1104 Tasting Notes
Matchaaaaa! My local DT finally had some in stock, I was so happy! I eagerly got a cup (as I bought my new pink flowered bubble teapot!)
And then it got busy at work, and I didn’t get a chance to grab anything to eat until three hours later, so I drank about half of this on an empty stomach. Never again. I was flushed and dizzy and hyper and blegh. That energy boost was nearly the end of me.
I asked them to add agave, and so they did. To the bottom of the cup. And then they poured the matcha on top and it didn’t mix in until a few hours later when I swirled the bitter cup to try and, well, make it smoother.
It was bitter, true, but I saw great potential in it and I am eagerly awaiting my matcha set from Teavana…should it ever arrive. But that’s another story. I see many, many matcha smoothies in my future.
Thank you for this generous sample, Teavivre!!
I was in the mood for something new but caffeine free, and after the wild success of their Milk Oolong, I eagerly dove into my box of Teavivre samples.
This was nice! It was juicy and tropical. It as delicious hot and even more delicious cold. I think the rest of this sample will go towards iced tea. Beautiful.
The roselle did get a bit tart for me, but not as bad as hibiscus can be. I did sweeten this one (I sweeten all of my teas) and while it will be no great hardship to finish my very generous sample, this is not a tea I see myself replacing.
Thank you so much for this sample, Teavivre!
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness! I’m telling you, this is going on my shopping list right next to their Blueberry tea. Yuuuuum.
Okay, I’ll try to use better words >.s just something I noticed.
And oh! This tea opened up beautifully. Beautifully! Might pour the leaves into my steeper to just watch it go! Next packet will definitely be done in the glass gaiwan. And the fact that the temperature is foolproof only makes me love it all the more.
One packet in 10oz of water, 100C, 2 minutes in my Perfect Mug from DavidsTea.
After a few not-so-great tea days, I reached for something I knew would be good. Especially after the sadness that was my cup of Forbidden Fruit, I desperately needed some POWberry and WHAMmelon! ;)
This cup delivered. Now that I’ve broken the bad tea mojo streak, I’m off to try some of my samples from Teavivre!
Oh my goodness, yes please! This was an absolute delight iced yesterday while we were wandering around to celebrate my sister in law’s birthday. It was creamy and nutty and full of delicious goodness. Because it was purchased in-store, it was a little weak. I hate their method of brewing it “twice as strong” and then pouring it over ice. It always ends up weak for me. Yummers, though. Might have to try some here at home, letting it cool instead of icing it.
It’s official, Santa’s Secret is my Pumpkin Chai. Love and adore this blend. My amazing and wonderful mother in law found me some soy egg nog for the holidays and sent an unopened carton home with me. We decided that in the New Year, we’re really going to make more of an effort to be as dairy-free as possible, as cream and some milk products make me violently ill. Soy nog = looooove.
I heated up some of that beautiful soy nog, frothed it a bit and steeped some Santa’s Secret in it, 1/2 nog, 1/2 water…mmmm. I found Holiday Heaven, y’all.