462 Tasting Notes
Uhhh…. This tastes like flowery soap. I could smell the bergamot while it was steeping, but when I took the first sip…. Floral overload. This is just barely more tolerable than that horrid bergamot-soaked slime that Tazo is passing off as an Earl Grey.
No thanks… I’ll stick to my Twinings and Gloria Jean’s.
I can’t get enough of this lately. I know I’ve posted about it a lot, so I don’t have anything new or groundbreaking to say about it, other than I’m really glad I decided to commit to a whole tin of the sachets.
It even travels well. I brought it into my internship this morning, and it was still wonderful. Smooth and warming. Everything you could possibly want in a chai masala, and then some, because of the coconut.
Oldie but a goody. The perfect, quick companion for late-night binge-reading for class. The book I’m reading is The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie, so I can’t complain.
Lemony, orangey, not very complicated, and caffeine-free. I must try the caffeinated version of this sometime, because I bet it tastes slightly less chemically, the way that decaffeinated tea leaves tend to.
I like this one better than the Trilogy one. The blueberry sweetens out the sharpness of the ginger and the kombucha’s vinegar-esque taste. Much more mild and rounded-out in flavor.
I think I’m fascinated with kombucha because it’s such a weird food. And it relaxes the hell out of me, like a beer would, except that it’s much more interesting and healthy than a beer. Plus, I don’t end up paying “sin taxes” on kombucha, like I would with an alcoholic beverage.
I should probably just start my own SCOBY operation, because buying the bottled stuff from the store is threatening to break the bank.
Green tea also helps with hunger. According to the canister, this one is a Slenderizer, which means that it suppresses appetite and boosts metabolism. Perfect!
Also, now that I’ve scooped the top layer of leaves out and used them before, I now am getting more and more of the fruity part of it. It tastes sweet and tropical during the first steep, and then during the second steep it tastes just like strong green tea.
Yum yum. Excellent dieting tea!
Ash Wednesday equals fast day for teaqueen. My friend who spent some time in South America once told me that maté helps with hunger, so naturally I reached for this this morning.
Nice and smoky and slightly vegetal. Woke me up and distracted me from thinking about food.
Yerba Maté for the win!
When I first tried this tea, I had quite liked it. However, I’m trying it a second time, and it’s really not doing it for me. All I can taste is a fake lemony flavoring that reminds me of chemicals, followed by a faint sweetness that is barely reminiscent of honey.
I didn’t prepare it any differently this time. Maybe my tea tastes change with my mood.
In any event, I’ll give this a third chance at another time before I lower my rating on it. For tonight, it’s a miss for me, unfortunately.