Still super backlogged. I guess that’s what happens when you have a free night and decide to “sleep when the baby sleeps” and go to bed at 8pm, and sleep until the baby wakes up at 8:30am… (there was a 5:30am feed in there too, but I did not eat when the baby ate, and woke up quite hungry as a consequence).
Anyways, in the interests of cleaning off what may soon be known as “Tea Couch” (it is currently adorned with all of the packets of teas I’ve had recently, as that’s how I remember to review things), I’ll try to plow through a few while baby is napping (given the approximately 12 hours of sleep I had last night, I am not as tired as usual).
I’ve obviously received my Bird and Blend order (well, if it’s not obvious, it will be shortly with the number of B&B reviews I’ll be posting). This was a pretty random pick for me though – an herbal, with rose? Not my style. But I was curious, and there was a 20g samplers option, and I had a free slot, soooooo this one ended up in there. It’s actually not bad, as long as I remember what I’m drinking – the rose is present but it’s not as strong as it could be (oh – and the rosebuds are beautiful – this would be a gorgeous tisane to IG if I did such things), and I can taste the cacao shells nicely, although there’s a touch of a stale flavour that I’m picking up. Unsure if it’s the cacao or a different ingredient.
The tea is definitely reminiscent of turkish delight (which I don’t like, surprise surprise), especially with that chocolate hint. (I’ve only had chocolate-covered turkish delight, I believe.) A fantastic choice for lovers of such things, but I’m actually finding it to be fairly decent despite not being big on rose. High marks for uniqueness, lost a few points because of the slight stale flavour (remember, this is a new order, not a 7-year-old tea like practically everything else I’ve been having lately, so this shouldn’t be expected). Worth trying if you’re into such ingredients, or at least, not too averse to them.