307 Tasting Notes
Not a tasting note…:
So I pulled the paper bag of this out of my tea cupboard since I haven’t had this in a while. I measured the leaf out into the strainer and while the water was boiling. I noticed a worm inside the bag and some webbing stuff. This seriously grossed me out of course and I dumped the tea and stuff out. I’m just thankful I noticed it before I finished making the cup and drank it. Ugh I’m pretty sure all my other tea is worm free as everything else is in airtight containers. I’m going to check everything just to be safe though tomorrow.
When I cash my next check I’m definitely going to start looking for some containers to store my small amounts of tea in. So this doesn’t happen again EVER!. Hopefully I didn’t gross anyone out too bad. I mean I noticed it before even adding water to the cup. If anyone has any small storage container recommendations for little amounts of tea please let me know!
This is a very stale tea bag from my Grandparent’s house. I think it’s actually the last one that they have of this tea. (The packaging design has been redone since this was bought.)
Stash tea= Childhood Tea so I decided to see how stale this is.
It actually turned out quite nice with some milk and honey. It really reminds me of when I would drink sleepy teas as a child. I always added milk and honey back then and drank chamomile + spearmint blends. This is quite similar to CS Sleepytime tea the original version. Although I remember this tea tasting different when it wasn’t stale it had more of a lemony flavor from the lotus perhaps. Which is why I probably didn’t care for it back then. The smell of the tea bag is also off-putting it smells sort of like lemon floor cleaner or something artifical.
Got this box for $2.50 on sale and couldn’t resist as It’s a new flavor as far as I know. I’m not a fan of the texture of honeydew but love it as a bubble tea flavor. Stash is a local tea company where I live but it’s also really well known across the US.
I tend to add some sweetener to fruity green teas for some reason. Even though I don’t add any to plain. So I added a lil bit of agave. It definitely helped bring out the melon notes. I made this hot but I bet it would be excellent iced as well. I don’t taste any of the Guava that is mentioned but my only reference for Guava is juice. The flavor here has a slight floral quality to it as well.
Flavors: Honeydew, Melon
This tea was a birthday gift from my mom. She purchased it from an Etsy shop called Gaias Cauldron Shop. The shop has been renamed recently though to Tabatha’s Cauldron. I have the other tea entered under the old name so I entered it under the old name to keep it consistent. This tea is a seasonal offering from her shop and so I don’t have an image or the ingredient list.
I can make out pretty much everything: It’s a black tea with rose petals, dried strawberry bits, and jasmine blossoms.
I’ve had several cups of this since I got it but this is my first review of it. I tried to coax more strawberry flavor out of it by adding a tiny bit of agave and non-dairy milk. I honestly don’t care for this tea much. The base is weak and the flavor is lacking. The agave was not a great idea it just added sweetness to the already weak base. I had thought that I had remembered this being a stronger bitter black tea when I was preparing it. The best way to describe it is this cup ended up tasting like a very low quality weak black tea(which it is) with coffee creamer or milk and sugar added to it. (because of the dollop of agave and hint of milk I added) Bleh. Honestly I should have dumped the cup but because it was a Bday gift I felt obligated to finish the cup. Now I have that taste stuck in my mouth still.
I added a little bit of a chocolate soy milk protein shake to sweeten it/enhance the flavor. I think the soymilk works really well it adds a lot of creaminess, some sweetness, and enhances the spices. The previous brews of this were very unpleasant. I get hints of cola from the spices in this cup. This cup was pretty yum.