514 Tasting Notes
This particular tea is a blend that Vampyre Tea Co is working on (isn’t available on the site just yet)and they asked me to try it and see what I thought of it. Since I’m not the biggest chai fan I wasn’t really looking forward to trying it but I told them I would. I brewed this up like you would any other chai and tried it and it was ok but that is when I got all sorts of creative.
I make myself overnight oats just about every day for the next morning so instead of adding in the normal amount of almond milk I usually do, I added in some of this chai tea brewed a bit stronger than usual. The next morning I had chai tea overnight oats. It was so good. It reminded me of cinnamon oatmeal with a spiced kick. I’ve had it now the last couple of days and I’m pretty impressed. I think if there is a tea I don’t really care for and is just so-so I’m going to start trying this to see if I can find a way to still use it.
This tea was perfect for this morning. I swear I have been in a whirl wind of craze lately. Today we are making the last of the big decisions for the wedding which will be only a few months away. Figured why wait with a few family members having health issues. Might as well just go ahead and do it. All I have left to do are my flowers, whatever we are wearing, and the actual ceremony site. So not too much but geez. I feel like I haven’t stopped running.
Anyway, today’s lovely tea is one from Blackbird Tea Co, a company that I really hadn’t heard much about until I started looking around on Steepster.
This tea was very lovely and just want I needed to get going this morning. Not so much caffeine wise, more flavor wise. I wanted something sweet but not overly so and this tea delivered. Reminded me of blueberry jam actually with w tart floral twist.
Happy Friday all!
This one sounded so interesting, a sweet and savory black tea. But I just didn’t care for it. Unfortunately the savory part was too much for me but I think this would make an excellent marinade for fish or steak.
Today I needed a celebration tea and this is the one I use for just those occasions. This tea holds up over time and just makes me happy. I wish it was offered all year round because I find myself hoarding it. I love the cinnamon green roobios goji berry combination. It is like drinking or eating sweet cinnamon berry flavored honey. I love this tea and I am hoping that M&K bring it back this year along with their Pumpkin tea for the fall season.
Why do I need to celebrate? My boyfriend proposed to me last night! I am still incredibly shocked and crazy excited. If you want to read about it, check out the link below. Thank you for all that have already congratulated me. I’m still on Cloud Nine!
As you may have guessed. . .I picked this tea purely on the name alone. How could I not? It cracked me up!
This tea had such a strong solid malty richness to it. I loved it. More than I thought it would . As it cooled the astringency started to really kick in and I just still loved it. Maybe my tastes are starting to change. . .again. This hit the spot. That is for sure. Just a simple non complicated solid black tea.
This tea reminded me of how much I missed the Kick The Coffee blend that Koni offers. So far I haven’t encountered a bad tea from them yet.
While I was drinking this tea, I worked on a fun blog post. I took part in the 5 Fandom Friday list today and today’s topic was "If you could pick 5 fictional pets to adopt, who would they be? "I instantly thought Ludo from Labyrinth and Fizzgig from the Dark Crystal. Who would you pick? Just some Friday fun for you all! Happy Friday!
Thanks to the lovey and amazing Marzipan for this delight. Some of the teas from Sunshine Cottage I have really enjoyed and this was one I’d had my eye on.
Unfortunately, I think I bumbled the steeping parameters or overleafed because I was greeted with an overwhelming bitter tea and none of the sweet maple notes I was hoping for. I could taste very very faint hints of a sweetness but I can’t say it was a maple flavor or not. OOPS! Teaches me to brew up a tea before deadline time.
I am in love with the Orange Moon Tea Society and the universe they have created. Orange Moon Tea Society is a tea company that is based off of a collection of stories from Snadragon Tea, a young adult series that follows the life of Emily and what she encounters at her great grandmother’s boarding house. How fun is that! I am so intrigued by the beauty of the artwork each tea has been given and the creative genius of the whole idea of the Orange Moon Tea Society.
This particular tea is a black mango orange mandarin flavored tea. What I love the most is the mandarin orange aftertaste you are left with that keeps you coming back for more. I’m very happy with this one and plan to pick up more when I see it back on the site.
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Happy Thursday all!