520 Tasting Notes
Today was weird. I had a strange second interview with the job that I thought I wanted, but after today, I’m not so sure.
I drank this to wake up this morning. It was okay. It was about what I expected- simple black tea. Typically smooth and creamy mouth feel, characteristic of Twinings blends. I’m not about to rush out and buy a box of it though, because I like their Darjeeling and other blends better.
Bye bye, plain, cheap chamomile. Probably at some point, I will end up with another box of this in my tea chest. But for now, I’m having a fling with Twinings Camomile, Honey & Vanilla. Plus, one of the classes I’m currently taking is making me seriously question how they grow, produce, and package this stuff, and sell it for so cheap. I’m officially suspicious.
It’s a nice staple tea to have around, though. Good for blending, good for a simple de-stressor, and just good to fall back on when all else fails.
However, for now, it’s TTFN.
Sipdown! I made a pot of this to use up the last three teabags, and I’m planning to drink it cold. That’s how you’re supposed to drink kombucha anyway, isn’t it?
I won’t be restocking this one. I mean, yeah, it tastes good, and it’s a nice cheery cup of fruity and minty happiness, but since purchasing these teabags, I’ve discovered that I prefer real kombucha instead. If I want kombucha, I want the full, vinegary, effervescent experience, not this heavily-disguised green and herbal blend.
Don’t get me wrong- this tea tastes REALLY good. But it isn’t what I need when it’s kombucha I want.
Got an interview for tomorrow for a job that I am very very excited about! Soooo happy and nervous!
Drinking this to calm my nerves a little. It’s nothing special as far as bagged chai masalas with black bases go; a little heavy on the cinnamon, but that doesn’t bother me any. Scratches the itch when you’re a broke and rushed college senior, like me.
Made up a pot of this with the last of my leaves. I’m gonna keep the tin, because I think I can use it to store all of the stray pens and pencils lying around my room.
I probably will eventually restock this. It’s a nice loose leaf herbal, full of nice berries and healthy things. Packed with flavor. All I need is a hint of honey or some of the real maple syrup that I got this weekend, and I’m all set. I’ve been very impressed with Tiesta so far.
Right, this cements it. Definitely not a fan of blends containing gotu kola. This tea is like drinking from a swimming pool. VERY marine, and the cinnamon was a nice idea in theory, but I’m not getting any of it, because whatever green tea base they used and the gotu kola completely overpower it. Yuck.
Had a cup of this at my friend’s house with two fresh lemon wedges. Not bad. Nice and soothing after a busy day.
Could be the lemon, but I’m not getting all that much bergamot. I’m picky about my EG’s; the bergamot is best when it appears as a twist of citrus, not a perfume bath, and I like it best when it tastes fresh and not metallic. If it’s too light, I feel like I may as well be drinking English Breakfast, and if it’s too strong, it’s just unpleasant.
This blend is just kind of meh. It’s getting the job done, but not exactly setting the world on fire.
Last night, I went through my ridiculous tea collection and dug out the boxes of teas that have only five or so servings left, and I put them in a separate box. They are now Priority Teas, meaning that I’m not allowed to buy any new teas until I’ve finished them.
This is one of the Priority Teas.
I know it’s crappy Lipton, but this one really is good. it was nice and light and fruity but not overly sweet, which I definitely appreciated.