1667 Tasting Notes
Its raining! Its colder, and the world has turned that blue grey color, and water is falling from the sky!
So I brewed this, a cozy tea if there ever was one.
Can I just say how excited I am that this is back, and back in the general catalog none the less? Its just a thing of great wonder and beauty!
Ahhh. Now if only I could spend the day curled up with a good book.
My stomach has been bothering me today, so I’ve brought bagged teas with ginger and mint with me to work today. Turns out I’ve got a lot that matches that description.
I even tossed my second-to-last sachet of this blend into my workbag, and have just finished sipping on it.
This is one of my favorite mint blends. Its very modern, not at all sweet and cuddly, but instead almost abstract. Can you say that about a mint tea? Well, that’s what it brings to mind.
Hopefully it will help my touchy stomach today as well.
I get to have the best of both worlds today, as I get to drink an autumnal tea, and have a sipdown! The cupboard is groaning, so I’m glad to move things along.
This tea, this morning was very warm, and rather rich. Its still a very heavy pumpkin chai, and I feel like a note of brightness in its flavors would have done it some good.
I enjoyed this cup, but I won’t have any more, I think. Besides, I have another of A Quarter to Teas pumpkin blends, which I’m very much looking forward to trying.
And I’ve done it! This tea is officially sippeddown!
It was a gift from my significant other, who picked it up at some little gourmet festival.
Its a very floral earl, light and very spring like. Not my favorite earl I’ve ever had, but it was always easy to drink.
I’ve had a nice time with it, but now I’ll send it off. I don’t think I’ll pick up any more.
Bye, Buckingham Palace Garden Party! Sipdown!
You know, I imagine that a spot of milk would not go amiss here. That’s a funny thought for me, as I usually take my tea black, unless its a very special occasion or a very particular blend.
This is not fussy or anything like that, but as I was sipping on this cup this morning, I was struck by the notion that it would be just a nice with a dash of milk in it as it is black. Maybe even a sprinkling of sugar?
Huh, now that’s really out of character for me. But maybe I’ll give it a go. I do have a bit more of this, and would be happy to give it a try.
The tour of my bagged teas continues!
When I opened the tin up and inhaled I wondered why I had left this one alone so long. It smells perfectly like apple cider, and as its a tea the sugar in the apple cider would be practically eliminated. Perfect! Just the thing for autumn!
Then I brewed it up, and I remembered why it has just sat there for so long.
It brews up very, very weak. There is a faint echo of cider spices, and maybe a nod in the direction of apple, but mostly I am disappointed with this.
I still have bunches of this, so I’ll try double bagging it the next time I have it, and see what that does.
Do you ever go and check your cupboard, specifically the part where it tells you how often you’ve drunk a tea? I find myself surprised by some of those numbers. I thought I drank some teas all the time, but my steepster numbers don’t reflect it.
To be fair, maybe its because I haven’t logged it? Oh well.
But I’m enjoying seeing that number go up. My cupboard has lots of things in it I’ve either not yet tried, or that have been sipped only a few time. This is reenergizing me to try my new teas, as well as work on my sipdowns! There has got to be a balance, eh? Between working through the old and trying the new.
Well, even though this is the old, I’m happy to have another drinking logged. I’m close to a sipdown, and its an excellent tea to work on while I’m at work, as it is a bagged blend.
Gosh darn it, I love tea. It makes me so happy!
Wham! Pow! Kablooie!
This is one bold tea. It packs a seriously lavender punch, and the tea base is every bit as strong as the lavender it supports.
An Earl Grey this is not. I don’t care what the label says. Bergamot is simply not here. Nope, move along.
This is not a tea for the faint of heart. but if you like the occational bold cup of power, then this is your blend.
I am continuing my at-work tradition of trying to sip down this tea. The tradition of not being particularly impressed with or fond of it also continues.
I mean, its not bad, but the balance of flavors seems lopsided. I wish the ginger and lemon blended more seamlessly with the oolong base, which is hard to find.
I should just quit complaining about this and sip it down, eh?
Today I am really getting a sense of the bergamot, which is playing fairly well with the more floral overtones of this tea.
The base is not nearly as present as I would think ideal, but the whole cup went down without any difficulty.
This is one of my bottomless bags of bagged tea, and I am determined to work towards its sipdown status.