1568 Tasting Notes
Backlogged from Halloween!
Gosh its been a busy weekend. I was running non stop, what with a Halloween party, a house guest, a work training and the start of Nanowrimo. Its an odd day when a Monday is a relief.
Pumpkin chai! Not my favorite pumpkin blend ever, but I needed a pumpkin tea on Halloween, and this is all I had. So there we go.
Its only 9:30 in the morning, and already about four things have gone very wrong on the day. Plus I’ve only had about six hours of sleep! Sheesh.
So I defaulted on one of the teas I really like. I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Hmm, I’ve got to remember to sip down some less impressive teas.
Ugh, off I go.
Tea of the afternoon, quickly before off to the second shift at work.
Its a perfectly nice oolong, but I never get the vanilla ice cream experience out of it. Its softly green, with a note of savory vanilla in the background, but I’m not getting the scoops of ice cream that I expected to have.
Backlogged from last night.
Nope, not a muffin. Its a fruit blend. Its got a sharp tartness, not unpleasant, but even a little muffin like.
I can smell cinnamon in the pouch, but none in my cup, and that knocks it down on the fall flavors meter.
Its not unpleasant, but I don’t find anything special about it.
I woke up this morning and went “Boston, I need Boston”. So I brewed it up. I had a huge desire for a crisp, fall flavor, and this is it.
I’m almost out of the pound bag I bought last year in a panic, and now am feeling the slight creep of panic again. I love Boston, I don’t want to be out! Fortunately, I can always get more.
I had a headache last night, and woke up with a headache hangover. You ever get those, where you feel drained and still a little sick? They suck.
So I brewed this up, savoring the brightness and fullness of the flavors. A sparkling light note of fruit dancing over the black base, which was strong enough to get me in motion. Off I go!
It helped with the residual headache, too. Good job, tea.
Cup of the morning, as I was away from home this morning.
I keep trying this and expecting to have cooled on this- that it wont be as good as I remember, and that never happens. I like this just as much each time I try it.
Smooth, with the vanilla and almond dancing around each other in a subtle little dance. I like it! And its so easy, with its bagged formula. So drattedly easy!
When I’ve achieved some more sipdowns, I may bring this one right back into the cupboard.