1112 Tasting Notes
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.
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.
The weather turned cold again here and I finally can have my staunch Yunnan :) The perfect thing for a sleepyhead like myself. I prepare it with a light hand (175, one or two minutes) which makes it very tasty and very resteepable. A good earthiness paired with a slight sweetness – and at this low temp, no hair-on-your-chest properties! I’m only half way done my cup and I already feel more alert! This is not a very fancy or very fine tea, but boy does it get the job done – with nary an addition! I find it great for work because of that – I would normally want an English or Irish Breakfast with milk and sugar for Extreme Wake Up Measures.