1320 Tasting Notes
Still sick as a dog, I seem to be getting worse, boo. So of course I traipsed downtown to celebrate my father in law’s birthday at Snakes and Lagers. For those of you not in the GTA or not familiar with Snake and Lagers or their brother shop, Snakes and Lattes, they are these awesome shops filled with board games. Snakes and Lattes is a coffee shop where you sit and play board games to your heart’s desire. Snakes and Lagers is the same thing, only with beer instead of coffee. It is awesome. If you are in the GTA, I highly recommend you check either place out.
Now, I’m sick, my wife is sick, and my in laws are sick. Before De and I left the house, we both made a carry travel mug of tea, just in case. It was an hour and a half subway ride downtown, but when we got there our teas were still too hot to drink. My mother in law tried to order a cup of tea, but they didn’t have any and the only warm drink they had was mulled wine (which was delicious! XD), but she doesn’t like mulled wine. De and aisling to the rescue! After getting mugs for the tables, she shared her Opposites Attract with her mom, and I shared my Blueberry Jam with my sister in law. After I poured my mug of Blueberry Jam, I ordered a shot of Wild Turkey to make a hot toddy.
It was the most delicious thing I have ever had…and it helped me keep my voice through another round of games. This tea is amazing and I am having it again tonight with a shot of Jack Daniels Honey. The blueberry goodness smooths out the edge of the whiskey and it is the best hot toddy ever.
Love this tea. I sipped this as we weeded out our tea collection, cutting it nearly in half! We are going to weigh everything we are getting rid of and then put it up for you kind folks to peruse. Some of it is rather old, but some is new. Do you guys think charging $1 per 50 g is fair? Mix and match. And, of course to cover the shipping costs. Just looking for opinions.
This tea is amazing. Just amazing. It’s sweet and light and everything I look for in a strawberry tea. Yes, this will definitely be jumping into our cart once we’ve got enough to order from TeaVivre!! I split the first steep with my wife, but this second steep is mine all mine!
In keeping with my oolong habits, this morning I made a pot of Yellow Dragon. Since the wife is home and we both are sick, I thought a lemony minty oolong would be just the ticket. We’ve gone through two steeps so far and each cup has been lovely. The oolong is really strong and floral, and the mint and lemon mix well. Definitely the much-needed pick me up of the morning.
I took what is left of my sample and split it in half, half for a cold brew and half for a tea latte later. This review is for the cold brew.
I was hoping that maybe it was just because it was hot and I don’t tend to drink hot eggnog, maybe that was why I didn’t like it.
Cold, the green rooibos takes over. The white chocolate didn’t melt at all and you really just cannot taste anything but the rooibos. It’s a touch creamier, but that may just be the vanilla agave I sweetened it with. This tea is still a resounding no for me and it still isn’t any closer to being eggnog.
Love this tea. I don’t know what I did to it this morning, but I made a pot and the first cup is very weak. Maybe I underleafed, understeeped, or underheated the water, but I know this is a user error because I have seen how beautiful this tea can be. For the next pot, I’ll definitely let it steep longer.
How has it been two years since I last had this tea? How? After the Sweet Apple Cider disaster, I needed a tried and true favorite. I enjoy oolongs, because I can get so much out of them. I make a pot and usually get 1-2 steeps out of the leaves. Then my wife comes home and gets another steep. Then I dump them into a mason jar to coldbrew overnight and I get another steep. Even if the flavoring is long gone by the cold brew, I still get a nice, cool cup of oolong delight.
The brewed tea smells so peachy and so lovely…yum yum yum. The almond and peach work together so beautifully that I can’t believe I haven’t reached for it in two years! Definitely one of my favorites.
Ugh. The scent of this tea holds so much promise, but it is just awful. It smells like yummy hot apple cider. It tastes like apples that have gone bad. The Peaches and Cream has the same awful flavor, I blame the little vanilla nuggets they put in. I love apple cider and this is an insult to cider as a whole.