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This one is great for in the evening. Being a herbal tea, it has no caffeine and with the lemon-y and sweet aromas, it helps me keep cravings at bay.
The box suggests 8 tsp per liter, but I never use more than six. Also, this can be brewed twice, the second being only a little weaker.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Sweet
Well, this one’s not caffeinated so I’m giving it a go. Guess I won’t be adding honey to my “pizza” tea…
Dry, it’s just… dried veggies and herbs. Yep. Smells like tomatoes.
Steeped, well… they recommend 9 g/16 oz mug. That is a lot. I had ~3-4 g, so I am using a 7 oz mug.
My apartment smells like smoked paprika and peppers now.
Yes. What I’m mostly getting is green pepper.
The tea is sweet and savoury. The rosemary and pepper aren’t super prominent – it’s mostly green pepper and sweetness from the tomato.
Weird. Thanks for sharing, Sil.
Busy day today. Rental dog went home to his family. They are going to try and come together as a team to actually get him trained. So with any luck what we started will hold. Sad to see him go but also SUPER happy to have our house back so we can clean and get organised.
I also spent the better part of today getting tea packages ready for friends – something i have put off for too long. Also got everything prepped to be able to weigh my cupboard and land on a sipdown goal for 2016.
omgsrsly asked me to pick this one up for her when i was in chicago last since the store will let you get 50g instead of the forced 100g online. I haven’t tried this one yet so i pulled enough for a cup out (yes i asked!) to try it. What did i learn? I like tea G’s honeybush WAY more than their rooibos – which i dislike as it overpowers their flavours. Also, this is quite similar to walter bishop (old) but not quite there. the strawberry is a little artificial like, though in fairness i think i brewed this accidentally for about 15mins. A shorter steep would like have resulted in a creamier, less artificial strawberry taste. All that aside, i like this one more than others seem to have. :) I’d be inclined to pick some up again for myself in future, provided i get my cupboard under control heh
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I picked up this sample when i was in chicago because savoury teas have always interested me, but not enough to buy a full 25 or 50g. This one smells like pizza…tastes like…soup? it’s not a bad taste, but i think i’m struggling a little with it because it’s like watered down soup. tastey soup, but watery. hmmm
I tried this one while I was picking up some teas for friends while in Chicago. I didn’t purchase it because while it was a nice tea, there was nothing innately special about it. Part of the reason i had a taste while i was in the store, was because there’s licorice in this blend and I wanted to know whether it was the sort that made the tea have a sickeningly sweet taste to it, or it was nicely blended lol. Turns out this is really nicely blended, but since it’s a green tea, it’d have to knock my socks off for me to pick up 50g.
This one smelled so good, but then I tasted it.
Oh. Licorice root.
Sorry tea. The licorice root and the fact that you taste a little swampish means that you’re going to join the last tea in the sink, and I’m going to go hunt down yet something else to try. Thanks for sharing, MissB, but this one was a total miss. So sad, because it smells amazing.
A sample from Miss B! This was my first cup of the day at work, and I’m enjoying it immensely. Flavoured teas can be a bit hit and miss, but this one delivers what it promises – buttermilk and lemon. I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3.5 minutes in boiling water. I added a splash of milk, just because. The scent of the brewed tea is very much buttermilk – it has that salty sour tang that’s so distinctive. This also translates into the taste, but it’s freshened up wonderfully by the bright, zesty lemon. It’s deliciously creamy but not too sweet or cloying – it walks the right line for a mid-morning cup, at least in my estimation. The overall effect, particularly with the added milk, is one of lemon pudding. Totally delicious!
Very spicy (too spicy for my liking) and hits you at the back of the throat. Overall, very savoury profile. Aroma is very herb-like. Slight chamomile-like sweetness. Hint of peppermint tone.
Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Peppermint, Spicy, Sweet, Umami
Oh thank goodness finally a sipdown. And a legitimate one, of a tea that I’m really enjoying drinking.
I put some cream in this, for a lemony creamy pudding effect. So tasty.
If I needed more tea (And I don’t. Really.), I would definitely consider getting some of this.
I find this tea incredibly nuanced. It’s still one of my favorite fruit teas, for its tendency to taste so fruity while not overpowering my palate with tartness. Out of this cup, I’m getting sweet and minty notes just underneath the fruit – delightful! Definitely a tea worthy of any Harry Potter character :)
This is one of my favorite fruit teas. There are a lot of ingredients in this blend, but somehow it all just works. I haven’t sipped this one in a long time, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why! It’ll be time to pop in to TeaGschwendner soon and nab some more :)
From the EU TTB
I’m not a massive oolong fan, as I’m sure I’ve detailed previously. There have been some I’ve enjoyed in my drinking experiences so far, though, so I’m continuing to explore a little in the hope I’ll find a few more. The leaf here is a pretty thing, with colours ranging from white to dark brown/almost black, and all possible hues in between – beige, reddish-brown, brown…it’s very autumnal looking. I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water cooled to around 185 degrees. The resulting liquor is a medium yellow-brown.
To taste, I initially taste mostly damp earth – kind of like a forest floor after a heavy rain shower. Not that I typically go around tasting those, but if I did, I imagine it would be something like this. What I should probably say, is this tea tastes like a damp forest floor smells. There, that’s better. There’s a lovely fruitiness in the mid sip – I’m thinking plum, primarily, or maybe a very mild black cherry. The sip rounds off with a woody, resinous note.
I’m really pleased with this one, and it’s a tea I’d happily seek out again if the opportunity arose. I might have to explore more of TeaGschwender once I’ve got my stash a little more under control!
Had to pick up this blend during my first visit to their Chicago store on Division. Great store. Really wish I could have geeked out more but it was hot out and I was with my family.
Anyway. Very unique blend! The black tea comes out the more you steep it. Really an interesting blend. So much going on. Don’t even know where to begin.
This tea is missing the tartness I expect when I taste lime. It leaves everything feeling rather flat. The black tea is a smooth base with only a twinge of bitterness near the end of the sip. The lime flavour is dull- more of a present aroma than a full flavour. However, it does bring the attention to the nice black base
Thanks to Sil for sharing!
I’m ashamed to admit that I am just now digging out and trying this sample sent to me ages ago by Sil. It’s exactly the name – lemon and buttermilk. Scent is very strongly buttermilk. I liked the first few sips then I think it became too buttermilk for me. I am not a fan of drinking buttermilk and unlike many flavored teas, this one is very much buttermilk. :) I’d still recommend it to anyone that would appeal to – I don’t think you’d be disappointed. Thanks, Sil!
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Flavors: Grass, Toasted Rice