1597 Tasting Notes
Backlogged from last night. I had a quiet night, reading the tea mystery (Which I am reading for the tea, not for the mystery. I actually do read mysteries, but this is obviously a “cozy” which is more about atmosphere than crime. Which is fine, I need that every once in a while).
I finished my huge bag of this. However I already have a new tin of it. I like having Comoro around. Its a good standby.
I am spending my evening with a murder mystery (this particular book is called Death by Darjeeling, and I confess I picked it up because its set in a tea shop), and I needed a cup of tea to go along with it. Possibly several, quite frankly.
This is a great “I’m not paying attention” tea. I can steeping for an unspecified time, and its fine. I can be absorbed in the story and it does not demand a lot of attention. Its very good for that.
This is, without a doubt, my least favorite time of the year. I drunk this tea this morning, sweating slightly (very ladylike, I know), and frequently having to put the cup down to cool off between sips.
I’ve never been an iced tea drinker, but I may have to start. Its going to be 100 degrees or higher all week long.
I found this at Target, and was so impressed with loose leaf at a major retailer that I had to grab a pouch.
Are there companies that don’t make this tea? Tevanna, DavidsTea, I swear everyone makes this nut tea that turns hot pink. This is Oh So Nuts, just in different packaging.
Well, that’s ok. It could be worse, I must say.I do like this tea, it makes for an uncomplicated evening cup. I just find it amusing that it is everywhere.
This was a Lupicia sample, and it seemed like a flavored green would be just the thing now.
In the sachet this smells amazing. Completely sweet, like candy, like….. melon gum? It smells fantastic.
Brewed it tones down a bit ,but its quite a lovely fruity green.
I’m in the final stretch of Camp Nanowrimo. About a thousand words to go before I hit 50k. This thing is going to need so much revision, though! Gah. But I’ve got two days to do it in, so that’s good.
Lets get typing!
Does anyone else do the New Tea Dance? I get very excited every time I open up a new tin, and do a tiny little dance, which is mostly me just moving side to side with a little bop thrown in every few steps, and I try to open the tin. (No tea spillage today! Cue more dancing!)
I’m very used to flavored teas, which greet you with a stronger smell, but this isn’t a flavored tea, so I really need to take a deep breath to get any aroma. It actually smells a little like cream, or vanilla. And its got the little flicks of lemon and fig in it.
Its got that Harney black base, which is not spectacular, but serves as a good backdrop for other flavors.
I like it. I don’t love it, but I like it. Its very gentle, with a sweet earthiness to it. Generally a comfortable cup of tea. Nothing even slightly bitter. Its got a rich and creamy mouthfeel, and leaves me feeling warm and content.
I think that I might feel this one more in the Autumn. It seems like a fall flavor.
Flavors: Fig, Lemon
This tin is cursed. Every time I open in I have to struggle with the lid, and then loose leaf goes everywhere! Gah. I’m gonna decant it into an easier tin.
The tea itself is not cursed, though. It is super citrusty. Abandon hope, citrus haters. This is not your tea.
Its gonna be a tough day when I wake up and its 83 degrees in my house. Perhaps I’m the one who should abandon hope! Gah. When is it fall, again?