1499 Tasting Notes
Been a while since I’ve had this one. My loss; this is wonderfully light and tasty. Heavy on the coconut, but the lemongrass is definitely detectible and harmonizes beautifully. Plenty sweet without additions. (Now if I were just in a lounge chair on a tropical resort smelling the wet sand and watching the sun slip over the horizon….)
Further proof that sometimes a cheapie tea is just what you need for the moment. Hubby fighting off an achey-icky stomach bug, and just needed something to settle his stomach. He was a little hesitant to grab anything out of my fancy tins and pouches, and found this languishing in the cupboard.
Just warm tea, he said, that put an end to the flip-flopping nausea.
Everybody needs an “it’ll do.” This tends to be ours.
So many “gotta-dos” brewing on the home front and a dreary and teejus five day workweek that feels eleventy days long keeping me from starting on any of them…can I get an amen?
This polite little herbal was patient with me while I was rushing around trying to cram a half-day’s home puttering into less than an hour and didn’t become undrinkable even after two loads of folded laundry. It was plenty orange-y, but not painfully or sharply tart at all. Nice balance between the chamomile and the other other goodies—nothing out-shouted the rest. Provided a little internal sunshine on a gray, rainy evening.
I didn’t take good notes on this one, but I think I have Nicole to thank for this one. (thanks!)
Surprise to me! Had a little bit of this left that had woodged down to the bottom of my “loose ends” packet. First sip just after steeping made me wonder if it’d lost its oomph, but it strengthened considerably after driving with me this morning.
Dark, just on the edge of a bitter bite, and a little grapey on the finish. Sticks to your tongue long after you’ve swallowed.
Here’s to “oh, I forgot I had that!” serendipi-tea.
This is a quirky, odd duck of a black/rooibos blend. But oddly, the apple fits with the rooibos which fits with the chocolate; it just leaves you a little pleasantly puzzled. Like those days when you discover a plaid jacket that doesn’t exactly not go with some pinstriped pants and you decide to take a fashion risk and then wonder all day if they really match or not. (Or maybe that’s just me :)
Rooibos fans will like this, I think.
Work buddy surprised me with half a sample packet of this. She says it takes a little sugar well, but I had it straight.
The orange flavor trumps the oolong personality, but it’s pleasant stuff. Nice pithy-rindy-peely orange flavor, not tart or fakey.
Downton Abbey hangover ;) I’m a go-to-bed-with-the-chickens chickie and stayed up for the whole thing, then couldn’t quit grinning for another hour. Zzzzzzzz.
And thus, the need for something with some significant muscle this morning. I have now sampled Marks & Spencer’s No. 2 and No. 3 and am curious about their numbering system; No. 2 seems to me to be the stouter of the pair.
Both are great, dark, stern, buck-up morning teas.
Well, whaddya know…a sipdown. Still silky vanilla pleasure. Recommended.
The chocolate-vanilla-mate balance is even; it’s pleasantly drinkable without additional milk or sugar, but if you’re hoping for the sugar buzz of a buttercream truffle or a glop of Pillsbury fudge frosting … not quite.