445 Tasting Notes
This was a great tea for my son’s 10th birthday party yesterday. I didn’t go by the package instructions on how to brew it but instead went with just a simple cold brew. This was pretty good. If I hadn’t read on the package that this was a green tea I would have thought this was just a straight herbal. The pomegranate flavor is the fore front flavor you pick up with the sweetness from the stevia falling right behind. There is hibiscus in this blend but it is slight and only provides a nice contrast to the stevia, giving the tea some tartness. The tea went over really well. So far I’m impressed with this company.
For the rest of my ramblings on this gloomy Monday-
Happy Monday all!!
This tea was part of a monthly service from ChaHoney. ChaHoney is a monthly subscription plan that sends you 4 teas from a company so you get to sample them before you decided to place a full fledged order. They don’t create the teas but more or less provide samples from tea companies that maybe you wouldn’t think about ordering from. I kind of like this idea.
This particular box from ChaHoney featured Tribute Teas. A company I had never had any teas from before. First one I tried was this one, 2014 Yunnan Moonlight Buds-White Tea. I am impressed. Sweet, stone fruit like, delicate white tea love hit me all at one from the first sip. I’m now on the 5th infusion and the tea is starting to turn more sour and I’m liking the contrast. Not sure how much more this tea will give, but I’m thinking I’m about at that point.
For more of my ramblings. . . http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/17/chahoneys-monthly-box-review-tribute-teas-2014-moonlight-buds/
Flavors: Malt, Peach, Sweet
This tea fits in perfectly with the rainy season we have been experiencing lately. Geez. I was joking with a client yesterday about how we needed to start gathering the animals two by two.
On to the tea. . .This is one of the better earl grey blends. And it evens has lavender in it, something I’m not typically a fan of. I’m glad to see that the first tea I tried from Yokai Tea was a hit. Smooth, sweet, citrus like with hints of floral. The bergamot didn’t dominate the cuppa either. All around-a solid earl grey!
I don’t necessarily agree with the name of this one. I think it should just be Happiness Green or Green Happiness instead of the Holiday part. This tea is just fab!!
Jasmine, mint, cinnamon, anise seeds, green tea, hibiscus. . . I know a crazy concoction of ingredients but they work so well together. Almost like a jasmine sweet chai. I’m hooked.
This was a nice tasty tea. I had it kind of late last night so I added some cream to it, something I usually don’t do very often. I made two cups, one for me and one for Jason (his was plain). First sip of this plain and it was delicious. Rich, smooth, and well balanced. When I added the cream to my cup, I swear I could pick up honey notes. Pretty good.
For the rest of my ramblings. . . .
Any one else excited about the Ash vs The Evil Dead series? The trailer dropped yesterday. So awesome!
This was a nice way to wake up this morning. Malty and slightly astringent. Pretty well balanced tea. One that I’m sure I have had before, but haven’t had in a while. Not sure how much I will reach for it, but I’m glad I have it around now for a nice change of pace.
For the rest of the review and a few other goodies- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/09/tea-of-the-day-irish-breakfast-from-three-teas/
Still getting back into the grove from vacation, I thought this would be a nice tea to get me back on track. Brewed hot, I didn’t care for this one. It had a very sugary like taste to it. But cold brewed, this tea delivered a delicious sweet cherry taste. Really happy with this one cold brewed.
For the rest of my ramblings and my new Predator Pop! (I’m now slightly addicted to these now. )- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/08/tea-of-the-day-monks-meditation-from-piper-leaf/
Back from our 4 day vacation to St Louis. It was a blast but crazy busy. Packed with City Museum, St Louis Zoo, Incredible Pizza Company, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, swimming and more. I wasn’t able to meet up with Terri HarpLady which was sad. I was hoping we would have time for tea but with the 4 kids all wanting to do different things, it wasn’t in the cards this trip. Hopefully Jason and I can make another trip down and see her play at one of her gigs. I didn’t really even drink tea while we were gone.
This delightful herbal I drank the night before we left. I was excited to try this one. With a name like Purple Snozberry, my inner geek was just giddy. Brewed up this purple beverage made my taste buds happy. Never having butterfly pea flower tea, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sweet and vegetal all at the same time. The sweet was more like a candied flavor. There were notes of strawberry. The flavors really worked well together.
The tea bag even had this amazing shrinky dink/tea charm that I’m thinking I need to turn into a pair of earrings.
For more pics and more about the tea- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/06/purple-snozberry-from-paper-box-goodies/
My inner geek exploded with giddiness when I found this blend @Vampyre Tea Co. When the tea arrived yesterday I couldn’t wait to dig in. I was impressed. This is a nice black/green tea blend with jasmine. Yes I’ve been on a floral kick. But I think Marzipan hit it on the head the other day. I crave floral teas in the warmer weather. Either that or I crave a soothing and relaxing tea when work is crazy stressful.
For the rest of story. . . http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/01/tea-of-the-day-jazilla-from-vampyre-tea-co/
Happy Wednesday all!
I have been craving jasmine and rose teas lately. Have no idea why. I have been searching them out in my tea stash and came upon this. It was good and hit the spot. Simple green with jasmine. This is one that I could see picking up at a later date but not one I need anymore of now. I grabbed this when there was a sale at Simple Loose Leaf for one of their boxes for $5. Can’t go wrong with that price.