I was a bit apprehensive about this one because I was afraid it would be TOO mixed drink like – but it is actually pretty good. The apricot tastes fresh and juicy with the amaretto adding an interesting, sweet note. Pretty good!
978 Tasting Notes
Starting my day with a big 24 oz pot of Elyse’s Blend with a bit of sugar and milk! It paired delightfully with my breakfast of waffles with strawberry jam and banana slices – and is now perfect by itself in a large mug in a quiet room.
I received this tea in the single steep loose leaf format in a generous sampler offer from Tea Forte. I LOVE mojitos, so I just had to pick this one out first. As it is steeping, the mint and a jammy scent were very prominent. After steeping, it was nicely minty, but not overly so. The jammy quality was still present and made this tea very addictive. I iced the second half of my glass and it was also very refreshing cold.
I got my custom blend from Ovation teas today! It smells awesome – so sweet and complex. This is definitely a dessert tea! It really tastes like a fig cheesecake, with a slight tartness from the cranberries which serves to make sure this tea isn’t overly sweet. Even my picky about tea husband said “Wow!” and when I asked for a sip (I had made us a mug to share) he said “this isn’t all mine? I don’t want to share!”
I know others don’t usually rate their own blends, but since I don’t believe anyone can purchase my blend (like you can at Adagio), I will be rating it!
I wanted something a bit different, so I used 2 tsp Vanilla Comoro mixed with about 1 tsp Rishi Jasmine Pearls. Overall, the Vanilla Comoro is the most noticeable but there is a nice floral aspect to the aftertaste that is a nice change of pace.
Oh, and there were lots of specks in my Vanilla Comoro today!!! Yum!!!
I didn’t do the stovetop method today, but this tea is very forgiving and still delicious by just adding a bit of honey and milk to the finished mug. Maybe the spices will help clear out my stuffy allergy head….
Now that my Rose Congou has been properly chilled it is even better than it was last night. Honestly, I think that this tea is better chilled than hot, but I like it a lot at both temps. I think I could have used a bit less simple syrup, but it isn’t overpowering as it is. I think the rose would pop a bit more with less syrup though.
This is a great wake-up tea for those mornings you just can’t get going. Today is one of those mornings for me, but even this awesomely strong tea isn’t helping enough. I does taste heavily of honeyed goodness though, so I guess not all is lost.
I actually made this for tomorrow’s iced tea drinking, but I couldn’t resist trying a glass filled with ice tonight! It is delightful iced! I put 7 tsp into my 24 oz pot, steeped for 5 minutes, then resteeped for 8 minutes, topped off the pitcher with about 6 cups of filtered water and 3/4 cup of simple syrup. So good!!! I think this tea is made to be iced!
I haven’t had this in a very long time, but I wanted a green tonight so I pulled this one out. I’m getting a slightly buttery green base accented with a generic fruit flavor that I just can’t quite pin down. This is definitely a nice change of pace, but I wish I could pin down the fruit flavor a bit more, it is driving me crazy thinking about it.
Mmmm! Rat lunch with this tea – so perfect and delicious! I think I’ll be having rat lunch more often!
I’m finishing up the last of this sample and it is very biscuity today! It is a decent Ceylon, but not one to go on my shopping list. It just isn’t bold enough for me!
Mmm! I woke up with a horrible headache this morning so some strong black tea is in order. I brewed this up using the Samovar instructions and it is delicious!
2 cups of water and 1 TB dark brown sugar brought to a boil, added 1.5 TB chai and about 1 TB Rishi Golden Yunnan – boil for about 5-6 minutes. Then I added 2 cups of milk, removed the pan from heat, and covered it for about 10 minutes.
Not only does my house now smell delicious, I am drinking a thick, chewy, caramel-spicy mug of chai.
This isn’t near as tart as I thought it would be – thank goodness the hibiscus isn’t taking over this one! It is a bit tart but it is also quite juicy with a lovely blueberry taste. I’m thinking this would be great iced!
This is my last caffeinated tea of the day and I’m glad that I picked this one! It has a great peppery bite with a great caramel sweetness towards the end of the sip. I can tell that I need to spend more time with this tea in order to fully appreciate its complexity, but I do really like it!
This is my breakfast tea of the day! It went perfectly with a scrambled egg topped with lavender goat cheese, a gala apple, and natural chocolate peanut butter. I’m almost out of this one though – I will be reordering especially for iced tea latte purposes!
Mmm….delicious cup of cold brewed Earl Grey Supreme complete with a bit of vanilla coconut milk! Perfect way to start a hot, hot day!
Mmm! I made some iced Earl Grey Supreme using the hot brew method, then I added a bit of simple syrup and chilled it! So, so good! JacquelineM was right about this one. I took it up a notch by now having a glass of iced Earl Grey Supreme topped off with a bit of vanilla coconut milk. Definitely the way to go on this hot, miserable day!
Mmm….Once again I was craving this tea. I love how relaxing and smooth it is. I could drink this all night!
I haven’t had this one for awhile so I thought it might be a nice breakfast tea. I was right! The tangy bergamot paired beautifully with my breakfast of waffles with natural chocolate peanut butter and strawberry jam. I think the tea really helped the breakfast to not become overly sweet and cloying. Mmmm!
Imagine my delight finding this gem at Whole Foods for a very reasonable price! I love Jasmine Pearls! So smooth, floral, yet not over-powering, rich yet light, and refreshing. Now this is a GREAT afternoon treat.
I picked this up today at Whole Foods and I like it! It has a roasty oolong flavor with a bit of thickness to the body. This chilled shot is quite refreshing – I would definitely buy this again.
Okay, I don’t know why I didn’t learn my lesson earlier about not being in a floral mood but I picked this tea out which contains ROSE. Luckily the rose just adds a bit of creaminess instead of actually a rose flavor.
When I resteeped this tea earlier, I added a scant teaspoon of Elyse’s Blend in an effort to up the black tea flavor. It worked, but I wasn’t really as much in a rose mood today as I thought.