886 Tasting Notes
Ok so I am finally not too busy to write a tasting note!! Ok, first of all, news
If you just want to read about the tea, skip to the last paragraph
So this weekend has been hectic, well the last few weeks anyways..as we have been..house shopping! Yes, me and the guy have been looking at houses, searching online, etc etc..and we finally found it! Our house! And, WE GOT IT! For less than we budgeted too! I am sooo excited! It’s been super busy, and now the guy is off to work up north for 10 days, so I will have a fair amount to do this week, but it’s ours, and it’s beautiful! A big garden and fruit trees too, in the city!
and a tea related part!
The wonderful couple we bought it from lived there for over 40 years, and there were tons of teapots in the house! Beautiful ones! Well, we went on the weekend when they were there, and got talking tea! Haha what are the chances! They brought out a bunch of tins for me to smell and everything, and even recommended me a new company based in Vancouver! Crazy haha, tea brings about the randomest things sometimes!
So yes, that is my news. First house! So excited :D
So now..onto this tea..
I have been drinking tea as of late but too busy to log, but tonight I am relaxing and having a wonderful cup of this with a splash of skim milk. Skim doesn’t seem to upset my stomach, so a very good cup tonight! Creamy, tart, a bit astringent, but it’s lemon haha, so it’s ok. I might have steeped it a bit over 2 mins as well, so that could be contributing. Yummy and good on a Monday night! See previous notes.
My one cup of black tea for the day – I really should start having this earlier. But I’m so sleepy tonight I doubt it will do much. I’ve been reading *keychange*’s notes on this tea this week and last, and have been craving it now haha. Creamy and sweet, a bit of raspberry, a bit strong tonight but still delicious. Next time I will add some milk. Nice cozy flavor that reminds me of summer. :) see previous notes!
I’m finally trying this tea! This was a gift from a co-worker who is also an avid tea drinker, she was the one who got the variable temp kettle for the office I think :) so thanks to her!! I have been wanting to try this tea but I always get a bit worried about trying new teas with nuts, especially since this company has a tea with peanuts in it, luckily not this one! Haha
The dry smell is so familiar..Alpine Punch!! That wonderful almondy marizpan smell! Yum. I brewed about 1 tsp (maybe a bit more) for 5 minutes with boiling water as per the directions. It smells like Alpine punch..looking good!
The taste is where this differs from Alpine Punch, in a good way! This one is much more natural, no flavorings in this I don’t think, so you get more rooibos, a natural almond, and the spices are very present too! I got a few mouthfuls of pepper earlier lol, now it is mellowing as it cools. A very tasty little blend, and a very nice gift! I’ll have to get her some tea on her birthday :)
Oh, and not many notes lately as I have been crazy busy..work, gym, started a new course for work, and more exciting things that I will talk about later! Too tired tonight haha!
Well, I’m at a sipdown for this tea and I never logged it! Haha, I drank it down in about a month, so it was a very good tea! I first had it at the lake over the holidays, so I didn’t log it due to poor nets up there, but I should have logged some other cups too haha. In a nutshell, this is minty and sweet, the fennel adds to the flavor nicely and the cacao is present but not overwhelming, as with the cinnamon. The cup seems like it could be a bit more chocolatey since it’s a peppermint bark tea, but it’s refreshing and not too sweet so you can drink it all the time. Oh, and I also steep this one for about 4 minutes, much longer than specified, and it’s really good. If this became permanent/seasonal, I would probably look into restocking. I love the herbals that come with the blend club! I’ve enjoyed all three that I’ve received, can’t wait for this months! :)
I’ve been hoarding this tea ever since I found out they stopped offering it at DavidsTea lol..but since it’s so warm out today (with random periods of snow, what up weather), I decided to break out this spring tea. Had to wait until this afternoon to have it, peppermint was first, I felt kind of weird, think I was dehydrated and had a migraine coming on lol, now I can have my one cup of caffeine! Sweet, yummy melon flavor, with lovely green rooibos and mate for that kick. This is my favorite mate ever I think, well, WP’s Zen Master blend comes close. This is refreshing and springlike, good for a Monday! See previous notes :)
I haven’t had a cup of this since I restocked it, so I thought I should try out the new bag finally tonight, and I was craving it lol. This one seems a bit nuttier, not as sweet, but still delicious. I am definitely getting a hazelnut coffee vibe still, without the coffee bleck and massive caffeine rush. Yum. A good tea for this lightly snowing Sunday night, and the end of a good weekend! Back to work tomorrow :( the weekends always feel too short for me. See previous notes on this tea!
Another sipdown. This is usually a nighttime tea for me, but I felt dehydrated this morning so I decided to have a non-caffeinated tea to start off the day. This tea was a tasty one, but not my favorite of the honeybush teas from the Bestseller box. The flavor is indeed strawberry with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, but it never seemed to get flavorful enough for me, even after 10 minutes of steeping. Still a pretty tasty little tea, and I’m happy I had a chance to try it in the sampler! See previous notes :)
ETA – seems like I loves this tea in my previous review lol, maybe I just didn’t have enough leaf left in this cup? Haha ah well, maybe we shall mee again one day, Strawberry Pie :)
I didn’t drink a whole lot of tea today, but I should try to get a good rest tonight, so out comes my sole decaf black tea. This one is really quite tasty! The lavender shines along with a mild bergamot, the base is not too weak in my opinion either. I don’t have much experience with decaf blacks, but I enjoy this one! See previous notes!