828 Tasting Notes
2 heaping tsp. tea to 500 ml. water at the below parameters in my Breville.
This is one of those teas that I tend to forget about, even though I really like it while I’m drinking it. It has just enough sweetness from the marshmallow to not need any other additives. It really is reminiscent of a rice krispy treat – albeit a slightly vegetal one.
I really do need to remember to have this one more often – it is a great option for a dessert tea!
My Sunday standard – biscuits and this tea with some milk and sugar. Almond milk gives it an even nuttier caramel flavor which is, if possible, even better than when using cow’s milk. And since I’ve had this more times than I can count, I’ll go ahead and raise the rating to 100. It’s the perfect lazy morning tea for my tastebuds.
A weekend for relaxing – finally! I can’t really remember the last time I had one of those!
Today I chose a bagged Earl Grey for breakfast – I am truly taking lazy to the extreme! But it is a Lupicia bagged tea, and those tend to have leaves of really good quality. This is no exception.
I prepped it this morning with almond milk and sugar, but I don’t think that the almond milk favors the bergamot in the tea. It is definitely still drinkable, though. I’ll just remember for next time to use regular milk or none at all.
Life has been stressy lately.
And unfortunately for me, stress is inversely proportional to tea consumption. But I made a point to stop and have some tonight, anyway.
It was a wise decision – and the almond milk I added (instead of regular milk) really takes this up a notch. It becomes almost caramel like in flavor. A perfect balm for my nerves.
I don’t know why I consider this a breakfast tea, but I do. Especially on the weekends. But then, around Thanksgiving I do tend to eat the leftover pie for breakfast, so maybe it’s not terribly out of character for me.
Steeped and prepared my usual way, served with homemade waffles because it’s Saturday and I can. :)
I am going to have to put this on my reorder list sooner rather than later – I’m going through the pouch quite fast (for me)!
When I looked through my box of Teavivre samples tonight I was between this one and the Yunnan Dian Hong. This one won because it’s smell was a tinge darker and more earthy compared to the slightly brighter (maybe fruity?) scent of the Yunnan.
But I remembered that this tea had a note of smoke when I made it previously, so I decreased the steep time by about 30 seconds to avoid it. It worked pretty well, I think – the cocoa notes I got before are stronger than the smoke essence. It still retained its thick texture, and seemed very bready to me again tonight.
It is still perfect without additives, and I think because of the reduction in smoke I will raise it up a few points. A wonderfully satisfying black tea.
I made the strawberry pie honeybush last night and saw this one sitting next to it, and made a mental note to make this today. Ah, memories….this was my very first foray into 52teas and the start of my addiction. :)
Prepped my usual way – 8 minute steep of 1 tbsp. leaves in 500 ml. water.
I have been going through my supply of Coconut Cream Pie black since the last time I’ve tried this, so I wondered how the two would compare. This one has the tang of cheesecake at the front, followed by the coconut, while with the black tea I feel like the coconut is more front and center, with buttery, flaky pie crust following close behind.
I like (nay, LOVE) both of them – the only deciding factor between which one I drink is the caffeine content, and really, it makes me so happy that I have a coconut tea I can have whenever I want one.
One of my must-haves (luckily it’s part of the permanent collection!)