323 Tasting Notes
I wanted to end the evening with something sweet. I hadn’t tried this yet, so I decided that this would be my “adventure tea” of the day. It’s supposed to taste of a combination of oolong, oranges and almonds. The base is some kind of lightly roasted oolong, judging be its looks, and by its non-floral, non-perfumy flavor. The tea brews lightly, with a very delicate flavor profile – don’t have this after a curry or a highly flavorful meal.
It tastes of a good, roasted oolong, and has a slight aftertaste of almonds. If you patiently wait long enough after each sip, you will get a hint of tanginess of oranges. But nothing overpowering. Nothing that announces itself loud and clear. A very subtle tea.
It’s sweet enough to not need sugar, it could never take milk (it’s very, very light bodied), and if you are used to strong or artificially flavored teas, walk away. You will be disappointed. If you, like me, don’t like flavored teas, you’ll likely love this.
It’s been ages since I’ve has a few moments for my beloved Steepster, and even longer since I’ve spent time with what is probably my favorite tea.
This is still a fruity, malty, interesting delight, and it is a perfect pick me up for this very rainy and rather cold night.
Flavors: Apricot, Malt, Stonefruits
This is is back in stock in Verdant’s, but it’ll probably be out of stock pretty soon, if the past is any indicator of things.
Anyway, I’m dead tired, with a splitting headache, after a pretty useless “Risk Management” seminar at work. Tomorrow the next semester starts, and I still have papers to hand in, books to read, etc, etc.
Anyway, trying to keep a positive perspective on things, so I made this cup of tea as a much needed pick me up. My version of chocolate or Haagen Daz.
It, as usual, did the trick. They headache has subsided, and I can feel myself decompressing. Everyone should have a tea like this (or even better – this tea!) in their cupboard.
What’s your pick-me-up favorite?
Flavors: Chocolate, Honey