369 Tasting Notes
I don’t drink this tea because I like the taste overly, but the menthol is perfect, just what I need to make my nose let go a little. Though this makes the second bad cold in three weeks, I am a little done with colds. I am going to bed for the afternoon. Hopefully that will improve my outlook on life :P
This was a minor miracle for the day. I took a guess and added more nuts than I usually do and, surprisingly, didn’t steep it for as long as I initially would have. I finally get the bread flavour I was looking for. I need to try brewing this with more nuts and a shorter steep time more often. For now, I am bumping the rating a bit because it is a lot better than I thought it was!
I can’t believe it took me this long to try this tea! I was worried about this hibiscus and the rosehips really detracting from the strawberry flavour, but I was pleasantly surprised. The flavour is sweet, fresh, and totally strawberry! This is going to be a nice iced tea, but it is also pretty fantastic hot! I didn’t add any sweetener and I found the tea to be perfectly fine without it. This was a pleasant surprise and I look forward to enjoying it more often!
Today’s plan, try this and Kanpe tea to evaluate how close they really are to each other. Kanpe is brewing as we speak and this was my morning cup. I love this tea, I adore the tartness from the hibiscus coupled with the lemon grass (a flavour I am usually not crazy about). I also love that this steeps absolutely forever and just gets better and better.
Now to see what the Kanpe is like compared to it!
This tea is such a comfort in a cup kind of experience. The creaminess of the base with the peppermint tea leaves adding a lovely touch of mint. It is nothing new or novel, but it helps demonstrate why mint teas are such a classic staple. Since winter appears to be sticking around, this seems like the right cup to beeline for!
I don’t know what it is with this tea. I don’t dislike it, but I am just not crazy about it. I think there is way too much going on for me. Between the nuts, the berries, and the cocoa I am left unimpressed. I also find the almonds make the tea a little too dry and bitter for me. I don’t thin it is a bad tea, per se, but it is really, really not my thing. I think my tin may need to find a new home…
This was my go to this morning for a sweet, but not sugared, morning kick and it performed beautifully. The nuttiness combined with the creaminess of the base tea was just the baking inspired pick me up I was looking for. Now if only it would stop being minus thirty something outside, so I can start looking forward to enjoying my spring teas again!