758 Tasting Notes
GOOD MORNING last cup of buttered rum.
i overslept a bit. i need to go pick up my rental car and head north to my last marathon of 2012.
it will be my third marathon in 3 weekends.
Buttered Rum has become “the tea i’m always in the mood for”. i’m afraid i will miss it too much and have to buy some more immediately. but i really should branch out shouldn’t i? :)
one last brew before an evening with friends.
i went to see Concrete Blonde last night
i brewed this in my timolino to drink on the drive there.
the first song they played was a Midnight Oil cover song. that was pretty amazing since it was the song my boyfriend sang at a karaoke party just 2 days earlier.
they also sang Take Me Home which is probably the one song that will sometimes always make me cry a little. in a good way.
life is beautiful and terrible and strange.
oh, and we had ethiopian food before the rock show. i ordered spiced tea. it was a bright orange chai served in a clear glass mug, and tasted lovely, but i should have probably added a little sugar to make it really dance.
partied hard last night.
rebooting today with some Assam and vegan endurance athlete videos and sherlock fanfiction.
my own special version, which is where i take the chamomile stems and flowers out of the tea.
cuz i don’t like chamomile very much and this improves the flavor greatly in my opinion.
RIDICULOUS i know!
but i do like it this way. and it’s yellow warm and yummy nana flavor goes nicely with today’s overcast sky.
who cares about this tea. i don’t wanna talk about this tea.
what i wanna talk about is that i have a davids tea order coming soon and i can’t wait!!!
it includes Movie Night, Vata Ayurvedic, The Chocolate Collection*, The Winter Collection**, the 24 Days Of Tea*** box, AND a new forlife Asian Style Tea Cup!! this means i can have a super rad tea sampling party with my sister over thanksgiving! (and obviously any duplicate teas procured will be included in the guest’s party bag) OMG YAY!
‘* Chocolate Orange, Mint Chocolate Rooibos, Red Velvet Cake
’** Cookie Dough, Banana Dream Pie, Chocolate Chili Chai, Alpine Punch, Cocomint Cream
’*** Buttered rum, Chocolate Rocket, Coco Chai Rooibos, Salted Caramel, Cream of Earl Grey, Glitter and Gold, Crème Brûlée, David’s Organic Breakfast, Hot Lips, Detox, Kiwi’s Big Adventure, Forever Nuts, Green & Fruity, Goji Pop, Japanese Sencha, North African Mint, Checkmate, Toasted Walnut, Read My Lips, Santa’s Secret, Sleigh Ride, Sweet Dreams, The Skinny, Vanilla Oolong
Hiccup – Buke and Gase (as covered by Anna B Savage)
i had a break through yesterday. get ready for this…. i realized i don’t like chamomile!
i always thought it was the other ingredients that i didn’t like, but this tea is so mild and unoffensive i was surprised that i could feel so adverse to it. and then it dawned on me! i have two chamomile based teas in my collection, both very different, and i don’t like either. like, i want to throw them away don’t like them. (don’t worry i won’t do that really, i’ll give them to my sister instead.)
point is, this is a valuable lesson. chamomile tastes like old soapy grass and i do not like it.
this tea is delicious. with a name like strawberry shortcake how could it NOT be.
it has caffeine, but i’ve been drinking coffee again for the first time in probably a year, so i can enjoy this tea with no guilt. in fact it will help me ween off caffeine again :)
this tea is warm and inviting and smells sweet and amazing. because of the candy pieces in it it’s also slightly sweet on the tongue. but not too sweet. it tastes real. and smells real. and i want more.
(this was a Davids Tea mail order sample.)
my 20th tea!
i remember placing my very first DavidsTea order last summer.
i would clumsily brew this and my other new exotic teas in various cups throughout the kitchen, then let it cool, and gulp it down super quick. i was trying out steeping methods and cup sizes and various utensils and it was all kinda confusing to me at first. ah the beauty of innocence.
ICED. umm actually a bad idea. i won’t ever ice this again. i even had to re-strain it today cuz there was some strange residue in it. it was an experiment. i’ll drink what i have, but i really won’t ice this again.
i think i’m gonna take the sprinkles out of this tea next time i drink it.
seriously, birthday cake tea with 90% less sprinkles is 100% better. and still smells like cake!