329 Tasting Notes
The coconut scent was off the charts when I opened this sample from my swap with Scheherazade so I was pretty stoked to try it.
Nice and creamy. The rooibos comes through in a bit of woodsiness only, but that’s perfectly fine. Had my sample with a bit of almond & coconut milk for breakfast. The more it cools, the more the flavours come out. Nice.
This was a bonus from my swap with Scheherazade! Thanks for the extra treat, Sarah.
I was a little anxious after reading reviews of this tea because I’m no fan of licorice and aniseed! Though I think I may have ended up with some of the bottom of the barrel here, as this was just a mildly spiced rooibos. Delicious with a splash of vanilla soy.
I haven’t got a lot of experience with customisable teabags but I have to admit these ones are awesome and much better than the ones you can get from T2, the Australian equivalent of DAVIDs. Also cheaper, actually, so I guess I’m missing out on a lot when people say these are expensive!
I prefer to use other brewing methods around the house and I have a timolino when I’m on the run but I have these around as a backup and for guests who aren’t comfortable with tackling loose leaf—putting it in a teabag makes them feel more comfortable. Because they’re weirdos. But I’ll get them in the club soon enough…
I have a couple of 2L Takeya iced tea jugs that are sold at T2 in Australia as “T2’s The Jug”.
The original 2L jugs had filters that weren’t nearly long enough for the jug, and to be honest they weren’t quite big enough for fruit tea ingredients to make a full 2L jug either. Thankfully the company seem to have learned quickly from this error and the new jugs come with much longer filters. I’m not sure if T2’s jugs are quite the latest version as the filter in my new jug purchased in December 2013 still doesn’t reach as far down as the one on Takeya’s website shows, but it’s still great and does the job.
I would have been happy with just my black one but I couldn’t resist the beautiful limited edition light blue one and I have to admit having two is excellent over summer. All iced tea all the time.
I picked up a large plastic teapot set on sale at T2 years ago. I wish I knew what I was getting, because if I’d realised at the time, I would have purchased a couple. Or a dozen.
I am obsessed with this teapot. It holds the perfect amount of liquid for me, 720ml, which makes three small cups of tea (to fit in my fika mug!). It retains heat so well. The only thing that could be improved is that the plastic filter lets some stuff through—I expect the stainless steel filter would be slightly more efficient but finding one is proving a little tricky.
Still, for the amount I’m obsessed with this teapot, it gets full marks.
I got this as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago from my brother and his girlfriend. I have the brown porcelain mug, which is like a mossy sort of brown. Not my favourite colour choice and I wasn’t sure if I’d even use it, though I was still impressed with the gift because it’s hard to lose if you get me a tea-something.
But here’s the thing: as much as I’m not crazy about the mug colour, this set is kinda perfect. I am crazy for tennis sets. The bamboo tray is stunning and a wonderful size—it fits a little teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl on it for a spectacular portable tea session for one. I would go so far as to say this is my favourite way to drink tea at home.