The NecessiTeasEdit Company
Popular Teas from The NecessiTeasSee All 77 Teas
Recent Tasting Notes
Thanks for the sample VariaTEA!
So, this pretty well does taste exactly like an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, complete with light cinnamon pastry notes and vanilla notes. Is it a good thing that it’s so accurate? Eh, debatable. I’d probably enjoy it a lot more of I liked raisins. I’ve come around to them a lot since first joining steepster and even enjoy raisin notes in my black teas (Darjeeling/Keemun specifically) quite a bit now BUT I’m a long, long way from appreciating them in real life and I think the fact this reminded me so strongly of ‘real life’ raisins and not ‘raisin notes’ in tea was what made it somewhat conflicting.
I still enjoyed it a lot overall, especially the soft cinnamon notes and really subtle pithy lemon undertones – but couldn’t completely get into it.
Thank you for the tea VariaTEA! This was a really fun one.
- Made in gravity steeper
- Used a blue gumball in my tea leaf; the orange one is in the leaf I added to the GCTTB
- Dry leaf smelled like bubblegum and bananas
- Steeped up a weird, cloudy bright green hue (not a natural “tea green”)
- Initial taste is candy sweetness
- Definitely tastes like bubblegum, but the bulk/dollar store type of gum
- It is fun though; gotta give it that
- And the green base is JUST present enough (grassy)
- Overall, I’m not mad at it and would call it just slightly above average
- But you have to buy into the fact it’s bubblegum w. real bubble and will taste artificial
“Calling all fans of citrus, vanilla, and sugar! Come on, come all, to this lemon-meringue delight! So sweet that if it weren’t a tea, your teeth would fall out and your waistline would be DESTROYED!”
The entire post is carnival-barker style at: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/11/limoncello-from-the-necessiteas-a-hand-blended-treat/
Well this has cooled quite a great deal but it still captures the taste of an oatmeal raisin cookie…heavy on the raisin and with a great deal of cinnamon. The brew has an awesome fresh-baked cookie scent. All in all, its pretty tasty and though I wouldn’t mind slightly less cinnamon, I am pleased.
Sipping on this while watching A Series of Unfortunate Events. I was watching Smallville but then my Crave stopped working so I switched back to Netflix and found this little blast from the past. I am only an episode in and if nothing else I can say this is definitely better than the Jim Carey-starring disaster.
Anyways, this is my second eggnog latte of the day since I am trying to use up the copious amount of eggnog my family has stocked up on that expires in a week. This one is better than my earlier tea latte because for one it is properly measured out but for another this has a really lovely white chocolate flavor. The peppermint creeps in at the end of the sip and leaves everything tasting fresh and minty.
I had this once before when I did the Battle of the Peppermint Necessiteas (http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/20/battle-of-the-peppermint-necessiteas/) and now I can say that this is definitely better as a latte. Plain, the carob comes out much more but none of that is present as a latte.
Anyone got 25 cents for a gumball? No? That’s okay, I’ll just sip this tea :) http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/21/bubblegum-from-the-necessiteas-let-the-childhood-memories-begin/
My house went a little french toast crazy a little while back and my tea was no exception to that. Check out the French Toast tea showdown between this tea and the 52 Teas French Toast Blend here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/23/french-toast-showdown-52-teas-vs-the-necessiteas/
This tea traveled a great distance and weathered a snow storm to get to me so I was definitely pleased when I opened the tin and found the orange glazed cranberry scone I was promised. http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/18/orange-glazed-cranberry-scone-from-the-necessiteas/
This company is quickly becoming my new obsession. This is one of the few times I am happy sample sizes wasn’t an option!
Which peppermint NecessiTea will reign supreme? Check out the battle of my peppermint blends from Necessiteas – Candy Cane Lane, White Chocolate Peppermint, and this blend: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/20/battle-of-the-peppermint-necessiteas/
So I steeped this per the instructions for 5 minutes. Normally I only go for about 2-3 minutes so I was worried this might be astringent but it’s actually really nice. The strawberry cheesecake flavor is distinctive while the base is malty and creates depth. So far I am super impressed with these Necessiteas blends and thank goodness because they are all 2+ oz tins.
In other news, anyone ever play the predictive text game with their phones where you type the first half of your sentence and then let predictive text finish the sentence? If not you should because it’s pretty entertaining. Stupid but entertaining.
Here are a few of mine:
“For Christmas I want a smoothie from the restaurant” – I’m aiming high here.
“All I want for Chanukah is a woman that I will be”
“All I want for my birthday is this one and then that’s it”
“Kris is a good friend because I have no one else”