I feel like I’ve really made the most of my first day off in fourteen days! I managed to pack a whole lot of tea tasting into my day, accomplish some domestic tasks like taking out rent money, doing laundry, and unloading and reloading the dishwasher, and I’ve relaxed (slept in late today), and nearly finished season eight of Supernatural.
So, as I get close to finishing up the season I thought this would be the perfect tea to end my tea tasting day with! As I’m sipping right now, I’m also munching on my favourite brand of veggie/soy burger with some ooey gooey cheese on top and I just feel super content right now! Bring on the next stretch of work! It’s been a good last few days!
This seems to be a really popular Della Terra blend – although admittedly it did not catch my eye at all during my first order. But, when I saw it in Janelle’s cupboard I figured I’d take the opportunity to try some and see what the hype is about.
Dry, I didn’t get the fuss. As I was smelling my sample portion all I was getting was this very faint scent of rooibos. I brewed some anyway though – certain there was something I had to be missing. For brewing, I used 1 level tsp. for 8 oz. of water steeped in boiling water for four minutes. Side note: Every time I see a darkly coloured lemon tea part of me just gets thrown off. I just expect something like lemon to be light and pale yellow in liquid form even though this is really unreasonable and not really all that logical.
The smell was delicious though! So incredible, and such a change from what I was (or rather wasn’t) getting from the dry leaf. The lemon smell somehow manages to be intense and tart while still smooth and creamy. And this translates over into the flavour as well! So good, and I love that it’s caffeine free. I take back my scepticism: this is something I need to have in my cupboard, so if I can get some Friday I sure as hell am going to!
Damn – now I can’t wait to try Lime Chiffon. Usually I love lime flavoured stuff more than lemon so I bet that’ll be awesome too! It’s definitely been a good tea day today :)