375 Tasting Notes
first I’m VERY sorry for the onslaught of tea logging with just photos! i just got back from holiday and i documented all of the tea i drank and really want to get them logged before normal life catches back up with me and i forget the details. i will add tasting notes later but for now the pictures do a lot to help me remember what tea i had and what the experience was like.
this tea is one i purchased in bulk so it was an opened bag and i felt like i could enjoy it while traveling. i LOVED EVERY SINGLE CUP I BREWED! this was a great purchase. in fact visiting this store was probably my favorite. the place was so beautiful. (my boyfriend said it reminded him of harry potter) and the customer service was lovely. tea places have a tendency to be uptight settings. and i have a tendency to be anti authority. so it’s always a strange balance that is struck between me and my surroundings. add to that the fact that i barely speak any french and you get a strange dynamic. the customer service people at the store were professional but super helpful and friendly. i definitely wanted to go back and buy more. …i just couldn’t fit any more tea in my travel bags.
i will add another note.
this is the most saddest thing ever.
but when i left the states i had bad bad allergies.
and they went away when i got to Paris, however my sinuses themselves were still slightly infected and irritated.
those who are prone to sinus infections already know what this means…
I COULDN’T SMELL ANYTHING MY ENTIRE TIME IN PARIS! all the tea shops! all the pastries! all the fine beers and brewery’s in Brussels! i couldn’t smell any of it!!
it was a special kind of hell at times, but i made due. and made my boyfriend smell teas and tell me what they made him think of. haha he was at a loss but tried his best. and i am so grateful.
here is a cup i brewed in Hamburg
how is it possible that i went to the Rue de Rivoli Angelina and did NOT get the Mont Blanc dessert?
i guess i will have to return to paris after all.
plus there is so much more tea shopping i have to do there.
i don’t really remember this tea. i actually suspect that Angelina is a bit over hyped by tourism. but also i was exhausted by then and was just trying to get as many experiences in as possible. even if what i really needed was a rest.
i know it’s sad, but neither sleeping when you have limited time, nor a desensitized experience is ideal. i just opted for the latter is all.
at the airport. this is where i always get a tea. and they make it kinda too strong but i always forget to head that off before its too late.
i’m not a huge chai person and i’m kinda over rooibos.
which is probably why i didn’t review this tea until now cuz i’m on my last cup.
the good thing is that my allergies have been kicking in and it makes me crave stronger flavors. helps cleanse and wake up the nose and throat.
so in conclusion, chai rooibos, it tastes good when your allergies don’t! :)
allergies = time to get healthy and 100% vegan again. i’d complain, but it makes me feel so much better that i can’t really bother. :)
what a nice little cup!
sunny and fresh fruity!
(not a buy now cup for me. but always grateful when i get to taste a fun one like this.)
oh wow. woops i overleafed like bigtime. but i just sipped some down and added hot water. all fixed.
also i bet the second steep will naturally be mellower.
very green and fresh.
an honest green flavor. shinny and bright.
i’m drinking only two cups of tea today.
trying to pre-adjust my body clock from NY to Paris time. if anyone has any jet lag management advice i’m all ears! xo
this is delicious. perfect time of year for this perfect cup.
sometimes i just feel so lucky and so thankful to have something as simple and beautiful as tea in my life.
this tastes exactly like the coconut oolong i got from carytown teas, and i’m glad it does, cuz it would be daunting to have 2 big tins of coconut oolongs to drink. but they really are identical. which makes sense cuz it’s not a complicated tea. so since they taste the same, after sampling it plain for a while, i added a little agave. a little a little. it’s taken some time for me to learn how little a little actually is with agave.
yummy yum yum.
and that’s one less tea in my cupboard. :)
i’m a little irish on my dad’s side. so i can drink this all year round right?!
i just registered for this year’s 50k. check that off the list. also i’m leaving for europe in 4 days and i don’t think i’ll be able to sleep until then. (commence project: ‘cutting down on caffeine’ now)