1102 Tasting Notes
Jebus, this tea is such a gorgeous color. If I don’t like the flavor, I’ll have no trouble using it up to color rice and for my wife to dye yarn.
And thank god for that. Cold isn’t doing this tea any favors. It tastes musty. I get the sugar snap peas comparison…maybe I need to rinse it more than once.
The fact that I bought this on Etsy for $20 CAD (including shipping) for 40 grams blows my mind. What was I thinking? I wish I could have bought a smaller bag, but that wasn’t an option. When it arrived, it was packaged in a manilla envelope and a fair number of flowers had been crushed to bits. The flavor is faint and far overshadowed by the mustiness of the tea. It tastes like a mug full of dusty old snap peas.
I am far from happy with this tea, but at least the color is pretty?
In an effort to use up the coconut milk I opened yesterday, the wife and I are having matcha lattes this morning. I opted for Strawberry matcha because if the coconut comes through, it will taste like a Miami Vice, which I lived for on the cruise last year. If not, it will be a creamy strawberry delight. Win win. I added vanilla agave and cold water and used my milk frother to blend it all together.
No Miami Vice, but a very yummy vanilla strawberry blend. I really adore this matcha, I’m glad I pulled it out.
I was opening a can of coconut milk to make a latte for my wife with Perfect Carlos, so I decided to make a latte as well. When I think latte, I think chai, so I grabbed for this tea and got the double whammy of a sipdown!
So this is…okay. The chai is overpowered by the coconut milk, which is sad. I may have messed this up, but I won’t be buying more to try and figure it out.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. I will add my voice to the others in saying that the blue of this tea is absolutely gorgeous. Think TARDIS blue.
I always sweeten my teas, and the back of the package says it goes well with honey, so I added honey instead of my usual sugar. I will not be doing this again. The honey makes it…I don’t know, it brings out the tang and the…funkiness of the tea. I’m not sure how to describe it. It’s very vegetal, and the honey makes it taste almost sour. Not lip-puckering sour, but kinda like milk gone off.
It’s not awful, but I need to try this without honey before I rate it.
The problem with our cupboard is there are a great many teas that are 4-5 cups away from a sipdown, so we’re drinking tea we don’t care for without the triumph of it being out of our cupboard.
This is one such example. It’s okay. Hot all I could taste was the guayusa, but when it cooled I could taste some other flavors, sweet citrus, mostly, but it still wasn’t stellar. Okay, not great.
This is a lovely nighttime tea. I enjoy chamomile, but it makes me crazy sleepy. This is mostly chamomile with some apple. I didn’t taste much blueberry until it started to cool…oh there it is.
This is very nice and I won’t have any trouble finishing off the sachets in order to get to the tin .
The girls (our three cats) conferred and decided to let me out of bed to make tea. When I’m sick, all three pile into the bed with (and on) me, despite their personal issues with each other. But now Earlie (full name Earl Jean Grey) is jealously guarding me and the tea, and I’m not sure which one she’s more interested in.
This tea smells so, so good. My mouth started watering as soon as I opened the package. I had been hoping for a sipdown before I remembered we bought two try me packs of this tea…oh well.
The first sip is wonderful. Cinnamon (my favorite), vanilla, sweetness. But every sip after that is more and more of a let down. I taste no oatmeal and no raisins. Sadness. I’m greatly enjoying the cinnamon, but I have cinnamon crackle. I have no need for other cinnamon teas XD. And I feel like The Glow from DavidsTea is a much better oatmeal tea.
So it will be a pleasure to finish up this cup, but I don’t feel the need to replace it.
I’ve been sick for days, so there hasn’t been much tea in my world. But my wife made me a cup of this for my morning cup. And it’s a sipdown, YAY.
A big yay because this was not that good. The puerh was very present and did not mix well at all with the artificial raspberry. I enjoy a good puerh, but this was just…blegh.
Also, now I can’t stop singing Prince in my head.