22 Tasting Notes
Steeped up a small pot of this at a friend’s house the other day. No kettle, so we boiled water on the stove then let it sit for a few minutes. I lost track of steeping time, as she was on the phone and I have nearly zero concept of time if I’m not using a timer. I also think I put too much tea in, all she had was a big spoon. I’m not used to steeping in pots.
Yum! I had this as a sample in-store which was a bit weak and light, but steeped at home made it just like christmas in my mug! I could taste the cinnamon, but it wasn’t overwhelming. I could definitely taste the cranberry, but again, it didn’t over power the tea. I have a hard time with anything licorice-y, but the anise didn’t bother me at all.
I might buy a ~bit more, but this isn’t something I’ll keep in my permanent collection. It’s a nice tea for when company is over on a chilly day. (although I rarely have company…)
Drank this over the weekend while notes were down. I think this is my favourite green tea so far. The popped rice is a lot of fun, and it has a bit of a toasty welcoming smell.
Pouring water over it REALLY brings out the toastiness. It just makes me so happy!
When it comes to steeping, I find this tea a bit more forgiving than other green teas I’ve tried. The taste is just so comforting and delicious. One of the few teas I drink every last drop of. (If I could lick the inside of my mug, I would!)
This is my go-to tea when nothing seems to be working out. Old reliable. ;)
It was a sort of rough day. Tossed and turned all night because of nasty leg pains, woke up with a headache, clocked into work half an hour earlier than I should have, headache turned into a migraine. It wasn’t the kind of migraine that makes me lose vision (thankfully), but I could smell every.single.person I walked by. The guy with a cigar a block away might as well have been blowing smoke in my face. Lunch wasn’t a possibility. What was usually a palatable sandwich was suddenly an assault to my senses.
Migraine is now gone, but I still feel out of sorts. Like a puzzle not quite put together right. I never like this feeling (who would?) but all it will take is a good cup of tea and a sleep with some kitty cuddles.
I feel like this lemon myrtle will set me on the path to being fixed. Yes, this will do just right. The smell alone is doing wonders. Finally, a pleasant scent! I should put a dab of honey in it, not because it needs it, but because lemon and honey are perfect for each other.
I didn’t pay attention to how long I steeped this for. Does it matter? Just get in my mouth already!
(Sorry for any spelling mistakes, my brain is still in that aftermath fuzz mode. let me know and I’ll fix it.)
This was my first memorable cup of DavidsTea. It was the absolute most best cup of tea I had ever had (at that point)! DavidsTea is new to my city, so I’ve been on a tasting spree and haven’t gone back to revisit this one for awhile. I bought a tin of this last weekend, so decided I’d brew up a cup at home.
I did brew 2 cups at work recently and they were duds. Not sure if there’s something wrong with the lot or I screwed something up, but I actually paid attention to steep times, even let my second cup brew a bit longer.
This cup at home was pretty decent. My first two sips were kind of weak, so I tossed the steeper in a bit longer. Ended up forgetting about it so it may have steeped for 8-ish minutes all total. The bitterness was my fault, so I’m not holding it against this tea. The sweetness from the pomegranate was there, which is what I like most about this. Sometimes I want a slightly sweeter, not so vegetal green tea, and this hits the spot! People seem weirded out by the black & rooibos. I can tell there’s a bit of black tea in there, but had no idea there was rooibos in it until I read the ingredients. I think the black just gives it a bit more solid base. Or something.
Not the most forgiving green tea, I find. I can’t seem to replicate that first amazing cup. Well, I have about 94 grams left to get it right.. (I still love it, though!)
Wasn’t sure what to expect, since I’m not familiar with actually drinking lavender. This is quite interesting! I’ve gotten a bit tired with my usual evening teas and this is a nice change. I don’t mind the coconut as much as I thought, and that other taste is presumably the lavender. It’s almost slightly peppery, which I usually get with the lavender scented dish soap I use.
I’ll probably keep a bit of this in my stash for when mint choc rooibos/spearmint/sweet dreams gets tiresome.
keeping with the reoccurring theme of long steeps, i made this one up while putting on supper. it smells SO YUMMY but found the taste to be lacking. vanilla orchid oolong definitely picks up what this one forgot.
but it’s in my tea drawer, so i shall drink it. which is ok, i don’t ‘not’ like it, just probably won’t restock, is all. well, as long as vanilla orchid is in stores!
Curled up under the blankets with a cup of this before I have to brave the cold to get ready for work.
In typical moe fashion, I let this steep a little bit too long. Kind of strong & I feel it lost it’s creaminess. Needs a splash of milk, but that requires leaving the safe haven of my pile of blankets.