one out of a travel mug with lid on it just doesn’t work. I took the sip top off and it really helps a lot. I still can’t quite smell it right, but it’s getting there. This tastes fine, but one needs to be able to breathe in the scent to really get the full effect of the jasmine.
It’s nice having an old stand by to get me through the day. I think I’m on my fifth infusion of this one for today. I just need enough something – caffeine, comfort, something – to get me through the day. Another conference call, and then I’m off to robots for the weekend.
You should see how much the leaves have grown and expanded in my infusion basket. A small layer of pearls at the bottom of the basket now takes up the whole thing. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy pearls.
I’m drinking this one again. Those other teas better show up soon so I have something different for my tasting notes. My Teavivre order was lost at the post office and when I contacted them, they’re reshipping it. My Yunomi order isn’t here yet. My Tea Company samples aren’t here yet. I keep ordering from Red Leaf Tea because I can get a new matcha delivered in a couple of days. (Seriously, I ordered on Sunday night after resisting the on sale Belgium chocolate all weekend, and it will be delivered today. Yay!)
I drank an iced matcha on my way to work – not the wisest choice with my allergies causing all kinds of throat irritation. When I got here, I immediately made myself a mug of this, and then joined my conference call. It ran over by a lot. 2 mugs of tea and a 16oz iced matcha. Yes, I needed the call to end because I was doing the dance in my desk chair.
This tea did calm my throat nicely, and I love how floral it is. It resteeps very nicely as well, so once I was finished in the ladies’ room, I immediately started on my second mugful.
And this tea is one that I find relaxing. I don’t know why. It definitely is helping me calmly deal with the stress of a major work issue that we identified this morning in our just release product. Oops.
This was the end of the tea I had. Just a little more than what I needed for a mugful, so I added it in. Plus, it was dusty being the end of the packet. I will leave it in my cupboard because I love genmaicha in general, so I’ll probably go get some more of this next time I’m at the grocery.
I love the way genmaicha smells while steeping.
I slept like crud last night, and had an early conference call this morning. Fortunately, I could be on said call in my jammies at home. With a mug of genmaicha. The timer went off while the call was connecting, so I had a mug for the whole conversation. It made that so much easier to deal with.
Toasty rice, grassy green, delicious. Comforting. Warm. Happy thoughts.
There was more sediment in this mug than normal, but it was totally expected being as it was the last of the packet and I was not awake enough to avoid the dust. In fact, I was having trouble getting the rest of the rice, so I just dumped. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t do that, but I needed tea for this call, so dump I did.
I’m having some of this tea this morning, trying to clear my throat and head after allergy and asthma nastiness from cleaning yesterday. I’m also on a conference call, so that doesn’t help either. (I have nothing to add, nothing to gain from this call, but I had to be on it, because my boss might have been on it.)
This is an interesting tea, although I’m betting that it’s actually from last year and therefore old tea, but it still has a nice taste. The description on the company’s website says this is a clear tea. Mine is not. It’s pretty dusty and while it clears up pretty well when it sits, it’s not entirely clear.
It has a “fresh” flavor, even though I said I think it’s old. It is very “Green” tasting, grassy, but still light. There is nothing astringent about this tea at all. It’s quite nice. It tastes like I think spring should taste, if that makes sense.
I need to get moving, but I just don’t want to. I hate Monday mornings.
Last night – didn’t get a chance to add the tea until this morning, and then I forgot to attach the picture. That’s how my day has been.
But last night…..I had this tea. I definitely taste the cranberry. It’s got that tartness from the cranberry that I love. Of course, I finished what I have of this at the house off. I never did get a chance to try this iced. I guess I’ll have to go to the store and get some more. At least it’s available locally.
I had no time for breakfast as I’m working on a critical client issue (They eff’d up by not following the directions, said issue was a medium, neglected to mention client deliverable, never upped it from a medium, and now the sky is falling and it’s my fault for not jumping on this right away.)
Anyway, this felt like I was getting more than just tea, even though I’m not. Now I think we’ve got things figured out and I might have time for lunch.
I love the toastiness of this one. Yummy.
I really need the teas I’ve ordered to show up already! I’m drinking the same few over and over and over.
But I really like this one. This is a cold steep again, that I left overnight last night. I meant to pour it into a class this morning and completely spaced on it, so it’s been in the fridge for about 24 hours now. Surprisingly still really good. The jasmine still comes through, not bitter or astringent.
My stomach was bothering me this morning, so I thought this sounded like a good one to have of what I have at work. I really like the balance of the chamomile, mint and citrusy flavors. None seems to overwhelm the others. After drinking, my stomach was settled down and I was much better able to concentrate on work.
I had this one in my travel mug this morning. It’s disappointing that some of the leaf pieces seem to slip through the infuser basket. Too many broken leaves. Today, it actually wasn’t too bad, and mostly they stayed at the bottom and didn’t irritate me. (I didn’t get a chance to clean the basket out this morning, just a quick rinse, but it’s got several pieces stuck in it that I’ll have to work to get out tonight.)
I do enjoy the flavor of this one. It’s a nice floral jasmine, very well balanced with the green tea.
I did another cold steep of this one in my new ForLife Mist tea pitcher. The pitcher works really well. (I’m very excited to have this.)
The pearls didn’t open as much this time as they have previously when I did a cold steep. I may try another infusion with them to see what happens. The tea itself has a delicious jasmine taste that I’m just loving right now.
This is the first pu-erh I’ve tried, and the second time I’ve tried it. The first (before I found steepster) I had Western style. It wasn’t bad.
This time, I tried it in my gaiwan. I enjoyed it much better this way. I wish I’d written down notes (I know to do this next time.) I started with a rinse, and then 20s, 30s, 45s, 1m, 1:30, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5:30 and 7m. I did this with my husband. He liked it best at about 4 and 5:30, but I liked it a lot starting at about 1-3min. I liked how I could taste the difference between the infusions. It was very earthy feeling in the first few infusions, which I liked, but I enjoyed it more as it mellowed but was still strong. Other flavors came through better then.