688 Tasting Notes
Backlog again – Ah, this tea! WHY haven’t I tried it sooner?? I love ginger, and finally picked up 25g of this last week to try. Man, this is the stuff for a stomach ache! I ate a bit too much at the lake as usual (and maybe too much pumpkin ale too…hehe) and this tea straightened my tummy out right away! On top of that, it’s gingery and not too fishy, I think I was scared to try it until I found out I enjoy pu’erh..yes, this isn’t a Verdant pu’erh, but it’s still not too bad in my opinion. Dry smell is very much like that pickled ginger you get with sushi..which I love hehe, the taste is very earthy with lovely ginger notes. I quite enjoy this tea, and will probably make another cup tonight. This might make it in the permanent collection, along with Super Ginger, which I got another 100g of on Friday too haha, it’s the only tea I’ve gone through 100g of ever!
Oh, and when I went to DT, they had their promo of getting 50g of Stormy Night if you spend over $25, and I got that and gave it to my mom, she enjoyed the cup I made for her this weekend so I said she can have it and I will just have some when I come see her, as I already almost finished off 25g of it of my own. :) yay for tea!
Another backlog – I bought some of this as well on Friday, I have been wanting it since I had a to go cup of it a few weeks ago. This is a really creamy and tasty chamomile tea blend! I had it plain yesterday afternoon at the lake this weekend, and today I added a bit of milk, and I don’t really add milk to herbals that often, but it was still really good! A versatile tea, and a good one for at night. It reminds me of my beloved Dulce and Banana that DavidsTea discontinued, so huzzah, I am happy to maybe have a replacement :)
Backlog – I picked up about 30g of this when I went to DavidsTea this past Friday to buy my bf the new pumpkin mug :D love how it changes color btw! So yes, I had to try this, because I enjoy rooibos and the black currant tea I’ve tried from another company was very good.
This one didn’t disappoint – an amazing smell and taste! The creaminess added nicely to the berry like flavor (or whatever currant flavoring taste like lol, I find the actual ones to be quite bitter) and the rooibos is a nice base. This is probably up in the higher range of my favorite red rooibos teas, up there with Lemon Chiffon and the various rooibos de provence blends I’ve tried (which also contain currants). Nicely done! I will drink this down rather quickly I imagine!
It is late, but screw it, tomorrow is Friday, so if I’m tired, whatever haha. I was craving this tea, and I finally bought milk so I can add it to teas again, oh on a happy note, it doesn’t seem to upset my stomach as much in tea! However, the cheese I just had probably will..ah well, a night of sweet tea and snacky snacks..I like it. Anyways, this tea is a bit weak tonight, might have added a bit too much milk, and it might need sugar to pump it up, but it’s a cozy cup of light honey, and it’s going down smoooooth. And hey, I have to stay up a bit later anyways to keep the bf awake while he studies for a midterm. Man I don’t miss that aspect of school haha. See previous notes on this delightful tea! I might actually have to order more of this it’s so yummy!
Double knit blend on this chilly day! It’s a bit windy outside and looks grey out, almost an EG type of day, but I’ve had a fair amount of those this week, so I took out this tea. Slightly smoky, malty, a delicious blend of blacks. Yum. Even in the travel mug it’s pretty good, a bit more smoky, but I’m ok with that today. Oh, unrelated to this tea, but I got my Verdant reserve teas this week, the two I ordered, waiting for a good time to try them! I need to have time to sit and enjoy them :D hoping my BOMC (blend of the month club) from Verdant shows up today too, tracking has been at a standstill for it since the 9th. Anyways, see previous notes on this tea!
Not a good tea day so far..made a nice hot mug of EGC for this morning, running late, and I bring the wrong travel mug. Sigh. So I have a mug of last nights EGC that I took to my class..no. Not going to drink that haha, so I made my final teabag of this, with the terrible water at work. It’s not bad actually, the spices can almost overpower the water. Decent, but I want my EGC! Gah, I hope today improves. Chocolate for breakfast might have helped lol. See previous notes on this tea.
Finally having a cup of this at home. I tried it at work a while ago but the water there ruined it yucky. Anyways, the dry smell is very mapley. I steeped for 4 mins, the liquor is typical rooibos color, with a slight film from the sprinkles. The flavor is not quite what I was expecting, no bacon that I can detect, the main flavor is rooibos and the aftertaste is maple with a hint of chocolate. It’s mild and cozy though, maybe there’s a bit of saltiness in it as well. It’s not bad, but not the best, I will drink it down though. Happy to have tried this one from Della terra!
Quick backlog from this morning before I go to bed – this was tasty and smooth vanilla spice cake after a weekend of eating so much turkey I could barely move :P and gravy, dressing, etc..haha, delicious! Hope all my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!! See previous notes on this tea!
This tea hasn’t been fully speaking to me in the blends I’ve been having it in, so I’m trying a cup western to see what’s up. I used 2 tsps for 2 mins, and yeah, that’s better! Smoother and a bit more chocolate, sweet potato and a mild fruity aftertaste. I might even steep it a bit longer next time haha, i think i’m trying too hard to make it like golden fleece :p nevertheless, this is good. It took me some time to find my laoshan black sweet spot, this one might be the same. Still satisfying me at this moment though :) See previous notes!
ETA – as it cools, it becomes silky, silky smooth. And more chocolate. Yeah, it’s really good :D and bam, dark chocolate aftertaste. :D
I haven’t had this in ages, but I had a cup last night for my flu and it was really good! So today it is in my travel mug at work. I hope I can last another 4.25 hours here lol, I should be able to, had my 6 hour tylenol for a 5 hour workday (yay for getting off early Fridays!) but I will have to look after the sick boyfriend when I get home lol, I kind of gave him whatever I have. :( anyways, this tea is great for the stomach and the hib and berries make it taste pretty good and hopefully have some vitamin C in them too! See previous notes :)