1354 Tasting Notes
Its been a busy day! I went to get a haircut, and then wandered around. I found a fancy yarn shop, and bought some yarn, as I’m learning to knit. And, next to it, was a tiny hole in the wall tea shop. I didn’t know it was there! That’s probably a bad discovery.
I went and tossed old teas, things I did not like, and things I was, honestly, never going to drink again, and its amazingly freeing! I feel so much more relaxed about my cupboard now, and excited to drink things and try new teas! I’ll remember this, for the next time my cupboard feels overwhelming.
So, this tea. A sample from my latest David’s order, and I was pleased to have it. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie.
This smells and tastes very much like cinnamon, and a touch of nuttiness, but its feeling heavy and lacking in the bright sugar note that I associate with a proper snickerdoodle. But it is not unpleasant, and I’m glad to have tried it.
I will stubbornly drink my autumn teas until it cools down around here. I am going to force it to cool off, with the power of my mind!
This was the other tea I wanted along with Boston for the fall, and I’d heard good things about it. The almond-less Boston, I heard, and I adore Boston (I mean, I bought a whole pound of the stuff).
I took a deep breath when I opened the tin, and was immedietly glad that I bought this. I love fruity black teas, absolutely love them, and this is a rich and sweet fruity black, with a hint of tartness to keep things from going too sweet.
This would not replace Boston, but its a damn good companion for it. Lovely. This will be a great tea in cold weather, and I’m already dreaming about brewing up a big pot on Thanksgiving.
Boston! Guys, I did a foolish thing. I ordered a pound of this. A full pound (or, tea pillow, if you will) of this gorgeous, nutty, sweet, autumnal blend.
What can I say. I panicked. There were no smaller sizes available. I needed it. And I remember that last year I ran out ridiculously quickly. Oh tea. Oh, oh, oh tea. You are autumn to me, just as much as pumpkins and sweaters and fallen leaves.
Its been quite a morning. No internet when I woke up, wait times of half an hour on the phone to get someone out here, work, errands, and then a cop pulled me over because my registration is outdated. Damn. I wasn’t ticketed, which is good, but it was somewhat embarrassing.
Its my little niece’s birthday! I remember I drank this last year on her birthday, so it seemed a good time to do it again. She’s two now! The sparkles in this tea are certainly appropriate.
Happy birthday, little one.
I am remembering that this was not my favorite pumpkin tea. Theres nothing wrong with it, but memory tells me that I have ones I like better. Fortunately, those ones are heading my way now.
But this is enjoyable. Its warm and rich and layered, and I’m keen to try this actual chai style, with milk and sugar. One day, when its cool out, then I shall do that.
Huh. This tastes like….. something. This is going to be a highly technical review, as you can tell.
Firstly, it smells and tastes warm. Like some sort of scarf in tea form. I do get a note of pumpkin, but also some sort of baked goods doughiness, and a earthy sweet note. Pineapple?
I don’t know that I love it, but I’m certainly interested in playing a bit with it.
I was curious. Was this tea different than Pumpkin Chai? Well, only one way to find out, and that was to grab some and do an experiment!
It is different. Theres a caramel and…. ginger? note in it. It doesn’t taste like pie, but it is very autumnal. I like it
I will say, what I find with a lot of pumpkin teas, is that it does taste like pumpkin spice, but not exactly like pumpkin.
I’m doing a sample tea drink, right now, and also going though and, gulp, weeding out tea’s that I do not like and removing them from the cupboard. Life is too short, eh?
Its going to feel very cathartic, I think.
I’ve tried this before, and I stand by my first sip of this. Its a bit bitter for me. I wish I got more of the fruit!
Yesterday, boyfriend and I went to a Steampunk convention, which was a great deal of fun. We went to a lecture on the history of tea while we were there, as well. It was quite funny, and I did learn a bit. I love steampunk, as its a society that knows its tea. I almost chased down a woman with a parasol with a tea pot and cup on it. (I carry a parasol almost all the time. I’m very fair, and sunburn quickly, so hats and parasols are the name of the game.)
My David’s tea arrived yesterday, and I’m trying all the pumpkin teas.
This is the one I’ve had before. I remember you, Pumpkin Chai. This is a nice chai, but I don’t really get pumpkin out of it. Caramel and autumn spices, yes, but not a pumpkin note. That’s alright! I’m happy to have this fall flavor in my house.
Its going to be nearly a hundred degrees again today. I’m pretending it is not so with my cup of tea!