243 Tasting Notes
Yum! Iced this today after reading that I wasn’t supposed to have caffeinated beverages before my LASIK procedure because I am supposed to be relaxed and calm blahblah. Anyway, this is super tasty! I added a teensy bit of rock sugar because I like my fruity iced teas a bit sweet. The hibiscus doesn’t really show up at all. I think it tastes like passion fruit (I don’t know if I’ve ever had it…). Juicy a bit tart/sour but sweet as well. Just super yummy.
Teapop time! So I decided to try out DAVIDsTEA “soda tea” recipe that basically makes fizzy iced tea. I think my ratios were a bit off because I’m using a 20oz container instead of a 16oz one like the recipe. It’s definitely not bad though, and I’m not a huge fan of this tea anyway. My version is lacking in flavor a little bit which may be part tea and may be part recipe failure. I’ll definitely try this again with some other teas.
Sipdown number 2! This was my choice for the morning, or one of them rather. It’s also okay. DT recommended 5 minutes of steep time which I think my have been a little much for this tea to handle. It’s a bit astringent now, and I’m pretty sure I had another little sample pack of this before and like it more so hmm. Added a wee bit of sugar to sweeten it up and it definitely tastes a bit better now, like a slightly bitter chocolate covered banana. I think I may count this is a mess up.
Sipdown number 1 of today, technically I’m not drinking this and the fiancé is. I did have a little sip though. We came to pretty much the same conclusion and that is that this tea is just “meh”. It’s definitely chocolatey but lacking in the kick we thought something with “chili” in the name should have, and with “chai” for that matter.
Sipdown! This is number 3 for today! (As I finish writing this in the morning, oops!)
This is a really lovely green tea. The tea itself is gorgeous. Little curly, downy leaves that smell delicious! The liquor is a very very light green, a bit vegetal and a bit sweet, and very smooth. As far as particular notes go I’m actually kind of forget because I didn’t get that far in my notes while sipping. I guess I’ll have to just get some more the next time I order from Teavivre!
Tea: ~2 tsp
Water: ~2 cups
Brewing method: A lovely DT teapot
Finally finishing up a sample size of this that I got down at the beach last year. It’s such a nice light cup, definitely a tea I’d like to have more of on hand. A little floral and a little fruity. I think this is a good green for those who don’t really like green teas. It’s not too vegetal or overbearing. It’s just one of those teas that makes me happy inside. :)