Backlog from last night!!
The cinnamon has seriously mellowed out in the last few months. (That, is a good thing)
Bring on the milk and sugar as it makes this is a perfect night time chai. Much nicer than Melange from 52Teas, which this is very similar to. Well, if you dislike fennel that is!
I think I might have another cuppa tonight.
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Backlog from last night!!
Thank you so much for the sample Stacy!! This is so unique, and smooth! yummm. I have no idea what plum pudding is supposed to taste like. However, this is certainly not what I imagined.
The first steep was… kinda odd. Wondering if I should have rinsed it?
As it cooled, I got alot of citrus. I actually thought I took the wrong mug, as mum likes her tea really light, with a slice of lemon. You know that drying sensation that sometimes accompanies Darjeeling teas? the one that’s made stronger with a pinch of lemon? Yep, that’s what I taste.
The second steep is much better. Still very citrusy, but there is a slight eggy pudding note as well.
I suspect that I got an extra chunk or ten of orange in my scoop so won’t rate this just yet. Looking forward to a third steep :)
Have you ever had a busy few days, filled with festivities and fun… but when it was over, felt so tapped out that the concept of sleep sounded like the most wonderful thing in the world?
Well that’s me today! Hermit mode. Serves me right for booking almost a week straight of holiday celebrations.
Anyhow, I went for Chinese food yesterday… to sop up some of the alcohol that was consumed over New Years. They served Pu-erh tea, I have no idea what brand. But it was nice to sip on and kept me warm! Smooth and comforting. Though it didn’t go very well with my soup, which came after I had a few cups of tea!
Happy New year everyone!!!
I’m off to bed then. Nap time :)
Thanks for the sample Stacy! this is supertastic tasty :D
Pineapple, creamy goodness, cilantro and white tea. Oh my that is beyond heaven. At my friend’s place so can’t write much more.
I think I am in love.
Big thanks to SIL for the sample!! I quite like this.
Can definitely taste the darjeeling in there, with a good dose of pleasant astringency. Usually I dislike that sour not but somehow it really works here. It balances out well with the malty Assam. Mmmmmm. This is really good!
My only concern is that it’s a touch too light for my liking.
I quite enjoy this one, for a bagged tea. It has some nice oomph. yum!
Now, I was at a friends place so didn’t have time to focus on the flavours etc… but I would certainly never turn a cuppa this beaute down :)
almost sipdown!!! I have only a tiny bit left. Which was unexpected because I am at a friend’s house where I was just gifted a teapot and infuser… I HAVE A NEW TEAPOT :D
Anyhow, this is the one I chose to christen the pot with. And oh man is it ever tasty. Too bad I haven’t got enough for another pot after this!
So much love for my good friends J and T xxo
I love spinach!! yes I do. It’s so tasty.
And since this matcha reminds me so very very much of buttered spinach, I love this tea! :)
Yep, this one will definitely disappear quickly. Oh yes it will.
I have a rant to type out but family deserves privacy even if they are silly. Gah!
okay I KNOW I logged this one atleast once. Not fair, now that it’s gone weak and stale… I can’t accurately describe what it tastes like. Vegetal, sweet, very light. That’s about it!
Too bad this is another sipdown. Thanks QuiltGuppy for the sample. I miss you!!
Third times a charm! Very little nausea to be found. Yay! =D
Sample sipdown!! I’ve been trying far too many new ones lately and I need to focus more on purging. AND getting to know the other new ones better :D
Since this was in the baggie, it also seems to have lost a bunch of flavour. Oh well.
This lost quite a bit of maltiness over time. My cup was ok. Nothing special, but decent overall.
That’s one thing I’m looking forward to, getting down to a reasonable amount of tea so that it doesn’t loose flavour by the time my packet is done!
Much improved, much improved. Seriously. Milk and honey. Fixes everything. Bonnie! you know how to fix a funny chai lol. Thanks for the tip!
Sil have you tried it that way?! It’s quite good!
Very mild in the spices, but widespread and complex. On the swallow, I can taste chocolate whereas without dairy, all I get is fake sweetness. Yup, I quite like it this way. Not sure if I’m inspired to place an order, as I’d like to try out some other Verdant teas first. Also, it is somewhat limiting as I’d like to be able to enjoy it plain as well. That factor alone lowers my rating a few points.
Update: Now that I’ve finished the cup, there is a cooling sensation almost like menthol. Interesting!
Ugh. I have a headache.
So of course I made a smoothie, what else is there to do!?
Hmph. I can’t taste any of the berry at all. Boo.
First time I used this, it didn’t turn out that great. Thus, I’m letting it settle a bit before making another go at a regular cuppa.
Btw, does anyone know of some fun/interesting web shows? Pretty much just regular tv, posted online/youtube… A friend was asking me about them but I could only think of a few.
