Chocolate Rocket is my first tea of the day, and it is fantastic, as always. In fact, I am going to have another cup right now.
281 Tasting Notes
I had a few steeps of this before bed last night, and it was quite delicious. I only have enough left for one more cup, but I don’t think I’ll reorder this one. It’s tasty though, and I am certainly looking forward to having it again.
I had been hoarding the last little bit of this I had left until an intense craving hit, but Courtney sent me some more to add to my stash. Vanilla sounded like an excellent choice for this afternoon, light but still comforting. I have my windows open and there is fresh air in my apartment! Eeeeee!
EDIT: I’m still drinking this, and on my fourth infusion I added a teeny-tiny bit of Peppermint Amour. GAH. That is lovely.
Today, I mixed in a bit of Spearmint with my post-workout Guayusa. Ohhhhhh, it was brilliant. So refreshing and earthy and absolutely delightful. I will be drinking that again, for sure.
Cold Bear Trap makes me happy. It’s like berry punch, only not so sugary sweet. It’s like FRESH berry punch. Yum.
I don’t like this one as much as Marshmallow Treat, but it is still super tasty. I love how the toasty genmaicha works with the cacao and marshmallow root, it’s kind of perfect for s’mores. The sweetness is nice, too… it’s there, but it’s not overwhelming. Such a calming tea, I am so glad I got to order this.
I totally forgot that I had a big warm jar of matcha this afternoon before going to work. It was amazing and delicious, as usual.
I took this to work with me today and finished the entire mug about fifteen minutes after I got to the office. So smooth and delicious. I love peppermint teas, and the addition of the marshmallow root makes this one extra creamy and delightful. It definitely tastes like Christmas, but I would enjoy this any time of year.
Courtney sent me a bit of each of these, and I couldn’t decide which one I wanted more last night… so I mixed a little bit of spearmint in with the peppermint. It was amazing and delicious and soothing and I am a big fan.
I put some in the fridge, too, because I love mint water. Gah. I will be drinking this frequently.
Mmmmm, this is quite fantastic.
Finally, I got my parcel from 52teas in the mail yesterday. It was a good mail day for me. This is the only one of the three teas in the package that I was able to try yesterday, and it was so delicious. I had three infusions, and I think the second one was the best. But all three were absolutely wonderful. I am already sad that I can’t reorder this tea whenever I want it.
I had a super busy day yesterday, so I took some of this mixed with Santa’s Secret in my travel mug to work. It’s so tasty, I ended up drinking another two infusions throughout the day. Guayusa is just always so delicious.
This one never disappoints me. What a delicious, relaxing cup of tea before bed.
That is all.
I was thinking, ‘mmm, I need something amazing and delicious after the disappointment that was Bubbly’ and so I made this… and was kind of let down.
I think I’m just tired today and impossible to please, because I normally love this tea. Sigh.
Courtney sent me a sample of this one, and even though I absolutely hate champagne, I really wanted to try it because sweet and fruity pineapple sounds delightful.
It is way too similar to champagne for me.
I do see from several other reviews that this one gets bitter if it is steeped for longer than 1-2 minutes, so I will try that next time to see if it’s any better, because I have enough for a couple more cups.
After having regular matcha and then trying this today, I was actually able to taste the caramel flavor. Oh, holy yum.
I actually think I prefer regular matcha, but this made for a lovely post-lunch treat. I am super happy that Courtney sent me a sample of this, because I can definitely see myself enjoying this again. Over and over.
I was a bit intimidated by matcha, and now I just want to order ALL THE KINDS.
Yum, this is tasty!
After my first cup, I had thought of all these things I wanted to write about in my tasting note, about the floral-y fragrance mixed with a dark, malty taste… but mostly, I forgot all of it as I drank my second and third infusions. But it is delicious, and I am sad that my sample from Courtney only contained enough for one taste of this.
I bought 100g of this before it disappears, and I thoroughly enjoyed several cups before bed tonight. I had a busy Saturday, and wanted something calming and warm and delicious while I finally get to sit down and relax and watch Labyrinth.
This is so perfect. I love that it’s similar to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, because I love them both, but it’s got this extra element of warmth with the cinnamon and orange peel, the ‘crumble’, I guess.
I’ve had this before and not logged it, because it was a quick taste while I was visiting with my dad. I thought he might like it, so I brought it out to my farm to have with him one afternoon.
I was in the mood for black tea, but I wanted something warm and light, not overwhelmingly dessert-y. It came down to this one or Ceylon Star, and tonight, Glitter & Gold won. I actually really enjoy this tea. It’s kind of quiet and understated and delightful.
I’ve seen some people compare it to Della Terra’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and while I can see where this comparison comes from, I much prefer this.
(Man, trying to write up a tasting note without my glasses on is kind of tough. Letters all look the same, YARGH!)
EDIT: Sadly, it appears that this tea does not re-steep very well. I normally prefer the second infusion, but not this time.
This is very good and fruity, but not for me. I am not a fan of mango, but I do enjoy how sweet and fresh this tea tastes. Thanks, Courtney, for sending me a bit of this to try! I have enough for another cup, still, and I am thinking I’ll try cold-brewing my leftover leaves to see how that works.
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!
I made some jars of this for my fridge yesterday, and I’ve been drinking it a bit throughout the day. GAAAAAAAAH.
This is one of the best cold teas ever. So, so good. Thanks, Courtney. As usual.
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.