1812 Tasting Notes
So I hopped next door again to grab another cup of this. I was desperate for tea and I thought I’d try this again, to refine my thoughts.
Well, I got a non-tea barista. You know the ones, the poor creatures who know that tea is technically on the menu, but are much more prepared to create latte art for you.
So, when I got my cup, I sat for a bit, letting it steep. Or so I thought. When I removed the lid, lo and behold there was not teabag in the cup (they used the paper filters with the leaf in it, before). Just a pale amber liquid. So I’d just been letting my cup cool, with no added steeping benefits.
So it was weaker than I liked today, but still pretty nicely flavored. Maybe I’ll try again at a later date.
This is a backlog from last night. My favorite chamomile and myself had a date!
I’ve been nursing a headache for a few days, which I suspect is my sinuses. It has not rained around here in ages, and theres all sorts of gunk in the air, which is no fun whatsoever. Bleh.
So I thought this might be nice, as I worked on the scarf I’m knitting (only my second knitting project. I’d say its going well so far, though I do need to learn how to keep my edges tighter.), and I was right. Its all very nice, and the warmth made me feel better.
I’ve gotta drink more evening tea. Why did I stop? (Oh right, summer. 100 degree days. You don’t even want to look at a heat source from there.)
Oh, I missed an opportunity! I forgot that it was the first morning of fall, and didn’t brew an autumnal tea. I brewed up one of my “spring/summer” teas instead.
The horror. The shame! And I call myself a seasonalist.
So I drank this instead. I really like this blend, but its turning into another Mary Poppins tin. How much more can I possibly have in there? Argh! And I thought I was making such good sipdown progress.
Now, white tea and myself do not always understand one another. But when Super Starling! sent some of this my way, well, who was I to refuse?
So I brewed it up this morning, and boy, if this isn’t some good stuff. It had none of the muskiness that I can sometimes get from white teas, and a lot of really lovely, almost earthy flavor. I might be forgiven for thinking this was a black tea, for a split second. Its very rich, and I really enjoyed it this morning!
I’ve popped next door to the little café to get some tea. I’m exhausted today, and can’t wait to be done with the whole day.
I’d never heard of this tea, so I was excited to try it. (And the café has loose leaf! Huzzah!)
This is a fruity blend, but its not a particularly sweet blend, I’d say. Its a more mellow fruitiness, and the black base is pretty mellow too.
I’d say its enjoyable, but I’m not overwhelmed by it. But I’d certainly go next door and have some more!
I did not sleep well last night, and even though I would love to drink a black tea blend right now, I think it would be a bad idea. So its time for a herbal blend, to help me go off to sleep as soon as possible.
I love lavender. I like chamomile! But I am really iffy on rooibos, and I think its dragging this blend down.
But still, its warm, its mellow, and hopefully it will knock me out tonight.
Alright, Whispering Pines is winning my respect. Everything I’ve tried from them has been good!
I’m tentatively getting to know Earl Greys, and while they might never be my very favorite blends, when I find a good one I can certainly appreciate it.
And this is a good one! The base holds its own against the bergamot, and the flavors balance each other out really well. It was a smooth, tasty cup, and I can’t wait to try more!
I’ve got a Mary Poppins tin going on here. How many more cups can be contained in this slender little thing? At least one more, after this one.
I want Fall! I am not going to have it, as it will be nearly 100 degrees today in my neck of the woods, but a girl can dream.
So the crisp grape flavor of this tea might be not quite right for fall, but it sure works for the weather around these parts.