918 Tasting Notes
Yup, finished off the 18g magnet tin today. Filled it up with some of the stock I got in the Tea With Benefits pack, phew. Still got another two tins full, I reckon. And glad this resteeps too!
Good tea for a rainy afternoon. Good. Yes.
My grand sipdown plans are being consistently thwarted of late. Today I got an email to say that More Tea’s tea bottles are back in stock so of course I had to order one a few of their teas I’d had on my wish list. And Stacy from Butiki got back to me with a quote for my first order. Yeek.
Yeah, the licorice root in this blend will always throw me off a little, but to be perfectly honest it’s not awful in here. It just adds a sweetness that feels a little chemical. Still, it’s a cosy sleepy tea to have in the rotation. I think there are others out there more suited to me so I wouldn’t restock this but I’ll happily drink the last of what I got in the organic sampler from DAVIDs.
Hahahaha I love tea companies who are just straight down the line with their blend names. HEER IZ WOT IZ IN DIS.
This is tea #1 from the April Monstrositea box, an Easter treat! Seeing as my weekend is a Tuesday/Wednesday this week I decided to be gratuitous and use my whole sample of this for “Saturday” breakfast.
It’s not much on its own (too bitter) but with a decent lashing of perfectly creamy milk it’s a real treat. No sugar needed for this creamy, chocolatey brew!
Welp, can’t have a sleepy blend without dat chamomile now, can we?
This one’s been in my physical cupboard since December (a Christmas gift from work) and yet somehow I missed it in the Great Steepster Cupboard Own-Up of 2014. I spotted it tonight when I was shuffling things around and decided to unbox it and bring it upstairs to join my bedside tea station.
Yes, I have a bedside tea station.
No, I don’t have a problem.
Anyway, yes. Here’s another tea in my cupboard, bloody bollocksy bum-bums. My sipdowns were going so well! AND I just got four new teas in my new Monstrositea box this morning and that means my Mr Earl box won’t be far behind and I’m going to a T2 Tea Society event tomorrow night where we always get goodies including a free box of tea LIFE IS SO HARD. ALL I WANT IS A NEAR-EMPTY CUPBOARD. WOE.
#firstworldproblems or WHAT
Anyway, goodnight teahearts <3
Ok, I have to do it.
I have to bump my rating for this up.
This tea needs to always be in my cupboard. (Even though I’m going to go without for a little while, until I’ve gotten a bit further through my sipdowns.)
After this afternoon’s milk & sugar mistake, I remedied with a 3min boiling steep with the last of my leaves. Yum. Just perfect on its own.
I left a bit in the timolino to take home after work and compare with the cold brew I’d prepared and bottled.
IT’S PERFECT :((((((((((
Seriously, I think I cold brewed for around 12hrs and it’s SO fresh and SO sweet and SO… I wanna say juicy, which is weird, but oh man. I am in love. Amazing cold brew. AMAZING COLD BREW I wonder how long I can hold out from restocking.
My suspicions were correct for once and milk + sugar was not the right choice to make for this blend. Keep it black, friends! Maybe even cold steep it because I did that a couple of days ago and I haven’t drunk it yet but I did have a little teaser sip and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna taste like heaven.
Isn’t it funny that as I drink my very last cup of this blend, I realise that I might actually… miss it when it’s gone? And I’m actually going to… select the “YES” box for “Would you recommend this tea?”
It took me a long time to find my groove with this one. Now that I have, I’m sad the dream is over. Yikes.
(This is so awesome cold brewed, btw.)