1628 Tasting Notes
Is anyone else ever nervous about writing the very first tasting note for a tea? Just me?
I’m one of the ones who like rose teas, and I think that Lupicia does really nice floral teas. I like the balance of tea and flower, and they often add in other bits of flavor, which make for really nice blends.
I opened this up, and took a deep breath. Lovely, rose, with a hint of some sweetness and a sparkily quality…. wait. That’s just like Champagne Rose, another blend by Lupicia.
Huh. Yep, the package says roses and black tea and sparkiling wine…. is this Champagne Rose, just under different cover? I honestly think it might be. Or at least, its so similar to be almost indistinguishable…
That’s fine, on a flavor standpoint. I really like Champage Rose, so I don’t mind having it around. But maybe I’m missing something?
The upshot is, a lovely rose tea, even if it seems like a dupe.
Good grief, its been a long day. I’m the only staff in the office today, so I’m getting piles of stuff to do, and 384 envelopes to stuff. And no, thats not an exaggeration. Argh.
I started this morning off with this lovely tea, and I’m glad I did. Mild, subtle, but still fruity and delicious. Its good stuff.
You know when not to try a new tea? When you are trying to work out your eligibility for insurance, that’s when. Do not try a new tea while you are trying to do this, as you will get frustrated and then forget all about it, but, if you are lucky it will still be warm when you remember it.
Pleasant. I’m getting the nut, if not so much the plum or the cake. I’ll withhold judgement for now.