1544 Tasting Notes
I have been lusting after this one since the moment Butiki teas announced it. When it came time to make my morning brew, there was no question what would end up in my cup! except… Whenever I have plans to go somewhere early (ish) on a weekend, I try to make a cuppa tea and ALWAYS end up rushing to be ready in time, even though I feel like I have plenty of minutes left…
So I ended up really rushing consumption of this and ended up dumping the rest in my water bottle. Thus, no time to savour. Sad!! but from what I recall, it was really tasty. Light yet flavourful, with a hint of many different things that I would have had to really sit and think about. Smoke and cocoa for sure. Something vaguely stone fruit like. Sighs. So much yum.
Also, can I just say, getting together with tea peeps yesterday was ahhhmazing. Seriously, what a blast. Loved meeting Keychange and OMGrsly for the first time, and seeing Sil and Kittenna again! So much giggles going on. hehe. I only wish more teaps could have made it out :D
That’s right. I went there. Yup. Teaps!
Interesting. Cardamom, yes…. but then also something oddly floral in a natural way. I don’t think it was a separate addition. But does cardamom ever get floral ish? Maybe it was the base black tea… I had to add milk because it was a little spicy and I needed to temper the intensity. Experimenting, I added some sugar and that seemed to enhance the floral. Not what I expected, but I’d have it again for a change.
Something else. Am I the only one who gets sad when reading someone reviews and it says so and so passed…. and then you realize oh, they didn’t perish, just passed on some tea. No matter what, it gives me a start every single time and I’m really not sure why….
I had this iced from the store today. Walking around downtown after a docs app I was so parched and really needed a beverage!
Somehow I knew this would hit the spot. SO my review may be biased. But I was right, it was perfection.
Great pineapple notes, with that slight burnt taste. A little too sweet for day to day, and there was something in there that wasn’t exactly what I wanted(artificial almost, but it didn’t mention that in ingredients) but I didn’t really care because I found it so tasty. Shrugs…
All of that said, I did kinda want more of the popped rice flavour!
So apparently Twinnings does OP in a k-cup. I had no idea…
Being my first day at work though, I gave it a try. Not terrible overall, I’d say. I don’t mind overly strong black tea as long as there is milk and sugar around. It always reminds me of the way my friend who descends from Ireland makes tea. Ie he lets tetley steep forever. and ever. ha. Wait, did I just compare Twinnings to Tetley? Ooops.
Anyhow. Always feels like bad luck bringing tea from home on my first day. It never goes well when I do, people look at you funny.
If you do it once settled in, nobody pays attention. But on the first day? yeah, not a great first impression, though I haven’t figured out why just yet!!
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.