970 Tasting Notes
I adore this tea, so what better way to test my travel press a second time than with this one I’ve been hoarding since the end of February. Minty and sweet….yum. My favorite hot cocoa is a candy cane white cocoa, and this reminds me of that, but with the added goodness of tea! I had this yesterday on our way downtown to celebrate our anniversary and we had an unintentional tea crawl, hitting up four tea shops by the time we were done.
Oh, and remember that interview I had Saturday? Well yesterday I was called to schedule a second interview, which is today! squee Wish me luck again, dear friends!
Guh. Last night was a rough one. Food tasted funny, I napped for three hours and was still exhausted, and I had a pounding headache that 4 tylenol didn’t even touch. I reached for this in hopes of getting some relief. It did help everything but the headache, for which I am grateful, but I still ended up in bed early with the covers over my head.
Blegh. I made a pot of this last night and let it chill overnight. I poured myself a big glass after running around crazily all day and it is not as satisfying as I want it to be. I’ve found that after a few hours, spearmint gets kinda weird tasting…does anyone else notice this?
Still my one true love hot, though!
Had this in store this morning and liked it a lot! The iced flavor reminded me of something, but my mind was a million miles away while I drank it, so I’m not quite sure what. Hrm. But it was very coconutty and rich and creamy and mmmmm. I might have to make some here at home.
In other news I had an interview today for a job I really want and I feel like it went really, really well, so keep your fingers crossed for me!
Had a crappy, terrible day andneeded a pick me up. I also wanted to test my DavidsTea travel press (http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/david-s-travel-press). I was told by the girls in store that the press pins the leaves against the bottom of the mug and keeps them from expanding and steeping that way, but I wasn’t sure. I’d never used it for anything but rooibos and forgiving herbals. But DaisyChubb and a few others were curious, so I decided to try it out with this tea, one I have oversteeped before and noticed a difference.
I’m in complete shock, it worked! It’s been in the mug for about an hour now, and it’s not oversteeped. Yay! My winter self is very excited about this.
I still love this tea and it still seems to be doing the trick, though it might help that my wife will be home soon. That always lifts my mood.
Still one of my favorites, I had to make a cup after reading Erin’s review. Yum yum yum. Never change, old friend.
This tea smelled delicious dry…and steeped. But the taste…it just fell flat, pardon the pun. My wife just about said it all: It tastes like drinking a candle. I didn’t care for this one at all, which made me sad. I always want to love the teas from 52teas, because everyone raves about them, but I never do. I own six and none of them live up to what I expect.
Maybe we’re not meant to tea.
(Get it? Get it? I’m funny)
So on our trek down to Nashville (from Toronto), we stopped for lunch in a little place called Ashland, Ohio. Imagine my wife’s touristy glee when the restaurant was next to a big barn with a huge sign out front: “Grandpa’s Cheese Barn”.
So of course we stopped in, expecting a touristy, kitchy place full of country goodies.
We didn’t expect to find a whole display of loose leaf tea. A big bag of white tea for $6? Hey, even if it’s crap, that’s a good price.
It’s not crap. I’m actually rather in love with this one. I over sweetened it, because there is a lot of natural sweetness in the tea. It’s fruity and light and wonderful for this sunny summer day!
I wasn’t crazy about this tea because I didn’t think I could taste the grapefruit. But then I realized I was looking for Ruby Red grapefruit. When I began looking for white grapefruit, it was right there and super tasty! I don’t think this is one I’d feel the need to buy, but I’m grateful to be trying it!
My diet crashed and burned today. Note to self: When De is working until 9 and your big meal won’t be until 10, plan your bigger snacks in the evening, mkay? Guh. Made a cuppa this to try and curb the cravings, but as I waited for it to cool, I ate half of a huge tootsie roll, a candy bar, half a bag of crispy mini’s…guh. But this did work when I got around to drinking it. I’m still not a huge fan of the taste, and I likely will not replace it when the time comes.