2165 Tasting Notes
Finishing off this one as well. I thought I was doing better, and I guess I am, but today I have felt overall sluggish and sickly. Teaching for 3 hrs yesterday (and going out in the sub-freezing weather) probably set me back a bit as far as health goes. Sigh. And I get to do it tomorrow too!
Anyway, this tea. Honestly I am enjoying that it is gingery and spicy this afternoon. Snickerdoodle, maybe not so much. But I enjoy it pretty well nonetheless.
I got a free sample of this with one of my recent Teavivre orders because I wanted to try making tea soda with it. So I made a super strong steep of this with a lot of sugar, then mixed with soda water. Pretty tasty! I think perhaps I need to use more syrup and less water because it mainly tasted sweet and a bit tart. I did get a bit of citrusy lemon, which was nice. This is definitely my preferred way of preparing anything with rosehips or hibiscus in it.
I drank some of this last night, and it was pretty tasty. I meant to have the rest of it tonight and drink a different tea right now, but I accidentally dumped it into my already-damp infuser basket, and so was pretty much forced to have it now. I didn’t really want an herbal, though. I thought I didn’t have any plain black tea at home, but then remembered that I had a sample of Kenyan Black from JusTea, so I threw that in as well.
Of course, I don’t think there was enough Kenyan black in that sample for the amount of this tea, so I didn’t really taste it anyway. Oh well, this is a pretty tasty herbal blend overall. Probably should have mixed it with Laoshan black for maximum chocolate factor.
Well the blends box for this month is on it’s way, so I figured I should get through some of the old blends. To make room. Also my Cadeux Deco Vendome order arrived today, so I have a lot moar tea!
Finishing off this tea and it really is cementing the fact that this blend is not for me. I mean, I don’t love chais in the first place, but there is something about this blend that is definitely not working for me. Oh well, can’t love them all!
I maybe possibly am doing slightly better today? I hope. I made a pot of this in the hopes that the spices would make it through my fog. Sweetened with maple syrup and mellowed with milk. Not my favorite but I am also not much of a chai person.
Nothing to do with this tea: There are several people that I talked about doing swaps with after the holidays, but I can’t remember who now. If any of you remember talking about a swap with me, let me know!
I picked up some of this at the farmer’s market in the hopes that it would soothe my throat, and to mix up my “cold teas” options a bit.
Honestly I am so stuffed up I don’t think I really tasted this all that much. It is herby, I know that much. And it did soothe my throat for a bit. Ugh, go away cold.
Ughhh, sick as a dog. It started with a bad cough, then fever, and now has turned into powerful congestion. I haven’t even really wanted tea for the past couple of days. Drinking this in the hopes that the elderberries and other stuff in this will give me extra sick-fighting powers. I can hardly taste it, but what its still pretty tasty.
I got this tea as a sample in my last Lupicia newsletter and I remembered to save it until today. Happy new year!
When I see the name of this tea I think it’s going to be champagne and roses, but it’s not. I guess I need to try Butiki’s champagne and rose cream. The sachet smelled like strawberry candy, but it mellowed a bit once steeped. The strawberry flavor is nice but I don’t get champagne from this at all. There is maybe a hint of dryness that reminds me of champagne. Overall decent but I’m not in love.
Ah, back to relaxing after a busy three days of running around. I did have some tea during that time, although I don’t know what it was. I was staying with a friend for Christmas Bird Count, and she made me some kind of strong black tea at our 4am wakeup. She’s married to an Englishman, so she makes tea that is designed for additions. Even though the plain tea was bitter, some milk made for a perfectly pleasant cup and certainly provided a jolt of energy.
Now today is Christmas part II… we spent actual Christmas at the BF’s parents, and now we’re having Christmas with my parents. A nice way to extend the holidays. :)