1342 Tasting Notes
Brews to a light orangey-pink, and both smells and tastes strongly of… apple brown betty? It’s quite fascinating really, and comforting. I think I may need to buy some of this.
Got this from khamilton611 in the Tea and Yarn Swap. Thank you so much, this was my first tea from this company!
Case of the Missing Tealog opened, as I know I’ve logged this on more than one occasion. Regardless, I had a huge cup of this tonight/today, and it’s weird stuff. As long as I remove the rosebuds, I find this palatable… and relaxing. I think once this bag is done however, I too will be done. Looking forward to a sipdown with another… three? massive mugs of this. Sigh.
Wasn’t sure what I’d think of this, as it’s just spices and zero tea anything. Still, it’s exactly what I wanted today/tonight, so I brewed myself a cup. Oh, yum! Okay, so it’s missing the thickness of a black tea, which I’m sure would be quite lovely if added. Still, it’s a decent chai-like blend when I’m needing/wanting zero caffeine.
Woot! Finally got my Whispering Pines order (darn borders…) So this of course is the first tea I tried. Dammit though, I oversteeped it while watching Person of Interest. Bah!
Regardless, this smells so strongly of chocolate out of the bag I looked around to see if I’d left some chocolate out accidentally. Nope, it’s from the tea! Amazing. Steeped (for 11 minutes, bah!) it’s still very chocolately with zero astringency, although I can still tell it would be much more delicate, light, yet full and rich had I done this justice. It smells amazing still even as it sits here, and I hope the scent floats out throughout the house.
I do love this tea, although it’s very similar to several others I have already (Lemon Meringue by Tealish and Green Rooibos Citron by Adagio). This will be a sipdown shortly, and while I do like a few of Della Terra’s blends (this being my favorite), there’s nothing that called to me so strongly that I feel the need to reorder anytime soon.
Ah, Tension Tamer. You may not taste the best (invariably better than the last cup of tea I had, mind you), however you do ease my tension amazingly well, and for whatever reason I craved you tonight. Welcome back to my cupboard, yet again.