2762 Tasting Notes
To balance the cup of Glitter & Gold, I felt this was the perfect caffeine-free counterpart for an Oscar night. So, I am sipping on this as I finish my supplemental application, watch the Oscar red carpets, and try ti resist the amazingly delicious piece of Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake in my fridge.
I got this as a sample in my last DAVIDs order and since I already had a full tin at home I decided to bring the sample to Florida. I am having it tonight in honor of the Oscars as I figured the sparkles and gold was quite fitting.
Unfortunately, the taste is a little weak today. It is still sweet though so I am finding the cup pleasant enough just not as delicious as usual.
This tea sparkles! I love sparkly teas! However, I think I will be keeping Glitter & Gold around to appease my sparkle love as it is more consistent. I find this to be a huge hit sometimes and not so much others. This particular cup is alright but not the best I have had. I am working my way to a sipdown in the near future so hopefully the other few cups are better.
I am trying to watch my caffeine intake, mostly because I think the surplus of black tea I was drinking cancelled out the hydration I was getting from water and slowed down my weight loss. Consequently, I am trying to drink more caffeine free choices as well as trying to balance black tea with water. So, I made this along with Caramel Pumpkin Marshmallow in order to balance it out.
I put off drinking this a lot but when I have it, I am always pretty surprised at how pleasant I find it. It has a nice hint of caramel and is just a touch nutty. Rooibos is probably most prominent but it is neither too woody nor medicinal so I don’t mind. However, now that I have polished off my 25 g, I don’t think I will be restocking on it anytime soon.
In other news, my roommate and I have been having problems with our internet for quite some time now. We had a Bell Tech come a few months back and “fix” it and then give us this weird pitch for coffee he sold. He invited us to come meet with him to discuss the coffee further but since neither of us drink coffee, we never went. When our internet started crapping out on us again, we joked that he came back and messed with the internet as punishment for not going for coffee. Anyways, today, my roommate had another Bell Tech come and he had to replace all our cables as everything was corroded. I asked her if this tech tried selling her anything to which she responded “No but when he finished he put on Bollywood music and did a dance for me. I would take dancing over a sales pitch any day”. Haha. Gotta love Bell Techs in Montreal :P.
I am applying to schools for next year and that means supplemental application questions which suck. However, I was not too stressed as I have one application left to worry about and I thought I had already written 2/3 of the questions. Except, when I opened my computer to find the question, it has gone missing as in no where to be found as in I need to completely redo it! And since I worked on it weeks ago, I really don’t remember what I wrote. So I am sad and just want to be done.
At least I have finished something and that is this tea. It was okay but really nothing special so I am not sad to see it go. It has a nice pumpkin spice flavor but the combination of spice, caramel, and marshmallow is a little much for one blend. Plus, it can taste really off when not brewed properly. So, so long Caramel Pumpkin Marshmallow, it was fun while it lasted but we won’t be meeting again.
This one has been really, REALLY good lately. I don’t know why but I have been loving it :).
Anyways, I am not sure how I stumbled onto their website but Teavana released their Spring Teas and I saw they has a Marshmallow Macaroon Herbal Tea. Any other company and I would be dying to go pick some up but Teavana has burned me too many times for me to want to buy 50 g of it. With that said, has anyone tried it before?
Back in Florida so I am reunited with my Candy Cane Lane and Nutcracker Sweet teas. Seeing as it is midnight, I of course reached for the caffeine free option (though I don’t think caffeine really affects me), and it tastes just like a candy cane. Delicious!
In other news, DAVIDs officially launched their March tea and it is “Hibiscus Punch”. Why?!?! Does DAVIDs really need more hibiscus-heavy teas? I think not! So far, 2014 has been a disappointing year as far as tea of the month goes.