500 Tasting Notes
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.
This was a fun tea until a lingering taste started to develop. This tea has my arch enemy red rooibos in it. The first part of each sip was fantastic. Chamomile with a bit of a honey baked apple cinnamon flavor. Towards the end is when I started to notice that oh too familiar woodsy medicinal flavor. This may not be the first chamomile tea I would grab to end the night but it is one I would like to experiment more with to see if I can somehow mute the red rooibos flavor. I really enjoyed the chamomile and green rooibos combo. Anybody know of any teas that are like this without the red rooibos?
I have recently discovered I love teas that have rose petals in it. I never really looked twice at them but after having this blend I am. This was a pretty solid herbal. Rose petals, lemon verbena and balm, cinnamon, and cloves. So the herbal was a sweet mix with a subtle cinnamon clove finish. Pretty unique. I was happy with it.
Happy Sunday Sipping all!
Also, discovered a Green Tea Skin Tonic, a pretty unique mix of Epsom Salts and Green Tea Leaves
There is nothing I don’t love about this tea. I love the name, love the packaging, love the tea! I don’t drink unflavored teas that often but this tea proves to me that I need to. Such a fabulous tea. Raisin like with malty touches. No astringency. Just a smooth well balanced tea that I have been drinking every day for the past week. So Good!
This tea was one of my favorite flavored green teas. It had the wow factor for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better flavored green tea. Loved it.
So when the whole Kickstarter campaign started with 52Teas and this was one of the front runners to be re-blended, I confess. . .I pledged a ton of money to the campaign because I needed this tea back in my life.
And now I have it. I actually couldn’t wait for my Kickstarter incentive to come, I just bought more from the site. Jason and I sat down to a pot last night while watching Abbott and Costello with my sons. We watched Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. My 9 year old loved it. My 5 year old payed attention as well as he could. Such a fun night.
Anne did a great job at reblending this one. She created a more subtle flavor that the original which I like more. Gives the tea a really nice haunting feel. I’m on my 4th infusion of the blend and tho the taste is weaker. . it is still there. Kudos Anne (& Amethyst) Kudos!
For the rest of the rant. . .
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