1505 Tasting Notes
I had leftovers from Cheddars for lunch today. Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and brocolli & cheese casserole. This is new in our area and my goodness is it good. My wife and I ate there for $21 and took some home. She had a mountain of chicken and shrimp. Maybe they raise the prices after they hook you or maybe not. Sure is good though. Their iced tea was very brisk.
I had this tea hot with it today. I could smell the fruit the whole time I was eating. It smells so good. This is my most viewed tea on my blog. If Lipton made a small variety pack I could buy or they had an email where I could contact them I would review a bunch of these – for a simple teabag tea this is very tasty.
First off, I thought I already used all this up. I found one bag this morning. This takes me down to 114. I am very hit or miss with rose tea. usually more miss. Too froofroo for me I guess. I really like Teaves Rose Berry as it has just enough strawberry to make an excellent sip. I also like this which surprises me. It is straight up rose in the scent – I would like to say rose always smells like a garden, but to me rose (when it is not perfumey) makes me think funeral. Maybe that is appropriate for Good Friday. Hold on – Sunday is coming. The taste remains true to rose but somehow the Twinings version works for me. It has that familiar Twinings black tea base that helps. Again I am really surprised I like this.
This was last nights cup. It is a little strange, but apparently my favorite cup from Republic of Tea so far, is not a tea but an herbal or is it a tisane? What’s the difference? I don’t drink a lot of rooibos but this one I thought was really pretty good. The tiny bag just maybe did it a favor. The vanilla is not very strong but hits at the perfect amount to take the harsh edge off the late sip and add just enough flavor to be pleasing. If they would cut their prices in half I might be tempted to keep this around.
Asking seriously – how do you describe the taste of straight rooibos? To me it seems kind of spicy but sweet. The sip can have a harshness that makes me image tasting cedar sawdust (not that I ever have). I am at a loss to put it into words. My blog covers a lot of bagged tea for those looking for a review of grocery store teas along with my loose leaf journey. Help me out and if I use your description I will credit you on my review of this one.
Haven’t had time for tea the last couple days. Did manage to get this one in. I thought I would try something different when brewing. I heated the water to just below boiling and only steeped about one minute. Big bold black teas can attack my stomach in a hurry. This, short steeped was much more to my liking, and it didn’t hurt. I think this takes me down to only 118 teas (mostly samples) but fortunately I have maybe 7 on the way. Not bad for a guy with no job.
I am not going to have a lot of time for tea today and I am feeling lazy this morning. So I grabbed a bag of this. Apparently I haven’t logged it here before. Bash the lowly bag if you must but this is actually a tasty little Ceylon. Not bitter or drying. I’m diggin’ it. Now where are my Fig Newtons?
I am just getting started today with this tea from Nicole. Half a cup in and I can tell you I love this. A light oolong that is not, so far, heavily floral (though I don’t mind if it becomes more floral). It has a sweetness to it, there are citrus notes, and I taste cinnamon faintly. I am not getting the peach notes yet but I just started. Very good!
I cruised over to Mountain Teas website and found this in the clearance section. It is $10/5oz! I have no idea what shipping rates are as I can’t tell where this ships from and the site doesn’t allow me to check rates. Anyway for those interested this could be the deal of the week.