1320 Tasting Notes
Still trying to recover enough from the Reactine to do…something, anything. I adore this tea, and as soon as the money tree blooms, I need a tin of it. Neeeeeeed.
This is actually a resteep of my wife’s leaves from this morning. I’ve started using filtered water, especially for my resteeps, and that way the flavor isn’t washed out by chlorine. Blegh. So far, so good, might even try for a third!
I’m caught in a vicious, vicious cycle. I have allergies from heck, to the point that without my Reactine, I literally cannot function. Unfortunately, Reactine makes me so tired, it’s hard to do anything but sit and stare at the wall. So I drink everything I can that offers caffeine, and then I have other caffeine-related troubles.
Except for when I reach for tea. I don’t know if it’s a different kind of caffeine or if it’s more spaced out, but tea doesn’t give me the aches and pains coffee or soda does.
This is likely TMI, but if someone out there has the same issues I do, this is good information to know: I get really painful lumps in my ahem chest area when I have too much caffeine, but I have yet to come across a tea that causes them, whereas coffee makes them appear after only a cup or so.
This is easily one of my favorites, the taste alone is enough to wake me up, and the added buzz (pun intended) might just be enough to get me off of this couch!
I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel
Due to receiving two packets of this, I set one aside for iced tea and opened one up right away to try hot. Because I’m difficult that way. I also cooled it down to drinking temp with a frozen slice of watermelon. It was very good, the tea came out a bit bitter to me, but I’m picky about my black teas. I look forward to trying it again, though!
Whoops! Made this one before I left the in-law’s last night and forgot to drink it. Brave warrior that I am, when I found it this morning (still steeping, mind you) I took a sip and was pleasantly surprised! It was still delicious and crazy strong. I love this tea, especially because it works so perfectly in my travel mug.
I keep a little tin of this in the “hidden compartment” of my DT travel mug, and it came in handy yesterday! After a celebratory dinner (to celebrate my residency) we were doing the usual “everyone sit around the table with a cup of tea and chat forever” thing. My inlaws all drink red rose, so I just made a cup of cinnamon chai in my travel mug. Almost everyone commented on how good it smelled, and it tasted even better. I really need to reach for this one more often.
Thanks to the wonderful Indigobloom for sending this my way! We headed over to the in-law’s for dinner yesterday, and I made cup of this in my travel mug to fortify me for our adventure into Red Rose Land. I really, really liked it! I was drinking it hotter than I like to and mixing it with All Dressed chips, so I can’t really say if the taste changed over time, but I did really enjoy it and look forward to giving it a proper tasting. Thanks again!