Also, does anyone else stream television from the internet? I use CH131.com or tv-links.eu but I’m always looking for options. (that can be viewed from Ontario that is)
I am really liking this. Seriously, it’s good!
Have you ever had a really sweet, I mean naturally sweet, green tea? I’m getting that sort of caramel flavour here, along with another, deeper type of sweetness that extends throughout the sip.
In the middle, there is a slight hint of cocoa and the aftertaste? milk. Very milky.
Interesting, I really like this blend!!
Now that I’m out of the Queen, I’ve been drinking this on its own. Not terrible.
Still about 60g left, but somehow the leaves get used up faster than I expected. They aren’t ctc, but cut up into tiny little squares. Does it take up more room that way? I’d have thought less!
So for today’s cup I steeped 3min 20sec and added chocolate syrup. Maybe I should have added an extra thirty seconds because the overall tea flavor was a little weak. I prefer stout, hardy teas with alot of malt. I find that factor to be hit and miss with blacks. Am I doing something different or are my buds off? Hmmm.
Underwhelming. Similar to a few others I’ve had, but not very intense on the flavour. Compared to Sweet Temptation, this came in a distant second. Not bad, just a little weak! I’m a little spoiled :P
I definitely taste the toffee influence though. Next time I’ll try adding a bit more leaf.
Also, I tried adding milk. That helped make it creamier!
Have there really been no posting notes since I crashed last night? I was so looking forward to reading a few notes before braving the boxing day sales today.
What tea will I choose to keep me functional… I’m thinking a matcha and a black tea. (odd there are no formatting items in my note, why is it in italics)
Oh and I had a cup of Berry Chocolate last night with some vanilla syrup. It was great but I think I’ll try the next one with chocolate. I received the pair in my stocking! :P
I like this!! first time I made this, not so much. But today? it’s quite different.
If you let the RL teas sit for a few weeks, I think it really makes a difference.
The rooibos base is really smooth and comes through more than anything else. Chocolate is in here? Oh yes there it is, hiding in the back! Super mild, but it’s there. I ordered Robust flavouring, next time I think I would go with the higher level. The highest of them all… is there matcha in there?
Now this is a gift for my Aunt, so I only made a few cups. Otherwise, I’d experiment a bit more.
Either way… I will definitely order it again, despite my initial apprehension, now that I know what to expect
What whaaaat! Maple pecan confection in a cup, without any calories?! or additives required????
OK now I know I’m dreaming. This is SO GOOD.
And the best part? I am really enjoying my cuppa luke warm. Most of the time I struggle to finish my cup before it gets cool because I really prefer my teas hot but this time, I was a little worried sipping the hot cup. It was a little too sweet and there wasn’t much flavour overall… but when I came back to it a few min later? Wowsa!!
Maple, oolong, and pecan blend together so seamlessly that I’m already looking forward to my next infusion! The aftertaste has that slight bitterness I find with pecans or walnuts sometimes. I really like that!
Thanks so much for the sample Stacy!!!
Sidenote: SANTA just came to my door. Apparently a neighbour dressed up for the kids and he stopped by to say hi. I got a candy cane out of it. Teehee!
I’m with you on this Sil, not my fave cuppa. Thanks so much for the sample, I’ve been wanting to try this for ages!! but something told me not to order any and I’m glad I listened to my instinct.
It’s too sweet, fruity almost. Reminds me of Stevia. There is a floral aspect mixed in there to and something else I can’t place.
I’ll hold my rating til I try it as Bonnie suggests, with milk and honey.
I like it! yum.
For a juice tea, this is alot better than I expected.(even though I was very curious and hopeful!)
Now, on the first part of the sip, it’s all sour hibiscus and a hint of vanilla. Tart is not so nice! but then it changes from hibiscus to orange in the sourness followed by a creamy smooth finish. I wish the cream part was more dominant.
You know, I think this would do really well in cooking. Scones, reduction sauces, glazes… yep, I do believe I have some experimenting to do!
Meh. Something about the combination of flavouring and spices is familiar, though I can’t recall from where.
At two minutes and about 180c the cup is pretty light. Tangerine comes through, and the delicate white base along with a dusting of cinnamon. Dusty. Yes it tastes dusty. Almost malty, and I’m not sure what to make of it with a white base!
By the time I got to the cup it had mostly cooled though, and I generally prefer my whites as hot as they can be made. I’ll give it another chance.
Perhaps the second steep will reveal something else!
After my smorgasbord of new samples I wanted something familiar and comforting. This was it! especially after seeing all the other S’mores tea reviews out there.
It’s really grown on me the last while. Which is good because I have tons left. I don’t crave it often, but when I do, it really hits the spot.
I can see why some other people don’t like it. The white tea seems a little out of place, adding that crisp delicate note which comes off as extreme astringency sometimes. Lucky I happen to like that! Not astringency, just the white part.
Oh and yes, milk and sugar are mandatory here!!