424 Tasting Notes
Would that the end of these teabags marked the end of winter! But alas. I must endure another month of depressing cold gloom.
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. One of the better bagged white teas I’ve had. It has a pleasant and fragrant aroma of warm spices and a nice surprising bite from the lime and made me think of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.
Would definitely buy again if it weren’t a seasonal blend!
The large chunks of ginger inside the silk sachet are aesthetically pleasing, and then once it’s sat in the hot water for a good long time, it’s almost brothlike both in consistency and in how it made me feel after I drank it.
Ginger is a magical herb. It tastes good, but it also helps with sickness, both physical and spiritual. It’s helping me fight winter depression tremendously. This particular blend is extremely high-quality, with just the perfect twinge of lemon to neutralize the spicy edge. Warms the body and the soul.
Thank you for this wonderful experience, H & S!!
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemon, Spicy
This one smells heavenly! I’m drinking it instead of coffee this morning because I need less caffeine and more comfort.
I get earth, snappy peppermint, and chocolate from the dry leaf smell and the steeped liquor smell. I can tell already that this is a very well-balanced blend.
Sipping… I taste mostly mint, with the chocolate kind of winding up in the undertones. I bet if I added milk and a bit of sugar next time, it would punch the chocolate up a bit more.
Still a highly enjoyable cup!
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
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.