307 Tasting Notes
I had this iced last night and liked it much better this time than last time. Last time I brewed it cold overnight. This time I brewed 3 tsp of tea in a little teabag in about 1/4 cup of boiling water for 5 min and then poured it over ice and added a little water. Much better.
I think I might like the quick brew method better than the overnight method. But, I did use 2 pyrex measuring cups, a spoon, and a glass to achieve this. That’s a lot of dishes for a glass of iced tea. I used the pyrex cups because I was worried about breaking a glass by pouring boiling water over ice in the glass.
Anyone have a better quick brew method that uses less dishes?
I am in serious need of some soothing tea today. Having an annoying day and don’t feel so great. This tea hits the spot. I always expect the lemon to be too lemony but it’s not. It’s somehow a mellow lemon flavor, like pie or lemon cookies. It’s consistently better than I expect. I have a big bag of it in the drawer which I always avoid… never understand why. I must forget how tasty it is.
I had a 1/2 cup of this sample left and a 1/2 cup of the Special Teas Vanilla Rooibos, so I decided to just mix them together. The effect is interesting. All the flavors are kind of muted now. I taste less cinnamon cookie flavor now and I think I might taste the vanilla. I guess I should have expected that effect. In any case, it worked well enough. I’m trying to clean out the samples to make room in the drawer for the ginormous 52teas order that is on its way.
I normally like this tea well enough. But today, it tastes medicinal to me. Weird how it can taste great one day and then meh another day. I’ve only been drinking that Choco*Late from American Tea room since I got that one (already almost out)… maybe that has ruined me.
2nd steeping. I’m still meh on this tea. This time I steeped it for 9 minutes. It does have more flavor this time, but maybe it’s just too delicate for me. I dunno, maybe the allergies are preventing me from tasting anything without a punch. But, I am just getting a little peachyness and not much else. The scent is pretty strong and has an odd strong earthiness to it (for it’s lack of taste). It’s thankfully not grassy or spinachy. I think I’ll send the rest of this to my friend Jim and see if he likes it any better than me.