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This is one peppery chai blend. Worthy of it’s name for sure. This would be a great blend to cook with, adding a kick to chicken and vegetables. Kind of reminded me of the spices you would get from Tabasco sauce. Enjoyed it but I’m not sure how often I’ll reach for it to to drink as a tea. I have so many ideas on cooking with it. Don’t think it will last long.
Almost done reviewing the line of GoT inspired teas from Margaret’s Fine Imports. It has been a fun project.
Today’s tea is an oolong/green tea blend with hints of jasmine. When this delight is still hot, all you really taste was a smooth grassy like tea with the tiniest hints of jasmine. As it cooled, the jasmine really popped. I’m not much of a jasmine fan. I still enjoyed the cup I had.http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/12/game-of-thrones-meadows-of-the-vale-from-margarets-fine-imports/
Happy Friday all!
A floral tea dedicated to House Tyrell and the beautiful Margaret herself. Love that character. Even tho she is a bit manipulative, she isn’t so evil that you hate her. . just yet. I’m curious how her story line will unfold Sunday, if at all.
This tea was a nice white and green tea blend with a floral twist. Not being a floral fan, I did like this one. Maybe I like floral teas more than I thought. The best part of this tea was how nicely the white and green teas mingled together providing this refreshing and soothing taste.
A wonderful lemon-orange earl grey dedicated to House Stark. Gotta Love GoT!
This earl grey was a treat because it wasn’t heavy on the bergamot oils like other earl greys I have had. There was also this nice lemon finish that I really enjoyed. All in all, another winner from Margaret’s Fine Imports.
Day 3 of Game of Thrones Week. This one is supposed to represent the Lannisters. I"m not sure if it does that. The Lannisters aren’t exactly a happy family and this tea radiates a bright and colorful flavor when iced.
I would expect a blend for the Lannisters to be more dark like a dark roasted chocolate tea maybe. Iced this tea was amazing. Berry Lemon with a nice hint of a black tea finish. Hot, this tea was muted and bland. This wasn’t my favorite of the GoT lineup I’m trying this week, but it wasn’t awful either. One of those middle of the road sort of teas.
Anybody see last night’s Game of Thrones episode?
I don’t know how many times I said the word “No”. Episode 9 historically has always given us a shocker and they have been setting us up for that spefici event, but I was hoping it still wouldn’t happen. Wouldn’t be Game of Thrones without a few moments like that each season.
While I was yelling at the TV, I was drinking this beauty. I was surprised I liked this one so much. I was honestly expecting a generic citrus flavor, but what I actually got was a bright citrus sunshine flavor that I drank down fast and instantly went to the kitchen to cold brew. The papaya is sweet with the green tea rounding out the blend with a grassy feel. Sunshine in a cup is what I kept thinking.
Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Sweet
We have Episode 9 tonight of GoT! Woohoo! I can’t wait! In the past, we have had shockers on Episode 9. Ygritte’s death, the Red Wedding, our beloved head of the Stark family literally losing his head. . . In honor of GoT this week, I will be reviewing GoT based teas all week besides my typical Tea of the Day.
Today is Wilding White- a white and green tea with peppermint and lemongrass. Very soothing!
I had a Groupon for Margaret’s Fine Imports, so one day after work I stopped by. It was such a pleasant surprise! The first tea I purchased was Quangzhou Milk Oolong, and it has since become one of my favorites. It produces a very light infusion. I almost thought I hadn’t steeped long enough. I was wrong. It is so delightful on the tongue. It is light, refreshing and creamy! Absolutely delicious.
Finally getting to sample some of the teas I got from Bethany (thank you!!).
First up is Monk’s Blend. My packet wasn’t as fragrant as I was expecting, based on past comments, but I could get the floral overtones. They got stronger as I brewed it up.
I can taste the grenadine, but it almost tastes a little mediciney to me. (And I typically like grenadine). I can taste the vanilla and the cup has a lovely smooth mouthfeel because of it.
Overall, this one really isn’t my thing, but I’m glad I got to try it. Thanks Bethany!
Bethany was nice enough to send me some of this…Yes! Bethany!!! I got your package today! Thanks a million! This smells AWESOME prior to steep semi-sweet. After infusion – toasty and sweet as described. You can taste a black tea taste still but with highlights of sweetness, floral, and a little fruit-likeness! I agree with Bethany that the dominant flavor is the Grenadine and that works just fine!
Looked out the window, saw the 3 inches of snow already on the ground, and the snow falling, and thought about the 7-9 inches to come.. and I needed tea before work. It’s pretty rare that I do that, for logistical reasons. I hate not being able to sit down and enjoy the tea, and I end up running around with it while I’m getting ready.
But I’m glad I did, because this is still super tasty and creamy and grenadine-y. And I was in a markedly good mood when I arrived at work. Coincedence?
Mmm, this was so good. You can definitely taste both the grenadine (I’m a sucker for the stuff) and vanilla; the grenadine is more to the forefront, with the vanilla coming in toward the end. It makes the sip creamy and sweet. I’m not sure what black tea is used in this; whatever it is, it is very light and almost difficult to taste. It’s very, very strongly flavored. May have to order more once my 2oz. bag is gone.
Today was simultaneously terrific and awful. I got word that my organization received a $15,000 grant (from a proposal that I wrote) for a program that is near and dear to my heart. I also got a call from my doctor with some potentially very troubling news.
So to celebrate/pity myself, I brewed up one of my “special teas,” Milk Oolong. It’s not as sweet as I remembered. Definitely more grassy this time, but that’s alright. It’s still smooth as silk and hits the spot.