514 Tasting Notes
Juicy fresh Peaches with a toasted oolong and creamy sweet honeybush. . . I’m in love! Well done Plum Deluxe. . .well done.
And sad. This is not a sipdown but an addition to the already overflowing tea stash that I am too embarrassed to say what the total number of teas is that I currently have in my cupboard. . . . but it is sooo good!
I reviewed this tea awhile ago for SororiTea Sisters but forgot to add the link on Steepster. Oops! Sorry about that LiberTeas!
But I’m happy to announce this is #10 on the ol sipdown journey! Woohoo! Not going to lie, when I finished this one up-I did a little dance. And of course, I was caught doing said little dance. I may have gotten a funny look from the ol fiance.
To the tea: This tea was good – but not for me. It had lovely notes of malty goodness but there was something I really didn’t care for. I’m not sure I would reach for this one all the time, but I do feel like my tastes are changing from green teas to these lovely black straight teas. I seem to be reaching for those more and more.
For the rest of my ramblings: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/07/25/black-king-2015-harney-sons/
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!