1754 Tasting Notes
This is now in my cupboard. It smells SO GOOD. The dry leaf smells like a perfume I want to wear.
To be honest, I’d say this is essentially the peach version of my all time fave strawberry white tea. I liked that one better hot, just as I do this one. Both have a rather delicate and slightly tart note when hot and become a tad cloying as it cools. But I don’t care. Those first sips when it’s hot are priceless and make me wanna swoon! I am so in love… even more so than with the sample I tried at the festival. Although I highly suspected it would be as such. Happy sighs!
I was at Shopper’s World the other day and came across this shop. Someone had told me awhile back that it was there, but I’d forgotten. I was on my way home from a funeral, so it was a welcome surprise to boost my spirits. (a friend’s father passed. very sad, but not someone in my immediate circle. I went to support my friend).
Anyhow. I’m at the boyfriend’s house.
Brewing this up, I smell the spices, more the cloves even though it’s the last ingredient on the list. Not a strong scent. Adding milk muted things, as expected. I couldn’t detect much spice. I’ll have to try again…
Also, this was ctc. I thought there’d be more of a caffeine punch and bolder flavours. It was just ok. I’ll try at home with better water.
This is quite good, albeit expensive at if you consider it as one packet = one cup. I bought mine on discount at $10 per pack of 10. For reference, this is an herbal tea and dehydrated fruit pairing. You simply add hot water and the tea bag, and a beautiful mocktail is created!
I’ve made my sampler last by refilling the mug grandpa style, or just making a massive pitcher with a single pack. I don’t really find that it impacts the flavour much and it helps me get my daily water intake.
Out of the 4 options, this one might be my fave, though I’ve yet to try the mango/lemongrass version. Something about mint mixed with fruit is super refreshing. And nobody else in the house seems to enjoy the combo so it’s all for me. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of tropical fruits, but this? this I can get behind. It could easily turn into an addiction :)
If I see them at the festival next year, or elsewhere, I’ll pick some up no question. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a free shipping threshold and I’d rather grab an extra set next time than pay the fee to fedex!
Ok first of all, I know I’ve reviewed this before. It even shows that I’ve rated it in the box near the top of the screen, though not on the bar below my text as I type. But my review is nowhere to be found. Grrr! I was hoping to refer back and look at my notes. I mean, that was the original reason I signed up here (come for the reviews, stay for the tea frens!).
Sighs. Anyhow. This was a whole lot fruitier than I recall. I remember it being more remnicent of a garden with notes of carrot and other non green vegetal things. But today, I’m getting sweet peach mostly. It is pretty old so perhaps carrot fades faster than the other ingredients. Now it’s just a plain ol’ fruity green. Oh well.
I saw the chiro yesterday. Because of all the work I did with the rmt, she was finally able to get at parts that were previously inaccessible. Yay! unfortunately, that means I’m in ouchie zombie walk mode today. and my neck is kinked (she also worked on my hyoid so I’m guessing my body is still adjusting to that). My fitbit doesn’t like me right now :P
So yeah, this kick in the pants tea is required! Ugh yes it is…
Now that I know to use an extra large mug for one bag, and to steep for under 2 min, it’s super tasty! but it looses potency after a few months. No hoarding for me :)
Intense! I guess the newest version of this got a little extra flavour. It’s almost overwhelming in scent when you open the packet. Mango bubblegum.
Steeped, the roasted notes come out to play. I definitely see what people mean by guayasa or yerba mate, in the other reviews. Though if I hadn’t been told it was mango I’d have guessed apricot.
There is also a creamy element in here that I wasn’t expecting. Almost buttery in texture.
Not something I’d keep in the cupboard myself as I’m not a huge fan of guayasa. The complexity of this appeals to me, so I’d never turn down a cuppa :P
I didn’t know one could drink the forest. So good.
It’s been awhile since I had a cuppa where the first sip just makes me go mmmmm. Based on that alone I’m inclined to rate this at 90. It may just well become one o those blends I hoard for eons an indulge on special occasions, only to find it’s gone stale. Unfortunately, it’s fallen somewhat flat and I’m sipping it out of a plastic cup as I’m in a different office today. Bah.
Anyhow. This is really well blended. Will have to try it at home again soon.
I’m grabbing some of this if the lady who runs the shop is able to attend our meeting. Well, her daughter is the real brains… but I think she’s still in highschool or just graduated. I love supporting local businesses, even better when it’s quality!
I sampled this tea at the festival. Juicy and ripe peach notes and just the right amount of sweetness. Highly impressed. They have an icewine tea as well. I haven’t tried it but I am a serious sucker for icewine tea!
Black tea and maple blended perfectly together. Made it through just one steep so I’m not gonna rate it yet. However… all the maple teas I’ve had so far haven’t ever really captured the essence of what I imagine a maple tea to be, or even to create a true maple flavour that balances with the tea. This tea? Balance, flavour, and depth! I’m impressed.
This one definitely does better when cooled. Notes of stone fruit and perhaps a bit of corn or breadiness. Lingering honey orchid aftertaste.
When hot, it tastes thinner, but also more crisp and delicate. Definitely digging my purchase! I gave a tubmbler’s worth of leaves (two cups?) to a friend… she loves it as well, and even wants to one day put in an online order for more :)
Also, this tea confused her. Was it black? was it oolong? I don’t think she’s ever had a proper darj before, let alone a first flush. Or a psuedo oolong. Love seeing those first time moments hehe
On another note, does anyone have experience with myofascial massage? (not stretching, that is similar but different).