1212 Tasting Notes
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.
Trying this western style~
This has a really unique fruity sweetness to it, now that I see the description on here it is SO totally banana.
Mostly though it is sweet and vegetal, I said green beans before but it’s more like some other fresh bean…soy? Maybe. Just a bit of a mineral note in there too.
Now I just need to try it properly in a gaiwan since I see last time I used the shaker that is supposed to act like one but really is the saddest thing I ever bought.
I was told to try this with 1/2 tsp of leaf and steeped for 7 minutes.
Had to try it! It is pretty light, but it’s suuuuuuuper sweet, like honey water or something. It cooled a bit and started to have this end note of spearmint.
Prefer it in the gaiwan though, that avocado taste is the best thing ever.
writing the first note on this…huh
I’ve had this a couple times now, iced, but today I was curious to see how it’d be hot. It’s not bad at all, I might actually like it better this way.
This is strongly citrusy, mostly lime, and then there’s hints of pineapple. It’s got the right amount of mint. Only thing I don’t like is that it seems oddly thick.
It’s just a bummer it’s soooo expensive because I like it way better than the other mojito tea I have, which I believe is also a white tea.