1812 Tasting Notes
Mint blacks! Turns out, I’m obsessed. And holiday mint blacks are the best, because they add vanilla to the blend, and that just pushes it up into the stratosphere of awesome.
Bring me all the vanilla mint blends!
I quite like this one. Solid, not too fancy, as basic as a holiday blend can be, and its good for the mornings when you can’t focus too much on your cuppa.
My internet was down this morning, which was highly annoying, but the rest of the day went well.
But the kettle still worked, so I brewed up tea.
I probably did not need both this and Christmas Tradition but…. well….. I can’t pass up a peppermint black, I guess. Even though they look, at a quick glance, very similar (minus popcorn). Would there be a difference?
So! Nice, minty, smooth, and with a delicate touch of vanilla, but not as good as Christmas tradition, in my mind. I can’t quite suss out why Tradition is better than Bark, but who cares!
I still enjoy this, and won’t have a problem drinking it down. Yay, peppermint black teas!
When I opened the bag of this one I had to say “wowza”. It smells so, so much like actual nog, its absurd.
Much heartened, as I love nog but hate the callories, I brewed it up.
This one does, I must say, smell richer and better than it tastes. It does have taste of creaminess, but it smells more noggy than it tastes.
My parents, who are devoted coffee drinkers, will go into the local Peets for their beans. When you get beans, you also get a free cup of coffee or tea, and if my parents don’t want the free beverage, they get an IOU and pass it off to me.
This means I get some lovely free tea cards, which are great on a rainy lunch break.
I should have got a black tea, but wanted something that I did not have to fuss over, so I got this.
I never really do know what I think of this one. Suitable, does its job, but does not particularly stick in your mind.
Perhaps a good resolution would be to quit drinking new teas when I’m flying at high speeds in the morning.
Up extra early and off to the races, and by races I mean taking the boyfriend into school early, as he has finals. He’ll be delighted to be done with school, and so will I. Of course, I’d be delighted if he got his car repaired, so he could take himself in, but still….
Impression is favorable, but a lot more tasting is needed. Did I get chocolate and fruit here? And not just the fruits more classically blended with chocolate, like cherries or strawberries. I felt like it was something more interesting than that.
More is required to be sure. Hmmm.
Cup of the evening. I really like this. Its creamy, rich, and just the right blend of vanilla and peppermint. Its really lovely, and I’m enjoying it on the cold nights.
Tonight is extra good, as I have a lovely dinner, a fire going, and a fun movie on the TV, with my significant other beside me. A good end of the weekend.
Now, alas, to start the week again.
Tea of this afternoon. I was feeling nutty. :)
This is layered, complex, sweet, but with the warmth of the nuts to keep it from going too sweet. There were, in some sips, almost too many flavors, but once I slowed down I could pick out the various elements.
It made for a lovely cup on this winter afternoon, but I think it would be spectacular in spring.
So, time for tea first thing this morning, and boyfriend says he’d take a cup. So I open up packages of tea and shove them under his nose, until he picks one. He’s actually remarkably good humored about my tea obsession, and honestly enjoys it as well.
We settled on this. Its so smooth! The earthy fig flavor and the rich black tea blend very well, so there is a delightfully soft fig taste woven seamlessly through the tea. Much enjoyed this morning.