553 Tasting Notes
I am beginning to appreciate the low key mint to this tea. I brewed this at a slightly lower temperature this time. I’m getting used to being at college again and I was going through major tea withdraw. Unlike my roommate, I will microwave my water for my tea. I still steep my herbal teas like crazy though. I like a stronger herbal tea.
This is exactly what I needed after my first day of classes. Something with little to no caffeine and something that would make me relax. I just need to remember to bring my own tea bags to breakfast with me and everything will be good.
I had a cup of this at breakfast and there was little flavor to this one. I could taste no vanilla and it didn’t taste very good overall. It tasted better with milk, but I couldn’t taste the tea with the milk this time. I really want to like this one and I am chalking it up to a bad cup of tea. I am lowering the rating slightly. It could just be that I am developing better tea tasting taste buds.
This is the tea that my family uses for iced tea. I have been drinking it hot with milk throughout the night because all of my tea is packed up. It doesn’t really have that much flavor, but it still tastes good. It wouldn’t be my first choice unless there wasn’t really anything else I wanted to drink.
My boyfriend made me a cup of tea today and he knew I wanted to try this tea. The tea bag leaked some peppermint powder when it was steeping, so it made the cup look a little unpleasant, but it didn’t effect the tea at all.
I thought this was a little weak. It had a little bit more of a peppermint taste to it, but not much. It tasted smoother than the Stash Peppermint tea and that was nice. I think the next time I have a bag I will have to steep it really strong. It could be that I like steeping herbal teas stronger than my normal cup of tea and that is why I’m not getting the full flavor I would like. I want to try this at least two more times before I stop drinking it. One with a stronger steep and one iced.
This has been sitting in our tea cabinet for some time now and I finally got curious and tried it. The only herbal tea I have been drinking is peppermint and I found out I like it with honey, so I put some honey in this cup. I also steeped it for a good 10 minutes or so. I put the teabag in before I took a quick shower.
First sip: Wow! Ginger spice cookies! Obviously this isn’t just ginger root. It has some spices in it. Because I put some honey in it, the cup does taste like the ginger spice cookies I make for my boyfriend each Christmas that his grandmother used to make for him. Slightly less intense though. I think if nobody else in this house drinks it, then I will have to steal it and drink the rest of the box.
I think I may be converted into making myself pots of tea and having them in teacups. There is something so soothing about heating up the water, tempering the tea pot, and then steeping the tea. I have a perfect two person pot, so sharing is easy as long as I only have one other person. I also like that my teapot is ceramic, so it keeps the water hot for longer than I would expect.
I also like making tea in a teapot when I have to do something very boring. Like dishes. I heated the water and put it in the pot to steep my tea bag. I have no idea how long I left it in. I emptied the dishwasher, made my dad a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and made myself some tuna salad, so it was probably more than eight minutes.
I think I finally got the tea to steep long enough. It was probably a little oversteeped, but it didn’t effect the tastiness of the tea. You can taste the peppermint, but it is more of an after-the-fact taste. I can drink this straight, but I really prefer this tea to be sweetened with honey. I’m not sure how it would taste with milk yet. I should try it one time just to see how it goes.
I would prefer it to be more minty, but this tea just isn’t going to go there. It is good and I would recommend it to somebody that isn’t familiar with mint tea as a starting place.
Backlogging: August 17, 2011
Shared a pot of this tea with my boyfriend when he came over. I had mine with a little bit of milk and he had his plain. I really like making and sharing a pot of tea with him. It makes me feel good that we are sharing something that we both love. And it feels very social.
Backlogging: August 17, 2011
I finally finished my bottle of cold brewed peppermint tea with honey. I discovered that the next time I do this, I really need to put in at least 2-3 tea bags in my bottle. It came out very weak with one tea bag even though I steeped it overnight. It was a really interesting way to make iced tea and I can see myself doing this a lot when school comes. It will be easier than making it boiled and then waiting for it to cool down.
I forgot how good tea tasted when you took the time to boil the water in a kettle instead of using a microwave. I actually made this tea in my little red teapot that I got at a fair this summer. I have no idea how long I steeped it, but I only used one bag for a two-cup pot.
My first cup I had with a little bit of milk. The second cup I had half plain and then half with a little bit of honey. Drinking out of actual teacups makes me feel fancy. I might have to pick a little teacup or two up for school. It would be nice for study breaks. Especially since most of my schoolwork will be sit down, read this, and comment on it.
I’m boosting the rating up a little bit because it does taste so much better with boiled water, but it is still unexciting.