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another cup from terri apparently i like vanilla oolongs. This is the second one i’ve had – the first being from adagio and there’s justs omething about vanilla + oolongs that work for me. This has been a great cup of tea this afternoon while the other half and i game a little and relax. thanks terri!
this is another from terri and while i’m not an oolong fan, i do love me some ginger! haha while this is a really pleasant roasty oolong, all i’m really getting here is peach. And i’m a little peached out. I really can’t taste any ginger. I have a feeling if this was a ginger oolong i’d be all over getting more of this…but the way it stands? i’m good with just this taste! thanks terri!
Yesterday was an awesome day. I fixed a tasty brunch for myself, my 2 sons, Tony, & my friend Lisa. While we ate, we watched “The Interview” on my son Leif’s huge flatscreen. We also shared a pot of this tea, which is tasty. Then we played Cards against Humanity for about 3 hours, LOL.
I steeped the tea in this teapot, which was made for me by a friend!
When Sil came to visit, we went to the Traveling Tea shop & she bought some of this one, leaving me a generous sample. I was in that shop a few weeks later & bought some more (having forgotten that I already had some). So…the first time I tried it, I was a little disappointed, it seemed rather bland. I had followed the suggested heaping tsp.
This time? I went with a rounded TB, & steeped about 5 minutes probably, & it is MUCH more Delicious that way! This evening I’m in the mood for teas that are sweet, & this one is really hitting the spot! Next time I’ll dump a can of coconut milk in the mini crock pot (maybe tomorrow) & let it sit there warming for an hour or so…yeah…maybe tomorrow…
Another tea I picked up yesterday at Traveling tea.
This is a nicely roasty organic Houjicha, with the addition of cacao. It has a pleasant underlying bitter element, nothing like coffee really, but I can see the connection. It’s hearty & satisfying & a pinch of sweet makes it even nicer. I bet you could brew it kind of strong & add cream & sugar, although that’s not my thing.
last cup of tea tonight since i got distracted with vacation planning. We’re trying to decide between a new place in cuba (different from where we went before) with upgraded butler service etc…as a splurge OR a 7 day disney cruise to a bunch of places we haven’t been before. both options being equally awesome. :)
I am enjoying this tea a bunch. It’s a nice ginger tea that still retains the citrus aspect which makes it a little less intensely ginger, but still has a bit of a kick to it, which i enjoy a bunch.
Final count: 123 (i may make it to the teens after all before tuesday!)
mmm this was particularly delicious tonight. I over leafed this one just a little and ended up steeping it for a little longer than 3 mins. Turned out quite nice and made for a great cup of tea while doing the dishes. I’ve got an over night tomorrow so i’m trying to clean up a bit around the house to help out my other half.
this is my poor black tea base substitute for after dark. sigh while i DO enjoy this one, i always wish it was after dark when i have it lol It’s got a good thing going with it’s vanilla and ginger and cocoa…cardamom. I need to try this as a latte because i think that would really make the flavours even more awesome. :)
Wow! This is spicy! It’s also tasty! It also contains several herbs that are on my ‘Favorite Herbs That Are Good For You Too’ list: I drink Nettle leaf for my allergies. It’s one of the best antihistamines out there. I drink Elder berry as an antiviral, & also because I love the taste. And I love love love Ginger in tea & in food. The blend is rounded out with Rose, Rooibos, Elder flower, Cinnamon, Clove, & Stevia leaf. It is a little heavy on the clove, for my taste, but otherwise, I like it.
BACKLOG: (because I totally let Sil down by not reviewing this tea when she loved it and gave me the LAST CUP of it)
What a bad tea fren. :P
I remember I liked the pumpkin flavouring from it, but the rooibosness of it bothered me a little. I think I just don’t do rooibos well in the summer but come fall and I would probably be ALL OVER IT. I will have to keep an eye out for it!
Ok, I know it is entirely the wrong season for this. It isn’t even on their website until October. I had Mtn Dew for lunch and thought caffeine free sounded acceptable this afternoon. First off the leaf looks like snack food. Dry this is cinnamon and clove scented. Taste while hot – throw in a little nutmeg and some aftertaste heat from the ginger. Once it cools a little I get pumpkin under all the spicy goodness. That actually surprises me. I have had a lot of pumpkin teas that got the pumpkin pie spices right but never approached actual pumpkin taste. I think all the previous teas have had a black tea base. This is rooibos. That may make all the difference. And don’t wrinkle your face, Eeeeww rooibos. You really don’t notice it in the blend and bonus it does taste of pumpkin with lots of spice. It is not pumpkin pie but it doesn’t claim to be.
When the hot water first hit this tea, I immediately smelled pumpkin pie filling. The taste of the brewed tea is more pumpkin chai to me. I definitely get a pumpkin flavour. I am getting cloves and a very light ginger taste. I am also getting quite a roasty or burnt flavour – burnt like caramelized sugar. I get only the slightest bit of rooibos flavour, which is a plus for me.
Definitely surprised by this one. Thanks*Terri*!
this is back in my cupboard courtesy of terri and that makes me SUPER happy. This is especially potent since my previous experience with this tea was from a bag terri had already opened and shared with me. with this bag, it was sealed and super fresh. Opening it was an explosion of delicious ginger and pumpkin. i love this tea…it’s ginger and REAL pumpkin chunks…and spice. make no mistake, this is a pumpkin SPICE tea…but damn it’s good. thank you so much for this terri!
Final Count: 173
Final cup! Terri…grow some pumpkins and make her make like a pound of this. I’ll drive down and pick up half of it! lol Seriously though.. i love the pumpkin and ginger mingling and this one just makes me super happy in fall. like super duper happy. :) thanks for introducing this one to me terri!
Final Count: 154 ( 24 more to go by May 10…and then another 15 after that for the other half of may. except that i now have 7 teas incoming from Mandala, 2 from Verdant, 2 whispering pines…looking at a butiki order with uh 11 teas….plus there are a few more teas living with Terri and Cavo at the moment… crap crap crap lol)
Mini Goal for this weekend… get to 140