1389 Tasting Notes
For National Mojito Day. July 11th.
I’m honestly not sure if I’ve ever had a mojito. If so, it must not have been too memorable since I can’t remember it. I was thinking that mojitos are made with spearmint but I really have no clue (even after a Google search) so we’re just going to go with spearmint.
I typically really enjoy this bagged tea, but today it’s tasting watered down. Still not bad though. I’m enjoying the spearmint!
For National Apple Turnover Day. July 5th.
I forgot to add July’s sipdown prompts to my calendar, so July 5th came and went without any apple teas for me. I finally remembered, so now I’m playing a bit of catch-up. Still working through some older teas, forever working through some older teas, and wanted a black tea this morning so here we are – my oldest black tea with apple pieces.
An earlier note didn’t show much enthusiasm for this blend, and that opinion still holds true. No apple flavor here, only that red hot cinnamon I tend to dislike. There is something else too that I’ve been trying to place. I wish I had the taste buds and discernment so many of you possess. Maybe it’s just the cinnamon.
Moving on to the next.
I noticed that the Steepster page for this tea has been updated to say
Discontinued. Similar tea available. Buy now.
I clicked the Buy Now button and was redirected to adagio’s site, specifically to the page for their pu-erh hazelberry tea. Now, I’ve had pu-erh hazelberry and it tastes nothing like Strawberry Slender. I was so excited to find a possible replacement (or even something kind of close), but this was disappointing. I guess they just picked the tea on their website that has the closest ingredients? I do appreciate that they are recommending options for discontinued teas, but I would like to see them be more similar at least.
I’ve been lazy with my notes this week. I haven’t felt much like writing anything down. The last ten days or so have been busy, to say the least, and I haven’t been feeling all that well. Officially skipping any sort of festivities today and staying home with my cats, in my PJs. I was worried about leaving them home alone anyway, with all the fireworks going off in the neighborhood this week. I know tonight will be the worst of it, and we have a few that get really upset. I’m also in the middle of what I think is an arthritis flare at the moment, so my body hurts and I don’t feel like sitting in the heat all day. Apparently it isn’t just the cold that makes the joints so dang irritable.
I know I’ve had this blend before, but I just can’t remember it. Drinking it now, it doesn’t seem particularly memorable. I should have added more tea leaves to the basket because it’s rather light. Maybe that’s the problem. Now I have less than a teaspoon left, so the next cup will have to be a small one. Should have just finished it off. Ugh.
I think I’ve read that a few of you have sipdown boxes. I like the idea, so I think I shall create my own. I keep running across bags of tea with one cup’s worth left, and I just need need to finish them off already. They are taking up valuable space. I’ll go ahead and start a box and add my little 3/4 teaspoon of this to the mix. I can’t believe I saved 3/4 teaspoon and thought that was a good idea.