1789 Tasting Notes
So after drinking two mediocre teas that weren’t worth logging, I came home to my Verdant box! O.O
This was the only herbal I had in it, so OBVIOUS choice. And what a wonderful choice too. It tastes just like a buttery green, and only after steeping it for 10 seconds. I’ll have to see if I can get another infusion or two in before bed. But this is a very delightful cup to sip on.
So this isn’t my first choice for morning cuppa, but I woke up at 3:00, gave up on sleeping around 3:30 and decided this was the best I’d be able to manage until I’d had SOME tea and could work on making a second cup of something better.
It’s not bad. But it wasn’t memorable. Possibly because I was distracted by Stardew Valley, or by being grumpy about not being able to sleep in until 4:15 as I’d planned, but either way, it’s not a bad tea. And if I hadn’t dumped so much cream in, I might have discovered more flavours.
There’ll be other cups so I can report back in the future.
This is an odd duck but any coffee-tea hybrid is.
The white tea is an interesting choice, but I- can- detect that barky taste I associate with white teas so it’s not lost under all that cardamom and coffee. It’s light and tastes just as good warm as it does when you’ve left it on the counter for an hour and go back to it, but I’d like to try it again with some cream too.
Yeah. In my absence from Steepster I went hard onto coffee for a while, and hard into cream into coffee & tea. O.O (But not always! I wouldn’t do it to a premium black tea or anything like that!)
Earlier today I was seething inside about how every company out there is pushing Christmas so hard already, and how everyone needs to chill the eff out, and then I went and saw this in the story and bought it. Hypocrite much? (Maybe, but likely not).
I took the time to update my cupboard here and sift through what I have. Sorted my iced teas and herbals into grab bags I can poke into when I’m in the mood, and left my caffeinated blends out in easy reach – I don’t have enough! I think at least half my stash is either herbal or meant for iced tea. I barely have any pure black teas and only a handful of blends. O.O But before I get carried away I’m going to sip away and get into a groove with tea again – cut back on the coffee and make more tea at work. The tea press helps because my office doesn’t have easy access to a sink to wash leaves etc.
Anyway this is an okay tea. I was curious about how lavender and chocolate would work, but it does? Both flavours feature prominently but balance out. I’ll probably pawn most of these bags on my child, but ocassionally this might make a nice way to end the evening.
This is good. I’m so stuffed up, and fighting sinus headaches, but this is strong enough to punch through all of it so I can mostly taste it and mostly smell it. That little bit of heat will hopefully keep me awake too.
Not my favourite tea, but it’s good one to get me through the morning.
This tea is so good, and so what I needed that I actually logged in after YEARS of inactivity just to say, yes, I approve so hard of this.
I’m also really enjoying my tea press – especially since my office doesn’t have a kettle or a sink or anything near by. I can deal with the mess on breaks!
Flavors: Butter, Rice