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Still thinking about the yummy garlic & herb bagel (GF, vegan) I had with coconut butter this morning at the new Vida pour Tea lounge. This tea was the perfect pairing for that savory treat! Sarah’s teas are amazing and her recommendation was spot-on. The first of many, many cuppa teas (and wallflower bakery treats) I plan to enjoy at my new favorite place. It already feels like my home away from home. :-)
Flavors: Floral, Grass, Lemon
I thought this was going to be a sipdown this morning, but it turns out there’s enough left for one more.
I will miss this tea when it’s gone. It reminds me of spending time with my baby sister at a stressful but exciting point in her life.
I really enjoy the vanilla and how it doesn’t overpower the green tea, nor does the tea overpower the vanilla. Nicely balanced.
I really did not want to get up this morning. It stormed during the night and woke me up. And our redheaded cat is bothered by storms so he was in the bed with us, which he never is. He wasn’t a bother, too much, but he was giving affection, which for him means licking bare skin when he sees it, and he has a really rough tongue. (I’d swear there’s a raw spot on my elbow from him.)
So this morning was tough. I probably could have used something with more caffeine, but I wanted something that was not a boiling water tea, so I went with green, and I thought this one sounded comforting and refreshing. It was.
Ok had to change the review for this one. Today, it was a rainy day so I thought about having a tea and since I had this in my shelf, decided to give it another try. First time I had infused it, I followed the normal routine of 1tsp per cup water temperature for black tea and it tasted aweful. Today I decided to give it anoher chance. I doubled the dose and also let the water sit for 29 sec before infusing it. Added some milk and there to my surprise I had a delicious creamy earl grey.
A scant teaspoon, brewed for 2 min works best for me since it’s high in caffeine. I added a touch of cinnamon honey and a splash of unsweetened almond milk to make it more like hot chocolate this morning, but it’s great without additives too.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla
I have this tea all the time. I love it. This week it has been my drive to work tea most mornings. I am always surprised just how amazingly vanilla my carry mug smells when I go to rinse it out at night, because the vanilla is just comfortingly there with the green, never overpowering.
I didn’t finish my tea on the drive in this morning, so I’m finishing it at my desk. And I knocked over my carry mug. I guess it really was time to get rid of that stack of papers.
I’m going to keep writing tasting notes on this tea because I keep drinking it. Maybe someone else will get a chance to try it and there will be other tasting notes? Who knows? All I know is I like this one.
This was my morning tea today. I talked to my sister yesterday and this tea always will make me think of her since she is the one who had me try it. She was drinking this tea while I talked to her, actually.
I made up some of this in my carry mug and took it with me to Relay For Life yesterday. I’m really glad I did. It was a perfect tea for warming back up. I also love that in the carry mug I can smell the tea and taste it. (Of course, please don’t try to drink tea from the travel mug while the driver is accelerating. I wound up wearing a little bit of tea. (Not too much, but still.))
I made this yesterday in my travel mug before heading out the door to see the moms. I like this better in a regular mug than my travel mug, because I can’t smell it that way, but it still tastes good. Drinking it will always remind me of a great day with my mom and sister.
And I saved the leaves ad resteeped them this morning. Still absolutely delicious.
I am just amazed at how much these leaves expand when steeped, too. I will probably have to get myself more next time I’m out visiting my sister, or maybe place an order on line because why not….