1320 Tasting Notes
Finishing up my pitcher of this with a sniffle. I make my cold-brewed tea unsweetened, because my wife doesn’t take sugar in her tea and I tend to also keep it on hand for guests, many of whom don’t take sugar. So I added agave and had the epiphany to use my hand-held milk frother to mix them together so it doesn’t all settle at the bottom. It worked like a dream! It tastes like liquid candy in a very, very good way,
Uuuuugh, I have regrets. Admittedly this is the tea that got me into loose leaf teas, but I just cannot stand it now. I wish I could find more of the cream and less of the earl, but it is what it is. I’m just not a fan of the earl, sadly. Ah well, my wife is, so at least this won’t go to waste. Every once in a while I have a cup, hoping to rekindle that first moment I fell for tea, but I always walk away unsatisfied with this.
I’m not changing my rating because I went into it knowing I don’t like Earls, so it doesn’t seem fair to poorly rate a tea I knew I wouldn’t like.
I still have Toasted Marshmallow in my cupboard…who’s jealous? I love this tea. Creamy and full of yummy spices…hell yes. I had forgotten how much I love this tea. It’s just so damn good! Like a really good chai hot cocoa.
I’ve got most of my teaware out and all of our teas are organized and I made a little tea-making area and now I want to drink everything I have in my cupboard XD. Hell, I might go after a little Cream of Earl later!
Dang, this one is my fault. I set about making tea while I tidied my kitchen and got distracted by arranging my teaware. To the point that I forgot about the tea completely and let it steep for way, waaaay too long. It’s not bad, it’s just very…MATE, with a back hint of mango. Which sucks, because I know how juicy and yummy this one can be. But I also enjoy straight mate, so it will be no issue to finish this mason jar-full. I’m just excited that I finished my 1.5 L of water before 4 so I could have a high-caff blend like this!
This has been my cold-brewed tea for the last few days, but I keep forgetting to review it.
This is one of my absolute favorites. It’s sweet and fruity and I absolutely adore the burn from the chili threads. It’s my go-to for cold brewing because I know I’ll drink every drop. Yum. Hopefully it will inspire me to get up off my bum today and get things done! I am so sad they are discontinuing it, I’m trying to decide if I need to stock up…I’ve never come across a tea quite like it.
So yummy. I adore cinnamon hot chocolate, and so this is right up my alley. My goal this week is to get in the habit of starting out the day with a single cup of tea or coffee and then not have any more tea until I’ve finished off my 1.5 liter bottle of water. So by the time I remember that I really want to have a cup of this tea, it’s usually after my 4 pm high-caffeine cut off point.
But this morning, I remembered! I’m so happy. I should have made a latte, though. What good is hot cocoa if it isn’t creamy? Next time, Gadget, next tiiiiime. It’s still yummy as heck and it makes me want to just sink into this cup and savor it. I love that the flavor of the roasted mate isn’t obliterated by the cocoa and cinnamon, it adds a nice depth to the sip. I used the brown sugar cubes again and I think I’m hooked on them. But this tea is a winner to me and I’m grateful to have 50 grams more of it! It is what it says, a great Mexican hot chocolate tea.
So. Much. Sushi.
De and I were making Valentine’s Day plans and they sounded so good that we decided to do them tonight instead! Beat the rush and all. So tonight was the night of All You Can Eat Sushi, among other things. We ate more than we could eat and made our way home. I was dreaming about this the whole way. What better to follow up a filling meal with than an oolong? I don’t buy into the whole TEA WILL MAKE YOU SKINNY AND CRAZY HEALTHY stuff, but I have noticed that an oolong after a big meal helps my digestion.
We have completely forgotten how to make tea, so we let this one go for about two minutes. It’s very yummy, but drying. It’s a vicious cycle, it tastes so good but then I get cottonmouth so I take another sip and…you see where I’m going with this? But I still love it and can’t imagine my cupboard without it.
Oh, and since everyone is putting their cupboard numbers out there, here’s mine: teas/teas with teaware.
Oh, matcha, I have missed you as well. It’s been ages since I last had matcha and so this morning I had to break into it. It was overwhelmingly MATCHA, so much so that I’m having trouble finding the flavor, but that due to my own palate being out of use. I mixed this with some french vanilla matcha and vanilla agave and it is lovely.
Oh there’s that matcha buzz. I am off to clean all the things!!