970 Tasting Notes
So following the lead of…someone, I forget who, I steeped this in apple juice on the stovetop. Well, I used some apple cider that I had picked up recently that was way too sweet. This cut down on the sweetness nicely, and added a whole new layer of flavors, it was very yummy! Definitely going to steep longer next time.
So Friday we got paid and promptly returned to Say Tea and dropped a significant amount of money there. Oh well, most were Christmas gifts. Anyway, after the other two icewine teas I’ve tried, I had to get this one. Plus, the little wooden box is so cute! It was really tasty, juicy like the others with a slight tang that does remind me of wine. Yum. When it got cold, though, it was bitter and horrible, but that’s my fault. Overall, this was pretty dang good for a bagged tea!
Another Saturday, another litre of tea I struggle to find time to drink at work XD. Friggin’ A, I love this tea. Love it! Love, love, love it. It brought a smile to my face every time I took a sip at work. Yesterday was actually a pretty good day, made better by this beauty. This might just be my Saturday tea until Christmas rolls around. Lord knows I need it, working in a mall.
I took this to work with me last Wednesday. I was in a rush, so not paying much attention, and oversteeped this. It tasted like red rooibos and nothing else. Sad, I love this tea so much too. Definitely a shorted steep time next time.
Well, I started off my day with a cup of this, but then I got sucked into Occupy Wall Street news from last night and it got cold on me. I did have about half of it while hot, and while it is pretty good, it is not as good as their Vanilla Decaf. Boo. Hopefully they have some left in stock. It’s creamy, but not as creamy as the other tea. Wish we had milk in the house.
So now I’m freaking out a bit about what is happening in New York and what it looks like will happen in my beloved Toronto tonight (About an hour and a half ago, Occupy Toronto was given eviction papers. They have until midnight to clear out). I need something calming.
So this tea has been discontinued by Tealish, I think because the Vanilla Cream is basically the same tea. I’m going to have a cup of that this morning to check that theory. I had a cup of this last night and I was blown away by it. It was delicious! I know Vanilla Comoro from Harney and Sons is supposed to be the decaf vanilla black, but this tea blows it out of the water. It’s sweet and creamy and everything I was looking for in a vanilla black…and I’ve been searching for a vanilla black for a long, long time. I believe I may have found it. I desperately hope my theory is true and that the Vanilla Cream is the same tea with a different name.
Mmmmmmm. Learn from my (and my wife’s) mistakes, I only let this one steep for a minute and a half in not-quite-boiling water. It turned out so good! It’s a juicy berry tea where the black tea base is there, but not overwhelmingly so. This is definitely one I plan to try the looseleaf version of. It got a little bitter towards the end, but that can be blamed on the tea bag. No matter what you do with them, a bit of tea dust is going to escape and continue steeping. It’s a fact of (tea) life.
Oh my goodness. First, a side note: I am endlessly amused that I had something containing Ontario ice wine shipped to me (in Ontario) from someone in the States XD.
I am in love with ice wine teas, I think…and I think I need to try some ice wine next time my in-laws have it in the house. The two I’ve had have been wonderful! This one was juicy and sweet and just a hint of tartness but not overmuch. Just enough to bring a smile to my face. It’s going to be a good tea day, I suspect. Thank you so much for sharing this with me, Dinosara!
So sad. I had such high hopes for this, despite it being in a tea bag. Hot, it was pretty good, nice and juicy, needed a touch more sugar, but overall pretty good.
Cold, this just tastes like achingly bitter water with a bit of peach aftertaste. Boo. Maybe a lower temperature? Who knows. I have four more bags from this sample pack, so if the next four are just as bad, I won’t be rebuying.