Yeah doing morning news instead my normal afternoon shift….this had to happen! The bummer….once again I have cashed my stash. I might have to go back for more or maybe explore the Mate Vana :)
331 Tasting Notes
So running out the door this morning I had what I call a teabrain lightbulb(Despicable Me) Throw this in my strainer mug with a little Ti Kuan Yin….The result. I am ready for fall! All I needed was a little whip cream and my oh my I would have thought I just finished Thanksgiving dinner. This is such a great herbal!
Grabbed a cup today at the mall to try it. I like it. Very similar to my morning mate minus the black tea in it. I think this is one to add to the collection.
Found a box on vacation in Florida for 25 cents at a yard sale…first win! I was intrigued at the list of ingredients including the Mate and the rosemary. I could not taste much cocoa in this tea as I could a mix of the citrus and rosemary. Overall it’s a good tea. Not teagasm good but this is one I would buy and have on hand at work. I like the fact that it has the Mate in it. My wife’s aunt does not drink coffee so it’s nice to have this on hand as a sub. I definitely like this tea better than a lot of the selections you can find at a Starbucks location.
I have had to brew this one a few times before reviewing it. At first it seemed harsh to me…but after tasting it a few times i really like this tea. If i were to rename this tea i would call it Fireside breakfast or camp breakfast. It very much reminds me of english breakfast with lapsang in it. I dont know how the Osmanthus flowers affect the tea but i think this one is very good.
Picked this up at the Hartville Kitchen. I have never seen this brand before…or had tried a tea with carob in it. I have heard that carob has a chocolate like property to it. I must say that it really does and this tea is quite delish, as well as decaf.
I tried this at my favorite coffee shop, loose leaf sachet. I’ve gotta tell you this is one of the most delicious teas that I have tried. I have seen the great reiviews on this one and knew I had to try it. It definitely lives up to the reviews. I like that it is decaf too.
Something funky about this that’s not good.
Not bad not great either. Basic black breakfast blend wouldn’t mind keeping on hand
Started off the day with this one. 1 cup tea 1 cup frozen strawberries. Blend…quite the treat :)
Having this before bed. Such a great tea and only a dollar for the container.
This was in the sampler with the teapot my wife and I received as a wedding gift. Not a bad tea flavor wise but bloom looked like a old tattered flag. Not bad though dark for a green tea.
Had to get some more of this when we went to Teavana. This morning a TSP of Java and a TSP of the good Dr. Tea’s Imperial Pu-Erh…..Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this tea to get me up to 25 dollars to get a free box of tea since I was re-ordering my Pu-Ehr :) I was surprised. A nice Oolong tea. I could pick out the Oolong flavor…Ti Kuan Yin maybe? The combination of the flavors actually tastes a little peachy to me. I think it’s quite tasty.
Starting my day with this one…Oh how I love it! Truly an incredible Pu-Erh! This was my last bit of it….but it’s on sale for 10 dollars at Dr.Tea’s website. So more will be ordered!
Found a can of this at Big Lots for 2.50 already a win. I’ve found this one to be quite good. Malty, not too strong black flavor. In my experience between Twinnings and Teavanna there is not much deviation in the flavor which is good. If you like English Breakfast you could go with either it will be good. I did notice that Twinnings loose leaf are a little bit tinier almost like a CTC Assam. Made it in the french press…two tasty steepings so far. This could become a favorite.
Another tea from my Easter hoppitea package. It’s light. Nice coconut undertones to this one. Added some of David’s tea Cocomama Lime to it. Made quite a nice treat. You put the lime in the…. :)
Tried this on a suggestion of my wife. Overall this is pretty tasty tea. Reminds me a lot of Lipton’s peach ice tea that you buy in the store….minus the sweetness. Not bad for a three dollar box of tea.
Starting off the day with Dr. Oz and Margaret. Another Tea that fairyfly sent me in my Hoppitea basket. This is my second time trying a selection from the garden. It’s bright has that muscatel/nutty flavor that is characteristic to Darjeeling. Darjeeling alway reminds me of fall which is my favorite season. Very good
I received this in my Hoppitea package. I just haven’t logged it yet. I was hesitant at first to try it wondering how Jalapeno and black tea would mix. The dry leaves smell like Jalapeno. In the cup it’s not too hot as I was expecting. It tastes more like green pepper. It’s not bad though, and mixing it with a little Lapsang……yum!
Starting off the day with this one in my Bodum french press. I think this is a great way to brew this one since the assam pellets are so small. I think I used just a bit too much tea because it is quite strong! Not bitter though. I really love the maltiness of one.
Another tea that I’m trying from my Hoppitea package from Fairyfli. Probably the first tea that I’ve tried that really smells like keylime pie. The aroma is marvelous. I am really liking this tea. The lime tartness is great but not overpowering. The black tea is good too. I can’t really taste coconut here but I can tell that it mellows out the lime. This is very tasty! This might be one I have to add the the cupboard when I go on my next tea spree. :)
This is another tea that I recieved in my Hoppitea basket if you will from Fairyfli. So I love mint. I like gunpowder. I love Pu-Erh. Mix them all together and….meh! I not awesome…it’s not terrible either. The combination just make for a little bit of a muddy flavor. I’m glad I got the chance to try this tea.
This is the first tea I’m trying from my Hoppitea package from Fairyfli and my first sample from David’s Teas. The scent of this tea is awesome! Smell just like you opened up a can of Squirt. Brewing produced a dark purple liquor almost grape Koolaid. First tried it hot. Reminds me a bit of Tazo Passion. Mostly due to the hibiscus and lemongrass. Then I threw it over ice with a little honey. Yum!! I think that might be something I could convince my daughter to drink instead of sugary offerings. I would definitely add this one to the permanent collection.