55 Tasting Notes
Delicious vanilla aroma and flavor, nicely balanced with black tea. Although I usually take my tea without anything in it, I do prefer a splash of half & half to enhance the already slightly creamy brew. Hold the sugar, though, I am not a fan of over-sweetened drinks and this one is naturally just a bit sweet on its own.
Visited the Celestial Seasonings location in Boulder, Colorado last week and took the tour. It was very informative, and I would recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the Boulder/ Denver area. Standing in the tea room was one of the best aromatherapy moments I can ever recall! The mint room, while famous, was overpowering and not something I would subject myself to again. There is a fabulous tea shop there, too, where I picked up the box of Roastaroma. I believe this is the stuff my Mom used to drink, I remember the fragrance, so I had to bring some home. I think I like it most for the scent memory, it really does carry me back to childhood; snowy Michigan mornings wrapped in my jammies and robe, still bed-headed, warm tea scenting the sharp chill air and praying for the radio DJ to announce my school as closed.
I don’t often reach to the back of my cupboard for this tea, but when I want a smoky rich cuppa, there is no other to compare. Today is just the right day — the first day of autumn, a damp day spent indoors, sorting the summer things out of the house and preparing for cooler days ahead.
Although it is not my every-day tea, I couldn’t think of ejecting it from my tea collection. As others have mentioned, it does offer a salty or broth-like brew. For those of you who cook with tea, it actually stands up pretty well and provides an interesting flavor when added into a soup broth.