329 Tasting Notes
Grandpa style tea time, now that my first cup of the day was consumed.
Grabbed this tea to bring to work this morning since I didn’t have time to refill my mini-tins with other stuff.
Got this with the spring collection I ordered a bit ago – in April, I think.
I want to like coconut, but I think I’ve been a non-fan too long. The leaves unfurl big and beautifully, and from what I can taste of them, I think they’d taste quite nice on their own. But the coconut flavor just overwhelms everything.
This makes for a nice, gentle, breakfast tea. It doesn’t overwhelm you, it’s not astringent, and has a slightly malty scent.
I think I need to explore more Assams more intentionally now – I’ve had a few now – this one, another from Adagio, and one from Andrews & Dunham, and I quite like them. So after my summer buying fast, I’ll probably look for some ordering ideas.
I made this a little weak, and not as sweet as I would have preferred. Still pretty good, and I am liking Almond Coconut milk with it.
I’m eyeing the spaces developing in my tea cupboard warily. Tomorrow, I start my 3rd Annual Buy Nothing summer (see my blog, evilwidgets.com for details) which means I can’t buy anything except living basics from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A little over 3 months.
It’s good for me to start a steepdown and use up all those sample packs and tins I currently have. But there are a few things I’m low on that I love – this tea, Prince Vladimir. Yeeks.
But I know from the last 2 years that I can do this! clutches her cup nervously
I didn’t really like this Chai too much, and didn’t even log any except the first cup.
I tried brewing up the last bit of it today, and it just wouldn’t do much – it looked watered down. So I added some Andrews & Dunham Assam and that gave it much more body.
But now I’m out of the Phoenix. But that’s a little more room in my cupboard.
I have not had many oolongs that were not bagged teas. I have been wanting to try more, so when I made my first ever order to DavidsTea, I included this, and I am glad I did.
It’s so very creamy and light, and smells wonderful, both as dry leaf and brewed. It’s just the thing today when I’m not feeling my usual energetic self.
I am glad I got this tea, as I’ve been a little disappointed at the “candy-ish” nature of the other teas I ordered from Davids.
Backlogging from yesterday.
Hubs and I whipped up a psuedo-Indian dinner last night – I made calrose rice as sticky rice, we had lentil soup and chicken cooked with sweet curry powder over it, with sticky rice and mango for dessert. I decided that I wanted some chai to go along with it, and brought out this sample. I’d tried it once before, but for some reason I remembered incorrectly, and thought I hadn’t liked it before. I figured I would give it another try and if I “still” didn’t like it I’d bring it to work and foist it off on a coworker.
Brewed it up and before decanting it from my ingenuiTea into my cup I frothed some Almond and Coconut milk with some Splenda and it made an awesome cup. I had my hubby (who I have only been able to get to like Twinings loose leaf Earl Grey so far) to taste it. He liked it! He ASKED FOR A CUP! :D
The almond & coconut milk really complemented the spices. I’m looking forward to having the rest of the sample!