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Recent Tasting Notes
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: Zarafina 2c
Tool: Zarafina 2c black-loose-med
Dry Leaf Smell: Coco, smoky, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: Light coco, Black tea, Sweet
Flavor: black tea, hint of dark chocolate
Liquor: opaque dark brown like coffee
If your expecting milk chocolate this is not your tea, it’s more a dark chocolate.
Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar, sweeter
Marginally better, but really, it’s lightly coco black tea, good but not amazing. Looking at the other steepster reviews got me all giddy. I was originally afraid I would love the tea and be devastated at it no longer being available. Luckily it’s a good cup of tea, but I’ll be fine without (Florence will see me though).
Resteep: same as first
Since it’s getting later, I figured I’d slow things down a little and drink something with a little (or no!) caffeine. I love my Starry Night blend. Green rooibos, which I prefer over the red, with delightful fruit flavors – peach and mango are the most prominent.
Yum! I love my caramel tea!
The flavor is rich and smooth, but with a bold base – a touch of malt that really goes nicely with the caramel notes. Not super sweet – even though I named it as such… I was thinking of Axl Rose at the time! It has a nice sweetness though but one that I like to accent with a bit of raw sugar to bring out some of the richer notes of the caramel.
Well, I just sold the very last of this that I had available for sale, so I’m down to my own personal stash! To celebrate, I decided to brew a cup! YUMMY!
This is without a doubt my favorite chocolate tea. I probably sound biased as I say that, but, really, this is the tea that started it for me because I was trying to recreate a tea that I had fallen in love with many years ago, and the place where I got it went out of business. I tried a lot of other chocolate blends along the way, and a lot of others since then – many are good, some are VERY good… but none are as good as this. THIS is as good as it gets. Period!
Smooth, rich, creamy, delicious! LOVE IT!
More backlogging… Once the seasonal allergies hit, they hit me hard! After I have some caffeine, I usually reach for this to help alleviate the symptoms. I don’t always log it, though, because it is more like routine for me starting by about mid-February and on through about May or June.
Lovely minty taste. I’m not a particular fan of herbal blends for the most part, but I like this one. The mint gives it a nice flavor, and by the time I’ve emptied the cup, my symptoms are beginning to subside and that is a definite plus.
A bit of a backlog here – I started the morning with a cup of my Allergi-TEA. My allergies are in full swing. I wake up with my eyes swollen, my throat feeling a bit like sandpaper, and coughing, sneezing, and just basically miserable. My Allergi-TEA really helps me feel human again. Soothes the throat, calms the coughing, and my eyes don’t itch any more. For that alone, I am giving it a perfect score this time.
A little bit of a backlog here – I started my morning with this instead of my Breakfast Blend. My allergies are in full swing and I needed to start fighting them immediately.
Nice, bright flavor. More importantly, my eyes don’t itch now, and neither does my throat. I am feeling so much better!
Since allergy season has arrived (for me, anyways), it’s time for me to break out the artillery and fight the symptoms. I love my Allergi-TEA.
It has a clean, peppermint-y flavor. More importantly though, is that it really helps with the symptoms. I add a dollop of raw, locally harvested honey which also helps considerably.
So, along with my daily Oolong, this will be a daily tea for me for a while!
Without a doubt this is my favorite chamomile blend, and since I’m headed to bed a bit earlier than usual tonight, I feel like I can use a little encouragement via my Meadow Nocturne.
I am not a particular fan of chamomile, but, I do like it ok in blends, and it certainly is effective in promoting relaxation. I love how the honeybush gives this blend a pleasant sweetness, and I absolutely adore lavender. This is just delightful and I can already start to feel that much needed sense of calm.
Ahhh… I love my Breakfast Blend!
I really didn’t want to get up this morning! Fortunately, I have my Breakfast Blend to get me going. I have only taken a few sips but already I’m starting to feel more lively.
Nice bold flavor with a delightfully smooth vanilla touch! Mmmmmm!
Good Morning, and for those of you who celebrate it: Happy Easter! For those who do not… happy Spring! It doesn’t seem much like spring to me lately, we’ve been having cold, wet, dreary weather here in the Pacific NorthWET!
A bit of a backlog – I started my morning with a bit of breakfast blend, much the way I do most mornings. I like the way it prepares me for the day. Deliciously bold, with a sweet note of vanilla. YUM!
My morning cuppa. Yes… I realize it’s noon, but, I just woke up so… this is my morning!
Smooth yet robust enough to help me shake off the slumbers and face the day! I generally add just a dollop of honey and sometimes a splash of warmed milk, but this time, I’m not going latte – just honey. And it’s oh so good! The vanilla is soft, I really like how this flavor develops in the cup. Starts out soft, and continues to build as I make my way down to the last drop.
I usually start my day with this tea, although this morning, I wanted a little spice to start my day so I started with the Chipotle Chai and Assam. I am now finishing up my cup of Breakfast Blend.
It’s a little weird to be writing a note about my own tea, especially since I’ve been drinking this same tea for about six years now. It is robust yet smooth and I love the bit of vanilla in this blend, it starts off very subtle and the flavor develops as you continue to drink your way down to mid-cup. Perfect with a little milk and honey.
In honor of our contest that’s running for the rest of this week, I decided to brew some of this and ice it.
This is one that is very good both hot or iced. The jasmine and lemony notes really come through nicely when it’s cold.
Since it’s my own blend, I’m not going to numerically rate it (it’s kind of hard for me to be unbiased about my own teas)… but, if I were to rate it, I’d give it a very strong 100. (hehe)
This is one of my favorite green teas. I love the way rose and jasmine work together in a blend. The lemon myrtle is very light and does not impose upon the floral essences, and the laurel provides an interesting balance to the cup. It’s a very relaxing and restorative cup … just what I need after (starting) to clean my art studio (what a mess!)
I’s just finishing up a sample of this and it’s VERY beautiful and interesting. It wasn’t much for scent…UNTIL…the hot water hit the dry leaf blend. POW! Aroma!!!! I thought I was walking thru a glorious flower garden! This was wonderful yet a little scary because then I thought it would be too floral or have a funky aftertaste but it was very good! The aftertaste was pleasant and my palate was very pleased. You can taste the gunpowder but you can also taste the flowers! It’s a neat blend!