286 Tasting Notes
Today’s morning Guayusa experiment was mixing a teaspoon of Guayusa with a teaspoon-ish of Bamboozled!
You should try this immediately. So refreshing and jungle-y and delicious. I even accidentally let the second steep infuse for probably ten minutes, and it was still fantastic. Amazing!
This is one of the best Della Terra black teas that I have tried.
It’s a very nice blend of pumpkin and spice and a nice overall sweetness. It certainly reminds me of pumpkin pie filling, but I’m not getting much crust. Or whipped cream.
This is much tastier than DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai, but still does not compare to Butiki’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee. GAH.
EDIT: As it cools, I am definitely getting more of a pastry-like crust flavor… so the name is fitting! Although I do prefer my pumpkin pie with generous amounts of whipped cream. I could try a splash of almond milk, but I don’t want to ruin my cup. Also, I’m lazy.
As soon as I got to the office today, I had a message on Facebook from a guy I went to high school with, asking if I wanted to have coffee as soon as possible. So I left the office and went to a coffeeshop downtown that I’ve never been to before, since I don’t drink coffee.
They had quite a selection of tea, but nothing that was too appealing to me. I always like mint, so I gave this one a shot. It was pretty good, but I’m spoiled, I think. I’ve had a lot of better minty teas!
I like matcha.
I decided that since I couldn’t really judge the flavor of the Bavarian Cream I had yesterday, I should sample some plain matcha so that in the future, I will have a reference point.
So grassy and earthy and lovely, it’s so good! I am a big fan. I will probably have to look into buying matcha at some point… but Courtney sent me a few samples, so I should be good for a while. She is excellent.
I just wish I liked Della Terra’s black tea base more, because the flavor of this is so precisely s’mores. I definitely prefer the marshmallow-y goodness of this one to DavidsTea’s Toasted Marshmallow, but I would much rather drink a David’s black.
Still, this is a very tasty cup, and did the trick as a dessert-y tea for me this evening.
It’s miserable outside and I don’t feel like leaving my apartment. So I made myself a piña colada… kind of. With tea instead of rum.
GAH. SO GOOD.
EDIT: I’m still drinking this. For the third steep, I added about a half-teaspoon of Buttered Rum. And now I am debating pouring in some vanilla vodka, hahahaha!
I am choosing to not rate this, because I really have no idea how this compares to other matchas. This one was my first!
Courtney sent me a generous sample of this one, as well as a couple others, and I was super impressed. I drank it hot after my workout, and even though I don’t have a fancy whisk or bowl, a fork and a mason jar worked just fine for me. Delicious. I enjoyed this quite a lot.
Thanks to Courtney (and Shmiracles!) for sharing this one! I am always looking for delicious rooibos blends to drink in the evening, and this sounded intriguing.
I always WANT to like carrot cake more than I do. This smelled almost exactly like carrot cake, so that was exciting. However, the medicinal rooibos flavor overpowers the carrot cake that I smell. I still enjoyed two steeps of this, though, so it’s definitely one of the better rooibos blends that I’ve tried.