461 Tasting Notes
It was actually a bit hot today…say what? After all the rain and cool weather we have been having lately, today we had sun and it was warm (read I was in jeans and a sweater tunic with sandals). I switched to a long skirt and 3/4 length peasant top once home and was still warm, so I made this iced. I have had it cold steeped before, and I have to say I prefer it that way, but iced it is still pretty good, though I think I could have gone a little heavier on the leaf.
I have one small-ish serving left, but I also have some Lemon Chiffon I can mix with this as needed.
I do like this, and I have to say I like honeybush WAY better than rooibos.
I almost reached for some Lime Gelato, but wanted no caffeine, so I was glad to have this sample from OMGsrsly from our swap last month.
Very mild…didn’t read the directions first (whoops, sorry!), and underleafed, so I will add the rest of the sample to the existing leaves and brew again later.
EDIT: Resteep yielded a richer brew, still very pale in colour, and still mild in taste. I can’t decipher what I’m tasting, but that’s typical of me and straight greens…
This one is also from CrowKettle from the Vancouver swap meet last month.
It is a pretty good black tea, on par with the Chinese blacks I have had, but it was a little thinner than some. That may be that I hurried the steeping this morning, or that I just used sugar, no milk. I’ve found that with Stacy’s teas, I have been having the blacks without milk mostly, but I don’t know why…maybe just the way they are balanced so well.
I may try this with milk next time, and maybe a bit more leaf, as I think I can handle it.
It was pretty chocolatey to me, right off, and sweet with honey notes. I can’t recall if I had any mineral or stone fruit notes in it, but my recollection says maybe plum.
I think I might still prefer some of the Teavivre blacks more, but this one is still pretty tasty.
I could swear I made a tasting note on this one before, but here goes…
I’m really glad I opted to try this one from CrowKettle with our last swap. I was tempted to try it with the co-op order we did with Butiki, but I’m not a huge grapefruit fan. Still, I was intrigued enough to try it, and I’m glad I did.
It’s nice and buttery and not too tart, and with a little bit of unrefined sugar, it does get juicer. My first (and maybe second) cup of this was hot, but today’s was cold steep at work. I can’t say which way I like it better…hot it seems a bit more tart and juicy, and I think I can say it is also more buttery, but cold it is more mellow and juicy and refreshing.
I probably won’t get any of this for now, as I do think of it more of a spring and summer tea rather than a fall and winter tea (though I’d wager into early autumn is good too…like Indian Summer). It might very well be a restock next year though…
This one is tasty, though whether or not I like it better than Hot Toboggan, but as I have npt had that in a while, I can’t really compare.
I chose this one because I wanted something lighter, but hearty and warming, so I thought it was a good choice.
I do love apple teas. This one is good, but I think I like Big Apple a bit better. Still, might be worth having some around for the fall.
Thanks for the sample shmirales! It was finally the right time to try this one.