1474 Tasting Notes
Drinking this today, and have a GORGEOUS picture to share, just need to upload it from my phone. It’s a bit flat – was expecting a bit more complexity in the first steep (after a quick rinse). Green, light, earthy, a bit crunchy (?) and sweet, grass-like but lighter. Have kept it to re-steep a few more times and see how I feel as it goes.
Flavors: Earth, Grass, Sweet
In Jasper, and this was for sale in the local health food store – one of two places to buy food in this town that isn’t a restaurant. I wanted to buy every single blend, however I only have room for one, so this is it.
I loved drinking this. Not entirely sure I can put it into words. It was… grounding. (as the packaging suggests). Felt really good. Nourishing. I drank it faster than any other tea today. It just felt good at a soul level. I can’t explain why.
I think I might need more of this before I head off to Edinburgh on the 1st.
Steepster, I love you. I’m not sure why it isn’t mutual… I mean, I really love you. I send you new peeps all the time, I talk you up constantly, I support you wherever possible, I’m here for you…
… and you seem to consistently lose my tea ratings in thanks.
This is one of those reviews. I know I’ve reviewed it – I know where I was sitting when I reviewed it just a few weeks back when I bought this. And yet…
So, yes, I’ll get over it. Just please, tell me, how can I support you, to support me, oh lovely Steepster? :)
(BTW: this tea is quite lovely, I’m really enjoyed the aged and/or smoked whites, it’s surprisingly sweet and robust).
I know it’s just spices. I know I can add this to pretty much any tea and make it my own. I know I can. But I don’t. I just drink it before bed because there’s zero caffeine, it’s a bit unique in the chai department, and I love the spice combo. I also know it’s too pricey for just, well, spices, to replenish, so I’ll enjoy it as-is until I’m out.
I have very little tea in my cupboard right now that I completely, absolutely adore – and what I do, I seem to hoard (I’m looking at you, Laduree). This tea? This tea is my comfort tea. My, “I love myself so much, I’m definitely having some of you to feel even more love,” tea. It’s sweet and spicy, rich and flavorful, deep and full bodied. I will somehow have to figure out how to replace it when I’m out, but for now…. aaaaaaah.
Grabbed this in the bulk section at Whole Foods because it smelled divine and the description said, “notes of apricot”. Oh, yum. Was surprisingly expensive though; a few cups of tea for about $4. Usually bulk tea is cheaper, but whatever.
Oversteeped in lower-than-normal temperature water, it’s surprisingly good. I definitely get apricot, and also a roasty, toasty kind of smell and feel, with more of that flavor coming through than anything. I don’t LOVE it, but, it’s quite nice, and I’m really happy I didn’t ruin it.
Flavors: Apricot, Roasted, Toasty
I haven’t a clue what I’m drinking.
Teaja, for whatever reason, only lists a handful of teas that they sell on their website. There’s a good 20+ more in-store, including their “award winners”. Coolio. Not sure how to buy, or even review the tea though, if I don’t know what it is or how to reference it.
So, this is a black tea… it won an award at the tea championships this year… it’s quite floral yet really robust… and super expensive. I, however, just grabbed a cup for $4.
I won’t bore you all with the conversation we had about their pricing; I’ve ranted about it elsewhere ad nauseum. It, literally, brought me to tears… but then again, I’m really struggling today, so take that with a grain of salt.