243 Tasting Notes
Woo! This might be a bit too spicy for me. I’m a pretty big wuss though when it comes to spices.
I got this from the sampler pack and brewed this according to one of the reviews on Adagio: " I brew it in boiling water for 2 minutes, then add milk (1:1 proportion), bring to a boil, bring the heat down and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Then add in some honey and its perfect."
I think it may be the ginger, but something hits me right in the back of the throat. I’m not a huge fan of ginger so… Not sure how much of the actual tea I was getting either, could have been I didn’t use enough (a heaping perfect teaspoon). This definitely needed the honey for me, sweetens it up nicely and brings out some of the flavors. I may try again with some different brewing.
So this is from the coffee shop on campus at Virginia Tech. I grabbed a couple ounces of a few teas there before I graduated. I have no idea who the supplier is, and of course the e-mail on the website doesn’t work. Oh well.
Followed Teavivre’s instructions since this came with none, worked out pretty well. 195 degrees, 3 infusions at 1 minute, 2, and then 3 minutes.
This may have been my first loose white tea. It’s super super tasty! Very smooth and light. Not sure I get a whole lot of the floral taste that’s supposed to be here. I’d have to compare it with some other white teas. Even shared some with my future mother-in-law who enjoyed it as well.
Any favorite white tea recommendations would be great!
I lost track of the steeping time for this, but that’s why I love easy herbals for bed. I don’t have to worry about it!
So this is a combo of peppermint, lemongrass, and chamomile. These all seem to mingle nicely when I smell the tea, but not when I taste it. Heavy on the chamomile maybe, the peppermint does come in for a little refreshing zing.
Not sure I’d re-buy, I have other sleepy time teas I prefer like Foxtrot.
Cold brewed this time overnight and then a bit more. This tea is so pretty (I know I said that last time too). http://www.flickr.com/photos/8126244@N06/7594323786
I’m getting some different flavors of this iced, something under the fruit. It may be the green rooibos but I haven’t had that plain so I’m not sure. The cold brewing seemed to mellow out the peach flavor which was all I could taste when I had it hot. Delicious and refreshing, may order some more to keep on hand for iced tea.