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Ok…..I had promised myself that I would drink down the tea that I have before getting any new teas………..Umm yeah that plan worked out great……….NOT! LOL. I went to Teavana’s Wednesday and 4 teas plus a bag of German Rock Sugar. (Teas: this one, Sevenberry Sangria and Strawberry Rose Champagne.)

On to the tea: I actually tried this one last night, so I do not remember all the impressions of the tea, (Tried doing a tasting note last night, but either the site or my computer/internet connection wasn’t letting me, so I gave up after a while.)
Dry: Very fragrant. sweet and earthy. pungent, even.
Wet: Similar, but alittle sweeter.
Taste: Oooo I like! lol. Now I have not tried Jasmine tea by itself so I don’t know what to expect from that. I noticed in other reviews that others mentioned a very little taste of Peaches, despite the name. For me, peach was the 1st thing I tasted. Like a peach punch (a Pow punch, not punch as in juice.) But I liked it, alot. I saw on the review on Teavana’s website for Peach Tranquility, that someone paired it with the Peachberry to get a very peachy tea, so I’m going to give that a shot sometime this weekend.
I am however beginning to get a little bit aggravated with Teavana…..I mean I’ve bought most of my teas from them because they are conveniently nearby, (albeit a few towns over.) and to a certain extent the quality of the teas are better then at the tea shop I started going to back in April. (Plus, that tea shop, I prefer, in trying to save gas. to only go to that shop when I’m in the area every monday to pick up my Grandmother for the afternoon/evening.) So I feel kind of limited where I can go for tea.
But, anyways why I am kind of getting exasperated with Teavana’s is: Smell wise, alot of their teas smell wonderful! But then the taste would be Meh, Blah or outright YUCK! lol. I mean generally speaking, that is just the way it goes sometimes, you win some, lose some. But here is another….I’ve mentioned before on tasting notes that my sweet taste buds seem to be off kilter somehow because I keep having to add way more sweetener then I really feel comfortable with, (Yet if I don’t it’s torture to drink it and yeah I don’t want to go down that route.) Been experimenting with various sweeteners, so I could use less, but that has not worked out. I had thought with the rock sugar that I would finally be able to use a little bit, really make the stuff last….Umm nope! You know how many spoonfuls of that stuff that the tea took before it tastes sweet enough? 8. Of course a lot of it, no matter how much I stirred, sunk to the bottom, so when I got down closer to the bottom it got almost koolaid sweet. It’s technically better then honey, because honey just takes over. Hmmm I wonder if I try melting the sugar in plain hot water 1st, reheat it, and then pour it over the tea leaves? lol. Argh. That would be a pain, plus by then the water would probably be flat. Gnng. So it’s very possible that this might be the only time I will buy the rock sugar, it is just too expensive for it to be such a pain in the ass to work with.

But ending note is: I do definitely like the Peachberry enough that I think I would get it again, maybe even enough that I would get a tin specifically for it.

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Babble

Don’t worry, all of us on Steepster say that we’re fine with the tea we have… until we’re not. Lol.

darby

Not sure when you add your rock sugar, but I put mine in with the leaves when steeping. I’m able to keep it to about 1/2 of a perfect teaspoon. Some taste better with actual sugar though.

Lynxiebrat

I add it when it’s done steeping. What do you mean you add yours when steeping? maybe I should put the rocks in along with the leaves in the basket?

darby

Yep! I put the rocks in with the leaves. Try it and see what you think. I didn’t like that the sugar wouldn’t melt in time – I never have a problem now.

Lynxiebrat

Ok I tried it with the rocks in the cup, (In the cup itself instead of in the strainer, because I wanted to see if using to much instead to see how that would play out…..it was barely over the edge of sweet for me. Also tried that with the Strawberry Champagne Oolong……) It worked beautifully! Just had more Peachberry today when I finally got out of bed. I think I definitely will be adding Peachberry to my collection. Hopefully they keep it on the list. The rock sugar however…..given the rate I am going thru it….I don’t think I can justify getting it that often.

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Babble

Don’t worry, all of us on Steepster say that we’re fine with the tea we have… until we’re not. Lol.

darby

Not sure when you add your rock sugar, but I put mine in with the leaves when steeping. I’m able to keep it to about 1/2 of a perfect teaspoon. Some taste better with actual sugar though.

Lynxiebrat

I add it when it’s done steeping. What do you mean you add yours when steeping? maybe I should put the rocks in along with the leaves in the basket?

darby

Yep! I put the rocks in with the leaves. Try it and see what you think. I didn’t like that the sugar wouldn’t melt in time – I never have a problem now.

Lynxiebrat

Ok I tried it with the rocks in the cup, (In the cup itself instead of in the strainer, because I wanted to see if using to much instead to see how that would play out…..it was barely over the edge of sweet for me. Also tried that with the Strawberry Champagne Oolong……) It worked beautifully! Just had more Peachberry today when I finally got out of bed. I think I definitely will be adding Peachberry to my collection. Hopefully they keep it on the list. The rock sugar however…..given the rate I am going thru it….I don’t think I can justify getting it that often.

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