553 Tasting Notes
I found the last two teabags from the Charleston Tea Plantation that my friend gave me about a year ago. I thought I had finished them already, so I was pleasantly surprised to find them.
At first, I didn’t think I would like the raspberry. Sure, I like how they taste and it smelled nice, but I remembered the Peach Tea from the plantation. I made it hot and plain. I was a little underwhelmed at first sip. It was light, but it didn’t taste bad. I could barely taste the fruit. It didn’t have the “wow, this is fruity” punch that I was expecting. By the time I reached the end of the cup, I had decided that this would be a good tea to have for tea parties with people you like. A social tea.
I think that the raspberry would have been brought out more with a little honey. I could see this being an interesting iced tea too. But, I don’t think I would drink it again.
I was wondering why my English Breakfast has been tasting a little weak recently. It turns out that mom kept slipping in boxes of decaf on me. I think she might be worried that I’m drinking too much tea. I don’t have that much a day.
Anyway, hot with a drop of milk. Still yummy, just been a little blah.
Hot with a drop of Silk Vanilla Soy.
I have been drinking this fairly often because mom picked this box up for me the last time she went tea shopping. As a plain, hot cup it is pretty good. A little bland, but it is pretty good anyway. It mixes really well with other things.
Normally, I drink my green tea plain, but I have 40 bags to go through and there are only so many ways that you can drink a hot and plain cup without it getting boring. The Vanilla Silk does not overwhelm the cup. It makes it very creamy and gives it a hint of sweetness. Makes for a very nice after dinner cup.
This is my last cup of this tea. I have to admit that it has grown on me. I wish there was more of a vanilla flavor and some more spice, but it is a pretty good sweet tea. If I had it in the winter, it might beat out hot chocolate as my drink of choice because I do drink this one sweet.
I got this tea today when I was out shopping with mom. I wanted something different and the only chai tea I have ever had was the Oregon Trail mix. I made what they call the “quick version” and added sugar and milk.
It tastes good to me right now. I could have made it a bit stronger. I think it will taste better if I actually heated up water in the kettle instead of in the microwave. And possibly brewed it longer. I have a whole box to try, so I will experiment. Not rating it right now. I’ll figure out how I like it first, then rate.