318 Tasting Notes
I went into Teavana looking for the Swiss Vervaine, and I managed to snag the last pound of it that my store had. Success! I’m really sad to see that one go – I can see why it might not have sold well, but it was definitely my go-to sick tea. I wanted to smell the CocoCaramel Sea Salt, because it just sounded so weird, but they were all out of that one for the holidays, so the associate asked if I wanted to smell this one instead. Sure, why not.
It smelled good, so I got 2oz of it and took it home. I finally got around to brewing it – and there’s hibiscus.
I don’t smell it, I don’t really taste it, but in a blend that is so almondy and caramelly, it’s downright bizarre that the drink is pink. On top of that, I had a feeling that this would be best with milk, so now it looks like Pepto-Bismol. If I don’t look at the tea while I drink it, it tastes good. But I just can’t get past the pink liquor. It’s like green ketchup. I can’t do it.
Edit I was lazy and didn’t actually look at the ingredients… Turns out its not The Hib at all. It makes sense. It’s beetroot pieces. Still weirdly pink though.
This came in my swap box from TassieTeaGirl! Everything she sent me is so unique – I never really thought about American flavors v. Australian flavors. It’s delicious. I love how it’s a Christmas tea that isn’t especially spicy. Instead, it’s really warm and almondy. The black tea is smooth. I didn’t try it with milk or sugar, but I think it would be really creamy and desserty that way! Resteeps well.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Another delicious sample from Azzrian!
Rainy days are oolong days. This one is deliciously sweet, but still tastes natural and oolongy :)
Brewed Western style, 2tsp/16ish ounces.
I really like this one. I’m stocking up before they discontinue it. It’s good with honey for a sick day :)
Really good: creamy and sweet and a little bit floral. I’m really sad to see the end of the bag – I still have a few more steeps left, but still.
Creamy and heady.
It’s been a hard week.
It’s a good tea.
This came in a holiday sample box from Azzrian. Thank you Azz!!
It smells so decadently vanilla. The aroma is authentic and strong. I steeped 1tsp/8oz/4minutes. The black base is strong, but the vanilla is really creamy and sweet. A little bit of agave and milk and I’m in heaven. A lovely way to start the day after a late night :)
This came from Azzrian – thanks so much!
It’s been awhile since I’ve written, since honestly I haven’t been drinking much tea. But I’m back, baby, I’m back.
I’ve been wanting to try Vintage TeaWorks ever since I heard about them, and I was delighted to find a sample of this in the package from Azzrian. Being 19, I can’t really comment on the accurateness of the Chardonnay, but I feel fancy.
I’m always really a little skeptical of flavored teas, because I want to be able to taste the tea itself. Fortunately, I can here. The oolong is rich and kind of dark, and the fruits compliment it incredibly well. It’s definitely a blend of flavors, with the oolong primarily but with a strong supporting cast.
Really light and sweet. I think I’m going to steep a pitcher of this for my Creative Writing class to try tomorrow. I’ve got to bring some of them over to the Dark Side…
(In other news, we used this tea because of its color to stand in for the whiskey in the show I just did!)
50/50 ratio of Adagio’s Chocolate Chip to Adagio’s Birthday
Creamy and sweet!