951 Tasting Notes
I had tea at the Empress a few years ago. I had forgotten that they sent us home with these neat tins full of tea, until I was rumagging around in my parents tea cupbord a while ago. I spirited this tin home with me, mostly for the neat tin, I must confess.
But I’v got three tea bags of this in the tin, which are now several years old, but I am determined to try them anyway.
Hmm. This brewed up very dark very fast. And the first sip gives me a bitter burst.
Second sip provides a little more roastyness, a hint of something greeny lurking in its depths.
This is strong! I’m not sure. I’m such a sweet tea drinker that this is almost overwhelming. These three tea bags will be an adventure in comfort zones, I can tell.
I opened up my bag of this this morning, took a deep breath, and said “oh!”
This smells wonderful. You can smell the peppermint, but also a delicate touch of vanilla. Yum.
Brewed up, the beautiful smell continues. It reminds me of Read My Lips without the chocolate.
This sipps a little milder than it smells, but it leaves my mouth feeling tingly, and thats what I like in a mint tea.
I may have to hunt down a little more of this before the end of the holiday season, as its just my cup of tea.
I love black tea, but I feel like I need to take a break from it, after a long morning of sipping the stuff down.
This is a nice enough cup, and I always seem to grab it when I have a headache (though no headache today), but when I’m done with it I will quest for a loose leaf milk oolong. It will be a little while if I have this sipped down, though. But I’ll work at it. I have such a lot of Black Friday sale tea coming in my direction that I feel like I should work on sipping down the smaller quanteties, and the stuff thats only ok.
I cannot make up my mind on this one. Today I gave it a milder steep then I have in the past, and its made it much tastier to me. Hmm.
Light, and this steeping gives it only the softest waft of bergamot. Which is how I like my bergamot.
I’ve got a fair amount of this, so I should certainly find the way I enjoy it most.
I could not resist this tin the last time I was in Lupicia. It was so pretty. Lupicia has the prettiest specialty tins.
I dearly love a strawberry and vanilla tea. I dont really associate it with Christmas, however. But all of Lupicias holiday flavors are diffrent then what I am used to. Less spice, more fruit. Interesting.
This smells lovely,remining me very much of my beloved Yume. It brews up very nice, a soft and dreamy cup of strawberrys and vanilla cream.
Maybe not a traditional western Christmas tea, but very tasty.