221 Tasting Notes
So I’m back! I went through 7 hours of surgery to remove most ..almost all of my brain tumor..no Ill effects except healing and a badass scar! Pretty much grateful to have survived and had the best care possible. My surgeon says I may never have to deal with it again ..knock on wood! So of course my friends and family spoiled me …with tea and the Breville tea maker!!!!! Oh yes it is as amazing as it sounds!
On to the tea!
Love the winter collection so far. Gingerbread being the clear winner of the year I think.
I love peppermint and white chocolate so the smell of this just makes me drool. It is cool and sweet smelling. Peppermint with a sexy layer of white chocolate just beautifully encasing it. As my gorgeous Breville perfectly brews it the smell is just wonderful. That is what Christmas smells like. Should smell like.
Once brewed it smells more minty. Peppermint pretty much owning the stage. Im hoping it doesn’t turn into an ordinary peppermint tea because that would be terribly boring and disappointing. As the brew cools the chocolate becomes lovely apparent again.
As for taste it is like an adult peppermint tea. Solid peppermint that warms you entirely then a wave of sweet sensual white chocolate and cooling texture. Beautifully balanced. Superior peppermint tea. No overwhelming peppermint. Bold yet soft. If you like peppermint with restraint like I do then this is right up your alley.
Perfect for winter, Christmas and people who love mint with chocolate.
I will thoroughly enjoy my stash this winter. Not necessarily a staple but worthy of getting a small stash to survive the holidays. Way better then ordinary peppermint tea which I tend to avoid.
So tomorrow is the big day. They are (Hopefully) going to remove all my tumor with no complications. Keep your fingers crossed! Keep your best teas out in my honor ;)
I’m very hesitant about this tea..partially because of the coffee-spiked nature of it and I still have no learned how to properly prepare mate so it’s just a DT tea bag.(shameful I know!) I need the energy though desperately I have so many errands to run today!
In the pouch it smells like crazy coffee infused raisins..with an almost fruit leather vibe. I like it. It also smells different every time.
Once Brewed it smells very nice like coffee bean infused berries. And I only drink coffee if it has been flavored to within an inch of it’s life!So saying it smells good is HUGE in my personal tea development.
As for taste..NOTHING like i feared it would be…sultry,warming,berryful and just the nicest kick of coffee that would be good even for people who HATE coffee.
Lovely berry tea with lovely accents.
An adult berry juice box!
Oh I am in need of some seduction, stat!
Smells richly green with a light dusting of floral energy.Once brewed the green tea takes over and it is a lovely light gold color.There is almost a dried fruit / raisin kiss to the scent that is actually quite pleasant.
The taste is of a decent green/black blend with a slight dried berry after taste.
Decent but unsurprising.Quite pleasant though!
No seduction just decency.disappointment!I was ready for candlelight hand fed pomegranates and silk sheets. I think I’ll enjoy this tea but not as much as I wanted to!
This tea is perfect because I do have 3 wishes 1) To survive 2)To come out of surgery without any terrible permanent conditions and 3) To not have it too stressful for my hubby and family and friends.
Maybe I’ll have 6 cups just to cover all my bases!