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I can see how this tea would go well with mint and sugar. So tasty. Yes, it’s a green tea I like! A little toasted, a little savoury (but nothing like Silk Road’s Melon Seed…), lots of depth.
Now I’m super excited to try the other Gunpowder teas I got in the swap!
(This will probably resteep well, too, since the leaves didn’t even manage to fully unfurl. Yay!)
This did not turn out well at all this morning. Bitter and astringent and just bleh. I guess the water was too hot. I’ll blame that on the fact that my kettle doesn’t turn off automatically anymore, so I don’t get that 3-5 minute wait between hearing the click and getting off my butt and into the kitchen. :)
Instead of the usual spicy cardamom scent this tea smells like cinnamon – I mean REALLY like cinnamon, as in ‘are you sure someone didn’t stick those spicy cinnamon hearts in here?"
The flavour was rather disappointing though, the spices were quite weak to the point that I’m not sure this qualifies as a proper chai blend at all. Definitely not ‘Traditional’.
The dry leaf smells ridiculously heavenly. Truly like a slice of banana cream pie speckled with coconut on top. There are chunks of vanilla pod and shredded coconut scattered amongst the tea leaves.
This must be a popular tea because I’ve been trying to purchase it since moving here a year ago, and every time I’ve gone, it was completely sold out.
Hot, without any additives, I would say that the banana is the strongest note next to the base. It’s not as flavourful as I had hoped considering how fragrant the dry leaf is.
I tried it with agave and milk, and didn’t care for it. I think the agave didn’t go well with it. Just covered up the subtle flavours even more.
Now, I’m trying it with a dash of half-and-half (I feel so guilty for buying some!) with a bit of honey, and it’s better. I can now taste the coconut and the banana is even stronger, like banana chips. The vanilla is brought out a bit too. I was still hoping for a little more of the coconut and/or vanilla but overall, it’s a pleasant dessert tea.
Would I buy it again? Probably not, but so far, it’s my favourite Murchie’s blend.
I think I’ve had too much tea lately that I’m having a hard time with some tastes. This smelled really good, but I had a hard time picking out subtle flavours. I did add milk and sugar, so next time maybe I’ll skip the milk.
This is from incendiare from our trip to Murchies a few days ago. She picked up her Butiki order and gave me a sample of this to try.
got this on my latest trip over to murchies :)
i was really excited for this one because i havent had alot of tea thats been bagged but i have high hopes for this little one. i got back from work and decided id try something new so i threw a bag of this into my mug and headed to my room and here i am. theres definitely a subtle mango taste amidst the greens but not much is shown. the greens are very nicely balanced and it all blends into a light airy mix of mango and green tea. and theres no astringency whatsoever which is nice :)
i feel like this would definitely be better cold steeped so ill try that tomorrow and get back to you on that! overall a nice bagged tea and definitely one id keep around for on the go cups :)
Grew up drinking this, so it has a special place in my heart. It’s not really anything spectacular, just a good, simple earl grey.
Just a cup I am having in hopes that it will perk me up. You know you’re middle aged when the idea of going to bed early on a Friday night is much more appealing than going out to a party! :)
This is definitely better with a 2 minute steep.
The last time I had it there was a horrific soapy flavour. It’s diminished this time with the shorter steep, and so much better.
Weird, because the first couple times I had it I really liked it at a 3 minute steep…
Have you ever had someone that you really cared about online that you had this almost psychic like bond with? That’s me with “Dan” (name changed to protect privacy). We’ve written collaborative stories with one another for over five years and our creativity together mesh so well that he can usually tell what I’m going to write before I even write it. And I can do so for him.
Well for a year or so he took a break from being online to catch up on his reading, gaming and work. He never told anyone and seemed to just disappear… suffice to say naturally I missed him a lot because of the bond. Last night as I was headed to sleep I got a ring on my phone from him. He said he never should have been away as long as he had and that he was back for good. That we’d have a chance to write together again tomorrow (which is today).
It made me cry tears of happiness and I was on cloud nine allowing me to have wonderful dreams that night. In the morning I was more than a little bit blissful and completed my usual daily tasks with a joyful sort of energy. However as the day neared to a close he never showed up like promised. I know I should’ve been prepared for this since he’s done this before but it…disappointed me greatly.
