1901 Tasting Notes
I had this yesterday in a travel mug.
It was pretty good! Lots of vanilla, some baked goods flavours. I definitely enjoyed my cup, although I’m not sure I’d hunt down more. Weirdly vanilla isn’t a tea flavour I have a lot of unless it’s mixed in with other things.
Thanks so much, MissB! And Sil. :)
Many thanks to CrowKettle for the selection of Tippy’s Teas.
Unfortunately… yep, they’re dirt teas. With milk and the spices, it’s not so bad, but this isn’t my favourite base.
I kinda get how people taste cocoa and sweet potato, but only if the cocoa is unsweetened cocoa powder and the sweet potato is fresh from the dirt.
(Sorry, Tippy’s. It’s not you, it’s definitely me.)
I bought a lot of tea again yesterday, Tea Frens. #whoops Right now I’m sniffing Murchie’s Sugar Maple. WHOA it smells so amazing. It’s kinda weird though because there are apple bits and… dried cherries? Or raisins? I’m not entirely sure. Mmm, it is pretty tasty though. I wouldn’t say exactly how it smells, but it’s nice.
And they’re dried cranberries. SO WEIRD, MURCHIE’S! So weird.
Thanks for the tea, MissB!
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t smell good when steeped up. IDK what it is about it, but I keep getting wafts from the cup and wrinkling my nose wondering what smells so bad, since I’m bagging up all these French teas and they smell so good!
I think I know what the problem is though. It’s just lost all the pineapple flavour. It’s just a basic sencha base, which isn’t really my favourite kind of tea.
Well, thanks for the sample MissB, but if I want the full experience, I think I’ll need to go into the TWG store here and get a cup to go. :)
Weird that no one else has tasting notes. Where were they filed?
Anyways, I have this big package from MissB that says “Christmas Spiced Tea” on the bottom, so this is what I’m guessing it was.
It was… way more delicate than expected. Even with the bazillion cloves I got in my mug, it wasn’t too clovey. Nice and gentle, went really nicely with milk. There’s lots of safflower (fake saffron, the really orange bits) in this tea, which makes it really pretty.
I think I quite like this one, and will be keeping some. Thanks, MissB!