504 Tasting Notes
Very stressful times for me right now…dealing with someone who is being blatantly passive aggressive with me, and has some super annoying habits. Today is my Friday, so I’m at the end of my rope with this last work week.
So, this is the tea I made, and ahhhhh……..yes! Love you Nina’s Japon! I need to get more of you!
Thanks for VariaTEA for sending more of this along for me. I really really like this tea.
This steeping is not that good, but I over zealously used the rest of my sample from OMGsrsly in my steeper this morning rather than measuring it, so I think I overleafed it a bit. It’s a bit bitter and astringent, but the last time I had it, it was super yummy. This time, it’s all my fault for it not tasting good.
Sad to say, but this one is not a favourite. I was concerned about the rose petals in the blend, though thankfully they were not too strong….though they did border on making this blend too floral for me, as I have very little tolerance for floral teas, especially rose. Because of this, I was not able to pick up on the other flavours much…I’m just so super sensitive to florals. I was hoping this one was mild enough, and while mild, not mild enough for me.
It is a highly lovely tea to look at though, and I’m grateful for the chance to try it, so thanks VariaTEA for sending it. I’m not sure if I will make the last serving or set it aside for a swap.
Wanted to try this again to compare it to the Orange Oolong I got at Bulk Barn a few weeks ago. This one is a bit more subtle than the BB one, and just that little bit better. That said, I might just keep the BB one on small supply and add caramel bits to it, because it is so cheap and easily accessible, and not hugely inferior. I have just done an order with CrowKettle for some DT stuff, and this was not on the list…but it might be in the future.
Read the other reviews for more details…
Gave this one a go today, given the weather. Sadly, it has not wowed me. I find the base a little strong, and the spices a little generic. Nothing about this tea really makes me think of gingerbread, but it might have just been an off brew, so we’ll see how the last of the sample goes. This is ok, but not great.
Thanks, OMGsrsly for sending this. Maybe the last bit will be better.
A tea that both smells and tastes the way it is named? Uhh, yes please!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tea today. There’s something that was in the background that really added to the buttery cookie feel to this tea. I don’t know how they do it, but I can taste oatmeal raisin cookie with each sip.
This might be just first time love and second time fail, but I have another serving in my sample from VariaTEA. If I still like it then, I’ll probably get some in a group order with CrowKettle (and potentially whoever else in town wants to join in).
I’m super stressed out right now. I found out some bad news about a co-worker today, and I’m really wound up about it, since I actually care a lot for this person, and their situation is terrible right now. I came home after chatting with them on their (late) lunch break, but I ended up trying to take a nap to relax and hope my headache eased with darkness. Unfortunately, I’m still wound up and my head still hurts. So I’m hoping this tea offers some solace, at least for a little bit.
I, uhhh, accidentally steeped this the full 24 minutes my dinner was cooking in the oven for (not that I feel like eating). Thank goodness it’s herbal. It’s actually still ok, but maybe a little lemongrass-y. It is pretty tasty though. I hope my stomach will settle a little from the ginger.
Thanks to OMGsrsly for letting me try this one. It’s pretty tasty, aside from my results of over-steeping it.
Had some of this this morning before heading out. Oddly, I got a strawberry feel. Maybe it was my headache and my senses were off?
I di find the base to be nice and dense, but not overly strong. That said, I did opt to add milk to it. I might not next time, though I think I may cold steep the rest. I’m not sure.
Maybe a future serving I’ll have a better taste of it. I did like it, even though I thought it was strawberry. Ha!
Thanks to VariaTEA for letting me try this one. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the rest of my sample.