1667 Tasting Notes
This has been languishing in my cupboard for quite a while. Poor White Christmas.
I do want to make it clear that its languishing through no fault of its own, as its a very nice winter blend. There is something creamy, spicy, and a little bit citrus-y about it. Its really quite nice.
Its been languishing because its bagged and because it never seemed to be the right time to drink a white tea, in my home life anyway. So I packed it off to work, where I enjoyed a cup in the afternoons, and finally finished it off yesterday.
Hurrah for Sipdowns!
Whew, its been such a long week! I’ve been drinking tea, of course, but have had no time to log it. Everyone is getting sick, and work was very stressful (curses! Just when I was starting to feel more at ease in the new job!), and so I’ve been going home and not really spending any time online.
So I thought I’d start it off right with this, which is just such a buttery, lovely blend. Its just exactly the right tea for a Saturday morning. I didn’t think I’d go for it when I first got it, and now I’m on my second pouch. If you can grab some, then you should!
Somehow, being able to drink tea at work has now inspired me to drink teas that are forgotten, need a second look, or at the very least need a sipdown. Its a great thing, and its making me feel really reenergized.
I picked this up quite a while ago (possibly even years ago?!), and while I like the idea of all the flavors, I’ve always had some iffy-ness with green tea. I want to like green tea! It seems like it would be so refreshing at certain points in the day.
But I’m liking this better than I remember liking it, so far anyway. Its certainly not the fruitiness that I was really looking for, but its mild and generally pleasant.
This was a gift from my boyfriend for my birthday, as h knows I like a Darjeeling, and my stash is currently lacking in Darjeeling’s.
And, I’m pleased to say, this is a solid, decent cup of tea! This isn’t a fancy, bells and whistles cup of tea. Rather its good and solid and just the right thing for those days when you just want a good cup of tea.
Well done, boyfriend! Well done indeed!
Ahh, I’m in a good mood. It was a long and very busy week, but it went off successfully, and today is Saturday! And the best kind of Saturday, where I’m off to something fun! Plus I’m feeling ever so much better, so it is all good.
I’ve decided that now I have working tastebuds and a nose again, its time to drink something lovely.
Oh Tower of London, I do love you. Its like the subtler sister of Paris, with the black tea accented by honeyed stone fruits. Its just lovely.
Now, normally I don’t try new teas when I’m in a hurry, or am not feeling well. I don’t think it gives me a good impression of the teas, and I’d like to get to know a new blend more slowly than that.
But I broke the rule for this tea, drinking my first cup of it as I rushed around getting ready, and also while stuffed up.
But I have a sense that this won’t make a huge impression, even without those handicaps. But next time I try it, I’ll do it properly.