1157 Tasting Notes
Went to this fabulous local pub that bills itself as a “geek’s dream”, where the front page of the menu looks like an old D&D book, and you can roll a D20 for a $5 shot, or order by number for a $6 shot. Shot #20 however is only available if you roll 20, and it comes with a free, specially branded shot glass. Guess who rolled a 20 and then promptly forgot the glass at her date’s house?
After my celebratory shot, I asked for a ‘hot boozy drink’. She made me a lovely Hot Toddy, complete with tea steeped IN the hot booze. Perfect.
Brought this with me on my date, so that I could replenish the young man’s stock. He was sick earlier in the week, so I gave him some of my favorite medicinals… straight ginger, Super Ginger (DAVIDs), Turmeric Tea (Phat Long), and Clari Tea (Whispering Pines). He loved the Clari Tea, and said he resteeped the 2-cup pot six times. Whoa! Also shared tonight that I may have ruined him for store-bought tea bags forever. Must admit to a sly grin, there.
Anyway. Shared some of this with the gent while we watched Seinfeld. I forgot how much I loved that show!
This smells delicious, like juicy oranges, and it came out of Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.
I wasn’t a huge fan of it plain, so I added sweetener almost immediately. Then it becomes a creamy orange with a hint of cherry. I get few spices, but again that’s likely from my oversteeping issues of late.
I was carded tonight! Holy moly. Let’s just say I gladly produced my ID, and told the gal I was easily old enough to be her Mom. She corrected me after seeing my birth date, saying I just looked really young. Still hilarious.
What was I carded for? Tea. Well, a Peppermint Toddy, to be exact. First time I’ve had one, and it was delicious. Peppermint tea, Kahlua and Baileys, served hot in a mason jar with a cute paper napkin tied around the rim like a bandanna to keep my fingers from scorching. So much fun!
Excellent picture Cavo! My tea was more long stems than anything.
Interesting tea. I’ve had both the Canadian and European versions of Absinthe (although I know it to be spelled with a y), and this is a pretty close imitation in tea format, provided the tea has some sweetener added to it. Slightly creamy, minty, small amount of anise. Actually reminds me a bit more of Pernod (pronounced Pernot).
If this were available again, I’d order more. It’s not amazeballs, but it is pretty tasty and unique.