So to cheer myself up I decided to brew myself up a cup of “Pink Lemonade”. The sweet rose tisane with it’s refreshing scent and tartly sweet taste really did the trick to bring my smiles back. I love how similar this herbal blend is to the real thing without the added sugar. It truly is a ‘pick me up’ in a cup and I have no doubt that it would be perfect iced~. Thank you Murchie’s Tea & Coffee shop. :)
This tea came to me from Sil, who got it from Cavocorax. Thanks girls. I drank a cup of this while teaching, & although it was ok, it’s not really memorable. Although I enjoy green tea & black tea, I don’t generally want them mixed together. I feel like it throws off the steeping parameters. The exception to this is Bilbo Brew, but I think even that one would benefit from switching the vanilla green to a vanilla black or vanilla Oolong. Anyway, this isn’t terrible, & at some point I’d probably enjoy trying some of Murchie’s other teas.
Backlog from last week. So maybe it’s the addition of carmel and vanilla to this tea but i totally splurged on a latte in the afternoon at one of our stops at murchies. Um hello? yes thank you. This was delicious! I actually ended up picking some more up just to bring home and try straight. I suspect it won’t be as delicious as the latte but now i’m slightly more inclined to try a tea latte on my own outside of the matcha latte’s i’ve tried. I’m fairly certain that murchies is more of a “add milk and sugar to this tea” sort of company based on all the teas i’ve tried now but there may still be room in my cupboard for a few of their teas. :)
Backlog from last week. I had a chance to try this when i was at Murchies. Overall this isn’t a bad assam but it’s not really compareable to the other assam teas that i’ve fallen in love with as of late. It might have something to do with the fact that it was in a bag instead of loose but i’m not 100% on that. It still had a darker taste to it but it fell a little flat. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s because Murchies makes their teas to be consumed more with additions. Still though, glad to try it and cross it off my list. :) I’d drink it again but it’s not amaaaaazing!
Forgive the crappy tasting notes…I’m in the land of not really having wifi while we’re out in BC so I’m trying to capture as much from memory as I can. Tried this earlier today and it wasn’t half bad. I was iced, and was pretty decent in the mango department though not as intensely mango as I wished for it to be. The green tea was rocking out in the background for the most part. Nothing I need to purchase, but wasn’t bad to sample.
Had this today while out for lunch in Victoria. This isn’t a bad little blend and if I didn’t have a mountain of tea at home I would have picked up a bit to bring home. I didn’t have this straight, rather murchies added a bit of fizzy water and simple syrup to the blend. It was a little sweet this way for my tastes but I can imagine this would make a great cold drink for hot summers.
This was the 2nd sample tea box I purchased from Murchie’s, alas I really wish I had bought them all!
I am not quite as fond of this as I was the diamond jubilee. There is a fair amount of keemun in this blend and a bit of bitterness. It is a very strong and robust tea which makes it good for the Prince’s namesake. I don’t taste the darjeeling in here at all.
I ended up adding some almond milk and a touch of sugar. I usually don’t dd sugar to teas unless they really need it, and this one did IMO. Not destined to be a favorite but I will probably finish off the box I have (only 10 teabags).
One of two tea samplers I picked up at Murchie’s in Victoria. It’s a small chain only located on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver and Victoria. This note is for the teabag version of this tea.
I was pleasantly surprised by this tea blend. It has very nice flavors, especially for a teabag. Quite lacking in bitterness and astringency so it can be easily consumed plain. My cup brewed up to be a dark brownish red.
I would say the yunnan is the predominate flavor here and lends a nice rich mellowness to the blend. I’m also picking up a bit of fruitness from the ceylon and darjeeling. The assam is pretty mellow here and has a faint maltiness. Good with vanilla flavored soymilk, but equally good plain. I really liked this blend and now I’m wishing I had picked up a few more to try because shipping to the US is $9.95! oh well.
Sipping on this very fruity and sweet tea (I may have put too much honey in it) as I wait for some stuff to happen at work so I can finish some other stuff I need to do today.
And then I need to go home to drop off my computer, then head for dinner and shoppings with my brother.
Whee! At least I’m caffeinated, and have tea to drink!
Had this yesterday, one of my fave Murchie’s teas. The flavouring just works so well with the black tea.
I’m up for an online meeting, and ended up spending the 20 minutes I had set aside to shower, installing Java on my computer and fielding calls. This is the first meeting I’ve attended. At least I know for next time.
I’ve already had coffee. Now I’m moving onto tea.
This is a good tea to follow coffee. A little delicate, yes, but infinitely soothing. It’s a little spicy, fairly mild, really tasty with (gasp!) milk and honey.
A friend gave me this tea as part of a thank you gift.
I prefer it iced (hot brewed, poured over ice), and with honey or sugar. Without, the hibiscus makes it too tart.
Sipping on some right now, trying to motivate myself to go out into the warm and pick up some groceries. I am not a warm weather fan…
Had this yesterday for breakfast. Very nice flavor, smooth, and not astringent. There wasn’t anything mind blowing about this, but it’s a good tea!