1668 Tasting Notes
Its going to be a long day. Three work shifts (for three different jobs), and I’m already tired.
Its supposed to be cooler today. I live in hope that this is so! So its time for the most autumnal of teas, this glorious creation. Boston, never leave me. Of course, I have a full pound, so I doubt that it will. Ha.
Its good to be done with the work day. My headache was not at all helped by the wonkiness of the work computer, and the complete lack of tea in the office. I mean, there is never tea in the office, but sometimes I feel it more keenly.
To help the headache I made a curried squash dish, which was not curried enough for me, so next time more spices and garlic and ginger. Almost always my cooking mantra, more garlic!
I wanted a desert cup, and this is the standby. Also I was not in the mood to clean up after rooibos, which can be good, but is always messy.
This is very warm and earthy this morning, with one bright note swimming about in it. Is that the pineapple? Pineapple seemed like a funny ingredient in a pumpkin style tea, but it seems to have worked.
I do like “savory” teas with a note of citrus in it. It elevates the entire tea to something other than heavy spice.
Its been a busy day! I went to get a haircut, and then wandered around. I found a fancy yarn shop, and bought some yarn, as I’m learning to knit. And, next to it, was a tiny hole in the wall tea shop. I didn’t know it was there! That’s probably a bad discovery.
I went and tossed old teas, things I did not like, and things I was, honestly, never going to drink again, and its amazingly freeing! I feel so much more relaxed about my cupboard now, and excited to drink things and try new teas! I’ll remember this, for the next time my cupboard feels overwhelming.
So, this tea. A sample from my latest David’s order, and I was pleased to have it. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie.
This smells and tastes very much like cinnamon, and a touch of nuttiness, but its feeling heavy and lacking in the bright sugar note that I associate with a proper snickerdoodle. But it is not unpleasant, and I’m glad to have tried it.
I will stubbornly drink my autumn teas until it cools down around here. I am going to force it to cool off, with the power of my mind!
This was the other tea I wanted along with Boston for the fall, and I’d heard good things about it. The almond-less Boston, I heard, and I adore Boston (I mean, I bought a whole pound of the stuff).
I took a deep breath when I opened the tin, and was immedietly glad that I bought this. I love fruity black teas, absolutely love them, and this is a rich and sweet fruity black, with a hint of tartness to keep things from going too sweet.
This would not replace Boston, but its a damn good companion for it. Lovely. This will be a great tea in cold weather, and I’m already dreaming about brewing up a big pot on Thanksgiving.
Boston! Guys, I did a foolish thing. I ordered a pound of this. A full pound (or, tea pillow, if you will) of this gorgeous, nutty, sweet, autumnal blend.
What can I say. I panicked. There were no smaller sizes available. I needed it. And I remember that last year I ran out ridiculously quickly. Oh tea. Oh, oh, oh tea. You are autumn to me, just as much as pumpkins and sweaters and fallen leaves.
Its been quite a morning. No internet when I woke up, wait times of half an hour on the phone to get someone out here, work, errands, and then a cop pulled me over because my registration is outdated. Damn. I wasn’t ticketed, which is good, but it was somewhat embarrassing.
Its my little niece’s birthday! I remember I drank this last year on her birthday, so it seemed a good time to do it again. She’s two now! The sparkles in this tea are certainly appropriate.
Happy birthday, little one.
I am remembering that this was not my favorite pumpkin tea. Theres nothing wrong with it, but memory tells me that I have ones I like better. Fortunately, those ones are heading my way now.
But this is enjoyable. Its warm and rich and layered, and I’m keen to try this actual chai style, with milk and sugar. One day, when its cool out, then I shall do that.
Huh. This tastes like….. something. This is going to be a highly technical review, as you can tell.
Firstly, it smells and tastes warm. Like some sort of scarf in tea form. I do get a note of pumpkin, but also some sort of baked goods doughiness, and a earthy sweet note. Pineapple?
I don’t know that I love it, but I’m certainly interested in playing a bit with it.