2219 Tasting Notes
This morning I had coffee, but I also managed to make up a mug of this to bring with me.
So tasty. I need to grab some whiskey so I can have this as a toddy when I’m out camping. :D
Oh tea, how I miss drinking mugs and mugs and mugs of you every day. Soon I will get things together again so I can make 2-3 mugs to bring with me for the day. :)
Mmm. Marshmallow leaves, vanilla… this is so good. And I’m almost out! Although I’ve been thinking I’m almost out for ages, so maybe the marshmallow leaf bits are multiplying in the cupboard when I’m not watching. :)
Flavors: Marshmallow, Vanilla
(Gluten free version!)
Sil, your tea is freaking AMAZING. OMG, it’s perfect. It tastes like rhubarb and strawberry custard. I decided to add milk this morning, but it was good without. And it’d be fab with sugar too if you lean that way.
Love it. Oh man, I don’t want to pass this on to my friend! Can I steal a portion of her birthday present?
Flavors: Custard, Rhubarb, Strawberry
There’s two options for this tea, and I don’t get it. Eenie meenie miney moe.
I didn’t have a chance to make tea this morning, so I got this on break at work. Because it’s a university and exams are over, EVERYTHING but the sbux is closed. :( Sucks so much. All I wanted was a cookie, and I ended up having to get this instead.
It… was tea. I added some milk and a touch of sugar, just because. It did the job, but it really isn’t a favourite.
Basically I’m spending too much time up late in the evening planning a trip to the Kootenays. :) Should be fun. Camping and hiking for 10 days. 10 days without the internet, though. How will I manage?
I, uhh, bought this for my BFF but since I hadn’t tried it before I thought I’d give it a go.
OMG, the blackberry and lime is INCREDIBLE. The smell is great, and the flavour is mostly great.
Too bad it’s not honeybush. I really don’t like the flavour of guayusa.
Flavors: Blackberry, Green, Hay, Lime
Sipdown. Thanks for the sample, Shmiracles!
I figure that since I’ve been hulking out lately (anxiety sucks!) and my emotions are all over the place, something calming might be nice.
It’s a decent tea. Yep, mostly chamomile, a little orange, good with honey.
I still like my homebrew chamomile mix better, but this is a pretty tasty option. Especially if you like green tea.
Sample from Dinosara. Thank you!
As this was steeping, all I was thinking was, “Uh oh.” It didn’t smell that good at all. The chocolate and everything just wasn’t doing it for me.
And then I tasted it. Oh yum! It’s morphed into a roasted almond butter with chocolate and some sugary sweet flavours. So good with a dash of milk!
This is definitely a tea I’d consider picking up small amounts of. I don’t think I’d reach for it too often due to the smell of the chocolate as it steeps, but the flavour is really neat and I’m appreciating it right now.
Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Roasted nuts
This is definitely better cold brewed. Yay!
I steeped it in some extra dilute limeade, to make tea lemonade. It’s delicious. Highly recommend trying something like this.
(Someone in the discussion forums suggested making a can of frozen limeade with 1 gallon water and cold steeping an ounce of tea. I scaled it down (whee math), and it’s good.)
Made up a cup of this after digging through my cupboard for inspiration. :) It had to be a hot-steeping tea due to me automatically setting the kettle for 95C. This one caught my eye, as I’ve had it for coughcough and it was sitting there unopened.
It’s pretty good. It’s better (more flavourful) than the Yunnans I’ve picked up locally, although it definitely leans towards astringency. I do like it, with the honey baked sweet malty flavours, but I’m unsure I’d pick up more of this one. I think I prefer the Taiwan Assams, because they mix my favourite (Assams!) with the honey baked sweet flavours.
Still, I am enjoying this mug and I’ll happily resteep it and finish up the sample.
(~2.5 tsp in 16 oz)