3048 Tasting Notes
I’m trying to work my way through my tea collection, especially making a point to drink a few of the more remote teas that I have, with this being one of them. It’s earthy, soothing, & loaded with healing herbs.
Here’s the link to my original post, if you’d like to read it.
This is such a lovely tea to look at. so fairy-like, with a gentle floral & creamy vanilla aroma. It also looks beautiful in the cup while brewing.
The resulting tea in also very gentle, very mildly flavored florals, vanilla, & lightly sweet.
There is just enough of this left to also do a cold brew, & since Verdant has recently re-added it to their page (along with Laoshan Bergamot Rose), I’m gonna use it up!
So here’s the story:
I spent the weekend at Tony’s, bringing all of my newly arrived Damn Fine Teas with me, which I thoroughly enjoyed sampling. As I was packing my bag to make the 5 minute drive back home (yes, we each own our own homes, 5 minutes away from each other), I dropped the tin of this tea, the lid popped off, & roughly 1/4 cup spilled out onto the floor.
At my house we have what is called the ‘5 second rule’, meaning if you pick it up quickly & dust it off, no harm done. At Tony’s house, the floors are immaculate & you could probably leave it there for a week, & still pick it up clean & drink it. BUT because I’m doing a trade with Sil, I put the ‘floor tea’ in a separate container (Tony had an empty Ahmad tin). So Sil, you can rest assured that the tea I am sending you did not come off the floor.
This also means I can drink the tea from the Ahmad container with wild abandon until it’s gone.
I made a whole pot to drink while teaching this morning. It’s pretty nice! :)
I’m back to the top of my black tea list!
I sipped down one last week & added 2, so now I’m at 19 unflavored blacks, with a few more on their way. As far as breakfast teas go, I’m enjoying this one today. It’s bold enough, & there’s a bit of a sweet fruity aftertaste I didn’t notice before.
Did Colin Farrell wink at me from across the table & ask for a sip? No…sigh…
So, I’m on the lookout for other Irish breakfasts (scottish, canadian) that people really love. What are your favorites?
Just spent the afternoon watching back to back episodes of the Walking Dead, a show I had not gotten into up until friday night when Tony wanted to check it out on Netflix. We’ve been watching it on & off all weekend, sitting around in our PJs, drinking tea. Tony fixed amazing steaks for dinner, we had asparagus, & now were settling down with cups of licorice root tea to watch The Game of Thrones. Between last season & the one that starts tonight, I read the entire series of books, so there’s a little confusion in my mind as to where the story is, but I’m sure I’ll get over it.
I really enjoy this tea. It’s spicey & good.
I drank the resteep of tiger assam with breakfast, & an awesome breakfast it was. Almond flour pancakes, which I have down to an art form now, were perfect with a strong cup of Assam.
Now I wanted something different, & I remembered that I had some Fo Shou in my purse!
“Oh, I would love to love you…pigs might fly…”
I have not had a passion for smokey teas. The first few I tasted freaked me out. I’m still surprised that I bought this, to be quite honest. But I’ll try anything, at least once.
I DO like smoked foods: salmon, bacon, etc.
Anyway, I drank a cup of this while I was cooking breakfast. One thing I’ve discovered with smokey teas is that when they are sweet they take on a caramel-like flavor, or maybe its the taste of brown sugar that’s been given the flambe treatment. It wasn’t bad…