1812 Tasting Notes
Hello Tea Friends! I’ve been missing my notes because my brother is in town, a rare occurance, so I’ve been extra busy.
Today we’re all going to the Dickens Fair, the bay area Dickensian festival. I love that place, its so much fun!
I’ve got to go lace myself into my dress and apply the bonnet. I go in costume, as does my significant other, though my brother will not.
This tea is lovely, I really like it. I can’t wait until I can write proper tasting notes again!
Hmm. This will require more cups to really get a handle on. First impression is that this a smooth and light fruit black. (Side note, what is with the holiday teas all be fruity this year? I mean, no problem, but still! Was there some sort of secret meeting of tea designers or something?)
General first impression is positive, but not spectacular. More sipping to be sure!
Its been a rough day after a series of rough days.
“Have you had any tea since breakfast?” asks the boyfriend. I say no, “Well, theres your problem,” said he. “Drink a lot when you go home.”
Its good advice, so I do. And, even though I might regret it, come bed time, I pick up a black tea.
This smells so creamy in the bag. Its just like a rich custard, though I don’t detect much of the nutmeg.
Brewed, at first I thought it was lest custardy, but as my cup sits next to me, I keep getting whiffs of this decadant smelling dessert, something you’d order in a restaurant. I can taste the nutmeg more than I can smell it, its certainly a presence.
This tea is so rich, so layered! Each new sip brings a slight variation on the flavors. Its gonna be a fantastic winter tea.
The little Christmas tins are adorable. And I like the little mini sizes.
I really like Carol, its a lovely touch of strawberry and lightness. Its not exactly what I think of as a “holiday” flavor, but its really quite good. I’m enjoying it.
All the Lupicia holiday teas seem to be fruity and light. But I’ll enjoy that!
It happens, every once in a while, when you drink a cup of tea and you remember why you drink the stuff in the first place.
I’m up extra early, after not a ton of sleep last night, and I was stumbling around my cupboard, when my hand fell upon this. Ok, I thought, why not. Its December, you can drink candy cane teas.
And I brewed it up, took my cup and sat down, and took a sip.
And suddenly everything is well. My shoulders have relaxed, my mind quits dancing around my brain, and I feel better for the coming day.
This tea is a fantastic mint tea, sweet, but not sugary, and the vanilla is a brilliant addition to keep it from being too much. And the little candy canes are super cute.
Tea is a glorious creation.
Its been a busy day, and still so much more to do! Argh. Life moves fast.
I’ve decided to reward myself this lunchtime, with a pot of this tea.
I love fruit blacks, they’re just my sort of thing. And this is a nice one. I hadn’t really detected the orange in it until today. Very nice addition to the cranberry.
Tea of the morning.
I was very interested. A rich blend of black teas, and a hint of pine? What would that be like?
I’m pleased to let you know it was not at all like a pine tree. I was afraid it might taste like a Christmas tree lot, but the pine note is lovely, subtle, and well blended with the black teas.
Good. I’m quite glad.
So, I was starting to feel slight pangs about the amount of mint and peppermint based teas that I ordered from the Black Friday sales. Had I ordered too many? Would I get sick of similar flavors?
I was feeling slightly worried about this one, as I’ve jut discovered a love of the ROT Peppermint Bark. Would this taste the same?
I should not have worried. This is worlds different.
The smell was very light and sweet, and, when sipped, proved to be the most complex mint based tea I’ve ever had. Is that cinnamon in it? Orange? What were those other flavors? Whatever they were, they were fantastic. I will need many more cups of this fascinating blend to really pin it down.
Sophisticated may not always be the word used about peppermint tea, but it can be used without hesitation of Silent Night.