1103 Tasting Notes
My coworker asked for some boiling water from my kettle for noodles, so I thought, “Ah! Good excuse for more tea!” Jaime kindly sent me this one!
The rose and berry mix in a very delightful way. This is sort of like a low rent Marco Polo, I think! It’s a little bitter, even though I steeped it for barely two minutes. I suspect it’s the fact that it’s Indian tea, and of the “dust” persuasion ;) I put a half teaspoon of sugar in after tasting it, and it helped round it out a bit. In spite of that, it’s one of the better tea bags I’ve had! The rose is present but not cloying or “rose lotion.”
I’m really enjoying this, and I’m glad I have one more bag to have the next time someone asks me for some boiling water out of my kettle in the afternoon :)
I’m having the most delicious savory breakfast! Queen Catherine, some Gouda cheese, and some multigrain crackers. The slight smoke in QC is mixing with the Gouda in such an amazing way! This would also make a great afternoon snack for those of you who might shy away from semi-pungent cheeses in the morning ;)
This one is so simple, and so GOOD. Refreshing yet comforting as an after dinner treat with a little sugar and milk. It almost tastes like a tea instead of a tisane!
Just as fine and elegant as ever! Really hitting the spot this morning – love that zesty bergamot. Adore that fantastic tea base!
OH MY what a night I had last night! My coworker gave me some of this tea, and my husband and I had it last night. As I sipped the herbaceous and slightly menthol tisane, I grew very sleepy. I instantly fell asleep once I went to bed, and had the most vivid, intense, insane, technicolor dreams of my life!!!!!!!! I actually shot up in the middle of the night, woke my husband, and asked him if he was having the dreams of the century! He said, “No.” and went back to sleep! I followed him, and continued to dream, dream, dream!
When I woke up I looked in my herb books, but none of them recommended sage for dreaming. I guess I am my own special snowflake in this regard, because I never experienced anything like this! It did say that it was good for headaches – my husband had one last night, and I asked him if it felt better, and he said that it did!
I had one bag left over, and gave it to my other coworker! I am in no rush to go through that again!
I forgot to log this yesterday! It was my delicious, nothing like a Golden Monkey, roasty and tangy friend all through the day. I think it resembles Emperor’s Red or Panyang Congu much more than any Golden Monkey I’ve even had. Nevertheless – it really hits the spot on a cold rainy day!
Mmmm! I found lots of specks again after making sure my leaves were shaken up good. It really makes the most delicious cup when there are lots of specks!!!!!
Thought I might as well have a Simple Leaf weekend :) This tea is on severe ration – I probably have 10 pots left – forever! The thought makes me so sad, because gosh, what a tea! Roasty, chocolatey, chicory, caramel, earthy, DELICIOUS! Just simply exquisite. So unique. So good.
I haven’t had stovetop chai tea in forever (see recipe in tea description)! I’ve been drinking steeped herbal blends which are good, but as you know, ain’t nothin’ like the real thing! This was spicy and creamy and sweet (honey). A dessert in itself (and toast with butter and orange marmalade was a not so shabby accompaniment!). Truly one of my favorite treats in the world.
The only problem is that I had it at 9pm and was up half the night. I’m not sure how many times I have to do this to myself before I stop drinking caffeine after 5 when I know better! But…but…it’s the most delicious, and it was Saturday night, and.. but.. ;)
Rainy cold day: perfect for a strong milk and sugar Indian tea to have whist curled up reading (Philip Pullman’s I Was A Rat! Such a funny, sophisticated, satirical little children’s book! I love it!). We haven’t had Mountain Malt in awhile and oh, was it delicious! Warming and invigorating. I can’t believe how flavorful it is at a mere 3 minutes! I’m glad I got the big pouch when I ordered since the Simple Leaf is no more :(