2217 Tasting Notes
Darjeelings are weird, yo. I have 3 more to try soon. Maybe I’ll be able to pinpoint the weirdness.
Still not my favourite, but an enjoyable cup.
I definitely prefer the smell of the dry leaves to the taste of them steeped. However, this is a tea I can drink without any sugar added (I am getting grumpy about this and I’m only on day 3…), so it’s a tea I’ll be finishing up soon.
I got the assortment of 18 teas to try, and for some reason the idea of mint tea appealed to me tonight.
Only… not so much.
It smells amazing. Like candy canes, like dad’s old work thermos, like my childhood. Without sugar, though? Oh, ugh. Mint tea is awful. I’d rather eat a candy cane, thanks. It tastes like grass and leaves the feeling of toothpaste as it evaporates off the tongue.
I’ll probably try this again after I’m done with the no sugar thing, just to see if it tastes as good as I remember when I add sugar or honey to it. :)
Thanks, WheezyBee!! :D I finally got it, and even though the post person STUFFED it into my tiny mail box, everything looks fine.
So this tea. The one I was waiting for. The one I hoped to buy if I liked it but it’s already disappeared from the website… It’s good!
I don’t really see any tea in there, but it’s a light green liquid (kinda mossy) that tastes like cranberries, cinnamon, and anise. It works for me! It’s too bad the cranberries are sweetened, but that means I don’t have to add anything in my “sugar free” month. :D
Thanks so much for sharing this with me! I’ll keep an eye on the website… I might like this 250g worth!
Yum. A tea that doesn’t need additives.
It brews up SO pale, I was concerned I wouldn’t get any tea taste in it, but no worries. It’s a bit of a toasted oolong, which normally I don’t love, but goes perfectly with the toasted hazelnut and vanilla.
It’s like dessert. Except it’s just liquid in a glass.
I am thumbing my nose at the elimination diet and having this as a latte. Not that this isn’t allowed, because I can’t see why it wouldn’t be, but because it FEELS like it shouldn’t be allowed.
Mmm, marzipan rooibos. I made it with coconut milk and water. Steeped about 10 minutes. Delicious. This rooibos might need to find a place in my cupboard.
No sugar added, although I didn’t fuss too much about removing all the sprinkles. No milky stuff added, either. :( Yes, I have a very sad face. I love additives in my teas! Makes them so much more comforting.
I steeped with cooler water this time, and although I can tell it’s going to get bitter as it cools, it’s much better to start with. A little boozy, I’m definitely getting the nutmeg-custard taste and smell. The tea base is somewhat sharp… maybe an even cooler temperature would work better. It definitely needs a shorter steep.
This tea is SO good. I overleafed a little bit (by maybe 1/4 tsp) and steeped 4 minutes, trusting Butiki’s recommendations. Ohhhhh, yes. Fingers crossed Butiki/Amoda offer this in the future. I also really like Champagne Cider, and would be super happy for a caffeine free apple tea from Butiki as well.
And day 1 of an allergen free month is already a fail. I had milk in the fridge and automatically added it to my tea. Oh well. I’m sort of doing an elimination diet/paleo mashup. The last time I did an elimination diet, I still ate corn and rice. This time, they’re out. And oops, the coconut milk I got has carrageenan in it. headdesk Oh well. The money’s spent, I’m drinking it.