1537 Tasting Notes
Ugh. I can’t believe I caved and purchased tea! After not having brought any into the house since the festival, I was doing so well(except the odd David’s sample, which does count, but not by much) .
I was up north visiting some relatives and we were browsing the shops in town… I guess I was in the mood for a souvenir, but the part of the store that my cousin says has the good stuff wasn’t open for the warm season yet, so we were a little down about it. And then I saw they had teas… things got a little happier!
I’m not the biggest fan of the brand but at that point I’m not sure I cared.
Anyhow. I made a cuppa at the cottage. It was just ok.
I need to try again at home. Maybe different water will make a difference.
All I know is that the chocolate note was super weak, and as I had expected from the scent, there was a definite smoky note. Still not sure how it all fits together. Definitely needs to be revisited
So much noms!! oh man, I love me a cuppa this with some almond milk.
I knew that the blend is a strong one so I decided to try it with a milk that tends to overwhelm most…. not this one though hehe.
Oh man was it ever delish! Not as sweet as I expected though, given that the first ingredient listed was honey. I had to add half a teaspoon of sugar for the flavours to pop, which kinda made me sad. I’d much rather have enjoyed it without!
The richness and complexity of flavour did impress me overall, so points there. I think I’ll try it with other types of milk before making any rating decisions
I was in a rush so didn’t have time to think about doing the correct ratio here… doh! but on a whim I decided to use chocolate milk. Knowing it’d be super weak with an extra large mug, I figured… it won’t be fantastic the normal way so why not give it a try!
THIS I would do again. It was delish. As expected, weak on the banana side… drowned out mostly by the chocolate. Oh well. It was still tasty!!
I had a bunch of black tea bits lying around and since I rarely if ever have a regular sized cup of tea, I combined them all to make my usual size (two cups worth).
Not bad, overall but it needed a little something extra and we have chocolate milk in the house so I added a few dollops. Ahhhh perfection. Albeit a touch odd. I won’t be making this a habit!
Gah. I can’t believe I have some of this left.
It lost a lot of flavour pretty quick but I don’t have it often so much anymore. I maxed out on it and then left it alone for awhile… shouldn’t have done that. Oh well.
My last few cups were very meh, but today was better. I let it sit a lot longer. Still nowhere near where it was.
One day I’ll order more, if the company is still around!
On to life things…
UGH what a craptastic week. Drama at work. Multiple dramas with the family. Then a family funeral (not related to drama!) oh and OT at work. Just one of those weeks. and now I’m at home catching up on things that need doing. So you could say I’m a little weary, to say the least. and sad. Glad I’m hanging with the boy tonight.
(oh and the person who passed was 90yrs old, the grandmother of the family who befriended mine when Mum first came to the country, and helped through tough times. So not blood, but still family… yet not someone I knew well, or saw much of myself. Kindof an odd situation)
Ugh. So apparently this tea does not age well. I’ve had it for almost two years now, to be fair. I really enjoy it but don’t have it often enough… so this 70g tin has lasted a rater long time. and a lot of the flavours are really faded. Looks like I’ll have to refill half the tin. I just hope it never gets retired!!!
Oh yes. So perfect.
Was feeling quite ick with a headache so I made this one and a matcha to have with my tylenol and cupcake! The whole combo really seemed to do the trick. I feel some residual tension hanging around, but nothing really compared to earlier.
I’m so glad I have this comfort tea around.