1626 Tasting Notes
I was saving the very last bit of this tea for a special occasion. I was so sick that I had to take a sick day today. I needed to hydrate myself. I chose this tea. This is so incredibly delicious. It soothed my throat and eased my fever. I steeped this twice, and the second time was just as equally good. Needless to say, I will be purchasing this tea again… and again… This was the second time I had this tea.
This is my sister’s tea, but she told me to make the tea for all of us. So I have been making this iced for everyone! This is delicious, light, and slightly peachy and fruity. It has a natural sweetness to it (I think it is natural?). Very good summer iced tea. I am trying to make as many iced teas before the weather turns colder.
Sipdown! It was meant to be.
This tea was absolutely delicious. I had this HUGE tin, and I had swapped away some samples. But other than that, I had it ALL TO MYSELF! This was such a treat drinking this every morning. This is bittersweet, and I will miss you so much Caramel! I must move on as there are other teas waiting for me to try!
Sipdown! I made this iced last week, and that was probably the biggest mistake EVER! I had left a bag of citrus mate steeping in cool water for a few hours and saw that the liquid was getting a honey brown color so I removed it. I let it cool in the fridge overnight. The next morning I tried it and it was EXTREMELY bitter. Like medicinal bitter. Like I crushed up ibuprofen and drank it. UGH!
SO, today I had just a tiny bit left of leaf so I tried it hot. I steeped it for 45 seconds. Ahh… much better. It has the citrus scent to it; though I have had this tea for years! This thing is OLD. It isn’t as flavorful as it once was, but I am not a huge mate fan to begin with. I had only enjoyed Guayaki’s yerba mates in the past (and as a side note, I am not even sure if I would like it as much today as I did then).
Funny how tastes change through time right?