858 Tasting Notes
Ok, I’m back on the guayusa wagon. I get so temperamental about how I feel about guayusa. It’s like I can only get back on the wagon for a week or so, then stay away for six months. I was trying to remember the previous guayusas I’ve tried and enjoyed—Blackberry Lime I got over very quickly, Good Morning Sunshine was nice but by the end I was just trying to get through it. I still have Cider Guayusa in the cupboard as well…
I’ll boldly state that the Killer’s Vanilla is my favourite yet, keeping in mind I may get sick of it soon enough? I feel like it’s done a good job in perking me up this week when I’ve been pretty exhausted (working too hard!) but I also like that the mint and vanilla add something else to the blend that works nicely together.
However this has all turned VERY DARK as I’ve only just now found out that Butiki CLOSED and a piece of my heart just broke forever. It’s my own fault for not paying close enough attention to this site, I suppose, and for not drinking lots of tea for a while last year! GOODBYE FOREVER HELLO SWEETIE :((((((((((( so many Butiki blends I never got to try. I’ll just have to be thankful that I put in that one big order. Thank you Stacy for all your wonderful work! You deserved every bit of praise that you got.
Rats, somehow I didn’t have this in my steepster cupboard despite having it in my regular cupboard thanks to Sil (though on seeing her review for this blend maybe she should be thanking me, lololol).
I don’t know why I decided to make a cup of this one up tonight, maybe I figured it’d go best with the big fat doughnut I had for dessert.
Not as good hot as cold, but I’ll leave my high score until I try another cold brew.
So glad this is another blend that’s upgraded from theme of the month to orange box! I noticed Lamington has done that too. All the best ones! Good work, T2. But also darn you.
I bought another box of this to top up my dwindling supply and also to get me over the free shipping threshold in T2’s recent sale. I couldn’t resist those cute morning and night cups with the eyes on them!
Getting rid of the oldest tea in my cupboard! I guess I’m not particularly drawn to matcha, unless it’s in an almond milk shake or a latte. I’m not afraid to admit that!
I brought this stuff to work to finish it off via lattes (seeing as it’s the middle of winter and not really milkshake weather) but the matcha’s gotten pretty gritty and grainy. I lasted two lattes and threw the rest out. It DID say best before July 2015 on the bottom, but I’d say it was actually a bit earlier than that, even kept in the sealed container it came in.
Glad to go out on a high note with this one, after I remembered to throw it in my bag last night for my early start at work today—AND remembered to get it out of my bag this morning instead of going for the coffee machine, as has happened in the past. Two li’l teapots of Good Morning Sunshine have definitely given me the same pep to my step that coffee does, which is always good to note.
I’m really enjoying working Saturday mornings, it’s so nice to get out of work in the middle of the afternoon and have the city to explore! I wonder where I’ll have lunch today?