1349 Tasting Notes
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.