970 Tasting Notes
When I got home from DavidsTea, instead of giving into the urge to make all of the Mom’s Apple Pie evar, I made a cuppa this instead, determined to try all of the new teas. Well, except for Copabanana, which I’m sure I won’t like, and Pumpkin Chai, because I already have that one.
It was a good call on my part. Hot, it was amazing, delicious and cinnamony and caramel-y…mmm. As it cooled, the orange peel came out more, but it was still definitely delicious.
Ho-lee cow. This tea…I don’t even have words. DaisyChubb said it best, it tastes like apple cider (my favorite cold weather drink) and caramel apple shots (1 part sour apple Pucker and 1 part butterscotch Schnapps).
Side note-apparently, when I moved to New York from my parent’s house in Tennessee, I left behind so much sour apple pucker that when Dad found out I was coming for a visit, he felt the need to buy me a big bottle of the stuff XD.
But yes. I got this to-go in the store today and loooooved it. Loved it! So much so that I plan to buy at least 100g, if not 200, with my first paycheck. Yum, yum, yum.
And I don’t like green teas.
I started off my AWESOME, FANTASTIC day with a cup of this and ended it with GETTING A JOB. Gah, I am so excited. I start at 11 tomorrow morning!
So, on to the tea. I really enjoyed this one! It was fruity and not at all bitter. I only got to drink about half of a cup, because then my sister in law arrived and I got distracted making butternut squash soup, and then I was kidnapped to go shopping XD. But what I had, I liked! I would buy again, if only for the cute tin. Also, cute tin + 100g of tea for $15? Yes please! Some of the other varieties were only $10. We picked this up at the Blue Banana in Kensington on our unintentional tea crawl on Sunday.
I have yet to make a cup of this this fall season, but I have it in the crockpot for some butternut squash soup and it smells amazing. Like everything I adore about fall. Now I just have to wait 8 hours… grumblegrumble
Made a cuppa this this morning before getting ready for another interview! It was still amazingly tasty and definitely helped me wake up. Unfortunately, the company I interviewed with doesn’t have a lot to offer. Work all holidays, 15-20 hours a week maximum (which is all I’m really looking for, but still), starts at minimum wage with no raise unless promoted to manager. Seriously. Still, it’s a job. If I get it, it works for now. If not…it may not be the worst thing to happen.
Yesterday’s interview went well, despite my jumpiness! I’ll hear about both of them by the end of the week, hopefully I’ll get one of them and be able to afford 500g of this amazing tea. Looove.
One thing I did notice is that when I had it on an empty stomach this morning, it did make me a little sick, but that’s likely because it had been about 18 hours since I last ate.
Okay, so, maybe…sip…Teaopia isn’t so…gulp…terrible as all that.
Excuse me for a minute?
gulp, glug, gone
Okay, now maybe I can get this written. I love this tea. I love vanilla mint anything, but this tea is delicious. Paired with it being a mate? I am happy to say I’ve found an all-time favorite. The vanilla is smooth and creamy without being too sweet, and the mint is just strong enough to tingle. I’m going to have another cup and then cut myself off…the last thing I need for my interview is to be jittery from mate.
But I can safely say I will be returning to Teaopia for a big, big bag of this. My interview today is for a job that may sometimes have me working at Square One, so I’m glad to know I have at least one option from Teaopia.
I…..hmm. I didn’t care much for this one, and that makes me sad. I’ve been searching for a good vanilla black and this is not it. It’s my first Teaopia tea and I’m not so impressed. Both with the shop itself, the employees were slightly rude and completely unhelpful, and with the tea. There was no, “Oh, it’s your first time here? Well, this is what is in this tea, and this tea is similar, it has this and that and this…” Nope. Just pulled down the few I wanted to smell, waved the lid of the tin in an effort to bring the smell to me, I think, but in actuality waved the scent of the teas away from me, and bagged it up. I bought 50 g of Dublin Cream thinking, foolishly, it was an Irish Cream, but no. It’s black tea, coffee beans, and jasmine. The store was so dark that I couldn’t actually see in the tins, which was irritating in and of itself.
As for the flavor of the tea, well, the tea was bitter and the vanilla was weak. So it was everything I never wanted in a tea XD
I think I’ve been utterly spoiled by DavidsTea, both in tea flavor and customer service.
I don’t know how they did it, but the girls at the DavidsTea I visited yesterday managed to mess this up. It wasn’t my local store and it’s one I wasn’t impressed with the last time I was there, so…who knows.
But I’m really confused. I’ve left this tea in to steep for 20 minutes or more and it still turns out tasty! The tea I got in store yesterday, however, was thick and bitter and I basically just chugged it so I could get the energy and not waste it. Maybe they used too much leaf (for my tastes, others might enjoy it that way).
I’m not going to change my rating, because I know I can make this tea beautifully at home, but the stuff I drank in store yesterday was horrid.