1367 Tasting Notes
I’m confused as to why I’d migrate my review over to a ‘newer’ version of this tea, as this is still the ‘older’ version that I have. And so, I’m keeping my cupboard and notes here.
Shared this with a friend visiting, and we’ve had a lot of tea together over the past few days. His first reaction? “Yummmmm….” I too felt the same way. It’s aged well, it’s a bit smokey (but only a touch) with some brighter fruit notes, and then the chocolate richness of like laoshan black, yet, a bit more full bodied.
Flavors: Berries, Chocolate, Smoke
Somehow, I bought this tea about two years ago now (possibly shorter, but I think that’s about right), and never opened it. Huh?
As I’m going through all of my teas (yes, ALL of them), I’m making sure I have what I say I have, and removing the ones that have disappeared from my tea cupboard on Steepster. It’s quite the project…. so if I haven’t tried something, and I have it, well, I’m trying it. If I love it, I’ll drink it. If I don’t absolutely LOVE it, I’m passing it along. This tea? Passing it along.
Why? Well, it’s very much a coffee tea – which isn’t a bad thing. I’d call it a mocha tea, really, and it’s quite creamy, nutty, coffee-ish, with some chocolate in there to boot. Nice, yes. Rich and flavorful. If I want coffee though, I’d prefer to drink coffee, if that makes any sense. I guess this technically IS coffee, as there are bits of coffee beans in it. Still, it’s not a “madly in love” tea, so it’s off to the sale box. Woohoo!
Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Creamy, Mocha, Nutty
I don’t think I can mess up this tea. I think I’ve shared more of this tea than I’ve drank it. I’ve also purposely gone to Lupicia in SF when I’m there, just to buy this. Yes, I think I will again, even though I’ll likely be traveling indefinitely very soon… yes, yes I will.
Not sure anyone would drink this other than, well, if they’re under the weather. Which is when I did. Definitely felt better after, although I don’t remember it tasting like much, other than… herbal. A touch sweet.
Handmade in a really tiny tea house in Cranbrook, BC. No internet site, just a phone number, and a ton of awards from local country fairs for her teas and jams.
Flavors: Herbs, Sweet