1122 Tasting Notes
Yesterday it was in the 80’s, and today its grey and rainy. Good, perfect tea drinking weather.
I was hoping for a few more of these days, so that the flavor of the tea matches the weather.
Winter Solstice is my favorite of those winter spiced orange teas. Glorious. Not the right flavor for warm weather, so I’m glad I get to have it now.
I didnt want anything overly nice this morning. Do you ever have those mornings, when really, its just an unexceptional cup of tea that you want? They’re rare, but its a good time to drink something you are only meh on.
I will say that this is better than a lot of the teas that I got from S&V, but I still find it underwhelming.
Well, it was an interesting tea experiement, I suppose.
What an interesting combination in this tea. Rose and apple. Huh.
A light steep is key here. Its mildly and pleasantly perfumy with a two to three minute steep, but it gets to be a little much if you go much longer than that. Good to know.
Its a very refreshing cup. I think this will probably be very good in the summertime, when refreshing is the watch word.
A new tea to try, and did I pay proper attention to steep time or temp? No! I was useless in the proper study of this tea.
I am not sure how much caramel I’m getting out of this. I do get a sweet and creamy cup of green tea, with roasty toasty undertones, but not so much caramel.
Still, this will be an enjoyable pot this afternoon.
Paris. It was a long day full of some tricky bits. I rewarded myself with a beautiful spring dinner (peas and brown rice and bacon cooked a little bit in butter, and steamed asparagus with a sauce of honey and lemon juice.) and decided to follow it by a beautiful cup of tea.
Paris. One sip and I just shut down into zenness. Yum.
First day of spring tea continues!
This blend, with its strawberries and roses and vanilla, just screams spring time for me. Light and soft and delicious. My hand automatically pulled it off the cupboard today. Perfection on this splendid day. The weather is just as perfect as it should be for the first day of spring!