784 Tasting 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.
Well I have felt lethargic and blah all day, maybe from the fast food for lunch or the late night. I had a small nap but don’t feel any more rested. My stomach has been finnicky today as well. So time for some matcha to straighten me out. I was going to make one of the ones I had already open, but I got looking…they have been open for around 10 months and every time I was making them, they smelled good but tasted bland. And I had a dew servings of each. So I made an executive decision to get rid of the last bits and open this final pack, which has waited patiently for 10 months lol.
So the dry smell is tangy, not overly cheesecake like in my opinion, but a sweet tangyness nonetheless. I made half a tsp with just hot water, my standard method. Whisked it up, and it smells kind of the same as the dry, maybe a bit more green tea. Not as crazy good smelling as previous ones.
As for the taste, I get a generic kind of creamy sweetness, not readily identifiable as cheesecake, but it is a different creaminess than the french vanilla. Interesting, and the flavor is growing on me. I went into it expecting a crazy cheesecake flavor, but now that I am accepting it’s more mellow, I am enjoying it. It should be much easier to get through 1 package of matcha than 3 open at a time haha. And this one will go down pretty easy I think, if I keep up drinking it! Happy to have tried this flavor, another good one by Red Leaf!
Sipdown! I might have overleafed as I made it in my little teapot, and rinsed it twice for possibly too long lol, but it was still a tasty cup nonetheless. I’d like to have one more later tonight after a rooibos as a caffeine break. Overall this was a tasty little blend, not sure I’ll restock it being part of the blends club now, but it was good while it lasted. See previous notes.
Happy New Year to everyone on Steepster!! Let’s hope that 2014 is a wonderful, tea filled year for all!!
As I say this, my first NY resolution is to not buy so much tea LOL, I somehow have 128 in my cupboard and I like staying around 100 for space, so I’ll have to get drinking!
I should have logged my one tea NY beverage I had last night, it was quite good, we went to Mongolie Grill, a restaurant I had never been to due to peanuts being present in the buffet lol, but I informed them of my allergy and it was all good! I had a great drink there called Ginger Tea – it was Higgins & Burke bagged green tea (observed the teabag of course I did haha), cognac, mint leaves, simple syrup and ginger, I think those ginger crystals, as at the end it was super gingery. Yummy! And it was hot! Very nice on the -22C night lol.
So that was my last tea bevvy of 2013, and this lovely EGC is the first one I’m having in 2014! I woke up feeling a bit less than stellar lol, and it still looks cold out, so I broke out this old classic. Creamy goodness, going down easy and waking me up a bit. Funny, for some reason today feels like a new year to me, you know that fresh new spring day feeling? Even though it’s Jan. and cold as heck here, I still have that feeling for some reason. Here’s to the new year, and great things to come in it! Oh and see previous notes on this tea lol.
Happy New Year’s Eve! I am having a cup of this to fend off the pressure headache I feel coming on as the barometric pressure rises and a weather change rolls in. Gah. Hoping it’s gone by tonight, as plans are to go to dinner with friends then to their place for drinks and watching the fireworks :) go away headache!
This tea is minty and chocolatey, a mini sipdown as well, as I have another 25 g bag of this to drink hehe. Oh, and a funny thing, not related to this tea, but tea nonetheless..
I recently reconnected with an old friend, we were best friends in grade school, then teen years came and we moved apart drastically..weird how that happens. Anyways, I saw that on facebook she posted about loving loose leaf tea and put up a pic of Davidstea teas and Acquired Taste Tea Co. teas (two local companies here in Edmonton). Well, I thought wow she likes tea! And messaged her, and now we are planning on setting up a tea date to share teas and reconnect..it’s been like..11 years since we last hung out. Crazy! Love how tea can do that, bring people back together in the strangest ways! Here’s to the New Year and the wonderful things tea and Steepster has brought me this year and will continue to bring me in 2014!