2922 Tasting Notes
Sipdown (199…yay for under 100!!)
DAVIDsTEA Red Velvet Cake, is that you? Is that what is hiding in my cup, disguised as TeaTaxi’s Fireworks? Yep. Must be. Same cake flavors. Same white chocolate note. No cherry. It’s alright but I don’t stock Red Velvet Cake and I probably won’t stock this. It was a fun trip down memory lane to an old favorite.
So my cupboard number is high but a fair amount of the teas are sample sizes. Perhaps I should take a page from Sil’s book and weigh my stash again to see how much tea I have.
As for this tea, it is a pretty pleasant berry tea and it makes for a delightful tea pop. Not too sweet. Not too tart. Delicious and perhaps it will be one I see again. Until then, I have DAVIDs Bear Trap which is much easier to get a hold of.
I made this hot and though it isn’t as sweet as the teapop was (according to my note), I am still offput a little by the little bubbles of oil floating at the top. I even touched one and it was like I just put oil on my hands it was so slick. Not really something I want in a tea.
Taste wise it’s not so bad though. It’s not a tea for sipping since that would make the oiliness more apparent but in big gulps this is a generic tropical fruit flavor. Sweet with a hint of pineapple here and some coconut there. The hibiscus is present in so far as it keeps this tea from being too sweet. It’s not great but it’s drinkable.
This is my smoothie today and I added some of my Banana, Bourbon, and Vanilla Bean jam to it and nothing could be more right….well for now at least. I was worried the frozen strawberries in the strawberry banana fruit blend or the chocolate pudding would drown it out but nope. Those add depth of flavor but this is a sweet banana treat all the way. Yum!
So Sil reminded me of this tea (thank you for both the tea and the reminder :P) and I figured it was an easy sipdown to get to 200. Then I realized I bought DAVIDs Halloween teas and that pushed me back over. Oops.
Nonetheless, this is a nice bedtime tea. I am still not needing to keep this stocked but it is definitely one of the more tolerable herbally herbals I have tried. The orange adds sweetness, while the peppermint is fresh, and the lemongrass is bright. The flavors combine quite well and make for a pretty subtle tea. It’s not bad, just not what I tend to drink.
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So I saw Matilda the Musical tonight and though the play was delightful, the brat sitting next to me wasn’t. I was kicked, elbowed, and even had her booster seat shoved on to my seat for a little while since she decided she didn’t want it on hers for a little bit. The kid, who was not young enough for that behaviour to be acceptable, just would not stop moving and bouncing her seat. Then, at intermission she got a Hagen Daz bar and somehow the thing ended up in her hand instead of on the stick and when I offered her a napkin she said no and proceeded to wipe her hand on the seat and our shared armrest. Add to that a guy with way too much cologne and you have my theatre experience. I have had many awesome experiences, needless to say, this wasn’t one of them.
Though, the play itself was quite great and had me channeling childhood. That had me thinking Shirley Temples. Hence Shirley Temple teapop. This tea makes for a tasty teapop, though today it is far too orange tasting to be called a Shirley Temple. The hint of grenadine is floating on top but it is playing second fiddle to the citrus notes. Oh well.
Now to tuck into bed and watch the Worst Bakers in America.