205 Tasting Notes
This was a bit of a letdown. I usually love every Della Terra tea I try. This one was okay, but nowhere near as good as the Candy Cane tea from last year. Very similar in flavor, but less minty. The popcorn did nothing for the tea except make it look interesting. I was hoping for a genmaicha sort of toasty-ness to the tea, but really it’s just a milder version of Candy Cane. Sadly, this will not be a “Christmas Tradition” in my house.
I was thinking about what sort of amazing flavor Della Terra could come up with next. If they took the marshmallow caramel dreaminess of Eight Candles and blended that in with a good genmaicha, it would be the most heavenly caramel popcorn flavor ever! Just a thought :)
After enjoying the sample of Moon Festival, I ordered this delicious wintery tea. It reminded me of Della Terra’s Candy Cane tea from last winter and I was transported to a winter wonderland. They did not have this one available to take home, but had another that was so similar I can’t taste the difference :) So of course I bought it!
After lunch, we headed to Dublin. Stopped at a great used/overstock bookstore on the way. In Dublin, we had to check out the TehKu tea shop there. We enjoyed this experience much more than Zen-Cha. They had this delicious tea as a sample for the day. After tasting it, I knew I needed to take some home. The man working told me that he had just sold the last bag. I was devastated. But this story must have a happy ending…
And it did. I found a few bags hiding by the register :) My day was made. This tea reminds me of the little cakes made for the Moon Festival. Yum! Can’t wait for my lunch break to make a cup!
Yesterday was filled with travel, tea, good music, and great company. My friend Kim and I went to Columbus for the day. We started our day at ZenCha Tea Salon in the Short North. This was the tea I chose to have with my meal. I’m pretty sure our “Tea Ambassador” had me steep it much to long. It was very green and bitter. A bit disappointing, but I still drank every drop! The food we had was delicious, so that more than made up for the bitterness of the tea.