612 Tasting Notes
This is the second tea I brought to work today to drink on my birthday.
It’s so good. I can barely even describe it. Every sip is just YUMMMM. Even inhaling the dry leaves. How can something natural be so flavourful on its own!?
Every sip is juicy, malty, amazing. So good. SOOOOOO good.
I wonder if i would get sick of this if I drank it 3 times a day? Doubtful. I will absolutely have to buy more. It may actually be my most favourite tea of all time.
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This is my special tea to drink at work. I still love it.
Today’s my birthday, which I don’t even care about anymore. I’m getting up there, you guys. haha.
But anyway, this is one of two of my favourite black teas I plan to drink at work today. Likely tonight will be filled with fussier temperature sensitive teas that require more than the unreliable work kitchen kettle :)
Vanilla, silky smooth, really good. Makes me feel warm and happy.
Another Bayswater sample from the lovely OMGSRSLY
I was looking forward to trying this based on the delicious name and the delicious smell. I made a cup last night when I got home late after a hair appointment.
I was so tired, I just wanted to relax, it seemed a good night for a caffeine free tea.
Unfortunatelyyyyyy I think I can officially add Honeybush to my list of herbal “teas” I loathe, along with Rooibos.
This wasn’t as haylike or woodsy as rooibos is to me, however all I was getting from this repeatedly with every sip was some weird hay note and pepper. PEPPER so much PEPPER. I almost dumped it, the only thing stopping me was that I didn’t feel like making another cup of tea and I really wanted something to drink with the rest of my cookie.
Thanks so much for sending this along, OMGSRSLY, it had so much promise but I’m sad to say it’s not for me!
I won’t rate it because that seems unfair, like rating an egg salad sandwich poorly because I hate eggs. (Not true, and I love egg salad sammiches, just using that as an example)
Received a sample of this from OMGSRSLY, was super pumped because it’s been on my wishlist for awhile!
Made some just now, packaging some tea up while the baby naps.
It’s really as good as all the reviews state! Dessert in a cup but doesn’t have any weird fake flavour notes that I notice. I would definitely buy some sometime if the opportunity ever came up.
Thanks for sharing, OMGSRSLY!!
The first time I had this I wasn’t loving it, something about the flavour combo struck me as odd.
BUT, I’ve since had it again and resteeped, and reached the conclusion that I LOVE it. I should add that it makes sense for me to love it, because I’m a huge marmalade freak. My husband makes fun of me because whenever we go out for breakfast I steal marmalade packets, haha. He says that’s one of my ‘old lady traits’. As if no one under the age of 60 likes marmalade!? PFFT.
I don’t eat much toast at home, otherwise I’d likely have a fridge full of different marmalade brands.
Anyway, the flavour combo is just perfect. Nutty and sweet from the toffee and orangey but not in a fake or overwhelming way.
HELLO OUT THERE! IF YOU HAVE THIS AND HATE IT, SWAP WITH ME! :)
I don’t have much left :(
Another sample from Nattie!
I admit I didn’t notice the apple until I read the description. Obviously the name doesn’t suggest apple at all.
I noticed a mild toffee with some mild smoke and a milk black base. I had added 10% cream.
I did enjoy it, I was happy it wasn’t super smoky because the idea of smoky teas still terrifies me. There’s a whole world of lapsang out there that I’m afraid to touch with a ten foot pole.
Ultimately I wouldn’t buy this, but it made for a good mid morning “snack”!
Thanks Nattie :)
Evidently I’m losing my everloving mind because I guess I never reviewed this either, even though I’ve had it a while and drank it several times. OOPS.
Anyway, I made this after the great Caramel Cream green tea debaucle. It’s interesting to me how much more forgiveable a green oolong is compared to green tea.
I was NOT picky about this yet it turned out just fine. So much better than the bitter disgustingness of the last tea.
It’s sweet caramel over the roasty oolong base.
The leaves looked very pretty after they all unfurled in my gravity steeper.
I liked this. Not sure I would buy more, but I will drink what I have left.
Also – I’ve been postively starving all day. STARVING!!!!!!