223 Tasting Notes
I’ve been swapping between this and the Vanilla Chai quite extensively because they’re really tasty, Whole30 compliant, and brew with ease (and even tolerate some brewing errors well). I didn’t want to bore you all with repeats of how much I love them both so I’ve calmed down on the repeated posts a bit! But I have been drinking them both, and loving them!
The JEM is surprisingly resilient to some oversteeping. Like yesterday, when I timolino-ed up the tea, then got flooded with phone calls and it ended up getting a 10 minute steep. Usually a travesty for a sencha, but there was only the faintest hint that it had been in the water too long, and even then I’m not sure if it was bitterness or just too much flavouring ending up in the water. Just awesome.
It’s rain hard outside. I’ve just gotten home, it’s Friday night and we’re watching scrubs before making dinner. This is warming me up on the inside.
Did two steeps of this today as I had a spot of throat and sinus dryness. All good now. I love the mint in this, a perfect strength.
Tasting note 200! Woohoo!
I had another one of these awaiting me in my Timolino after I finished my barre class this morning. I actually think I’ve been fighting off a cold (this is a major major thing for me, I used to see a cold then be flat in bed for a week with the cold, then also acquire the flu or a chest infection… not fun. Yay for all those veggies I’ve been eating!), so I would’ve loved a spot of honey in this, but alas, I’m playing by the Whole30 rules.
Still a lovely cuppa.
I started a Whole30 today (http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/one-is-never-enough/), which means some teas are out. Not this one though! Beautiful mix of real spices in black tea. So good…
It’s been a while since I’ve had this hot, it got a bit of an iced run over summer. But it’s just as good hot! Sipping the last of it now. Hmmm…..
We had a farewell morning tea today for a contract staff member. I have to admit it was a little bit nice for that person to not be me! I made up a thermos of this to have with our morning tea. Yummy, comforting, and the usual clean taste. Beautiful.
I’ve been steadily drinking this and only just realised when I made my current cup that I’m down to the last few spoonfuls! And even thought I burned my tounge on the cup I just made, its still really tasty. I’d buy this again.
Finally having this sample from my Christmas order. So yummy! Undertones of the oolong with a big, cake like vanilla as the prominent flavour. A nice cuppa.
Compensating for my pile of stupid from this morning. I leaped over my shoes to sit down and put socks on prior to riding to my barre class, but hit my knee cap on the pointy edge of the coffee table. Nice liney bruise with the need for icing and rest. But I do have the oolong.
I can’t believe I haven’t added or review this before! Shocking.
This is a lovely tea. The jasmine and earl grey flavours are perfectly balanced without overpowering the black. My prefered steeping method for this is on the short side to ensure the black is still lovely and soft.
Would make an excellent afternoon tea, but its perking me up this morning. Very easily sipped.
And, more importantly, I posted my first blog post about tea this morning: http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/mugful-of-happiness/