2217 Tasting Notes
Yay! Another sample. I think this one is from Veronica, but I might be wrong. (ACK!) I need to be better at labelling my samples and swaps when they come in.
I added a little honey to this because my throat is still sore. Ugh. And I have a horribly long day at work as well. I worked late yesterday, then slept in by accident and rolled out of bed and have been working at home drinking tea and eating breakfast. I have to head in soon, though. I’d rather go grocery shopping and set up some stuff in the crock pot and do the paperwork from home…
This Earl Grey Cream is actually pretty good! Normally I’d add loads of milk and honey to an EG, but with this no sugar thing, I’m appreciating the flavours of the teas more. With just a tiny bit of honey, this is moderately bergamot-y and fairly creamy. Not as creamy as cream, but I can tell it’s there.
I don’t know that I’d stock it, as I prefer Paris for an alternate EG, but this is nice.
Oh, hey. There’s mint in this tea. And I can’t actually tell! Weird.
Anyways, it smells like dessert. Spicy vanilla nut cake or something.
Sipping it, there’s a distinct coolness on the tongue. There’s the mint. Thankfully it’s not too strong. The other flavours are all kind of muddled up together, though. I think this is a tea that needs a little sugar, but since I’m not doing sugar right now (I guess I could have added some honey), I plopped in some homemade coconut creamer.
Hmm. Not bad. Not really a fantastic flavour to me either, though. That’s a little disappointing. It smelled SO cakey dry.
Oh well! I have Gingerbread, and I really like that one.
Edit: This one is from wheezybee. Thanks! :)
A lovely little sample from wheezybee.
Your samples are all in the front, so I’m getting to them first in my sample sipdown month…
This was really nice! I added creamer, and was working while I drank it, so I didn’t pay much attention… but it was good! I mean, it disappeared so fast. :) Definitely something to try when I finally do a Nina’s Paris order.
I have a few bags of this thanks to wheezybee. :)
I smell vanilla chai. Apparently it’s almond, citrus and spice? Huh. That’s not “amaretto” style almond, but rather true almond, I guess.
It is SO GOOD with my homemade creamer. So good. If I see this for sale locally, I’m totally buying some.
A cup of tea from WheezyBee! Thank you for sharing. :)
It smells like cinnamon with a little maple. The fake maple syrup that is a guilty treat for me, not the real stuff which I actually don’t really care for on breakfast things.
Didn’t taste like much but hot tea, so I added a dollop of my homemade creamer. The vanilla and the richness from the coconut add so much. I think the tea would be good plain and slightly cooled, but I was impatient. :) I wouldn’t pin this as “French Toast”. Rather it’s a sweet cinnamony breakfast tea.
It’s pretty good, but nothing I’ll rush out to get. Mostly because I have So Many teas right now that I need to get through! (I’ll probably resteep this one. I hope it holds up!)
Thanks, Cavocorax! Yes, I’m just trying this now. I still have to do the Coconut-Oolong-off, I know…
Anyways. This tea. It smells like creamy citrus candy. It’s pretty delicate, but that might be because it’s been sitting out on my counter for a couple months. I swear, I’m trying to drink down my samples! Really! I just have a HUGE box of them…
It tastes almost like thick water, sadly. The flavour is so delicate it’s almost lost. This is definitely because it’s been on my counter too long. I’m sorry, tea, for mistreating you. I’m sure in your original form you are delicious and amazing.
I received this as a sample in the order I did just before the new year.
New tea! Sadly, I have NO IDEA what is in it. Looks like cloves, pepper, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger or licorice, maybe cacao nibs? IDK. I’ll try it anyways. Just to see.
There was 1 tbsp in the packet, which is about perfect for a 16 oz mug.
Dry I definitely smelled the chocolate. As it steeped, it smelled spicy. Drinking it with some homemade coconut creamer, it’s actually really tasty. Although… I’m uncertain as to the presence of licorice root. And there could probably be more chocolate.
I’d definitely pick up a sample pack in the future (pending ingredient knowledge) to play with a bit more. Maybe steeping it in almond milk would be good.