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Still working on perfecting the steeping time, but enjoying this tea nonetheless.
I’ve always had trouble with Earl Grey and I thought this sounded perfect when the lovely employee at Steam told me it was without bergamot. Yes!
The base is a touch finicky with steeping, but the other floral ingredients compliment it, even when I don’t manage the perfect steeping. I can only imagine how delightful it will be when I do.
For the moment, this is on my desk at work. It was a nice treat at work this afternoon.
Tart, tangy, a little edgy, this is a rich cup. It’s potent! Tasting of wood, leather, malt, tobacco, sour rye. It would best be served with breakfast, but instead I had it with a sweet treat:
2 apples, dices & sautéed in coconut oil, then sprinkled with cardamom (or cinnamon, or both…nutmeg is another option). Add a little vanilla & melt a couple T of coconut butter, or just add a little coconut milk…or other kind of milk…
Meanwhile, dissolve 1 T of gelatin in cold 1/4 water, or some kind of milk.
When the apples are tender & everything seems just right (and the planets are perfectly aligned) stir in the gelatin, stir it around to make sure it is all dissolved, then divide everything between a serving dish or 2 & refrigerate for an hour or 2.
I’m in love with gelatin right now. I bought some frozen peaches today to make a peach & coconut milk one tomorrow. I think I’m gonna make a banana coconut milk pudding in a little while. I just can’t get enough! Perfect with a robust cup of tea!
Thanks to Sil for this tea, and that’s another Sipdown, folks!
PS. I should have drank this yesterday, since it was St. Pat’s!
Mmmmmm I LOVE pear and I don’t hate rooibos – so I was pretty happy to see this in the box from Sil – and I think she got it from OMGsrsly. LOL I just find it so interesting how teas just get passed on and around. This is an amazing community of generous people.
I’m finding this to be more pear than rooibos, but there is some woodiness in the background. I would like this to be a little more tart – it’s pretty sweet, like over ripe pears or maybe canned pears – but tasty none the less.
I’ve spent most of the day napping and snuggling with the cat – I think he really missed me while I was away. He’s being a little cranky, wants to be mad at me but the need for Mommy snuggles seems to be winning. Nice relaxing (recovery) day with some good tea from friends. :))
whoohoo! finally on today’s teas lol this is pretty much my last day in november to drink teas given the travelling that’s coming up, so i’m trying to enjoy it. the snow is falling outside, and i’m sitting (in between working) in our kitchen nook watching it fall, drinking my tea. perfect only marred by the absence of my other half since he’s at work and can’t exactly do that from home. I do still enjoy this tea – it’s bold and strong and delicious. I just wish that steam would do 50g instead of this 100g crap. even if i adore a tea, i’d rather pick up 50g and place another order when i get through that amount – if only to keep my cupboard under control! thanks agin though for introducing me, omgsrsly :)
mmm..happiness is a cup of this one in the afternoon sun while i read my book. My other half is going to be working as much as possible over the next few weeks, which means that i’ll have a lot more time on my hands to be hanging out alone at the house. Suits me just fine as it forces me to slow down and do things like open up my books…sit…relax…drink more tea! haha.
what i have successfully concluded after a few cups of this tea is that i don’t like it in a travel mug. There’s something about this tea that begs for a giant ceramic mug….something to wrap my hands around and feel the warmth while i savour this one. Because i DO like it..but it’s not a brew for anyone who likes meek teas. This one says HAAALLOOOOOO in a deep booming voice. it’s great. :)
I had this as a latte last night and it was deeelicious! thanks for the thought ombsrsly this is a tea that i would consider stocking as part of my few flavoured puerhs tha ti enjoy, though it’s not my all time favourite. I do relaly like the combination they have going on here though. Thanks for letting me try this one out omg!
Final Count yesterday: 169 because of the awesomeness of Dexter…i’ll forgive you this time! ;)
must remember to have the last of this as a latte. Another sample from OMGSRSLY?!?!?! because i have to get my drink on! Not a sipdown but it’s one step closer to one…and a step closer to getting rid of the boxes of samples in my house at the moment lol I’m not sure what a hazelberry is…but this is tasty and delicious and i will be enjoying more!
thank you omgsrsly this one isn’t bad. it’s still not the pear tea i want it to be… somewhere between 5-9 mins is the sweet spot. 5 mins isn’t enough pear and 9+ mins is too rooibosy. but it’s been fun to try this one. The rest of this is off to dexter to try out whenever her box fills up on this end heh
thank you omgsrsly for braving the PEAR to pick this upt for me (and i think dexter?) I am actually really enjoying this one, though i think i’ll let it steep a little longer next time as the rooibos is coming through but not enough of the pear is. This is pear juice. like the juice from fruit cups…except mixed with the rooibos it’s not nearly as sweet or intense…it’s tasty delicious. i just want.moar.pear. :)
Every time I saw this reviewed, I would get really excited about it because everyone makes it sound so good but when I read the ingredients I lose interest because it is filled with a whole bunch of things I tend to avoid. However, when I was visiting Sil, she have me a sample so I could finally try it for myself. Sipping it now, I want to love it. I really, really do but I am getting a whole lot of cardamom, a little but of dark chocolate, and not much else. It’s not bad but it’s not something I personally would stock. Nonetheless, thank you Sil for the opportunity to see for myself what this tea is all about and I am especially grateful because I know how much of a fan you are :)
Aw crap. I guess I lied when I said the last note was my last note.
I forgot I drank the rest of this sample from Courtney earlier tonight while my hubby and I were watching the making of Diagon Alley special to ramp up our excitement for our trip to Florida in the fall.
I was also working on a banner for my mom’s surprise birthday/retirement party this weekend.
That is to say, I was majorly distracted as I drank this.
I addd milk. It was a comforting cup. But not nearly as mapley as I’d like a maple tea to be.
Probably if you would just give me pure maple syrup to drink, that would maybe be mapley enough.
I’m a tough Canadian to please!
Thanks for sending this for me to try, Courtney, I can cross it off my list now! :)