2217 Tasting Notes
Chocolate and something. The caraway (which honestly I usually detest) wasn’t extremely prevalent. But it was more of a savoury chocolate tea, and I much preferred the sweetness of Passage de Desir (or whatever).
Nice tea, but the flavours aren’t for me at all.
Thank you for sharing all the teas, Sil!
Has this the other night while a bunch of us were on Facebook egging each other on to make an order. It’s nice. The chocolate is a good chocolate, but what really made it for me was the sweet and nutty flavours.
This is, however, nothing like Chaud les Marrons! from Lupicia. Which is sad.
But I still bough some of this because it’s unlike anything else I have at home, and I happily drank the whole mug, and then uhh, a tea friend whose steepster name I forget came over and had the second steeping, and then we tried Leatherbound.
It was a good evening. :)
Honestly, this tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb. So I put a good teaspoon of honey into it… and it still tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb!
Really really neat tea, but extremely savoury. Fairly rich, which is nice, especially compared to that tomato-and-red-pepper-water tea I had a few days ago. Not something to drink when you want a sweet treat, but I actually quite like it. I have enough for another cup, and I might also use the leftover leaves from this cup to flavour a piece of chicken… guess it depends on if I manage to get out and do grocery shopping tonight, or if I stay home and continue hassling the cat.
Thank you, Sil! :)
Ugh oh gods no there’s licorice root in this too? Bear With Me, you are a trouble maker. ;)
Huh. Actually, this mostly just tastes like rooibos. I didn’t steep it long, and I added honey, so maybe that… no, there’s the sweet licorice root grody aftertaste. Haha.
But it’s no completely terrible and I am SO COLD today, I will sit here cuddling my mug.
I possibly should be embarrassed to admit this.
Day 3 of Grandpa Style steeping some unknown black tea sample from Sil. Unknown because I can’t remember what it said on the packet!! Dragon Bohea something something? I’m really not sure.
It is, quite frankly, delicious. And gives and gives and gives.
I, uhh, had tea today. Pretty sure. And yesterday too.
Some bit of a sample from Sil steeped grandpa style in my best timolino (no basket, just mesh).
So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice.
Gosh I’m so tired. My alarm (it’s random in the AM!) went off at 5:45 this morning. I didn’t notice till half way through my day when I sync’d my tracker and it was all, “YOU DIDN’T SLEEP ENOUGH, FOOL!!” And then I understood why it was an ALL THE COFFEE kind of day.
I am boiling sticks and leaves on the stove because Christina sent them to me with those instructions. I think I’ll give them 10 minutes of simmering before I drink…
The leaves are still fuzzy after boiling. :) Smells a lot like the fake Greek Mountain Tea I got from Cornelia Bean. Sage, orange/citrus… I put some honey in it. This is more earthy than the flavoured herbal, though. Might be the twiggy bits?
Oh, that’s nice. Definitely a touch more medicinal than I was really expecting. It’s that earthy flavour like you can get with nettle leaves or (almost, mildly) valerian. But it tastes like citrus and sage. It’s pretty nice! Not sure I’d want it all the time, but if I see it locally (I’m pretty sure one of my local delis carries something like this) I might pick it up.
Thanks so much, Christina!