902 Tasting Notes
(I’m logging this from the notes I made this morning…)
Merry Christmas!! As per usual on Christmas morning, the kids are awake before the parents (in this case, me and our 10-year old chocolate lab). Trouble loves Christmas, and immediately went to the stockings to find out what Santa brought him. Then he started sniffing through the presents under the tree. He’s the cutesy.
I, of course, immediately started up a pot of tea. I opened the last tea of Christmas sampler, and was so excited. Excellent choice, Frank. I love gingerbread-flavored things, and it’s chai!
Gently spiced, slightly sweet, and perfectly gingerbread tasting. Delicious, and absolutely perfect for this white Christmas morning (2 inches so far). And also very nice with our traditional breakfast: pancakes!!
(second steep was just as good, maybe even better!)
I picked this up when Frank did the reblend special. I’ve craved it nearly every morning since, but have tried to take it easy so I wouldn’t run out and have it lost to me forever.
Guess what. It’s the 10th day of Christmas tea. Which means it’s now a part of the permanent collection. Ah, yeah.
And there was much rejoicing throughout the Land of Tea-dom!
This is only my second pot of the day. My taste buds have gone off, and I’ve not been real thirsty/hungry. I hate being sick. Anyway, I thought something hot would help my throat. This isn’t my favorite herbal, so I kinda don’t mind that i can’t really taste it right now.
Backlogging this one whilst sipping today’s tea (which is amazing, you’re going to be so excited)!
I love this blend. This is a tea that screams breakfast. So very, very good.
So, Frank, does this mean that this one is permanent now? And that the one that I’m sipping now is as well?!
The last of my decaf samples from Rachel. Sad face.
It’s been forever since I’ve had a banana split, but for a rooibos blend, this came pretty close. There’s definitely banana flavored, and it’s more of a true banana than a Runts candy banana flavor. In fact, it almost even gives you the mouthfeel of a slightly under ripe banana. There’s also a bit of strawberry, and the end of the sip is a bit chocolatey as well. Overall, very nicely done, but only if you like rooibos and bananas!! Thanks so much for letting me try this, Rachel! Yummy!
Another sample from Rachel! Thank you so much.
I admit, I hadn’t looked at the ingredients in this blend until I was trying to decide between having this one, or the Thai Chai. What, this has Thai Chai in it? Heck, yeah!
I really like what the cream and vanilla do to the chai. It’s still Thai chai, but has this vanilla taste and creamy texture. Absolutely delicious and exactly what I was wanting for my last caffeinated pot of the day! Sad, though: it’s all gone now.