1303 Tasting Notes
So I just had the BEST REALIZATION EVER.
This is the fruity rooibos I measure all other rooibos by, but as far as I’ve seen, English Tea Store isn’t readily available in Canada. But guess who will be in the States for Christmas?
I am so stocking up. I love this tea, it’s fruity and strawberry-y and wonderful. I have yet to find another rooibos I love as much as this one.
For the last week or so, I’ll think a coconut oolong sounds really tasty, but by the time I actually go to make tea, I’ve moved on to something else or forgotten all about the coconut craving.
But today I remembered! And it smelled so good as it steeped, flowery and buttery and delicious. It is sweet and creamy and delicious and coconutty. I had forgotten how yummy this is. The flavor doesn’t overpower the oolong, they simply work well together. The wifey loves coconut oolongs and now I see why. I should have this more often.
I woke up early this morning and needed something to help that waking up process along, so of course I reached for my favorite breakfast tea. And it is perfect, as always.
Every time Davids comes out with a new batch of perfect/nordic mugs, I always find one I “can’t live without” which is why we have 15-16. The thing is, if my wife and I are both home and both in a tea-drinking mood, by the evening we will find ourselves completely without any mugs clean. There is well hydrated and painfully hydrated, ha!
I only bring this up because I am trying to talk myself out of Davids color changing deer mug. Honestly, I wish it wasn’t color changing, because that makes it a huge PITA. My color changing whales mug barely lasted a month before the whales began to peel. On the other hand, I have a color changing tree mug from ages ago that has survived just fine.
I unno. Maybe the holiday teaware will present me with a better option.
This has been Tea Reviews That Have Nothing To Do With The Tea. This is aisling, signing off! Tune in next week when I discuss Bubble Teapots in a review for Ginger Sparkle. Good night, everybody!
I am always surprised by the tastiness of this bagged blend. I threw four bags into a pitcher to cold brew for a day or two and it is wonderful. I could have used another bag, but next time. After my last two tea fails, this is a wonderful change. It is what it says on the package, a raspberry black, but one I am ever so fond of.
After falling in love with DavidsTea’s Apple Custard, I remembered this blend hidden in the back of our cupboard.
Full disclosure: This tea is over three years old.
When I opened the tin, I really did not like the smell, it smells too citrusy, like Lime Fizz. But I remember adoring this blend, so I’m giving it another go.
It’s…bland. I should have let it steep longer. But it’s okay. Not terrible enough to throw away, but I feel it would be lovely as a coldbrew. But seeing as how it’s taking me over three years to finish off what I have, I don’t feel the need to get any more.
So my brew last time was weak, so I over leafed and over steeped this and oh my lord was that a mistake. The smell is nauseating, like Christmas threw up in my cup.
It’s bad. It’s so bad. I’m not going to rate it because I may have just screwed it up, but it is awful.
I rarely crave things the way I crave this tea. Usually my craving are more vague, something fruity or something minty. But when I crave genmaicha, I want genmaicha and nothing else will do until I’ve had a cuppa. It’s rare, this craving, but it is strong.
And this blend always hits the spot. Roasty and toasty and perfect. Really helps my often-angry tummy too.