1961 Tasting Notes
I have the 2013 harvest, from MissB! Thank you!
I enjoyed it in my neat-o little teapot (see a couple posts ago for a pic? IDK.) this evening. Probably 5 steeps worth. It was delicious. So delicious, that it’s the ONLY TEA I’m taking camping this weekend. Camping in what will possibly be the gross and disgusting rain.
But still. Delicious tea. Rain. Wooly blankets. A book to read. Ooo, a book to read. I should get on that.
Another tea to try from MissB. Thank you!
This one isn’t bad, but I don’t think it’s as good as it probably once was. I’m enjoying it with milk, but even with a short 2 minute steep, it’s pretty astringent and a little bitter.
The caramel-vanilla flavours are excellent, and it smells really nice. But I don’t think this is a favourite.
Another tea from Christina!
It’s actually pretty decent. Nice mild herbal lemonish flavour. Reading her notes, it seems like this would be much better freshly dried and whole, instead of crushed bits in paper… but still! I enjoyed it tonight with the banana bread muffins I made.
I didn’t use walnuts, and I used a gluten free flour blend based on buckwheat. Forgot to add the chocolate chips too. Everybody knows that banana bread needs chocolate chips, not walnuts! ;)
Snagged the last of this from MissB this evening. So happy I did. I iced it. I love this tea. It’s so freaking good, and the one place I know that sells it is just over an hour away… so not really a place I can just pop into to pick more up.
Thank you SO MUCH for this evening, MissB!!
I got this a while back via Sil from MissB!
O. M. G. This tea is AMAZING. WHOA. I LOVE IT PLEASE CAN I HAVE MORE OMG.
Apparently it’s Damman Freres, so I’m sure I’ll be able to find it somewhere.
It’s SO FLAVOURFUL. I didn’t actually pick up on the cinnamon, mostly just intense floral (orange!) and the grapefruit and such complexity!
I’ve been steeping it in my new wee tea pot thinger IDEK, 20 seconds the first cup and 30-ish seconds the second cup. So good.
Thanks so much, MissB!
Another tea sent to me by Christina. Thank you!
I was really surprised by this tea, and kind of regret leaving it out on the counter during fruit fly season.
I steeped 2 minutes at 195, and I used the WHOLE SAMPLE in my giant mug. :) Initially I was rather concerned because it smelled a little like steamed greens. However, as it cooled it was really quite tasty. Not sharp or “cold” at all like some of the other large leafed nilgiri teas I’ve tried. Almost… fruity? I’m not really sure how to describe it, but I did enjoy it.
Edit: Ok, I was right. It’s a Canadian company! Definitely a place I need to order from in the future. :)
Christina sent me this tea a few weeks ago, and as I was digging through my samples, it caught my eye.
Perfect. Uncaffeinated, new, caramel.
And it smells so much like Divine Temptation from Bayswater. Sweet nougaty goodness.
Anyways, it’s pretty good! I’m enjoying the flavour for sure, and the rooibos isn’t too woody. But if I were in the market to replace this, I’d just get something similar from Bayswater or Janet’s Special Teas. :)
OMG. So perfect with my rhubarb jam pie dough bites. :) (Just pie dough and jam rolled up and baked! So good.)
This chai is THE BEST. I’m almost out of this tin, and then I get to start on the tin Dexter so kindly sent me! If it stays cool for a few days, I’m pretty sure I’ll use up a lot of this.
It’s tempting to make an iced chai concentrate, but this tea is so expensive that seems kinda wasteful. Hmm.