955 Tasting Notes
OK so I got suckered into buying tea at Davids today. Sale + a bunch of favorites about to be discontinued = Dex coming home with more tea than she should have…..
I love this. It’s just so yummy. It’s exactly as advertised – Cranberry orange cinnamon baked goods. Light delicate – nothing out of balance. It just makes me happy…..
(I didn’t buy any Cranberry Pear and it’s on the discontinued list too – I might have to go back tomorrow and pick some of that up…..)
Yet another one that Sil shared with me.
I had a cup of this a few days ago and wasn’t quite sure what I thought about it. It was nice and really caramel – but wasn’t getting the burnt bourbon notes that are mentioned.
Not sure what I did different tonight – but wow – boozy. More leaf longer steep is what I think. Really like how it is tonight. A little smokey – a little caramel – a lot of bourbon (sweet booze). I’m going to get more of this one too – I will need to play with it. Me thinks a little maple syrup would go well in here (or even a little bourbon on those crazy nights)….
Just for the record – yes I"m drinking all three of these August Uncommon teas while I’m putting together a shopping cart – this is going to be my first purchase of 2016…..
Thanks so much Sil for introducing me to these amazing teas….. :))
Drinking though a few of the August Uncommon teas that Sil sent to me.
Wow – this is really fun. A little unusual but really interesting. It’s just a really nice molasses, chocolate, bready black tea – and then there is this something in the background – if you don’t read the ingredient list it’s hard to put your finger on it. But then yep – that’s it – caraway – that’s why it’s a little pumpernickel bread ish. Awesome – in a strange kind of way.
I need more of this in my life – even though I don’t think it’s the kind of tea that I would drink everyday (that’s probably a good thing – it’s pretty expensive) – but on those days you need something special – this would totally fit the bill.
Thank you so much Sil for sharing.
I’d been drinking this all week at work and while it’s a really good everyday black – I didn’t think it was anything special. (What I was drinking I bought Nov15)
And then there was a sample of it in the box that Sil sent to me. That’s what I’m drinking today. Not sure when she picked it up – but this is totally different than my package – or it’s totally different steeped at home vs work.
I just find it interesting that this is really good – nice and dark, malty, bready. Could be the love from a friend theory – it could be home vs work – it could be a different harvest. What ever it is – I’m very happy to be drinking this today. Thanks Sil for sharing. :)
This is why you have to try everything. This is why I’m always excited to see things in a swap/care package that I would never choose for myself.
This is totally different from the other Assam I was drinking earlier. This is a beautiful tea – not at all what I would expect from an Assam. Still not in my preferred flavor profile for black but really interesting.
It’s a little fruity and and light. Some wine/grape notes while it’s really hot. As it cools those notes deepen and it becomes a little bitter – but in a good way – almost sweet bitter chocolate. Very interesting.
Thanks so much Sil for sending this my way.
I’m not quite sure what to say about this one. I am always happy to try tea that my friends generously send me, but in general I don’t really like Indian black teas.
This is light with some high notes. It’s not as acidic/astringent as I normally find Assam teas. The fact that I’ve drank three cups of it tonight must mean that it’s not that far out of my comfort zone. I guess that also means that this is not a typical Assam. I’m sure this is a quality tea – JW has great teas, but it’s just not to my tastes/preferences.
Thanks Sil for the opportunity to try it. :))
Thank you Sil for sending a sample of this my way. :)
I’ve western steeped the whole sample three times and it held up really well to that.
This isn’t my favorite style of black tea, but it certainly is a decent cup. It’s really smooth and gentle. A little starchy, quite sweet, a bit fruity. I’m not getting any malt or chocolate.
Happy to be drinking it today, but this wouldn’t have a permanent place in my cupboard.