1103 Tasting Notes
I needed something good to go with my breakfast (bonus picture of my breakfast:
http://www.spo.gs/RetroCamera.html?img=cIip It’s a lemon curd muffin with coconut shavings I made with hardly any sugar and…olive oil! You’d never know – they’re very delicious!) and the Emperor came to mind. It can do no wrong, so I was confident it would pair well with this slightly unusual muffin. Yup, super yummy, and will provide all the good roasty flavor and get up and go I need for the last work day of a very intense week!
I needed this today. I love this tea so much that I am drinking the cold dregs of a third steep this afternoon – quite happily! The slightly roasty, rich tea base with that zingy bergamot has my number, alright!
Made a nice cup of this after coming in from class late and chilled last night. I had it with a little milk and sugar, and I find it a great caffeine free tea substitute – this one almost tastes like regular tea to me, maybe because the mint gives it so much flavor. I did read that when it was hard and very expensive to get tea, Australians used to prepare rooibos just like black tea. I think I will be an honorary old time Australian some evenings, and take my rooibos like they did!
Another rainy day. Time to pull out my ultimate comfort tea: Madagascar Vanilla. The first steep was creamy, sweet, and delightful with the addition of a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk. I took the second steep plain, and the true vanilla bean flavor emerged. Mmmmmmmmmm. Just exactly right.
My comforting Ginger Concoction after a long day of paper writing. I have really grown to love this one – even the black pepper in it! I’ve decided to definitely repurchase this. It’s easy to make at night, and so flavorful.
A farewell to this sample – thanks again SimplyJenW! It was nice to curl up with something chocolatey after class last night. I still taste that fatiguing chemically taste despite lessening the steep time, so I won’t be purchasing. Vanilla Comoro still rules the decaf roost :)
Home today to write a paper. Sound familiar? ;) I need some serious POWER this afternoon, and there is one tea that makes me feel like I can climb a mountain – you guessed it! Mountain Malt! I am sipping and envisioning coherent thoughts, good grammar, and some razzle dazzle! (just a little razzle dazzle – I know!)
Very much in the mood for more tea today, I put a teaspoon of my Rosy in with the Earl Grey de la Creme leaves I’ve already used. One of my favorite tricks! It gives a tiny bit of creamy vanilla flavor to the already sublime Earl Grey, Jasmine, and sweet rosiness. Ah!
Needed some Happy Tea today. I had to go to the dentist! Just a checkup and cleaning, but I’m a super baby with any kind of doctor :) This one reminds me of happy days, and sweet, creamy indulgences, and sun (did I mention it’s the most miserable pouring day?!?!). I feel so much better now!!!
Mmmmmm! We had this before going to bed – our usual concoction of 1 bag, some crystallized ginger, and honey. It is now one of my favorite tisanes!