678 Tasting Notes
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
Sadly, I chose this one today because I’ve been stressed out beyond belief for the last week, and my anxiety is riding higher than ever, and this tea is my zen tea. Also, since I had an upset tummy this morning, the ginger was beneficial. When I reorder this tea, I’m going big. BIG I tell ya!
I still really love this tea, and will be sad when it is gone, but it is definitely going on a reorder list.
TTG from Hillside today…I had it in mind to get some Santa’s Secret, but my friend’s daughter opted for this, and in a split decision, I got this instead.
Do I regret it? No.
Do I like it as much as Santa’s Secret? No.
Is it tasty? Yes.
Would I buy more? Maybe.
I’m very picky with my mint teas in winter. To me, mint is cooling and refreshing, and totally makes me think of summer, not winter when it is cold. The reason I like Santa’s Secret is that the mint is more candy cane mint, and somehow it is different to me than regular mint…don’t ask me why or how, as I don’t fully understand it myself.
Now, when I took the bag out of my mug, I did notice the oily sheen on the top that people talk about, and generally dislike. For me, I’m indifferent to it. My guess is that it comes from the chocolate, and it’s worth it for chocolate for me.
That being said, I find the dominant flavour to be the mint, and not much else. I find mint does this a lot.
So far, I don’t think I’ve reacted to the stevia, but my skin is so bonkers right now, I have no idea what is causing it to go haywire and act up. One hopes that the bloodwork today will give answers when the results come in.
So I think this is alright, better than I expected, but not stellar. I may or may not get more of this…if I do, it is mainly because it is caffeine free and another evening option for me. But this or Champagene Cider, and Champagne Cider wins HANDS DOWN.
I’m undecided on this tea…it smells good, and OMGsrsly painstakingly removed as many flower buds as possible, since I don’t do florals well, but my taste, I’m not sure. I think that maybe my taste is affected from the hot cereal mix I just ate. I can smell more than taste this tea.
While I can detect some floral in it, it is on the very edge of what I can handle. I think.
I am reserving a rating for another time when I can drink this straight and see if it still tastes the same or not.
I decided to try this one out this evening, because it is caffeine free, spicy and warming, and new and shiny. This one is from OMGsrsly I think.
I was not sure what to make of the smell when I opened the bag, as there was something that gave a vague hint of a licorice like smell. Is it the orange peel or the coriander or a combination of the two? I dunno.
That taste does come out in the steeped liquor also, though, just as in the dry smell, it was not too offensive in the way I find licorice to be.
Now do I like this tea, that all being said?
I’m not sure. I like it enough not to dump it. I like it enough I’ll probably have more from my sample. But I am not likely to order on my own, and I may give away some or all of this. I think it is one I have to be in the right mood for, so I feel like I will get another cup or two from, but it is not my favourite.
To add to my note from last night…
This morning, before I steeped my Brioche tea, I did one more steep of this, set it aside in the fridge for later, and had it when I came home. I had a small nap when I got home, and was quite warm and thirsty when I got up, so I opted to drink this one cold straight from the fridge (instead of reheating in the microwave), which is something I don’t do often.
I can safely say that this is super tasty cold as well as hot/warm.
I will repeat what I said previously, that I want this to come out permanent….do you hear me Amoda and Butiki? :)
Ummm, so I’ve been very derby lately. This is from sil but it is apparently also the same one that MissB sent me recently. I sucked that down mega…I was in a mood and needed consoling and this did it. But I didn’t realize when I asked for it that it was the same sil was sending. I also sorta forgot that she was sending any. This is not as bad as handing my tumbler to ShayneBear yesterday to have him sniff the contents, saying it was the Nutmeg Cream from Butiki, only to realize after he left that I had filled my tumbler with water before refilling with more NC from my Timolino. So yeah, I handed him water to sniff, which of course didn’t smell like anything, really, just faintly of the NC.
Anyway, made this this morning as I promised a friend I’d help her with some work today (arranged one of my days off this week for today) and I had to be at her place at 6am. Ouch. Not fun on a day off. But I was done helping her at 2:30 and then she took me to Noodle Box for lunch since Coras was closed by the time we got there. So this was my tea today.
And like last time, though I apparently neglected to make a note, I loved it. It is soooo good. I may need to order some. Cinnamon and almond…how can it be bad?
On second taste, I am tasting more champagne this time around. I like this tea, and hope it becomes permanent, because it is nice as a caffeine-free option. It’s not super light and summery while hot, but I can see it being refreshing cold, or cold-steeped. This is the kind of caffeine-free blend I like….something that works well hot and cold, and multiple seasons. The spices and fruit in this lend towards warming and cozy, but the champagne lightens it up…it is both light and heavy at the same time, and by heavy, I mean it has body.
I would certainly order this if given the chance. You listening, Amoda? :P
Drinking this one today because I’m a total nerd.
I got word earlier today that a certain David Tennant will be coming here to film Gracepoint (the American version of Broadchurch) about a month from now, and will likely be in my city for a few months at least, while filming. Additionally, there are talks that the neighborhood that I work in, with be used in the filming.
So I thought that this banana flavoured tea from a British tea company was quite fitting (and nerdy) to drink today.
I cannot tell you all how excited I am about this. I have a real chance of seeing DAVID FREAKING TENNANT walk by on the street. I work on the main street of the neighborhood which is quite likely to be used in filming…it’s incredibly picturesque.
I can’t stop squeeing, really folks. If my heart could pound out of y body, it would. My head feels giddy and on the verge of exploding.
OMG OMG OMG
Always take a banana to a party…