286 Tasting Notes
I don’t know why, but for some reason I had really low expectations for this tea.
I think it’s the cinnamon and allspice that is throwing me off. I find that this tastes somehow more like cinnamon apple and less like the campfire s’mores that I would associate with a name like Toasted Marshmallow. I think Della Terra’s S’mores tea captures that much better, but I much prefer DavidsTea’s black tea base.
Anyway, my 52teas S’mores Genmaicha finally cleared customs and is in Canada, on its way to me now… so maybe THAT one will impress me. I hope, I hope!
I REALLY wanted more Brazillionaire today, but I restrained myself.
It is cold out there today, and I had to do some running around… and after standing outside and filling my car up with gas, I just wanted to come home and have a warm, comforting cup of tea. I debated trying Della Terra’s Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, since I have a small sample of that, but this one is just too good to pass up.
It’s so cozy, it makes me feel like I’m curled up in front of the fireplace and I don’t even remember what it feels like to be cold.
This is my very first experience with chamomile. I have been so busy lately, tonight I am so looking forward to a good, long sleep. So I wanted a nice, relaxing tea before bed.
Courtney sent me a sample of this one, quite a while ago. It smells atrocious to me, like wet fields or something. Steeped, it’s much less fragrant, and actually quite palatable. I am definitely not going to steep these leaves again, even though I know the second steep would probably be the one I would prefer… but there is another cup left in the bag, and I will probably have no trouble drinking it.
I am feeling quite relaxed, so I guess it did the trick.
Hmmm, this is tasty.
I got a sample of this one from Courtney today, who so graciously picked up some teas from DavidsTea that were on my list to try. I got them in the mail today, and I was seriously looking forward to this all afternoon at work.
WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.
This is so nutty and delicious and just a bit sweet from the raisins. I might have to pick up some more of this one, but black teas aren’t really at the top of my list.
I enjoy many mate blends, and I really love guayusa… but this green mate doesn’t really do it for me.
I want to like it so much, but there is this strange sort of smoky flavor that is really throwing me. It’s kind of earthy, like a fire pit or something? I don’t know, it’s hard to explain.
I still finished my cup, but definitely did not want to steep again.
I am going through my Guayusa sample so much faster than I would like to! This morning, I mixed it with Santa’s Secret for the lovely minty-vanilla taste that Stacy does so well with The Killer’s Vanilla. It’s not nearly that fantastic, but it works. It’s certainly perking up my morning.
I sure do love guayusa.