1020 Tasting Notes
Such a terrible Steepster person (Steepsterite? Steepie?), because, in this weather, I am constantly reaching for Boston. Its just so perfectly autumnal, and I’m going through it much faster than I would have expected too. I regret nothing, however, as its so very delicious.
I have sipdowns to do, and new teas to try, and all I want is this in my cup.
Well, next up a cup of meh.
Its been a while since I Ooolonged. So today its time to steep up a pot before an extra long work session.
I still like this. Its creamy, and I like creamy. But I’m not sure it inspires dizzying swoons of delight.
But a nice vanilla pot of tea before I have to go be productive, thats a very nice thing indeed.
I dont find this particularly interesting. I dont get any lush fruitiness, or any intensity of chocolate.
What this is not, however, is bad. Its a perfectly acceptable black tea, with slight hints of….. something…. but the base is more then its additions.
Also, I noticed as I was dishing this out this morning that the tin has a picture of an orange on the front. Erm, shouldent it be a pear? Pears are rarely orange, round, and looking distinctly like a citrus.
Its finally cold enough for me to wear tights! And a non summer hat! And a cape! So I have done all of those things, and stopped by the local Peets on my lunch break to get a cuppa.
This is what I came away with. You know how in coffee shops, when you ask for tea, you can sometimes see the wheels just grind to a halt, while the poor barista frantically thinks “tea? tea?! Do we serve that?!?!”. Well, I had such a barista today, who undoubtedly could have walked me fearlessly through the land of coffee beverages, but was less secure with tea. So to make it simple, I got this Earl Grey.
I’m not impressed. Its weak, and unmemorable, and even the often too bitter for me bergamot is noticeably lackluster. Oh well, was worth a shot.
That was one of the worst nights sleep I’ve had in a very long time. Bleh.
So, in preparation for this mornings business, I am drinking this beautiful cup of tea.
I wish I had a perfume that smelled like this tastes, warm, slightly sweet, roasty…. Its just such a lovely cup. It really does taste like an indulgence.
Is there such a thing as almond perfume?
What this morning needed was even more tea. So more tea I will have. Second day of elevenses! (sadly, due to work, Elevenses is almost exclusivly limited to the weekend).
I figured I’d stick with the theme, and drink more pumpkin tea.
I think I must be the only one in the world who does not get a diffrence between this and Grandma’s pumpkin pie. I get no chocolate at all!
Today is the day of one of my families few traditions. Pumpkin day. We always go to a pumpkin patch and find ourselves good gourds for carving. We take our Jack-O-Lanterns very seriously.
In the interest of being thematic, I decided it was time for this.
Oh this is good. Creamy, pumpkin-y, with a crisp sugar note, that suggests that this is, in fact, Creme Brulee (which is my favorite, I must admit). This is probably one of my favorite autumn teas, and my favorite of the pumpkin blends.