1856 Tasting Notes
Backlogged from last night.
Jury duty took all day, and then we were finally dismissed. I never even saw the inside of the courtroom, or answered a single question.
Well, I’m glad I brought a book.
Oh well. I’d really like to go through the jury services, but alas, it is not to be. Not this time anyway. And back to work today!
I’m almost out of this, which is both progress, and a tradgedy. I love this mint tea, and will be so sad when its gone!
I was excited when Ost send me this, as I had completely loved another of the Lupicia Hawaii teas, Loke Lani. So I was more than happy to try this, even if it did have pineapple in it. (Pineapple? In tea? Hmmm)
The first surprise is that it smells quite creamy. There is absolutely a vanilla smell to this. Awesome! I love vanilla!
The vanilla does sort of fade to the background of this flavor, I must say. Its there, but it has faded down.
There is pineapple in this, I can see the little chunks! But I cannot really taste it, or really much of any fruit flavors. It seems to be a black tea with a vanilla aftertaste, and a slight tang to it. So maybe that’s it? The pineapple lurking?
Completely inoffensive, but, for me, not particularly memorable. I’m glad I tried it!
I have Jury Duty today! I would say boo, but its always been interesting to me. I come from a family of lawyers, so I know a lot about the whole legal process, and the jury process is interesting.
Of course, it is inconvenient to have my week all ruffled up like this, but what can you do?
Well, I’ll see what happens.
I’ve been wondering why I have not been drinking tea in the evenings? I’ve got so many nice herbal and rooibos blends, I should be enjoying an evening cup of tea! So I’m making a push to do that.
This was a sample from Ost, I think, and I’m really glad I tried it. Its a rooibos, which I have a hit and miss relationship with, but its well blended, with a nice caramel-y aftertaste. A really nice evening cuppa.
This tea is quite a basic one. Just a black tea with lemon. Nothing very special. And yet, I must say that sometimes nothing special is exactly what the doctor ordered. I love a citrus tea in the summer time, so this will be drunk without anything resembling a problem. Not fancy, just good.
How do these Mondays keep sneaking up on me like this? Where do they come from? Eeeep.
It was an exhausting weekend, and though I’m not keen to be back at work, I am glad to have some nice structure again.
This remains a trustworthy tea. This can be reliably expected to be creamy, rich, and smooth. One of my favorites when you need a calming morning.
The kind Ost gave me this to try a while back, and I’m just now getting around to it.
Could Wedding Tea be the same as the Royal Wedding Tea? Maybe. I’m not sensitive enough to white teas. In fact, I know I am not. More experimentation is needed!
But the general opinion is positive. This is an interesting tea.
Aha! Friends, if you could see me, you would see in my eyes the madness of a woman on a sipdown spree. I am on a mission. I want things out of the cupboard!
So, I’m finishing this up this afternoon. Farewell, oh White Chocolate! You and I never really got along, through no fault of our own. Alas!
I never really got the chocolate part of white chocolate out of this. I got floral instead! Of all things!
But oh well. Its just a memory now. Sipdown!