644 Tasting Notes
From the English Favourites collection at the local shop. First brewed, I got a floral and citrus scent. It does also have rose petals. The citrus comes out mostly as mild lemon, and there is some orange flavour as well. Mostly tastes bright and sunny.
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Lemon, Orange
Merry Snowmas! Picked this up from the Nob Hill local shop on Solstice. Turns out I already had some at home. Which is fine, since I like this as a Winter tea.
It smells a bit malty, with some notes of cocoa. Not really smoky once brewed. The flavour is really good dark chocolate, with mild fruit notes. Because I’m so festive, I’m having this while listening to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and reading “Hogfather” by Terry Pratchett.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Red Fruits
On the third day of Winter, I decided to have this tea. From the Phi tea box. Has a fantastic scent- caramel and nuts, with chocolate. Very much like those ‘turtle’ candies actually. The flavour is like caramel covered pecans. Really tastes like those candies.
Flavors: Candy, Caramel, Chocolate, Nuts, Pecan
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I remember from Tahoe.
Recommended to me by the Oolong Owl. There is a nice scent of white chocolate and nuts. Perhaps hazelnut. The flavour is sweet, nutty, a little creamy, and reminds me of cookies. Has a good base tea too. Very enjoyable festive blend. Went well with the almond crescent cookies. Didn’t notice any apricot though.
Flavors: Cookie, Creamy, Hazelnut, Nuts, Nutty, White Chocolate
Happy Winter Solstice! Last night, I attended a Solstice Festival. There were farolitos (festive paper lanterns), and some were set up as a labyrinth. Very fun.
Today, I made the usual almond crescent cookies. And my new cookbook came in the post. Decided I would try this tea. It smells nicely like strawberry pastry with some coconuts notes. There is a sweet strawberry flavour, and hints of floral.
Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Pastries, Strawberry