1195 Tasting Notes
Trying to go through and drink things marked as one cup left in my spreadsheets of tea.
I know lemongrass is supposed to be good for like anti-bacterial purposes and what not, so maybe it’ll help my sinuses. Cause the weather sure as heck isn’t going to help me out any time in the next week.
I’m not as blown away by this as I was before but with the stuff going on, it doesn’t surprise me. Still definitely can note that it’s both sweet and spicy but I don’t think it’s really something I want to buy and drink regularly.
What exactly is Steepster’s formula for a) deciding which of your tasting notes to display first and b) where they are on a page? I had to get through half the 260+ notes to find my bunch and for some reason like the oldest one (least amount of likes on it too, I always thought it was organized by likes/comments) comes up first. The rest are not in chronological order either, the next one in that order is the last one! I don’t get it.
Anyway I decided to have a pot of this and I steeped it for a shorter time than usual and I think I like it more that way. Everything comes off as a lighter flavor and everything blends in well with the black tea. I kind of think it tastes a lot like candy if there was ever a nice, delicate fruity and floral candy.
Still has a nice black tea to support the flavors, I would keep this as a staple, for sure.
I would be the one to get sinusitis in a year of bad flu. Hah. I should have realized it weeks ago probably. So lots more tea it is.
I knew I was going to like this, Assam and Darjeeling blends are quite possibly even better than an Assam or Darjeeling by itself. So I made an entire teapot full.
As it’s sat in there though it’s lost some of the super sweetness it had at first, but that’s okay.
While it’s nothing REALLY special, it’s nice. The strongest thing I can taste past the maltiness coming from the Assam is honey. And it is tasty. Also very helpful for getting out the nasty taste of nasal spray (did they really think putting fake sweeteners in there helps? BLEH).
Honestly if I didn’t want a kick, I don’t think this is really afternoonish. I’d drink it more in the morning. But I also prefer a more rounded blend of black teas. Speaking of which I am still SUPER tempted by that Rue La La Harney deal because I would spend it entirely on black tea blends.
I am not even kidding when I say this tea got a song in my head…and so then it was obviously changed to…you make me feel like I’m living a Canadian dream~
Nope. Honestly can’t even think of a Canadian
beyond Ryan Gosling for this to apply to (says the person who is obsessed with hockey, all my favorites are American, oops JUST KIDDING I found one: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0sj8jJSO21qe46u5o1_500.gif how could I forget when he stared me down last February. Sigh. Now on a different team. Cries.) Also find it funny that the description says New England maple syrup.
I still have yet to find a maple tea I really like. This one is okay, definitely smells of maple syrup but I am starting to feel like maybe it just doesn’t translate well for me with black tea? Not that it could really go with any other tea but at least this one is definitely drinkable to me. I guess I could always up the maple syrup.
Funny, first time I drank this I complained about it with boiling water, and I used boiling water again and definitely oversteeped it, and loved it. I loved a first flush! I had to go back and also double check it was a first flush, haha.
This is basically a hockey backlog and I don’t even remember the tea well now…just that it seemed a bit heavier than most first flushes. Or maybe age is good for it for my tastes? Ha.
Ok I got distracted because I had to make this hummus: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2012/11/creamy-curry-hummus-recipe-healthy-snack/ Hummus is way too terrifyingly easy to make especially now that I know I can get a jar of tahini for a more reasonable $6. (This one does not include any tahini which is why I like it.)
Still lukewarm, this is great. Mostly banana, still enough raspberry. I actually think I may like it better cold, I’ll have to give it a try. It seems like as it cools off, it gets creamier.
All around it’s a nice sweet drink.
Another one from last night, this is most excellent.
Sebastian is now chatting his little beak off and omg it’s so cute, I guess he’s trying to sing along to Adele.
Ok, this is pretty light, kind of floral, and deliciously pineapple. It’s not strong at all though, I’d take Butiki’s Flowery Pineapple over it (still have DavidsTea’s to try). It only appears at the end but it tastes so good anyway, I just wish there was a bit more.
The oolong is nice though. It does have a bit of that milk oolong smell to it, very orchidy too.
I’d like to try it iced when it’s not being 39 outside.
Really not in a good mood at all…this is from last night as Steepster was not working. Missed my alarm because my phone’s charger port area is messed up and I only now found out it is common on this phone, it’s 2 months out of warranty so if I want something I can trust to charge, I am on my own. It’s definitely not the battery because it holds the charge just fine when I can get one, I am almost tempted to say it’s the cord and get a new one of those first because I tried my car charger and it was fine. Ugh so I’ve been so upset/irritated/annoyed I can’t even be bothered.
Otherwise I just packed up a $92 textbook for Amazon credit and a warehouse deal phone it is.
And then there’s the fact I still don’t have my loan refund from my school. Supposedly they release the funds today but I would REALLY like to have my money already. Nothing like paying interest yourself on money that gets held hostage.
I still can’t really taste cheesecake in here. Definitely get caramel though.
Guess I’ll try some agave in it next time.
Stovetop preparation: 6 oz water, 6 oz milk, 2 tsp tea, a spoonful of honey.
I am tempted to take the cardamom out of here to use on my sweet potatoes later. I went to the store and found they want $11 for a jar of cardamom LOL Instead I’m gonna do curry powder. Anyway, yeah, I just realized I should have gone to the Penzey’s up the street.
I almost feel like I put too much honey in here. But that’s okay, it definitely tastes like a gingerbread cookie!
I used to hate getting 52teas Chais because I never really understood how to make it right…stovetop is the way.
Writing this from a cup last night! For some reason I was craving something like this and I figured I should try it.
It was right before bed and so I really didn’t want to sweeten it, but I should have. As it cooled the hibiscus and cranberry both did a good job of tarting it up.
It reminds me of spiced wine. I’ve never had spiced wine but I imagine it to taste like this. Maybe a spiced punch makes more sense?
Anyway it’s mostly tart, with notes of spices and I want to try it iced. Or steeped in cider.