471 Tasting Notes
This tea hit the spot last night. I think we ended up making up about 6 infusions from it. The twins loved it and asked me to order more. I love it when they share my love for tea. Roasted toasted fresh & crisp. So good and this will be amazing as the weather starts to turn fall-ish in a month or so. .
For more on this fresh crisp gemaicha. .
BTW- This is sipdown #4. . I have a long way to go and I may have just ordered 32 more teas :/ but I’ll get there. . . . .right?!? There is such a thing as a manageable tea stash. . yes???
I swear I have boxes of this in my desk drawer at work. I’m not sure what ever came over me to get so many but I’m going to make a valiant attempt to drink some of these down.
This isn’t a bad tea. I like the lemon tart flavor I’m getting and the pick me up from the mate. Just not sure I needed 3 boxes worth of it. This is going to be a long sipdown.
This tea hit the spot. Sweet jasmine floral green tea. Not overdone. Just simple. The jasmine sweetened the tea nicely with a floral background finish and the green tea was there but subtle.
What bothered me was when I first checked this tea company out, the company had a beautiful lovely website (tho confusing). Now the website has been completely revamped and turned into a weight loss fitness tea site. Not sure how I feel about that. Anyway, the tea itself was good.
I know this isn’t tea related- but the school year is upon us which means teachers will be digging into their own pockets for supplies. I noticed the other day that reddit is doing a Teacher Exchange where you send whatever you can in the way of school supplies to a teacher who may need them. Maybe take a moment and check it out? Its in the Geek portion of the post below.
Happy Monday all!
This is one smoky chai! I took one whiff of the dry leaf mixture and knew that I would have to doctor this one up a touch. So I took a chance and made muffins out of the blend!
They turned out pretty good. I think the smoky flavor actually became more pronounced but the chai flavor along with the white chocolate was lovely when paired up with the honey bran muffin mix I pick. Sweet smoky cinnamon clove honey muffin goodness! Super easy and super fun. I have so many ideas on how to make some pretty yummy fall muffins coming up in a few months.
For this blend on its own, I think the smoky flavor really overwhelms the rest of the chai. But it is called Fireside for a reason. If you are a fan of smoky teas, I think you’ll like this one. I’ve just had a lot of smoky teas lately and am sort of burned out on them :/
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Smoke, Sweet, White Chocolate
This tea makes me so happy! Sweet cinnamon vanilla love. Ah. So Good. I’m cold brewing the rest for tomorrow. This tea is one I could have been good friends with.
I’m counting this as Sipdown #2 since I threw the pkg away (That might be cheating a bit since I used the majority of the leaves for some cold brew love tomorrow).
Got the house to myself for a few hours so I’m going to see how many sipdowns I can complete.
This will be #1. I agree with everybody’s reviews on this one. Not enough of the birthday cake flavor and the flavor I am picking up isn’t a nice raspberry but more of a chemical flavor. Not my favorite, but I’m still glad I was able to try it. I bet this one would be better cold brewed but I won’t be able to try it since I used the rest of the bag on this cup. Thanks Marzipan for sending it to me!
This particular tea is a blend that Vampyre Tea Co is working on (isn’t available on the site just yet)and they asked me to try it and see what I thought of it. Since I’m not the biggest chai fan I wasn’t really looking forward to trying it but I told them I would. I brewed this up like you would any other chai and tried it and it was ok but that is when I got all sorts of creative.
I make myself overnight oats just about every day for the next morning so instead of adding in the normal amount of almond milk I usually do, I added in some of this chai tea brewed a bit stronger than usual. The next morning I had chai tea overnight oats. It was so good. It reminded me of cinnamon oatmeal with a spiced kick. I’ve had it now the last couple of days and I’m pretty impressed. I think if there is a tea I don’t really care for and is just so-so I’m going to start trying this to see if I can find a way to still use it.
This tea was perfect for this morning. I swear I have been in a whirl wind of craze lately. Today we are making the last of the big decisions for the wedding which will be only a few months away. Figured why wait with a few family members having health issues. Might as well just go ahead and do it. All I have left to do are my flowers, whatever we are wearing, and the actual ceremony site. So not too much but geez. I feel like I haven’t stopped running.
Anyway, today’s lovely tea is one from Blackbird Tea Co, a company that I really hadn’t heard much about until I started looking around on Steepster.
This tea was very lovely and just want I needed to get going this morning. Not so much caffeine wise, more flavor wise. I wanted something sweet but not overly so and this tea delivered. Reminded me of blueberry jam actually with w tart floral twist.
Happy Friday all!