880 Tasting Notes
This was my whopper of a Black Friday sale, and the one tea I had already had that I allowed myself to buy. A pound of this.
I love you, Tower of London. Fruity, but not in a summery way. Stone fruits, a hint of honey, and just general yum. Recommended to anyone who likes that sort of flavour profile.
Back to work. Its always tough to do, after a holiday.
I am hosting a New Years party, and so am cleaning the house, and prepping for overnight guests (they’ll be staying, rather than driving home in the dark and dangerous New Years post-party travel.)
So, a lot of tea to help me along.
I think I oversteeped this today. It was a little bitter, with less of the fruity and rosy flavors that I remember from the first steeping. Hmm.
Well, on to the next cup!
Mmm. Almond. I do love you, almond.
This smells lovely, once brewed up. Light, with that warm scent of almonds wafting gently from my cup.
It sips like this too, light and sweet and vaugly nutty. Not the most almond intense tea I’ve ever drunk, but there is something undeniably French about it (which fits, after all, its French tea) and as a Francophile, this is great news.
Thank you to JustJames, who continues to make my day with the tasty teas.
Maybe there is something wrong with my batch. I am still not impressed.
I can taste the almond, but its normal almond, not a sweet almond, if that makes any sense. And I am getting none of the sugar or the cookie aspects of this. This is a problem, as I have a sweet tooth the size of my head, and tea is an outlet for this. Tea will not make me gain insane amounts of weight, like an endless supply of baked goods will.
Gah. And I have a lot of this Simpson and Vail tea, as I got a fair amount with my black friday orders. And the paper packaging worries me, just a little.
Well, I will make an effort to drink this all quickly, both for purposes of freshness, and for reasons of meh.