Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Mango Madness

This tea doesn't smell much like anything, honestly. I expected to be hit in the face by mangos, but it's kinda blah scent wise.

Honestly, taste wise this tea doesn't pack much of a punch either.

It's like if you put some lemon juice in a glass of water. And not even a lot of lemon juice. And I steeped this fucker strong. So, this tea isn't HORRIBLE, it just doesn't taste like much.

3/10, would not waste money on something that nearly tastes like nothing


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Queen of Tarts

This tea is a mate! Meaning, it's going to give me energy. Because fuck yeah stimulants in all natural forms.

I brewed this on the herbal temperature. Because why not am I right?

As for they taste...well...they didn't lie. It's pretty fucking tart. Like unless you specifically like tart things (You people who eat sour skittles as an example), you'll probably want something different. The flavors behind the tart are good, the tartness is just a major roadblock for me.

That being said, it's a very PRETTY tea. The tea itself is pink, and the leaf is pretty too


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Currant Affair

Okay so, to me, this tea smells a little gross.

And by gross I mean the currant scent mixed with the rooibos scent made a cat-piss-esque scent that is just driving me insane. So no matter what this tea tastes like, I'm just going to have a whole whopping memory of the scent.

And it does taste good. It tastes a lot like black currants, is nice and naturally sweet, and the cat piss smell is gradually going away.

So, if your nose isn't weird like mine, I'd say go for it! If it is, smell this tea before purchase.


Friday, 12 June 2015

Raspberry Mojito

Apologies for my absence. I was recovering from some minor surgery, spending the last two weeks sleeping and recovering. Thank you for your patience.

Ingredients: Apples, raisins, hibiscus blossoms, carrot, beetroot, peppermint, lime, raspberries, rose petals, natural and artificial strawberry flavouring. 

I looooove mojitos.
And raspberries.

I was very excited to hear about this tea, and I am not disappointed.

I am having it iced.
But, if you like hot fruit teas, this would probably make for a nice twist to a hot peppermint tea.

Peppermint is definitely the most stand-out flavour in this tea, so you might want to have something to sweeten in up a bit if that isn't your thing. I tried adding some raspberry agave, which was excellent! But I like it on it's own as well.
But, while the mint flavour is strong, you can still taste the raspberry (and a little bit of that strawberry flavouring), plus the tiniest hint of lime. It could do with some more lime. ALWAYS MORE LIME

Today I am trying it made at DavidsTea, so the next time I make it I will be trying it a bit stronger.
Because I definitely bought myself some of this stuff, and will more than likely be going back for more.

Chris bought me a SodaStream as an early birthday present, so I can not wait to try this one as a pop.

I recommend that everyone at least pop in to their local DT when they are sampling it.
I am really enjoying it.

Happy Steeping,


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Bear Valley: Ghost's baby

She finally had her baby! And man oh man, he is going to be tall!

I've fallen deeply in love with him and if I had the ability, would adopt him ASAP.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Blueberry Jam

So you guys know that blueberry tea I reviewed earlier? The one my brother got me? Blueberry Jam tastes basically just like that.
Like...no jokes it's basically the loose leaf version twin. And the blueberry tea is cheaper I do believe. Just some food for thought. Or...tea for thought I guess.

I steeped it as if it was a black tea, just for giggles.

Overall, it's a good tea I can't complain about it. But for sake of ease, I'll still with the stuff my brother got me - I can always order more of it online.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Here is the plan

As I'm sure people who have moved, and had to paint and do all that shit before putting all of their stuff in know, moving leaves you unable to get to any of your stuff.

So, I'm going to prepare 3 weeks worth of reviews for during the move (that is what I"m doing today!), and then pre-prepare the rest of the way until the move within the next few weeks. Then I can get packing with some of my tea supplies.

As it stands I am continuously being interrupted by something house related. Whether it is dealing with the bank, talking to the real estate agent, getting home insurance set up...the dentist.

We also have to think about if we are going to need movers, and if so who and for what day. Getting all the stuff for the stuff to do the stuff.

So yeah, slightly less chaos, but still pretty chaotic. So this week, and potentially next week, I'm going to be preparing a bunch of reviews. Hopefully it won't go into next week!

Wish me luck, and sanity.