411 Tasting Notes
It’s taking me forever to work my way through my fall seasonal teas. I’m aiming to get rid of my Adagio Spice Sampler pack next before it goes stale.
The thing about teas like this is that, after they disappear from the shelves, you forget about how tired of them you were, and then you see them again in the fall and inevitably buy them again.
This is an okay tea. It’s yummy enough for what it is, but it’s not about to win any medals. It definitely tastes like apples, but I wish I had shared it more with others because it was a long journey to finishing it myself.
Snowed in for the umpteenth time this winter! Thank goodness I have a job which permits me to work from home on days like this, because traveling is not an option.
This tea is easy to make and apt for the current environment. I taste the orange zest and vanilla most prominently today.
Some people think this one doesn’t taste like much, but hey, then again, plain sugar cookies don’t actually taste like much unless you add frosting to them anyway.
I finally got the amount for this one right. I normally detest pure peppermint, but I think that’s only because I hadn’t had it in loose form prior to this tea.
Now I can’t get enough of it! It’s ideal for winter, and the natural chemical properties of the mint is helping with the Seasonal Affect Disorder, big-time. Soothing, smooth, with a slightly sweet finish. Doesn’t get much better than this.
Trying to adhere to some principles of the Paleo diet (I still eat Special K for breakfast and I will never, ever give up cheese or kefir). It’s hard enough, giving up bread and my favorite salty processed foods! I honestly don’t know how people do this full-time. Weight gain is ridiculously easy; weight loss is the hardest thing.
Anyway, this is still one of my very favorite bagged nighttime blends. It’s the ultimate comfort tea and it makes me feel full instead of snacking.
Ordered a Paleo cookbook online and accidentally had it shipped to my old college address. I’m going to have to call the mailroom there tomorrow morning and make sure it at least gets sent back to Amazon so I can get a refund.
Stupid, stupid STUPID.
Speaking of stupid purchases I made on Amazon, I made this unpleasant and semi-stressful discovery whilst sipping on a mug of this chamomile tea, of which I bought a whole pound off of Amazon.
I may delete my Amazon account.
Not that this tea is terrible. It really isn’t. It’s your average, very soothing, sweet, apple-y chamomile. I just have too bloody much of it. I need to make better life choices.
The dry leaf of this tea is deceptively mild… I dumped a bunch of it into my brewer, thinking that it was gonna be a weak tea. I waited the prescribed 4 minutes, then popped the top of the brewer for a sniff…
And then got WHACKED in the face by the scent of the steeped liquor. It brought tears to my eyes! VERY strong!!
I’m getting mint, mint, more mint, and a dash of earth. Which is then swallowed up by mint.