1218 Tasting Notes
Hmm. Nope. I am not overly impressed with this one. It might be my problem, and not the tea. I’m getting a little cinnamon, but no apple. Its not the cup of pie I was hoping for.
My reaction to nearly all teas that I’m on the fence with is “I will tinker!” and I play around with steep time an leaf amount, to try to find the proper steep. So I will play along with this tea, and see what comes of it.
What is this? What is it! I got this as a sample when I visted Lupicia last month, but its all in Japanese! And the website does not have it, that I can find.
It smells sort of like a hazelnut chocolate. Hmm. A pretty nice smell, too. And it tastes just a little bit like a hazelnut hot chocolate.
Does anyone know what this is? Its my only sample of it, so when I’ve sipped it, its gone. I’m curious.
Yesterday I went to a local honey company, who open up their warehouse only twice a year, to stock up on lovely honey, and to get some for gifts.
Its amazing, in really good honey, how you can tell the diffrence between type and type. Orange blossom honey tastes diffrent than wildflower honey.
I bought some for me, and a few for presents. I love honey.
So I sliced up some homemade spice cake and an english muffin, and covered them with some of my new honey, and brewed up this gentle vanilla tea. Yum! This is nice. Not mindblowing, but good. I’m glad I got 4 oz of it.
This is a tea that I would never have picked up on my own. “Nut tea?” I would have said to myself, and walked right on by. But this was part of a freebie that Davids gave out on the birthday of the store I was in, and so I will be brave.
Its pink! The rumors are true! And its not just pink-ish. Its a fruit punch piece of glass. Almost neon. Beautiful.
And its so sweet. It smells like apple pie, and its got an insane taste of sugar to it, which might be the beet, and the nuts and the apple and the cinnamon are lovely.
Huh. Well, good one, Davids tea. I was not expecting this. I might actually restock this, once I’ve gone through the little bit I currently have.
I woke up with yesterdays headache still floating around the brain. Drat.
So I’m trying to brew up this, in the hopes that sweetness will help.
Coconut? What on Earth? I am tasting coconut, and a smaller custard note, but mostly coconut. Drat! I love creme brulee, but have distinctly less interest in coconut.
Hmm, well, I will play with this.
I was a little worried when I opened this. I was smelling something almost medicinal. But brewed up it lost that edge, and smelled magnificent!
Wow. Could this be any creamier? Its like a minty milkshake, in tea form. I had my doubts, but I’ve changed my mind. How fantastic!
I might stock up, before this tea goes the way of the dodo. This gets a stamp of approval.
12 days to Christmas. Theres a very funny song from the Musical She Loves Me about it being 12 days till Christmas, and the the madness from there.
So, time for more Holiday tea.
Yum. Its minty and creamy, and it has my vote of confidence. I do wonder what purpose the popcorn serves, other than charm and nostalgia. (Can one have nostalgia for something you’ve never done? I’ve never made a popcorn garland….)
The upshot is, I’m enjoying this. I want to try it back to back with Santa’s Secret to see what I think.