1863 Tasting Notes
So the boys (meaning my boyfriend and his roommate, who is a good friend of mine) were very sneaky yesterday, and asked me to come over after work to “show me something.” Hmmm. Suspicious.
When I arrive they guys were practically falling over one another in their excitement to show me the new Tea Station they build in their kitchen!
Its lovely. Fresh water, an electric kettle, and a beautifully organized wall o tea is all there, away from sunlight and heat. Its a thing of beauty! We’ve got two converts!
And they got proper cups and a tea pot, and are just so excited, like boys with a fort. Its amazing.
I brought some tea over for them to try, and this was one of the ones I brought, as I thought they’d like it. And they did! We sat, drank tea, made more tea, and played Super Smash Brothers, which was super fun.
Now I want a proper tea station in my house. Its just taking over the countertops in my house…..
This was one of my Christmas gifts from my lovely boyfriend, and it was a complete surprise! I’ve been going on lately about the sorrow of Butiki closing, and he listened and found me a little treat!
I’m glad to say that this is delicious, full of rich flavor, the plum dancing around the cheesecake creaminess, and the brandy note just warming it all up.
What a lovely present!
Had this on Saturday during a knitting date with my best friend. My progress continues!
I’d forgotten just how much I do like this. I’ll get some more when I’ve managed to sip down a good chunk of the ol cupboard. I’ve got too many new teas, and teas I have not tried, to justify getting this, especially as its available everywhere, at any time.
Solid. Basic. Hard to screw up. I like that in a tea.
Tea of the morning.
Sheesh I was tired last night, and though I slept like the proverbial log, I still woke up exsausted. So much so, that I understeeped this!
Well, it didn’t actually harm the flavors, so I picked my tea well this frosty morning! Its a really lovely fig flavor, rich and warm and gooey. I do love figs, so this has been a happy tea purchase.
I wish I had some now, in fact.
This smells magnificent in the tin. Citrus and ginger, yum.
I think, brewed, that this one might be a touch fiddly, as I’ve got a bitter under taste today. I may have the mess around with the brew times.
But, bitterness aside, its a really nice combination of flavors, and I like it. Its fresh and zippy, excellent for a cold morning like today.
I’m not quite sure what I think about this. The flavors are interesting, and taken one at a time I enjoy them. But I’m not quite convinced about the blend of all of them. Its a little mis matchy to me. Hmm.
I’m really satisfied with the amount I have of this. I have a few more sachets, but not enough to completely frustrate me, if I don’t really like it.
I’ve been saying that more experimentation is needed for a lot of teas, but its totally true. I need to play around a bit more.
Time for one last cup of tea before I pop off to my parents house for Christmas lunch and presents! (I confess to being excited about that. I love presents).
This isn’t a classic holiday flavor, being light and fruity, but I can’t fault it, as I do love a nice light and fruity blend. Good stuff.
Off I pop!