603 Tasting Notes
I am almost out of this (horrors), but decided to have a cup this morning. My sleep has been thrown, as there was a somewhat scary disturbance around my house a few nights ago, and I’ve been living from cup of tea to cup of tea ever since.
So, today, faced with a long day of work, it was time to face the morning with a cup of beloved Tower of London, which always grounds me and puts me in a good mood. This will absolutely be going on the reorder list.
Peppermint! That was the first thing that struck me when I opened up my packet of this. Very clearly peppermint.
This is a very low key mint tea (pardon any rhymes). Not an in your face mint flavor, the gunpowder green really helps to temper any agressiveness that the mint flavor might be inclined twards. This will be a good mint tea to have around, for those days when a nice cup of peppermint tea is just what the doctor ordered.
Wow, what an interesting tea. It smells like a cinnamon/chocolate/spicy thing, with an underlying sweetness to it and just a hint of nuttiness. It sips like that too. Rich, complex, and very flavorful.
That said, I cant quite decide what I think about it. On one hand, the layers of flavor are what makes it interesting, and on the other hand, it may have just a little too much going on. Hmm. And this was a sample, only enough for one cup! Who knows what I would think of it with more time to experiment.
Positive review, however. I like it, I just cant quite decide how much I like it.
Today I have decided to have a date with the Earl, and drink the various Earl Greys that have made their way into my cupboard.
This was sent to me by Fuzzy_Peachkin, which was a nice surprise. I had been toying with the idea of this one, as I love vanilla and creamy teas. If anything would convince me of the magic of the Earl, then an infusion of vanilla would do it.
Not as vanillay as I would hope, though as my cup cools it does get creamier. The downside is that the bergamont doesnt mellow, and remains a bitter note throughout the cream.
I might add milk to this next, to play around with it. This seems like the Earl that I get along with the best, at the very least.
Today was the first day that I woke up and said to myself “its almost fall!” Hooray! I cannot wait until fall.
So I decided to open up this sample, which I had been saving for a more autumnal day. It sounded like a fall tea.
Its good. Really good. I like this a whole bunch. Fruit teas and teas with almond are some of my favorites, so this blend is just lovely.
This order of Harney & Sons samples was supposed to rule out teas for me. All thats actually happened is that my “I should really buy this in full size” desire has gone up.
In my resolution to drink at least one cup of something that I find meh every day, (in an effort to get it drunk and move on to bigger and better teas) I have poured myself a cup of this.
Memory serves that I found this really underwhelming, so I double bagged this cup in an attempt to enrich the chai and to lure out the promised vanilla. It has not worked.