1779 Tasting Notes
Woo! My tea from Herbal Infusions came in today, and I also got my huge mystery stash package from Janelle. It had a lot of teas from DAVIDs in it that I’d never tried, so I’m pretty excited to run through them all.
My cupboard is up at 119 now though. :O
This tea smells really amazing. I hope it tastes as good.
Ok, this is interesting. I mean it’s a puerh blend, and I didn’t think puerh would work with mint, but this sorta does? It adds a bit of weight to the creamy mint. I like this. It’s very relaxing and smooth – not what I expect with all that earthy puerhness… I guess the vanilla and licorice help to tone that down by adding a bit of sweetness. It’s a good thing I like licorice!
And the licorice in this is much nicer than it is in the chocomint oolong that came out this year.
ETA when this cools, the licorice really starts to dominate it the blend, so it’s best enjoyed warmer IMO.
My Butiki order should be in on Wednesday, so I’m drinking this down today. Now I’ve only got one Butiki tea in my cupboard! :O
I’m drinking this, looking at job ads, and watching Supernatural! This season (3) has Ruby in it, and so far I really like her. I also can’t wait to get to the end to see how they resolve everything.
Later I’m going to pack up some teas for Sil. Not sure when or how but I’m planning to see her before Christmas to do a tea swap!
Oh, also I really wish Steepster had a way to compare two people’s ratings – it’d be a lot easier finding teas Sil hasn’t tried if I could just hit a compare button. :P
I bought 2 oz of this after hearing what OMGsrsly thought of it, and I’m happy I did!
My neck is just killing me – this tension headache has just been creeping up my neck and made itself at home in my neck and this is just what the Doctor ordered.
Not that I expect it to fix everything, but this tea is just so relaxing. I love all the citrus notes, and the lavender/sage combo works. It’s very soothing and warm and.. lovely.
The only downside is that this is (like a lot of the Teavana blends) VERY heavy tea. I probably have enough to make 5 cups? (Much like DAVIDsTEA’s Spiced Fig). So I’m really happy I tried it, and I expect to enjoy it, but I’ll wait for another sale before I consider re-stocking it once this is gone.
I’ve been drinking this for hours, although I only re-steeped it once. Part of me feels guilty, like I’m wasting quality tea here, but OTOH, I am drinking 20 oz of it so it’s not like I didn’t get much for that 1 scoop of leaves.
I should try my Amoda teas soon, but I want to add them to my cupboard and log them when I do, so I’ll wait a few ore days to make sure everyone else has had a chance to do so. If it wasn’t for the fact that everyone knows these are Butiki teas that you can ONLY get in the box, I’d just log it and not mention Amoda. :P
I feel like I needed this tea today.
I feel like nothing else would do.
Thankfully I have it on hand.
Maybe it’ll snap me out of this funk.
ETA: It did. It snapped me out and I feel more like a thinking breathing human being again.
Oh and here’s a trailer for the Christmas episode of Doctor Who: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TWwYLlcPekA
I had a craving for this today, but sadly it was the same time I did the dishes and I ended up steeping this for about 7 minutes.
Huh. I’m sorry Cafe Vanilla. You SMELL wonderful. You’re just a little strong. I’ll have to add a little bit of milk to even it out.
This is a really nice tea though. The vanilla is subtle but not underpowered if that makes sense.
I’ve had this unopened pack sitting around for a year but I’ve been afraid to try it.
My first sip? It started off flat, but near the end I started to get some orange-pekoe goodness. Followed by coffee grounds.
My cup smells like coffee. I didn’t clean out everything at the top so I probably had a few grounds sneak in. My machine is a few years old so I don’t know if the new ones still have that issue. Either way, I’m not going to completely clean this just because I’m switching between coffee and tea insta-drinks.
I’ll probably stick with coffee drinks in this, but I just wanted to try it and log it.
And an evil part of me wanted to add it to our Steepster database! Go ahead! ADD it to your cupboard!!!
(And I do like my Tassimo. I just don’t think it’s suitable for tea. And I can’t drink the chai latte’s anymore because the ‘milk’ tastes so artificial and weird. But the Tim Hortons coffeee… gimme!)
Della Terra has a black unflavoured blend? Ok – I’d better snap it up and give it a shot!
And I like it. It’s very English Breakfast-y, with a bit of a sharp note at the end of each sip that is trying to snap me awake. It’s not working, but it’s not the tea’s fault as I barely had any sleep at all last night. I don’t expect miracles.
But I haven’t had an unflavoured tea in too long. This was nice. It’s more complex than I had anticipated and I bet it would be lovely with milk and sugar too.