1809 Tasting Notes
I don’t know why I’ve been letting my few remaining Butiki teas sit ignored on my shelf. I’ve been seeing others lament that they’ve waited too long, and I don’t want that, so its time to drink these guys.
And, with this, I may have waited a bit too long for perfection.
To be fair, its not bad, but the brandy has taken over this blend, forcing the plum to the side and the cheesecake all the way out.
Sunday! Ahh, a deep and appreciative breath for Sunday.
I thought this would be the perfect tea for this morning, my last pot of this delicious blend.
I shall miss this. I’ve never seen that David’s does much in the way of bringing back previous teas, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for this to make a triumphant return.
This is one of the teas I’ve brought along with me to work. I like something without caffeine in the afternoon, and this has been sitting sadly on my shelf, forgotten and woe begotten for too long. Time to get it drunk!
I get the chamomile, that’s for sure, but do I get saffron? I’m not sure. I might be imagining that this is a touch more savory, but I don’t know that it isn’t just my mind playing tricks on me.
In any case it did just fine by me this afternoon.
I’m officially a sucker for Smith Tea Mint blends. I snagged one of the limited edition (I think?) boxes of this, as I can never say no to their peppermint blends. They’ve made some of my very favorites, which is saying something, as I love mint tea.
First brew up makes me say that this feel “real.” Like it smells like someone has freshly picked some mint and herbs and brewed it in an earthenware pot, and set it down in front of me.
Theres mint, and something sweeter, but also a earthy undertaste, which gives way to a very sweet aftertaste.
I’m glad I’m a sucker, as I like this!
I don’t know what it is about this week, but there hasn’t been a night where I have slept well, without a nightmare about work. Sheesh.
So I’ve been brewing strong tea, but also not anything that is particularly interesting. This may change tomorrow. Maybe I’ll brew up something lovely tomorrow instead of this, which is serviceable, but not special.
Saturday morning! Is there anything better than a Saturday morning?
I do have to go to work this morning (briefly, anyway), so I do have to get ready, but its a more leisurely morning. I made a nice breakfast, and I brewed this.
Oh Tower, I love you. This is the sister of Paris, and I can’t tell which of those charming ladies I like best. Tower is a little more sophisticated, in my mind, while Paris is a little more playful, but I adore them both.
I picked this, which was a Christmas present, to bring to work as my new work bagged black tea.
And, huh? I read the box, and am a little boggled by the idea of a black, green and oolong blend. I mean, how do you steep that?
So I took the cheap way, and brewed it like it was a black tea. And what I get out of it is a black blend, with a heavy jasmine/green tea influence, and no oolong to speak of. Hmm.
I need to test this a great deal more.