78 Tasting Notes
Thanks again to Starberry for being wonderful and sending me so many teas to try!
DANG IT RILEY! My dog ran across the road to chase a squirrel (we live in at the end of a no outlit road so it’s okay) but when I turned around for a second, instead of coming back to the yard like usual, he went toward the block above ours. Going after him made me over steep this a bit, so we’ll see how this goes.
I’ve been enjoying all the teas I currently have so much I hadn’t dug into some of the other samples I had. I have been drinking so many oolongs, I was starting to forget what green tea was like. Now that I think about it, I don’t even know if I can RECALL what plain green tea tastes like. Not the greatest considering my profile says they’re one of my favorites… WELP, guess it’s time to confirm that.
You can definitely smell the cinnamon in this. It makes me think of Christmas season, putting up the christmas tree, or even my mom and dad’s annual Tom and Jerry party. I’m pretty excited to try this. COME ON TEA COOL DOWN….
The initial taste definitely brings out the green tea taste (ah yes, that’s what it tastes like). The aftertaste though really makes this taste great. The ginger, cardamon, and cinnamon kind of pop up from the back of your throat like “hey, we’re hear too” so instead of having green tea I feel like I just had some chai. IT’S REALLY GOOD!
Like I said in my last tasting note, plain and simple is definitely the way to go with this tea! This was a resteep and was still delicious. Can’t quite remember the flavor though… Dark chai with a hint of fruit? That’s what comes to mind the day after.
Thanks Starberry for sending me this!
So I had some of this last night and added some agave nectar to it. I think this might actually be better without it. It really brought out the sweet flavors in the tea, but accompanied with the chai it just felt… wrong.
I’ve had this plain before and loved it, this time around I thought I’d try something new. Just going to keep it plain and simple with this tea from now on.
~1tsp / 12oz + sugar
Had a cup of this to go with my super healthy dinner of buttered noodles! I need to find some better alternatives to lazy dinners. For a while I was doing cheese and tortillas, but I ran out of tortillas. D:
Anyway! Gosh I’m STILL looking for that sweet spot to get the actual cinnamon roll taste. I hit it once so I KNOW IT’S THERE SOMEWHERE. I just don’t know how to get it consistently.
This cup was the usual creamy consistency, it was close to being a cinnamon roll, but I could of used a little more “dough” if that makes sense. I really wish this tea came with some recommended steeping instructions.
Hmmmmm… I don’t know what it is about this tea because back in January I LOVED IT. Seriously, I got some of it to try from starberry and immediately went to the store to pick some up. Only to find out that this particular flavor has been discontinued, or at least I couldn’t find it on Liptons website, the internet in general, or any nearby store. BUT, it was at Starberry’s walmart so she picked up a couple boxes for me.
I brought it to work because I haven’t been drinking my bagged tea at home a lot; I just have so much loose leaf now! I figured this would be a great way to get through the neglected teas in my cupboard. Yesterday, I cracked into this stuff and was surprised at how.. grainy? it was. You definitely get that melon taste at the end, but the first sip is bitter. I thought that maybe I just oversteeped it yesterday since its a green tea and I might as well have just left the bag in my mug with how long I steeped it. Today though, I steeped no more than 4 minutes with the same result.
I DON’T KNOW! Maybe after drinking so much better quality teas I’ve just become a prude, haha.
Anyway, the mediocre work tea list ever expands!
My 3rd and final sample from Zen Tea. I had to get this as a sample. Not only was it a fruit tea, but the name was just so cute. Grandma’s Garden, aawww.
I had this while I making breakfast (at 3). When I opened the packaged I was smacked in the face with so many deep berry flavors I simply couldn’t wait to try it out!
It steeped into a mauve color and smelled just as great as the leaves did. This is tea has a more prominent dark berry taste than it does sweet berries, but you can definitely taste a bit of everything in there. This is a tea that would probably be really great with some honey or agave.