404 Tasting Notes
Honestly, I don’t fancy the flavor. It doesn’t come off as earthy like most green teas do. It reminds me more of green beans. However it isn’t so bad that it’s going to sit in my cabinet. I’m going to try different steep times and see if that does anything.
Many people, including myself, think of it at first as a green tea. As I looked into the background on good old Wikipedia I found out that it is actually in two classifications and some people only classify it as a post fermented tea. The whole history and information on the tea is quite interesting if you have time to go and read it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea
I’ve heard of veggie drinks but never veggie tea. One of the main ingredients is hathawariya, which translates to Wild Asparagus. Next is Lemongrass and then wild cherry. The smell is really relaxing. The taste is better then I thought it would be. This would be a good night time tea to calm ones senses.
Okay taste. Light smell, nothing special though. And yea I do actually feel less stressed out.
Ready for yet another tea oddity? This one is a bit more down to earth then other teas but it still has a few ingredients that I think will make your eyebrows raise. Centella Asiatica (Gotukola) is its name. Having an interesting background is its game. There is quite a bit that I could on and talk about with this herb, both its good and bad things but I figure if you guys are really interested you can do that on your own. It’s a short article so don’t worry. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/gotu-kola-000253.htm
And yet another TJMaxx find. Lately I’ve only been looking but not buying anything from the aisle of tea just because I knew if I kept doing that I would end up with more tea then I could ever drink… And it doesn’t help when you pick up a box of tea and don’t realize till later that it contains 50 tea bags…
Anyway, not only does it have a pleasing scent but the taste is wonderful. It’s light enough that people who don’t like strong teas can drink it. However, it has a strong enough flavor that heavy tea drinkers that like lots of flavor will be pleased. I know that sounds weird but that is the best description I could think of.
The Rooibos is almost drowned by all the other ingredients in the tea. The spices leave a slight tingly sensation and great after taste. Have you ever opened up a package of loose leaf tea and thought, “Wow, what a weird concoction!” So I went to go look up the ingredients and here is what I found: Red Rooibos, apple bits, cinnamon, ginseng root, bean peels, ginger bits, mistletoe, St. John’s Wort, lemongrass, field eryngo, cardamom, clove, black pepper and lemon peel. Not to mention it has a very unique smell. Not bad, mind you, just very unique.
For a little while now there has been a box of tea sitting in our cupboard that I have been somewhat timid of trying. As it stared me down when I opened the cabinet doors this morning I decided it was time I tried it out. It is spicy and sweet! Such a weird sensation. I don’t mind the flavor but it isn’t something I could drink everyday. It has the same color as apple juice which really throws me off.
Update: Even though I don’t live with my parents anymore now I still find a box of this in their cupboard when I go home.
Great flavor. So mellow and calming. I feel like I am laying in a field of flowers with the warm sun and a slight cool breeze blowing whenever I take a sip.
Don’t you love it when hotels give away free things? Well technically you are paying for them in your bill but it makes it more fun to think they are free. Tea for example is a great thing for hotels to give away. It’s cheap and it can make people happy. Especially those that don’t drink the in room coffee. Right now I am drinking one of the in-room teas. It’s quite good.