2341 Tasting Notes
Sipdown #1 (for the day).
This Tea was shared with me by Sil, so once again, thanks my friend!
Not bold or malty, but a mild cup that it somehow sweet & a little marine-like. What I’m getting is a slice of a good quality french bread slathered with lightly salted butter. Yup. There is also a hint of stone-fruit in the background.
I’m enjoying a cup of this as my first cup of the day. It’s a big departure from the bold Assams & mouth filling Yunnans that I usually start my day with. The initial flavors while still hot are making me think more of green tea, with essence of spring shell peas & asparagus, which seems really strange.
Letting the cup cool down a bit…
Now I’m starting to get the hint of peach. This is probably more suited to be an afternoon tea for me. It is nicely mouthwatering too. I mistakenly brewed it at boiling (oops!), but it didn’t ruin the flavor at all. No bitterness or astringency, just a mild & pleasant cup.
I still haven’t tried this blended with either of the TOMC teas from Feb, but was looking for something without caffeine, & also trying to work my way through ALL of my teas this month, so I gave it another try by itself. It’s ok. I had forgotten there was frankincense in it, but during the last couple of sips, a perfumy taste arose & I began to feel a bit quesy. I had the same problem with the Earl of Anxi.
My son Drew & I LOVE Dr Who (& who on steepster doesn’t, may I ask?)
So of course, we had to have this blend last season, sob…
The boys & I are in sipdown mode, so Leif made a nice big pot of this to drink during breakfast with our pancakes, & it was spot on! Slightly bold from the Irish brekky, a little blueberry, & little earl green. Fruity, tangy, & daring! I loved Amy & Rory… ;_; I miss them…
Drew made a pot of this while we made breakfast & I drank a cup.
We made Paleo pancakes, coconut milk whipped cream, & berries.
This has been finals week for both of my sons, & they both had today off, so a fancy breakfast together was in order!
Honestly, I haven’t really been a fan of this blend. I’ve tried it plain, I’ve tried it sweet. Although I like the idea of it, & the ingredients all sound like they’d work, it’s not for me.
There is enough to make one more small pot, & I’ll probably try it that one more time, & then it will be gone.