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Author Topic: Jag's Tea House  (Read 53187 times)

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Online FoxWriter

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #125 on: November 13, 2019, 09:37:05 PM »
b...but chamomile. my favorite DX

well, mint is my favorite, but i like chamomile a whole lot too.

i do love rooibos too, so i'll look into that one some more.

thank you Jag! ^^

Offline Oreo

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #126 on: December 20, 2019, 07:05:45 AM »
Just tried my first bit of dried lemon grass as an additive to my tea. *is in love*

Offline JagTopic starter

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2020, 08:24:17 AM »
Got some new fandom blends from Adagio teas.

I haven't tried Aziraphale's yet, but I have tried Crowley's.

Ingredients: black tea, lapsang souchong, natural caramel flavor & natural almond flavor

Teas: lapsang souchong, almond, caramel

Accented With: cherry, chocolate chips & red peppercorn

From the Creator: This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

I drank this tea every day for about 5 days and I still don't know if I like it or not. It's very unique. I've never had a tea with any kind of peppercorns in it before. I know from using them in cooking that red peppercorns aren't like black peppercorns. They are more mild and even 'fruity', but it is still a peppercorn. It certainly looks beautiful in the blend and it does add a strange taste.

It tastes and smells very dark, but it has a slightly sweet flavor from the chocolate and cherries. As far as being a fandom tea, it certainly does embody Crowley. Dark, but a little sweet. It's perfect for him.

I have found that I prefer it with a little bit of almond milk in it.

Offline Oreo

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #128 on: January 29, 2020, 07:15:11 PM »
Those sound wonderful Jag. I want to go make some hawthorn tea now. It has a very peppery taste that I love.

Offline JagTopic starter

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #129 on: February 29, 2020, 01:04:26 PM »
Adagio is having a Leap Day sale of a tea they are calling "Brigadoon". It's only available today and is named after a tale of a Scottish village that only appears once a century for a day. I forgot they were selling it today, so I missed out on being able to get a tin. I did get two 3oz pouches though. It's blended with assam melody tea, keemun concerto tea, silver needle tea & blue cornflowers.

I also ordered 3oz of pu'erh dante tea. According to reviews, it smells like dirt and mud and tastes like licking a forest floor. Another said it smelled almost of rotting fish. Another said it smelled like a wet, muddy horse. Someone said it tasted like creamy salt water. So I'm excited to try it, cause I'm open to trying the weird shit now. ^^

Offline Oreo

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #130 on: February 29, 2020, 01:48:39 PM »
Thank you Jag. I was able to snag some. I had never heard of them before. I do have blue cornflower, but not the other ingredients. Looking forward to tasting this. Made it my treat for the month.

>_> Brigadoon was one of my favorite childhood movies.

Offline JagTopic starter

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #131 on: March 22, 2020, 04:39:00 PM »
Not going to lie. I've bought a lot of tea lately.

Blueberry White Tea
Peach White Tea
Strawberry White Tea
Eternal Spring White Tea
Pu-erh Dante
Berry Creme Compote Herbal Tea
Lemon Meringue Green Tea
Irish Stout Black Tea
Elderberry Wine
Irish Breakfast
Scottish Breakfast
Blackberry Sage Oolong
Earl Grey Moonlight
Fear & Loathing in a Cornfield (Batman fandom tea)
Paladin (DnD based tea)

I've tried most of them. I'm really liking the Irish Breakfast with a little bit of oatmilk creamer and Brigadoon. I got a sample of Fear & Loathing in a Cornfield with my large order (one tea bag of it) and really liked it. So I ordered a sample tin of it and the Paladin. I got those two samples in the mail yesterday.

I plan on reviewing each of them at some point. >.<

I have a tea problem.


That's not all of them.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 04:40:44 PM by Jag »

Offline JagTopic starter

Re: Jag's Tea House
« Reply #132 on: March 25, 2020, 06:12:18 PM »
Pu-erh Dante

Tried a very new tea today. It's called Pu-erh Dante. It's extremely different from anything I've drank before.

Pu-erh is the type of tea, like green or black or white. Dante is like the blend, like green chamomile or black almond.

I've always known that white, green, black, and oolong teas were all made from the same plant. I was surprised to see that this form of tea is as well. The Camellia sinensis plant. The differene between those four is the the amount of time the plant is allowed to grow (white tea is made from young leaves) and the processing time (oolong is processed the longest). Pu-erh is another step in the process. It is fermented tea. I love fermented things. I like making my own pickles, sauerkraut, and all sorts of stuff that my German great grandmother taught me. Fermented tea sounds fantastic to me.

What really drew me to the tea was the comments on it. About how it smelled like mud and mushrooms and damp forest. Why wouldn't I want to drink that? I'm a magical bitch and I should be drinking hot mud.

I was not prepared for just how earthy it smelled. When I opened that bag, it was like shoving my face in the dirt. It was very strong.

I was also drawn to the fact that it can be a long brew tea. Some mornings I just don't have time to watch my tea and get the leaves out before leaving for work. It can sit in the water steeping for over 30 minutes without getting bitter. So I can toss it in my thermos, drive the 45 minute to work, strain it there, and be good to go. And since fermenting makes the flavor so strong, I can save the leaves and re-steep it later in the day for a second thermos full.

It's a very strong tea if you let it steep more than five minutes though. It's just like BAM. Kick you in the jaw, despite being a rather smooth flavor. I don't like coffee, but this doesn't come off like coffee the way some black teas can. It's so smooth and earthy. I love it.

I put some vanilla oatmilk in it this morning and it looked like red clay run off water. >.< It was still really good, but I put a little too much oatmilk so it watered it down a bit.

I'll take some pictures of it when I get some extra time.