2216 Tasting Notes
Such a pretty colour!
Thankfully the bag has all the ingredients listed. It’s just a sample, but I really appreciate that. Apparently all new packaging will come with full ingredient listings… although there still aren’t steeping suggestions. :)
I saw there was hibiscus in this, so I only steeped for about 3 min at boiling. 2 tsp in a 12 oz cup. It smells like delicious orange before steeping, and after steeping it takes on that herbal/medicinal scent. I added a bit of honey, and I’m glad I did.
The flavour of this is so neat. Fresh, bright oranges, sweet grapefruit, lemongrass, and yes I can tell there’s hibiscus here. Definitely on my shopping list. I hope this does well iced and as a cold brew!
I know they are two completely different beasts, but I prefer Butiki’s Potato Pancakes and Applesauce as an apple cinnamon tea.
The Hot Apple Ginger Toddy tea from Herbal Infusions is divine, but something about the base mixing with the flavours of apple and cinnamon in this one just doesn’t sit right with me.
Definitely needs cream. Or something. It gets so bitter.
So. Delicious. I couldn’t decide between this and the Caramel Vanilla, and now I think I need both.
So malty and fruity and sweet and assam-y.
A sample from MissB.
I have no idea what this tea is supposed to taste like, but it’s good! Strong and sweet, all on its own. I’m having it with no sugar or milk (GASP!), and enjoying it a lot. I used 2 tsp in a new 12 oz mug, so I did overleaf a bit.
Oh! Cinnamon, ginger, hazelnuts, cacao nibs. Interesting.
I’m really glad I got to try this tea.
Ahh! There are snowflakes in my tea!
I went out today to have brunch, open presents, and watch the Hobbit with some friends. It was all great, but I kind of dreaded coming home. I have a furry barnacle who is either at my side or looking for his buddy. Last night he kept on pushing me off my pillow, and I’d wake up and it felt like it took forever to figure out why I was so uncomfortable!
Now that I’m home, it’s time to sit down with a book, drink ALL the tea, and cuddle with the cat.
This is what I started with, because I saw a couple reviews in my feed. It’s a decent Earl Grey! They’re still not my favourite, but I’m glad I have a couple very different ones to choose from. This one has a lingering sweetness, even though the single snowflake sprinkle didn’t manage to fully dissolve. I’m drinking it with milk (my dad would be horrified), and thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t think I’ll be sad when it’s gone, but I will happily drink it all up. Soon, I hope. I have to get through some of these teas!