1540 Tasting Notes
Looks like another polarizing blend here. I so didn’t expect to be in the like camp!!
I was curious about how vanilla, cinnamon, rose and raisin would blend up, but I just assumed it would be somewhat wretched. My bad DT!
It was actually quite nice. I was shocked. Very warm, smooth and comforting, but not overpowering in any of the flavours. and familiar in a way I really can’t put my finger on. Perhaps I’ll figure it out next time. Grandma’s soap? Not quite… soap meets cookie? Hmmmm.
Of course, given the nature of the varied ingredients, I’m guessing each cup will turn out to be slightly different. Also, so much raisin! Makes for a heavy, and thus expensive blend.
So while I do enjoy this one a lot more than I expected, it is something I can live without. If it sticks around for awhile, I may grab some more down the road, but I won’t be crushed if it’s gone by then. shrugs
On a more personal note, I start a one month temp job tomorrow. In the suburbs, which I despise, but well I really need the money.
Unfortunately I haven’t seen the specialist yet(3 referrals and each one got screwed up/rejected for different reasons!), and last I checked my GP wasn’t comfortable writing the initial script. But I really do need it to function all adultlike at work so I have a hail mary plan – call the docs office tomorrow and BEG for a one month script just to tide me over until the specialist app comes through. GP was on vacay last week when I found out about the job, and my latest referral had just been rejected that day(because the nurse never specified my need for meds on the fax) so not like I could have planned this to be less rushed… anyhow, I’m not sure what else to do at this point. Between a rock and a granite place I am…
Okayyyy so this latest cuppa was much better. More of the same treatment, just a little lighter on the tea. So note to self, go with a level teaspoon, not a slightly heaping one k?
(two splashes milk, one splash cream and a half tsp of sugar)
If my next cuppa works just as well, I’ll be pleased. If not, well then I’ll have to deem the blend finnicky!
I had this with soy milk today. Usually I’m not that big a fan but I had a hunch it’d go well, and it did!! In fact, I’ll be drinking it like that every chance I get. The flavours pair really well together. (the brand I have, will update with the name later).
Nine sleeps til my doctors app and I finally take the next (of many!) step in fixin me up. Longest week ever…
I enjoyed a cup this morning. My first at home cup in almost a month!
What a ride that was… now I’m coming down from the high of my vacay, I need to get back into “work” mode.
Today was all about decompressing after having company 24/7 for the last two weeks. Tomorrow, the real schtick gets rolling.
I was surprised that this tea worked so well today. It was absolute perfection without any additives, which I don’t get very often. I mean sure, I may not add something, but that doesn’t mean its perfect. So I relished this cup! Just the right mix of black tea and refreshing mint. Yes.
Anyhow. I feel whole again right now. Its good to be back.
Lime? Yep. Jello? Yep. Creamy? Yes!
Not quite as tart as I’d hoped but very satisfying :)
One day I’ll make it iced. I’m undecided on a rating as yet but I’m leaning towards high.
Also seriously crashing from my days away at camp.
On another note I kinda wish these notes were separated into before 52teas was sold and after. I never tried the original so I’m not sure how it compares, and it can be a pain trying to find the “new” notes since I haven’t been around for awhile to see them as they pass through my feed. I wonder if I’m the only one that feels that way…
Ah now THIS is the tea I was looking for.
I’m so glad the base was changed. Or something has anyhow. It’s right back to pancake fully cooked goodness (previous note indicates half done cakes).
It isn’t quite as strong a flavour as I recall but then I had my great loss of tastebuds and gradual but not complete return so I’m sure that part is just my own failing :)
Also, I’m flipping this from not recommended to aw heck yeah recommended
I tried this while camping. Not a controlled steep at all and we had such tiny mugs… but despite all of that it was quite delish! Uber impressed. Very much like the blend I remember from days of yore. Spot on banana bread. Mmmmm.
(I must remind myself to write a whole review next time!)
Hmmm. I won’t rate this one for now. I got distracted and oversteeped a bit. We have company coming over and have been cleaning house. Hmph.
So the taste is a bit sharp/sour, like the kind of ceylon tea that I dislike. I added milk and 1/2 tsp sugar, which helped. Then a dollop of cream.
The pumpkin note is nice though and if what I taste is really cheesecake (and not cream) that part is lovely as well! I think I catch a bit of crust? Hard to say. I need to try a more controlled steep.
Again, if this is how the tea really goes, I’d give it a 75(previous rating from years ago before this reblend), though I suspect a proper brew will reveal some much brighter flavours. Noms.