286 Tasting Notes
Last night, I was asked by a friend to bring teas to my farm, for a house concert to celebrate my mom’s birthday. He is relatively new to tea and says his favorite tea is chai, which was slightly disappointing to me since I am not such a fan.
Anyway, I brought this because it smells amazing and has a very thick feel, and I thought he might appreciate it. He did, quite a lot, and so did another of the guests at the show. Yay!
Okay, so since I wasn’t very excited about this one the first time I tried it, I mixed it with Jasmint this time to try for a slightly less artificial flavor. The fake-y strawberry was toned down a bit, so that was nice.
I cold-brewed my leaves as well, and drank that this morning. Still way better cold, but nothing I’ll ever be ordering again.
Courtney sent me a sample of this one the other day, and I had it after my lunch this afternoon.
Hot, it was fruity and refreshing, but it’s definitely not my favorite. I much prefer Lime Gelato. However, it got better as it cooled, so I’m going to try it cold later. It’s currently in a jar in my fridge. I’m expecting to prefer this one as an iced tea, I think.
This is a very warm and cozy cinnamon honeybush. I think if it wasn’t called ‘Cinnamon Roll’ with the promise of some kind of delightful baked-good flavor, I would have really enjoyed it.
As it is, I’m drinking it and wishing I could taste more than just woodsy cinnamon. It’s yummy, especially the second steep, but I definitely don’t taste anything ‘roll’-y about it.
Thanks for sending it my way, Stephanie! I am so glad I got to try more honeybush blends. :D
Okay, so I feel pretty much the same way about this one that I do about Blueberry Crumble. Delicious cake-y flavor, but not so much fruit.
I don’t really care, though. I’m not that picky. It’s buttery and smooth and not too sweet, it’s a yummy tea.
Off to prepare a second steep!
I had this again last night, for the first time after leaving it out overnight in my closet. I don’t know if it made as much a difference for this one as it did for Marshmallow Treat, or if it’s just that I’m not a huge fan of the cacao nibs or something. I do enjoy drinking this one, though, but mostly because I love the roastiness of the genmaicha.
I definitely think I prefer honeybush to rooibos.
A couple weeks ago, I blended up my own Pina Colada tea – Coconut Oolong, Pineapple Oolong, and Buttered Rum. This has that same kind of flavor, but with an extra warm woodiness from the honeybush. It’s quite lovely!
Also, it’s caffeine-free… which my blend definitely was not. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! This is yummy. I’m going to go have another cup.