1473 Tasting Notes
The girls (our three cats) conferred and decided to let me out of bed to make tea. When I’m sick, all three pile into the bed with (and on) me, despite their personal issues with each other. But now Earlie (full name Earl Jean Grey) is jealously guarding me and the tea, and I’m not sure which one she’s more interested in.
This tea smells so, so good. My mouth started watering as soon as I opened the package. I had been hoping for a sipdown before I remembered we bought two try me packs of this tea…oh well.
The first sip is wonderful. Cinnamon (my favorite), vanilla, sweetness. But every sip after that is more and more of a let down. I taste no oatmeal and no raisins. Sadness. I’m greatly enjoying the cinnamon, but I have cinnamon crackle. I have no need for other cinnamon teas XD. And I feel like The Glow from DavidsTea is a much better oatmeal tea.
So it will be a pleasure to finish up this cup, but I don’t feel the need to replace it.
I’ve been sick for days, so there hasn’t been much tea in my world. But my wife made me a cup of this for my morning cup. And it’s a sipdown, YAY.
A big yay because this was not that good. The puerh was very present and did not mix well at all with the artificial raspberry. I enjoy a good puerh, but this was just…blegh.
Also, now I can’t stop singing Prince in my head.
Appropriately enough, the end of my alphabetic journey through Night Vale is The Weather.
I will not make the obvious joke.
This smells like thai green curry. I have such a craving now. Unless this tea is amazing, the rest will be used to make rice, because yum.
The tea is very, very good, but it tastes like green curry. So yes, it will be going into delicious rice…yum.
So that’s all the fandom blends! I feel like I’ve lost my purpose now.
I had a cup of this last night, but I have no memory of it because as soon as I sat down to enjoy it, my laptop decided to start sounding like the unmarked black helicopters seen in the skies of Night Vale.
This area is Not Good For Play. I will mourn you Vanellope.
So I made a new cup today and I rather like Steve Carlsberg (Sorry Cecil!). The grapefruit and the vanilla pair well together, but it’s more vanilla than grapefruit, which is a little disappointing…I love grapefruit.
But he is keeping me company as I fight with my old laptop to back up before she dies. Sigh.
I have the feeling that this tea will be similar to the Management, but I’m really hoping not.
Sidenote, I have my window open and someone nearby is frying fish, so now I’m dying for fish and chips. Dying.
Anyway! First sip: Yup, this is a tea for the wife, as I’m not too keen on it. It doesn’t make me want to run away screaming like Management did, but it’s still not great. The roasted mate is a saving grace for this one. You can really smell tobacco as it gets near your nose, and then you can taste it as well in the aftertaste. As an ex-smoker, I find it both delicious and revolting and I want a cigarette now. Badly.
So, uh…don’t try this if you’re trying to quit. Yeah, after a few more sips, this is all I can think about. It tastes like drinking a cup of tea right after smoking a cigarette. Or improperly stored tea from a smoker’s home. Which…if the Sheriff’s Secret Police kept tea in their headquarters, this is what I imagine it would taste like. So spot on tea, but it’s not for me.