1473 Tasting Notes
So, because I am who I am and because it’s hot out, I’m going to try all of my samples from Tea Forte iced. This one came up first because of all the negative reviews it has been getting. I am eying that Blueberry Merlot, but saving it for last.
The smell of the dry leaf was overwhelming. Some have called it medicinal or alcoholic, for me, and I hate to say it, it smelled like nail polish remover to me. I just….did not like it.
Iced, it still has that smell, but the taste is much, much different, thank goodness. I’m surprised by the taste and how much I do like it.
However, the ginger does take over, and I don’t know what is supposed to be tropical, but I’m not tasting it. I taste ginger with an aftertaste of lime…
I’m not a fan, but I would definitely recommend it to someone who like ginger and lime.
Hmmm…this tea is only meh for me. It’s light and refreshing and kind of juicy, but it’s not knocking me off of my feet.
To be fair, I only gave it 30 seconds steep time, but I’ve never found that to be an issue with other white teas. I don’t know.
Let’s put it this way. I’ve been known to go through a two liter jug of tea in a day. I poured myself a cup of Pom Power this morning and it’s now 9:30 at night and I’ve only drank half of the cup. It’s just…meh.
Mmmmmmm. Returned from our trip at 7:30 this morning, and after two days of travel and three restless nights, I desperately needed a pick me up while we were running errands today. My brother and I were discussing Jungle Ju Ju, and it was exactly what I was craving. Yum! Light and fruity, it gave me just enough energy to get through my day.
In other news, my delightful brother (who I’m sure will show up on here sometime soon) recently got engaged, so for an engagement gift, I took him a bag of 20 or so teas and a DavidsTea logo mug (his name is David). We gave it to them last night. By this morning they had put together a big order online with DavidsTea! XD. I created a monster!
Gah, this morning. So my wife and I couldn’t fall asleep until 2:30 am or so after we were stood up at Waffle House last night. I woke up this morning and glanced at the digital clock, which read 9:49, and leapt out of bed in a panic. I had a phone interview with DavidsTea at 10…yikes! So I raced to my Dad’s office and set up, pulling up my resume, finding a phone, etc. And then I glanced at my computer’s clock. 6:43. groan I tried to stay up, but around 7:30 I tumbled back into bed to get another hour of sleep. When I woke again, I made a cup of this to soothe my nerves and wake me up, and it worked beautifully. I love the flavor of this tea, the chocolate and the almonds make it wonderfully creamy, and while I don’t get raspberry, I do get banana like so many others. Which is just fine by me, seeing as how I love raspberries, but cannot stand chocolate with them.
I don’t want to jinx anything, but I feel like the interview went really, really well. I’ll know by Friday…cross your fingers, toes, and eyes for me, Steepsterites!
Waffle Hooooouse. It’s always freezing in there, so I got a cuppa tea with my delicious, greasy food. It wasn’t horrible, just your standard bagged orange pekoe. Definitely hit the spot last night, even if I did have to use twice the amount of sugar. I will be reaching for my DavidsTea Orange Pekoe this morning, though.
Now I miss my kitty. (A ginger named Pekoe .)
Still love this one. Spent Thursday night erm “hanging out” with a friend from college and did the same thing tonight. Pair that with all of the deliciously terrible for you food we’ve been eating, and my body is about to go on strike. So yesterday I spent rehydrating with vitamin water and powerade, but when the “hanging out” started, I had a cup of detox by my side. It was an experiment to see if it would help…it didn’t. I’m ready to get home and curl up with a big mug of this and sip my hangover away.