834 Tasting Notes
First day of spring tea continues!
This blend, with its strawberries and roses and vanilla, just screams spring time for me. Light and soft and delicious. My hand automatically pulled it off the cupboard today. Perfection on this splendid day. The weather is just as perfect as it should be for the first day of spring!
Cup of the evening.
Fencing was fun tonight, though I got bashed in the hand, and my knuckles are starting to bruise and swell up. Fun times.
And my phone battery is dying, very dramatically, and I fear my phone is not much one for this world. Drat.
Well, fortunatly, there is tea.
Tonight this is less creamy and more spicy, which is not a bad turn of events.
Determined to have as good a day as possible today. So I will start it with a good tea.
I’ve said it before, and my new batch of Champagne Rose only confirms it. This is an elegant tea. The little sugar crystals are a delight, and the rose is in no way overpowering. A really delicious tea. I’m glad its almost spring time, so I can bring it back into the cupboard!
Backlog from yesterday.
Got a whole rosebud in this pot! But still not really getting any of the advertised flavors. Still tart, as well.
I had a sample of this in the store before I bought it, but it was mixed with something else, and I suspect sweetened, which would take the tart edge off. I’ve heard that teavana did that. Well, not much impressed with that policy. Its much better to let me try the tea as it is, not as it is with additives. I can add things to it myself!
I find this to be a little unimpressive in the way of a vanilla tea. I mean, there is vanilla, but its so faint that it tastes almost more like…. caramel? coconut? what? than proper vanilla. I was encouraged by the vanilla bean in the blend, but its not holding up.
I will still be doing the comparison between this and La Vanille. I’ll let you know.
I got another sample sachet of this, so I decided to brew it up while I worked around the house this morning.
Its good! Fruity and lush. I might see myself bringing this green into my cupboard sometime in the future. It would be nice to have on hand.
Back to cleaning, and prepping for dinner. I’m going to make a cauliflower quiche with asparagus tonight, taking advantage of the lovely spring temps.