616 Tasting Notes
I’m finding the Earl Grey kind of overiding the other flavors that are supposed to be here. I’ve grown to like bergamot over the last couple months, so this is okay. I just wish I got the comforting notes of caramel and hazelnut. They kind of sneak up in the aftertaste, but I didn’t really find them prensent in the sip itself. I ended up adding sugar and milk trying to find the sweeter flavors, but that didn’t help much either. Of course, milk and sugar in EG is pretty swell regardless.
“You… you told me once that you weren’t a hero. Umm, there were times I didn’t even think you were human. But let me tell you this, you were the best man, the most human… human being that I’ve ever known, and no-one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, so there. I was so alone, and I owe you so much. But, please, there’s just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle, Sherlock, for me. Don’t be… dead. Would you do that just for me? Just stop it. Stop this.”
Mmm, melted butter spooned over baked apples. I think with the MIA brandy notes, this would be pretty nice paired with cinnamon and sugar.
Also, update on Tango: She’s looking better, but still won’t get up and move around much voluntarily. I think she’ll be fine, as she’s moving less stiffly each day, but I’m a worrier by nature, so yeah.
This isn’t have the same blow-me-away quality that it had the first time I tried it, but I knew what I was expecting this time. It’s still really good and a bit like cake and cookies for breakfast or cinnamon sugar donut holes (and who could complain about that really?)
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
I’m one of those people who really enjoyed FFXIII. I found the story refreshing and the quick pacing totally appropriate for a group of people who are essentially enemies of the state. And I adore the character development. Like Sazh and Vanille. Unf.
Anyway, this one has notes of honey and apple in the front of the sip, neatly wrapped in a sweet blueberry finish. with a lingering floral blueberry aftertaste. The honey and blueberry merge as the cup cools. There’s nothing medicinal in the rooibos and it is really a calming cup.
I’m so incredibly happy with how my blends are turning out.
So I haven’t really been present on here in the last couple days. Maybe a bit, but no notes or anything.
I’m at my parents’ house and dogsitting right now (as I might have pointed out before), and the oldest, Tango, stepped funny on the ice/snow mess in the backyard and hurt her hip Sunday night. She was moving pretty stiff and can’t make it upstairs to bed, so I’ve been sleeping on the couch with her. She’s doing a bit better now (more independant and such), and I’ve kept my mom updated, but I think I might be the worst dogsitter ever. Blah.
At least the tea is tasty.
I’m starting to think I just like Adagio’s apple. It’s sweet and almost like a juicy baked apple, rather thn tart fresh apple. The coconut and vanilla make for a creamy up, and the Assam stays pretty muted, but offers something a little bit bolder than the standard Ceylon base.
I’m not really getting caramel like some other reviewers, but it’s good regardless.
Also if you haven’t seen this before, I feel like I should share:
Last cup of the sample, and by sole virtue of eating some lemon Starbursts (not my favorite flavor, but there really isn’t such a thing as a bad flavored Starburst), I realized this is incredible with a burst of citrus.
Lemon (or orange oil worked well too) pairs extremely well with the chickweed (presumably) and really lifts and brightens the flavor.
I’m not certain I’d seek this out again, but it was satisfying and unique.
Thanks again :D
This is a strange blend, but I think I like it. I’ve never had chickweed, so this is a new experience. I also read up on it before making this. It’s a curious little plant that gets it’s name because of how much chickens love it!
The cinnamon and chickweed pair together to create a simultaneous sweet and savory flavor, where the cinnamon is a candy-like sweet cinnamon and the chickweed adds a savoryness, a little like earth and spinach, to the green tea (which I can barely taste).
Thanks AlexaK! This was neat to try.
Lessee. It’s 7:30 AM and I’ve been up for three hours already. I feel pretty much exactly how you’d expect one to feel in such circumstances.
But this worked for this morning. It hit the comforting, caffeinated spot it needed too. I don’t know if maybe this one doesn’t work in bagged form, but I’m definitely getting an adequately strong apple flavor. It tastes a bit like extra sweet baked apples (not quite applesauce level, though), though, with a toffee-like syrup in the aftertaste.
Weirdly, I think ths would be kind of ick with milk, and maybe even with sugar. I do like it well enough alone, though.