1318 Tasting Notes
One of the teas from my sisters generous Christmas gift was this.
Boy does it ever smell as advertised. Figgy, full of lavender, and warm.
Its pretty good, actually. The lavender is not too soapy, the fig balancing it out and grounding it out, and giving it a nice earthiness to it.
Hopefully my sister has some more of this, as I want to steal a little bit more. Its not an every day or even every week tea, but its nice for a very specific craving and mood.
But for now, a sipdown of this.
I enjoyed this more today than I did the first time I tried it. Very fruity, with an undeniable tropical quality.
I can always tell, with H&S blends, that its good tea. Even if its not my preference,I can tell. Such is the case here. Its good tea, but its not my good tea, if that makes sense.
Still, glad to have tried it!
I have just enough of this left for one more small pot. I will do a back to back test, when that happens, to compare it to my beloved Yume. Simalar flavors, so I’m interested in how they stack up.
Tea was the only thing to get me out of bed. It was a late night, and my bed seemed like the best place in the world, not to mention a strange dream about Cinderella…. My subconcious is a strange beasty.
Vanilla! I sometimes feel like the odd one out, in my love of vanilla. (then I come here and I know that its not true. I’m in good company.) The quest for vanilla perfection continues.
This was a gift, and a beautifully thoughtful gift, and one that I have not been paying specific attention to. Its a perfectly nice rooibos, with a vanilla mellowness to it. The perfect vanilla tea? No, but not a bad cup at all.
Agressive overleafing and a short steep time give this an almond quality, but not the cookie that I have been hoping for.
This is the first of the Simpson and Vail teas that I’ve managed to sip down, for which I am glad. (ETA- Lies! I sipped down Gingerbread! Gah. Its obviously too early in the morning for me to think)
Sip sip sip.