419 Tasting Notes
I asked the lady at the counter for something strong this morning because my mind was foggy from too little sleep this week. She suggested this and it smelled good, so I got it to-go with a little with soy milk because, hey, it’s chai!
This was an ok chai. I’ve had worse and better. It was fairly smooth and I liked that the cinnamon was prominent. A little ginger added some heat. I’m finding that I don’t like anise in Davidstea blends.
Also I really don’t know if it woke me up very much because I’m still wondering vaguely whether it’s Wednesday or Thursday. Then again, caffeine has never really had an overwhelming effect on me, which is why I can drink black teas at night and still sleep soundly.
I’m getting to the bottom of the bag and there was a whole lot of chili pepper in this cup. Seriously- I was sneezing! Still a good cup of tea and I got my licorice fix for the evening.
This cold-brewed tea tastes even more like root beer with a little root beer schnapps added in. Happy birthday to my sister! :-)
I really never thought I would love a floral tea so much. It’s nice pick-me-up for this afternoon. I have just about enough for two more cups. I may have to make a 3rd Butiki order. Steepster is getting to me! :-)
Also… I’m thinking of starting to swap, but what kind of packaging can I use to swap swap tea? Just regular plastic baggies? Is there something better I can get so I can parcel out samples of larger amounts of tea that I have?
After having the guayusa this morning, this tea seems particularly bright in comparison. It was vegetal, slightly sweet, and just a little astringent. It got creamier and even the teensiest bit floral as it cooled, but it never reached that creamy deliciousness I was looking for.
As far as white teas go I enjoyed White Petal by Steven Smith (which I had yesterday) much more than this tea. It just seemed to have more going on, especially with the addition of the floral elements.
So any of the blends I’ve had with guayusa have been really vanilla creamy (not buttery creamy like oolongs), so I was interested in tasting a straight guayusa just to see if they are that way.
This tastes very “green”- like fresh leaves or grass. It kind of hits you in the face like the scent of grass shavings or cut branches. It’s a deep flavor that really gets to the back of my throat and up my sinuses.
I didn’t taste much of the creaminess I was trying to find until it started to cool off and then it was just barely discernible. Maybe it’s just this particular guayusa? I’m interested to try more evenutally.
Momo box tea! I cold-brewed this so my whole family could try. It does taste rootbeer, but flat rootbeer. I also don’t know if I was imagining things but I kept thinking there was sasparilla and roibos, but they are not in ingredients. Maybe I was just thinking they should be!
Lovely tea! This has the creamy vegetal taste that I’ve come to associate with oolongs. I haven’t experienced that in a white tea before. The asparagus quality is sweetened by the floral elements, which deepen the taste and shine in the aftertaste. I could thoroughly get distracted by this tea at work! :-)
I needed something strong this morning, so I figured I’d try this. This is the first tea I’ve tasted that comes close to the feel of hot chocolate. Of course it tastes like a roasty, hickory-flavored, kind of fake milk chocolate. I like dark chocolate better. But this definitely gave me a jolt this morning, so it did its job.
Long day! My mom’s pinning ceremony was this evening after work. This tea was given to her as part of a gift basket. I made us both some after we got back to defuse from the day. Ironically my Mom loves teapots and rarely makes tea while I love tea and rarely bother with teapots! :-)
As for the tea itself, it’s delicious! Strong, juicy citrus pairs well with the sage. I barely taste the lavender which is a good thing because I still have mixed feelings about lavender. Too tired to go into much more depth about this tea. G’night all!