576 Tasting Notes
Working on Dec. 26 (and not being Jewish) seems totally inhumane! ;) I needed a little something extra to go with my breakfast of blueberries (OK, and I’m totally going to eat the butterscotch krumpets…I’ll worry about a diet in 2013… and I’m eating blueberries to cancel it out anyway!)
This fit the bill. It’s perfect for a snowy AM like today. I love snow – when it doesn’t affect my driving, and other drivers are either off the road or able to cope like me. :)
Now how to get thru the rest of the day??!
Since I don’t care for the tea for Day 8 of the Christmas exchange, I decided to try another from Day 6. This time it’s one I’ve been wanting to try anyway! Love when that works out. :)
Hmm. Bacon. Love how this one smells – both dry and as it’s steeping. I’m a bit apprehensive about trying it, because I’m a total bacon lover and what if it’s no good? I’m going to want bacon…
But I tried it … and it’s delicious! I really feel like I’m eating bacon, sans crunch. I can taste a bit of the maple, which helps cut the smoky bacon flavor.
A coworker just asked me where I got a BLT! That’s how fragrant this is!
I do crave “real” bacon…but let’s be honest. I always do. ;)
This is awesome as only Frank @52Teas could do! :)
Part of Day Six of the 12 Days of Christmas tea exchange
I mixed these two following the suggestion of the Day 6 teaist tattooed_tea. This was a great idea!
I’ve only ever tried Adagio’s genmaicha tea and didn’t really care too much for it. So pairing it with something else was right up my alley. I love anything strawberry so naturally these pairing would be perfect for me.
The Wild Strawberry tisane has a hint of hibiscus (hiss) but the genmaicha cuts it down considerably. Likewise, the tisane masks some of the burned popcorn taste I associate with genmaicha.
This tea smells and tastes like a bowl of Special K strawberry – YUM! :)
Day 5 of 12 Teas of Christmas exchange
I can’t get over how YUMMY this tea smells dry! I can tell this will be an instant fave… or I hope so.
While steeping the aroma is that same spicy and vanilla smell. It reminds me of Christmas in a cup. I love the gorgeous gold balls too.
The taste is a real treat for my tastebuds! Spicy vanilla with a hint of sweetness. Within one sip this has become a fave spicy tea.
Day Four of 12 Teas of Christmas exchange
Thanks to a three-day long migraine I am very behind on the Christmas teas exchange (plus I missed my office’s xmas luncheon, boo). I’m sampling this one before tackling Day 5 and Day 6.
I really enjoy the black tea base on this tea because it doesn’t eclipse the black currant taste. I bet this would be amazing iced. Other than that, I can’t say too much about it. It’s decent, but there isn’t much flavor…so I’m not sure if this would be a purchase of mine. I keep feeling like it needs more oomph, like adding mint or strawberry or something…
This was my first ever cuppa matcha. As a result I don’t feel comfortable rating it as I have no point of reference to compare it too.
I did really enjoy this – both the aroma and the taste. It actually tasted quite sexy to me!
Here’s the full review – I’m a bit behind thanks to a weekend migraine.
Azzrian – I really loved the seal and the explanation on your card! I laughed at the “whips and chains” part of romance. ;) We have a similar sense of humor – too funny! :) Thanks for creating such a unique tea to taste. I definitely want to order more! :)
This is a weird one for me. I taste strawberry (natural, and so much I swear I have seeds in my teeth), and I taste milk chocolate. There just isn’t a lot there. To be fair this tea had to follow the Day 1 Pear Tree Tea which was so fragrant and so unique, it’s possible everything else I drink today will pale in comparison.
Actually, I bet that’s it. I’ll hold off on a rating until I brew this again.
Right now it’s delish, but not something I would order again. Let’s see what time does for it…