Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Recent Tasting Notes
From the Great Canadian TTB.
This one smells so good. It smells strongly of sour green apples (my favorite) and it also smells very sweet.
I brewed this one two bags for 8 oz. It actually turned out quite weak. I was disappointed in the taste. It is very flat. There is a slight apple flavour but I am not getting the same sour green tart taste that would go along with the smell. I do get a sweetness. Kind of like caramel. It actually mixes quite well with the rooibos.
This one gets slightly more flavourful as it cools but it is still pretty flat.
First tea from the return of the Great Canadian TTB!
Having this one because I need a herbal as it is getting close to bed time. This is the first one I could find in the box. It is in tea bag form. It smells quite nice. Reminds me of store bought pumpkin pie, still delicious but not the same as homemade pumpkin pie. Definitely cinnamon and nutmeg smelling. I get a whiff of brown sugar every so often.
I am finding the taste to be quite flat. I am getting some sweetness but it is not bright, it is more of a dull sweetness. I get lots of cinnamon and some nutmeg. There is the slightest hint of pumpkin. There is a quite fleeting moment of astringency at the end of the sip but it disappears before you even know it is there. The brown sugar smell has morphed into the vanilla – I have never had Madagascar vanilla that I know of, but it seems like it would have a distinct taste. There is also a bit of medicinal rooibos taste.
I think this is a good herbal. A bit dull but I think I could have fancied it up with some cream and sugar.
5 minutes of steeping = WOW COCONUT! This is so good. So coconutty, and the chai itself is really lovely.
I’m having it with a big teaspoon of honey, and milk. I totally recommend this one.
OMG!!! WOW!!! I don’t care that this is tea bags, I don’t care that it doesn’t count in my chai quest (re the coconut) – This is one of the best chais I’ve come across. This totally works. Lots of coconut – almost to the point that I think it’s more of a spicy coconut rather than chai – nice delicate spices. Add a little sweetener, add just a touch of milk and you are left with a delightful cup of sweet, creamy, coconut, spicy goodness.
This goes right on the shopping list. (Where do I buy it?)
Thank you OMGsrsly for introducing me to this amazing tea!!!!
Tea #10 from HHTTB2
I brewed this with 1.5 tsp of tea to 2 oz of water. Then sweetened with a teaspoon of sugar and added in 6 oz of warm milk.
This is really, really smooth. Like liquid velvet smooth. The coconut is sweet and strong, and the spiced are refined. I’m not always really big on chai, but this is oh so good.
Simply delicious green tea. I’m definitely tasting the coconut. It’s like I’ve been transported to the beach.
So soothing. This is a really lovely lavender and I’m a little sad to say that it’s a sipdown. At least I still have my Butiki Lavender Chamomile in stock :)
Replaced the yucked up Xmas blend with this ol’ reliable. Plus, I’d already cleaned 2 infusers today… a third was NOT happening. :P
Its gone! Whee! Cue the parade and the floats!
When I first got this, I didnt mind it, though I found it disapointing, but after working my way through a full can of it, I can safely say never again!
I might be able to finish this tomorrow! That will be a day of great rejoycing.
Finally finished my bag of this. Not a bad sencha, but I had it for far too long.
Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box #4
I saw this at world market last week, and when i saw it in thr box i knew i had to try it. This tea will definitely warm you up. The spices linger in your throat and on your tongue. After adding cream it brought the coconut out. While I did enjoy it, not one of my favorite coconut teas and will not be purchasing it after all :)
I give this tea a 70 on it’s own. It has a VERY strong flavor of red cough syrup. I prefer to blend this with black tea leaves in a 1:3 ratio (1 part wildberry hibiscus to 3 parts black tea) to mellow out the artificial cherry taste. Blended with black tea, I would give it a 90. It’s fruity and tart. It’s delicious hot or iced. I prefer it iced and sweetened. And it’s a good deal at World Market. $10 for 2oz in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.
Even though I wouldn’t have said coconut was a favourite flavour, I really like this chai.
I steeped it extra strong (2 tea bags, although I don’t think I needed two), then added half a mug of warm almond milk and a spoonful of honey. It tastes lovely with my roasted pumpkin seeds. :)
I just wish it was lighter longer. I’m already sad when it’s 7pm as the sun is set and it’s dark and I lose motivation to do stuff because my apartment is dark. I think that some timers for all my lamps might be a good thing! Tonight, I’ll indulge myself and go curl up in my nest and read a book while drinking this tea and nomming my seeds.
I am not sure if I am actually liking this less and less, or if I’m just getting fatigue because I keep sipping and it never seems to get lower. Grr. C’mon tea, work with me.
Sooo… my cat spilled most of this all over my computer. But what I got to drink before he did that was tasty and soothing. I still really like the lavender in this. Good as a bedtime tea.