2219 Tasting Notes
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!
Well, this one’s not caffeinated so I’m giving it a go. Guess I won’t be adding honey to my “pizza” tea…
Dry, it’s just… dried veggies and herbs. Yep. Smells like tomatoes.
Steeped, well… they recommend 9 g/16 oz mug. That is a lot. I had ~3-4 g, so I am using a 7 oz mug.
My apartment smells like smoked paprika and peppers now.
Yes. What I’m mostly getting is green pepper.
The tea is sweet and savoury. The rosemary and pepper aren’t super prominent – it’s mostly green pepper and sweetness from the tomato.
Weird. Thanks for sharing, Sil.
Hahaha. Totally copying Christina with this one.
Although… Bear With Me has totally got me onto the flavoured “President’s Choice” sparkling water in grapefruit… So here’s hoping I can keep my tea consumption high even though I have a case of this delicious bubbly stuff to consume. :D
This tea smells amazing! Like grapefruit-orange jelly candies. Not like I might still have some in the cupboard from Squish or anything, nope, not me.
I added a little honey since Christina said “sour” and I wanted to make it more like the candy smell.
It tastes almost a little dusty. And it’s fairly thin. And I think there’s licorice root in this (BLECH). But otherwise, I think the flavour is there. Perhaps if I hadn’t steeped it in the paper it wouldn’t taste dusty, but honestly if there’s licorice in here that’s probably it.
So, sadly, it’s a fail for me. After smelling so promising. My tastebuds are just too picky.
Thanks for sharing, MissB and Sil.
Spices. Orange blossoms. Flowers.
Hmm. Interesting. Not bad, but not my favourite profile. It’s almost too complicated, and doesn’t let me wallow in anything.
Also, it says on the packet that it’s a black tea but on here it says it’s a green blend. At any rate, it’s astringent. Even with milk.
Thanks so much for letting me try, MissB. It’s a neat combination of flavours but I would not search this out…