983 Tasting Notes
Had this last night. Once again, I find myself at odds with the other reviews. I liked the vanilla flavoring in this. It is not overwhelming. I find it to be nicely creamy. Admittedly, I do not drink a lot of vanilla teas. The problem with this tea for me is the black tea being decaf and bagged has no real presence or definition. As a late evening vanilla-esque cup this was pleasant. I just wanted more tea flavor in it.
Not the proper way to end this one. I kind of steeped way too long because I walked off to look for a guitar cord and strap – and of course they weren’t where I thought they were. So this is a bit harsh. Still drinkable but not its best. The caramel comes off as kind of vanilla.
An Ah-Oh moment. What was I thinking. I finally hit the bottom of the seemingly bottomless tin. I can’t justify buying more until I drink down some of my other teas. Fortunately I have nearly a pound of Ahmad Green with Earl Grey to tied me over. :)
Today I used my usual amount of leaf and 6oz water from a drip coffee thingy. I only let it steep in the press until the water stopped dripping. Poured into my cup and this is very aromatic and flavorful. A worthy ending to my favorite cheap earl.
I know there isn’t strawberry in this, but that is what it smells like this morning. I even used near boiling water because I was in too big a hurry for caffeine to wait. The result – No bitterness! I do need to cut one of these sachets open before they are gone and release the bancha. It fills the bag to overfull. I like this a lot.
From last night – A pleasantly aromatic bagged decaf. As expected not a lot of depth but for late night sipping this was pretty good.
Sip down! Thanks Nicole. Ok, not sure what I did different this time. Man this is really good. The water was boiling and I kind of let it steep a pretty long time. Anyway a great ending to this neat tea.
First caffeine of the day. The bottomless tin keeps plugging along. This was prepared with my new living room tea station. The water is heated by a one cup coffee maker. I put the press with the tea under drip. I think it will be too hot for green tea so am going to have to work on what I can do. Maybe add the leaf after the water cools? Anyway, it worked great for this black based Earl Grey.
From last night. Not my favorite tasting night time tea (that would be Two Leaves Better Rest, sadly it is over twice the price). I am not a big fan of spearmint but this is better than it has to be, fairly inexpensive, readily available. It’s comfortable. And it helps me relax so I can get some sleep.
Sipdown of the bags generously sent by gmathis. It took a couple cups to figure out my personal favorite way of preparing this. (1 bag, 8oz, close to boiling. I even leave the bag in) Once I got it right, this is so satisfying to sip and tastes just like the name implies. I now have a reason to look forward to colder weather in a few months. I can stock up on this and Candy Cane Lane. Celestial Seasonings you have surprised me.
A sipdown sort of. I finished off the sample bag. I still have about half of the 4oz bag I bought.
Superfruity and delicious. If you like gojiberry you really should try this one.