1508 Tasting Notes
I’m actually quite pleasantly surprised. This is pretty good!
I still like Janet’s Special Pumpkin Spice better. It’s just more pumpkiny, less twiggy, and doesn’t have that white chocolate in it, just waiting to leave a film of grease on everything.
Oh this is so good. And sadly, I have way less of it than I thought I had. This is why keeping ones spreadsheet up to date is important, tea friends! I didn’t order any more and now I have a sad.
I’m taking some advice from CrowKettle, and drinking pots of this tea tonight. I’m steeping it in my gravity steeper, straining into a tea pot that’s sitting on a heating pad, and pouring into a tiny Japanese porcelain tea cup.
Yes. Perfect. All is well. Especially since I also have a purring beastie on my lap.
I’ll be resteeping this one a couple times, I think.
Yummy yum yum. Although it wasn’t so great on an empty stomach this morning. WHOO the rush, the dizziness, the nausea. Normally I have some milk or a snack with my tea in the morning, but I was in a rush today and didn’t. Oops.
Other than that, this tea is as delicious as always. At a 4 minute initial steep, there’s the slightest hint of dryness on the tongue, and lots of sweetness and malt and deliciousness. I’ve ordered more, and hopefully it wasn’t sold out, because it’s so amazing and I like it a lot. Note: I don’t like it in stainless steel tumblers, but the Sbux plastic $1 cup or a ceramic cup is perfect.
I think I’ll make a wee cozy for my $1 cup, not only to personalize it, but to make it more useable in the winter months. :)
I’ve kept the leaves in the fridge and will resteep tomorrow!
Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Malt, Sweet, Vanilla
Had the second steep this morning! I stuck the leaves and strainer in the freezer because I am a nincompoop, but then it turned out to be a good thing because this should definitely be steeped twice, to squeeze out all the goodness.
Om nom nom.
(Gluten free version!)
So so so good. Strawberry, a hint of tart, vanilla… Yum! I like this best with some milk to make it more custardy like pie.
Definitely have to pick up more of this in the future. But for that to happen, I need to stop drinking coffee and drink more tea! Yep, coffee. Cold brewed with cardamom and vanilla powder, then heated up on the stove with milk. Delicious, but not tea.
Flavors: Custard, Strawberry, Tart
Drank this super fast while attending a webinar this morning. My work laptop does NOT stream stuff at all, it’s so old. Even the webmail we use at work causes it to require a restart part way through the day. So I’m at home, and have taken advantage. Coffee, tea, oats, and I’m cooking pasta right now to bring to work with me.
Essentially: YUM. I love this tea. I love assams, I love the nutmeg. It’s so good with a splash of milk or cream.
Fire. Fire in my mouth. Even opening the packet this evening induced some sneezes. And I only steeped it a couple minutes.
Yeah, there’s a lot of parsley. And then fire.
Hopefully this gets me moving a bit tonight – I have to clean my kitchen and do some laundry, and I have no interest in even sitting here in front of my computer. Where’s my bed?
I quite enjoyed this today. With gluten free cheesecake. :)
One of the mugs I took to work with me. The other two were coffee (all gone) and Butiki’s So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice (not much gone at all).
I had a busy day.
But now I’ve had ice cream, and I have a large glass of water with lime in it, and it’s pretty much time for bed.
I’ll finish the Butiki tea as an iced treat in the morning.
This is totally from last year, and I still like it lots. It’s incredibly sweet, with sweet candy-ish spices and practically no pumpkin flavour. Yet I’d count it as one of my favourite fall teas. Definitely a favourite over DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai, although they are similar.
So yeah. If you can, check this out. If not, then don’t worry about it. Especially if you’re not a fan of the pumpkin spice craze.