1103 Tasting Notes
Between having a very, ah, spirited dinner party Saturday night, and the whole Daylight Savings Time Losing an Hour thing, we had a verrrrrrrrrrrrrry sleepy Sunday. So, after dinner, I did something I never do! I made an Assam!
We had a special treat in store for us because I broke open a brand new tin of Thomas Sampson! It smelled very fresh and wonderful! When I brewed it, it had all the bready, malty wonderfulness I am used to, but also that delicious raisiny quality that I almost forgot about! It was really fantastic, and completely hit the spot. I loved every single sip of it. I am so glad that I have yet ANOTHER tin squirreled away :)
I love you Thomas Sampson!
Queen Catherine and an Everything Bagel with cream cheese! My delicious savory breakfast is making me very happy on this miserable rainy day. When that garlicy and creamy taste hits the slight smoke and good tea flavor of the Queen? Oooof! That’s paradise.
I knew I wanted some more of my peanut butter cookies for breakfast, but I wasn’t sure what work-tea would go with them. As I was riding on the train, Golden Monkey came to mind. A very good call :) The gentle sweet tea is sooooo good with these cookies! I’m so glad I figured another sans additions tea that I love with sweets.
I made some peanut butter crisscross cookies last night, and we had them with the ever delightful Vanilla Comoro. Mmmmmmmm. The vanilla/caramel/nice tea combined with the vanilla/sugar/peanut butter flavor so well!
Today I forgot to bring in a spoon to measure my tea…and then I got on a call just as I was pouring my water and couldn’t time the steep…and it’s still excellent :) :) :) Gosh Emperor’s Red, how do you do it?!?!?! :)
I’m getting quite attached to this ginger tea concoction: one bag and the crystallized ginger :) We had it last night right before bed and it hit all the right notes: warm, spicysweet, comforting.
Mmmmm. Nutty, creamy (especially with the splash of half and half I put in) and a lovely, almost maple flavor. Medium bodied tea, I would say in the Indian family. My husband said “This one is GOOOOOOD!” Sadly I forgot the pinch of salt this time!
We had it with toast with butter and jam as a snack last night, and it is worth noting that it didn’t keep us up! Definately a good afternoon/evening treat vs. a morning waker-upper.
I don’t know what it is about Earl Grey de la Creme, but after I have two cups, I crave Rosy Earl Grey! I think the creamy vanilla flavor and those pretty blue cornflowers remind me of the beautiful pink rose petals and jasmine flavor in Rosy!
So this afternoon, out came Rosy! Light and delicious. Brewing it like an oolong (195) seems to make all the different types of teas blended together reasonably happy. The sweet floral quality was so enjoyable and reviving. That little bit of froof did me good. I was feeling overworked and dreary, but now I’m smiling! I simply adore this happymaking tea.
Awwwww! This tastes like my birthday! :) As soon as I sipped it, it took me back to the wonderful day where I went to the Talking Teacup and the Mercer Museum in July. I am one of those people who smells or tastes something, and is instantly transported to a memory. I always have to have some of this type of lovely bergamot and vanilla infused rememberance potion to remind of that day full of sunshine, good tea and food, and getting to know the fascinating Henry Mercer from what he has left behind.
A nice, sweet, warm delicious end to the day! To those who just got one pound bags- I salute you! Remember to shake and dig for specks occasionally! :)