687 Tasting Notes
Having this as my evening tea, as it’s a caffeine free blend. Part of my New Years resolution is to reduce my caffeine and increase my water intake. It’s going ok so far, only I have very few non-caffeine blends to choose from, and I dislike a lot of herbals. I’m also not a huge rooibos fan, though I seem ok in this and the other DT blends.
I do definitely get nut, with sweet apple and spice.
I have just a little left. I do like this, so I might order more of this for my evening drinking, but I think I might prefer the straight honeybush from Champagne Cider. I’m not sure if I like this as much as I used to, so I have dropped the rating, but I do still like it.
I’ve forgotten about 3 times in the last 2 hours what tea I had today, to write a note about. Forced myself to start my note before I forgot it again. This is in no way an indication of how I feel about the tea, but probably more to that I’m super tired tonight.
That said, this steep today was not nearly as nutty as they have been before. I’m not sure if I under-leafed or what.
I do like this tea, but my life won’t end if this tea is not made permanent.
Had this today…both mugs got it. It is better this time than last, when I had had it drung my sick period in November.
But, it’s…it’s not quite carrot cake. I get a creamy feel in the mouth, but I’m mostly just tasting the spices. But then, compared to the other Carrot Cake tea I have had, this one is surely better.
Don’t get me wrong, it is still a tasty tea, but I’m missing out on some of the more subtle carrot and cake notes.
I expect there will be a number of tasting notes on this one, considering it was created for New Years. It’s just a quiet night here at home, with just over an hour and a half left of 2013 here on the west coast. Hubby is about to go out and get some sparkling cider and popcorn, and then we will watch a video…maybe Blackadder: Back and Forth, or perhaps the farewell to Matt Smith.
This one is certainly apple-y, and has that drying quality you find in champagne. As I have said in other notes, I like this one a lot and hope it (or something like it) becomes permanent. I’d love to see more honeybush blends as I can’t really do rooibos, but honeybush seems doable thus far…and a suitable caffeine free tea.
Sipdown! Well, I chose this one partly because it is New Year’s Eve, partly because I had to get up super early for an MRI on my foot that ended up being cancelled, but lastly because I got some really fantastic news (that I alluded to in my recent notes) so I wanted a little happy tea, and this was it. Champagne Cider for later…
This cuppa was just about perfect. Creamy, not too astringent and a hint of nutmeg.
PLEASE AMODA AND BUTIKI MAKE THIS PERMANENT!!!
Continuing the soothing teas today…this one is an old time favourite, and I’m running low on my last bag. It’s good tea. I’m sad it’s gone, but I have hoarded my last bag for a while. It’s getting on and needs to be drunk before it loses all flavour.
Hopefully, part of the stress and anxiety will be resolved tomorrow or on Tuesday at the latest. Hopefully, some other good news later this week will help balance everything out. Some. The rest will take time, and money. And bravery and persistence. Not that I want to discuss that part right now though.
Comfy tea…I love you Buttercream