1060 Tasting Notes
Today I have two sick kids tucked under blankets. Everyone in my house has a sore throat, and we are all grumpy. This made the choice for my morning pot of tea an easy one. I’m so glad I had this in the house today. Everyone enjoys it, and with a spoonful of honey stirred in it helps sooth scratchy throats. If today has to be bad at least the tea is good!
I did not enjoy this tea. It smelled very medicinal even before I opened the wrapper. I expected some vanilla and cinnamon to come through, but there wasn’t any. After steeping for 3 minutes I tasted it, but the only thing I could make out was the rooibos. I steeped it for an additional 4 minutes, but there was still no hint of any flavor other than rooibos. Very disappointing.
I don’t know why, but I’m still surprised that I like ginger. I really like it in this tea. It is strong, but not overpowering. The black tea is good. Strong enough to hold it’s own with the ginger. I did put a little sweetener in my cup, but I think it would be just as good without it. I’ll get back to you on that one.
I had this tea before, and I seem to remember not liking it that much. Most likely it was due to drinking it at a restaurant that served the tea with water that was not at the correct temperature. When I made this at home it had a wonderful scent of orange and vanilla, and the taste was smooth – almost creamy. I did not begin to taste the jasmine until the tea cooled, and I found the taste a bit distracting. This is definitely a tea best drunk while hot/warm.
This was a gift from a friend. She bought me several loose teas at a shop in Ocean City, NJ as a thank you for babysitting her cat and garden. I wish I had more information about the teas, but the lack of information has not kept me from enjoying them.
This tisane is good. The cranberry is strong with the orange taking the edge off the tartness. It’s a lovely evening drink when I want to relax with a warm cup of tea and a good book.