1492 Tasting Notes
Happy Mothers day, to all who celebrate it! My mother and I are doing our tradition, of going to a local festival and shopping. Hooray for a girls day!
This is one of my favorite spring teas. Really light and pleasant. I’m almost through this packet, which is sad, but hey, that’s gotta happen sometime.
Backlogged from yesterday. I should have picked a stronger tea for the morning, as it turns out. Eight Candles has its charms, but strong brew is not one of them.
I like Eight Candles, but only sometimes, I must admit. Sometimes it brews up funny, and sometimes it tastes of (shudder) coffee, which is a big no for me.
Yesterday it brewed up sweet, but not very strong. Its a fiddly one!
When I killed off the Ginger Peach, I knew it was time to move on to other teas! Time to get these bagged teas sipped down!
I’m gonna have a while to go with this one, as Harney is generous with its bagged teas. I’ve got a lot of sachets to drink!
It tastes a little bit like a fruit pie thing, but not quite as sweet as I would wish. Ah well.
I was staring at my teas, unsure of what to have this morning, until I remembered I had a lot of samples, sent by kind Steepster people, to try! So, something new!
This smells so rich and magnificent in dry form. Rich, almost custard-y, with a good hint of caramel. I can certainly smell all the elements advertised in the name.
It brews up less potent than it smells, but it still keeps the flavors, just a gentler form. Its a very smooth cup of tea, and a very nice drink.
Thank you, Ost for sending me this. I really enjoyed it!
So Boston Blend, which is one of my favorites, was my pot of tea this morning. However, I come not to wax rhapsodic over this brew, but instead tell of my weekend! It involves tea!
Sunday I went to a Japanese Tea School, to take part in a demonstration of the traditional tea ceremony for Boys Day.
It was fascinating. There is a ton of ritual and symbolism, and the actual preparation of the tea was done with great slowness and care and each guest is given the bowl of matcha one at a time, to drink. Then we pass the bowls around to study them, and the students told us about the instruments they used in the ceremony, where they were from, or any linage they had. A tea scoop with lineage! Thats fantastic.
I’m a novice in all things matcha, and to be honest I liked the ceremony more than the actual tea, but it was a wonderful experience! I’d love to go again.
And maybe I’ll be a little more mindful with my own morning beverage, from here on out.
I swear, every time I think I can finally get back to writing tasting notes, new and busy things start to happen. Grrr.
But! We shall try again today!
Cup of the morning. We’re entering the season when I drink tea when I can, as most of the day its too hot to even consider a hot beverage. Do what you can!
Cranberry tea is something I really like. I like the tartness, it feels quite fresh. Fresh is goot, when you are sweating by 7:30 a.m.