1298 Tasting Notes
I really liked the mini tins from Lupicias holiday collection. Just enough tea in them to try the tea, and make up your mind, not enough to get bored with it.
The opinion on this is that its good, but I would not go out of my way for it. I find the blend of flavors to be a little puzzling, but its not undrinkable.
This is a sipdown! All te more nessisary, as I have some teas from Butiki coming in.
I woke up with a headache, which sucks majorly. Bleh.
But! I had some of this, and feel much better.
I really don’t know how this tea can manage to taste “dusted” but it does. It tastes exactly like a custard with a faint dusting of nutmeg across the top. I always feel like I’m missing a spoon, when I have this, like I should be eating it out of a ramekin, not drinking it out of my largest tea cup.
So creamy! So rich! So, so very impressed.
Oh Ost you’ve spoiled me with all the lovely samples! I’m rich! My cupboard is huge!
I really, really hate to clean rooibos out of a strainer, but fortunately I have all these little paper pouches, to create my own “tea bags”, so that’s what I used to try this sample.
Its a bit woody, but its got an underlying creaminess that is quite pleasant. I smell the maple more than I taste it, but its still there.
And I have enough for another cup! Hurrah! I love new teas.
So, the Tea Novices (boyfriend and roommate), have done what a lot of us did in our early tea days- that is, buying everything they could get their hands on. Ha! I remember those days. I still even have some of those teas! They are learning, however, what they like and don’t like, and a refining the collection.
This is one of those million things they picked up, and I am not a fan. Nope. This smells nice enough in the sachet, and I love a black tea/fruit blend. But this is bitter, watery, and just generally unpleasant.
However, the Novices seem to love it, so its good that it belongs to them, and not to me. I just will not accept a cup next time I’m here.
So my newly converted tea friends (my boyfriend and his roommate, proud owners of their own tea station), really like this tea, so offered some to me.
I like citrus teas, and I was hoping that I’d like this more, but I think that Mighty Leaf may not be quite the company for me. The flavors seem a little…. light. Ah well.
I’ve got a bunch of backlogs from this weekend, so be prepared for some of that.