268 Tasting Notes
I came home today to find both my Della Terra Teas and my The Persimmon Tree sample orders in my mailbox. Perfect timing on their part. Today begins my spring break. I plan to try all of my teas!
I ended up closing my eyes in order to pick which to try first! The cup was drinkable but I decided to add Splenda. I have never added anything to my loose leaf as of yet. This greatly improved the taste, to me. I am on my second steep of these leaves. I believe that as I begin to sample more teas I may have to revamp my rating scale.
Thanks again to MissB for this one. This was a nice introduction to black tea. I didn’t really get any fruit flavor. Maybe I am just tasting the black tea in this steep? Then again, I do not necessarily know what black tea tastes like. I was looking forward to more fruit from this tea but it is enjoyable. Especially after less than normal sleep.
Another from MissB’s package. I get a taste of the menthol at the end of the sip. This feels a little bland. This may be due to eating popcorn shortly before drinking this. I am thrilled to try another chamomile based tea, as i have yet to pick a favorite. This one will be getting another try. I don’t want to do it injustice by having salty snacks beforehand.
My second tasting of the samples from MissB. I have recently discovered rooibos and have decided that I enjoy it. This was a wonderful tea for tonight, almost earthy. I have been happy to find that there are so many different teas to drink that are not caffeinated. I feel that I will be utilizing both caffeinated and un-caffeinated regularly.
Ohemgee MissB! Your mystery package arrived today! I am so terribly excited. Thank you for so many new teas to try! I have decided to start with this one as it is an herbal blend and it’s after work :)
I think I like the smell of this more than the tea itself. The tea is also quite pleasant. Quite citrus-y, a good kick in the behind to jump start studying tonight. Thank you MissB. A wonderful start to the batch you sent my way.
I went on a tea adventure yesterday and this is one of the spoils. i knew I enjoyed my flavored green tea but I wanted to know if I liked green tea in general. I also wanted a plain green tea to use with my peppermint. I have my answer. This tea is nice and mild with not a lot going on. Perfect for studying in the mornings before I am fully awake. I am steeping the leaves a second time. I am going to ice that one. I think this tea iced would taste close to Lipton’s green tea!
While sitting down to study, I felt that tea would be an excellent motivator. It is 75+ degrees outside so I decided to experiment with the “double brew and pour over ice” method. It smells stronger, likely because of the extra leaves I put in. It is a very pleasing aroma. It is also a very pretty dark pink color. I do not care for it this way. I possibly did this technique incorrectly and will not completely write off cold brewing (especially since this northern girl doesn’t too well in the Missouri heat) but I think I will keep drinking this tea hot.
I can’t decide how I feel about this tea. I like the flavor when I put a tsp of this one with a tsp of my green tea (Teavana – Sakura Allure). The first time I tried this one on it’s own I didn’t think much of it. Didn’t really seem to have much of a flavor. I decided to keep it and give it another try. I made this one today on my way out the door. It has started to get warm where I live and I walk to school. Once I arrived at class hot tea didn’t seem appealing. When I arrived home I decided to pour it over some ice in an attempt to make iced-tea. It is drinkable. However, it still doesn’t seem to have much flavor, or at least a flavor I can name. I brought this one because I thought I would like the strawberry flavor. Sadly, I do not taste any strawberry.
I turned to tea in my effort to become healthier. I was starting to turn to pop for caffeine or a pick me up, especially while studying. I LOVE all the options with tea. I knew very little before last month and I am learning as much as I can. I have used chamomile tea bags on and off for quite some time. Sleeping becomes an issue for me once in a while, ever since starting school. I look forward to trying different “bed time teas” once these single steeps are gone. I enjoy the flavor these provide. However, due to the immense number of options, I would like to try a few more before deciding on a favorite.
I have decided that my next step in becoming healthier, is to curb my snacking. I have been looking for tasty alternatives. Today I happened upon a company called Graze. Upon signing up I was provided with this link, https://www.graze.com/us/p/KAYLAS29U . This allows anyone to sign up and get their first box, and if you stay with the company, your fifth box free. Neat thing is, you can cancel at any time. I do not mean to promote the company, nor do I have any ties with the company. I just believe in sharing good stuff!