870 Tasting Notes
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.
The last of my Simpon and Vail order from Black Friday. It seemed like a good day to break it open.
In the bag, the dry leaf smells like a candied violet (side note- who was the first person to go, “lets make a candy out of something. I know, that flower! That’ll do.”)
Experience with other S & V teas tells me to brew this short and hot, which is what I did.
The liquid is light and clear, and smells sweet and unspecifically floral.
Its not bad, actually. More violet than rose, I think. And its very, very sweet. No sugar added and it tastes as sweet as two lumps.
I had some trepidation, after my other S&V disapointments, but this is pleasant. And good for this fine spring day.
Anothr early morning, where it was a great personal struggle to get out of bed.
Let me tell you, tea is worth getting out of bed for, even when you just want to stagger around and bump into things.
Its going to be in the 80’s today. This is utter, utter madness. I already miss my winter wardrobe.
So, a light and springy tea sounds like the right thing.
This marks the end of Alsace. It wont be gone forever, but its time for a Sipdown!
Do you all have daylight savings time where you are? Because its kicking my but. Its a week old, but I am still exsausted.
Gosh it was hard to get out of bed, and I stood in my kitchen, blearlily staring at my teas. I was almost unable to pick a tea this morning!
I decided on an old faithful. I’m running out of this, which always makes me sad, but its a cold weather tea, so its probably for the best.
Help me, tea. Its going to be a long and complicated day!