782 Tasting Notes
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 :)
This one will also be a sipdown..haha man this tea is old! It was part of my first online DT order back in September 2012. Longgg time ago! I made this in my iced tea jug, the rest of the bag (probably..15-20g?) steeped in 195 degree water (half the jug full) for 3 mins then topped up with cold water and put in the fridge. It’s now chilling for a few hours. We will see how it tastes, it smells pretty good so I think it will be quite refreshing. This tea served me well, I just had too much of it (50g) to be able to get through it quickly. When I eventually restock, I will get about 20g just to have on hand. It is more of a summery tea to me, but today looks warm out, although it’s like – 30C lol. It’s all sunny and there’s a breeze..I can pretend lol. I will try to update about the flavor, but if I forget, here’s to you old tea, it’s been a splash! Lol, see previous notes.
Sipdown! As much as I like this tea, I finished off the last cup today, because I received a lovely present of tea from a co-worker for Christmas, and it smells very very similar to this, and has all the same ingredients minus the rose petals and flavorings!! Huzzah I can’t wait to try it! It’s the 100 Mysteries blend by Sahara Tea. My workplace is really getting quite into tea :)
So yes, this final cup is smooth and delicious as always. I just love that smell. I’m so happy I discovered I can eat almonds, because some of the almond teas I’ve tried are so darn good! Yum! Oh, and speaking of sipdowns, my boyfriend also did one today, he finished up the packet of Campfire Blend by Whispering Pines, he actually drank pretty much my whole bag of it and really likes it! I’m sure that one will be a reorder in the future for him and myself! Yay for tea! See previous notes on these teas :)
One of the ladies at work brought this tea in, and I am trying a bag, with our new..drumroll variable temp kettle in the office! It’s the conversation starter of the week haha, it’s so noisy with it’s beeping, the CuisineArt glass one, but it’s soo nice. I can bring green tea to work! :D
Yesterday I had a huge migraine so I just used it to make peppermint tea, and today my migraine continues, but I had to try this tea. It smells so gingery in the dry bag. I steeped for 4 mins, and the flavor isn’t bad, it reminds me of Gingerbread by DavidsTea with maybe a smidge more spice. And there is a bit more of a caramel sweetness, which is nice. The rooibos is not bad for a bagged one. For the easy factor, this is a good tea, I might look into picking some up when I have room in my cupboard again just because sometimes I’m too lazy for a steeper. But for now I will drink this down and then probably pound more mint tea. Darn you migraine. Go away.