825 Tasting Notes
My one cup of black tea for the day..I keep having it at night too lol, not sure if that’s a good plan, but at least I’m cutting down on caffeine! Although I did have genmaicha this afternoon, which has caffeine, but minor detail lol. This tea called out to me tonight. After an unfortunate incident of our kitty breaking both of my boyfriend’s favorite pieces of teaware (elephant teapot and halloween color changing mug), he ordered I put some of my teas away so we have a place for teaware. This one ended up in the rejects bag, but of course I had to have a craving for it tonight, so I took it out again lol. Oh, and I ordered him a replacement elephant teapot, so we should be good! Bad cat, he was in a bit of trouble for that :( but anyways, this is creamy and delicious tonight. I quite like this EGC, it has a tasty cream note but the black base and bergamot are still a tad stronger. I like it, yes indeed. See previous note!
Wow another great 52teas steeping tonight! I am on a roll haha. Unfortunately this is a sipdown, this might be my favorite of the honeybushes from the Bestseller’s sampler..although Cinnamon Roll is pretty close. TOnight, it is sweet, with the cheesecake tang very pronounced. The coconut is rich and creamy as well! Man this is good. I want to save the leaves from both these teas tonight now haha. Delicious, and might consider purchasing more of this if it is reblended! See previous notes :)
My one cup of black tea of the day, I’ve been doing well with cutting back on caffeine, but when I have really good black teas like this, I want to have more! This is creamy and amazing tonight, so much coconut, but the black base still shines through and it really tastes like coconut cream pie tonight! Ahh soo good! I’ve had a good day too, nothing special happened, I just have had a good feeling all day, kind of weird but nice haha. See previous notes on this tea!
Sad sipdown :( this is my favorite herbal tea of all time. As soon as it’s back in stock at Verdant I am ordering another bag, maybe even 4 oz! I love this. Perfect for anytime, especially for nerves, upset stomachs and general blah days. I have a meeting this afternoon, so finishing it off before that. Love this tea so so much! See previous notes!
So finally am having this tea back at my place with filtered water rather than at my parents without filters haha. It is a bit better, but still kind of an odd blend. I feel like I’m missing the main points of the tea lol, to me it still tastes like yabao with a bit of sweetness (probably from the honey I added) and maybe some spice, like ginger? I don’t know. I steeped for 4 minutes with lots of leaf, but still to no avail. It’s tasty, but yeah, not very exciting and I’m pretty sure I’m missing the cookie part. Oh well, I will finish off this bag no prob, and it was a good one to try! For a yabao blend, I will stick with Eight Treasures though, LOVE that tea (summer version). See previous notes on this one! Decreased rating a bit as well since it’s just, well, generic to me.
Mmmmm, first cup of the day. So tasty, I used a bit less leaf and it’s not quite as strong today, steeped 2 minutes in my giant mug. Warming, cozy, awesome. I just love this tea. I don’t drink it too often as there is quite a caffeine punch I find lol. Almost finished up my BOMC bag, and will soon start on my 2 oz bag haha :D Happy Sunday! See previous notes on this tea!
Having a cup of this tonight trying to stay warm inside with the cat…brrr to outside. This tea is totally hitting the spot. I got this amazing cinnamon, buttery crust taste a few sips ago. Delicious! Hmm have I not logged this one before? It’s about my third cup of the sample from the Bestseller’s pack! Well I’m not in the mood for a technical, thorough review tonight, so I’ll keep it short..lovely strawberry flavor, with a pie crust aftertaste, the honeybush is a very good base for this, oh and I steeped it around 10 mins with boiling water. Love trying new honeybush teas, as they are perfect before bed!
Yum this made for a good cup today. It doesn’t seem as waxy, just sweet with heat in the aftertaste from the chilis. Warm on this frigid day. I wanted to go to the gym, but I really don’t want to step foot outside in -36 C windchill weather haha. I will just sit and have more tea I guess :P at least it’s not bad for me! See previous notes on this one :) oh and decreased rating a little bit, just due to the slight waxiness.
And another sipdown. The last few times I’ve had this tea it’s been mixed with a rooibos or herbal, but for the final cup I’m having it just by itself. I like the jungle like flavor in this, it’s warming and invigorating, but definitely rather caffeinated to become an every day tea for me. It was nice to experiment with though, and helped me through some tougher work days! See previous notes on this tea :)