2327 Tasting Notes
We’ve been watching episodes of Supernatural all afternoon, just chilling out & drinking tea. I’ve had enough caffeine, for now anyway. I not a big fan of rooibos, but this tea is delicious. Without a doubt it wins the little terri award for Best Tasting Rooibos Tea, Best Pumpkin Tea, & Best Herbal Chai. I bought a little stash of this, & will be sad when it’s gone. But that day is not today, so let us not speak of such things, but rather, let us savor this moment only, along with the last few sips in this cup.
I love ginger,and I’m ok with lemongrass, which I grow every summer in my garden, along with lemon balm, lemon thyme, & lemon verbena (& several other herbs). Plain, this cup was so-so, with a little sweetening added it’s a nice little herbal cup. Warm, a little lemony, & the white tea adds a little thickness to the mouth of this.
Anybody who knows me by now knows that I’m not a fan of the Earl. Most Earl Grey’s feel acidic to my stomach, & on a general rule I don’t really care for them. Tony, on the other hand adores them. So I made him a cup of this one, & after a few sips, he said, “Where did you get this?”.
I love it when Tony is impressed with a tea! I even took a few sips, & actually, it’s a pretty nice. one. Very drinkable.
In addition to getting the 15 tea sampler, I also picked up sample packs of some of the other teas the Devotea has to offer, including this one.
Sometimes it’s good to take a break from strong black teas & try something a little lighter, & this qualifies. This is very different from the other oolongs I’ve tried. It’s not particularly floral, it’s not roasty, it’s not even very fruity. I’m getting a little of an apricot aftertaste, a little of a ‘green’ taste, a hint of an herb I’ve had before, although I can’t quite pinpoint it yet, & a malty thick mouth.
It’s not the bold type of tea I usually go for, & not like the oolongs I usually drink. It kind of reminds me of cream of wheat.
I bought myself the 15 tea sampler from the Devotea. I was gonna just order some Lord Petersham, then I started looking around at the website, & decided to try everything out first. This is the first one I’m trying. The aroma of the leaf is very vanilla, & a blush of rose. The cup of tea was nice, especially for late afternoon. The flavor is more of a vanilla black tea, not a lot of rose, & I’ll need to use more leaf next time, as it could have been stronger (but that was due to my underleafing). Luckily, the sample is generous enough that I’ll be able to try again. Meanwhile, it was a lovely tea to enjoy with scones.
I’m logging in from my new & improved office cubicle. Previously my office was on the 2nd floor, & at first I loved it, but for the last several months it’s been a wreck, & I just couldn’t seem to get into spending any time in there. Add the convenience of my laptop, & this poor desktop mac, which really is an awesome computer, has been neglected. So now it is on the ground floor, & I’ve created a cubicle that gives me a certain level of privacy, access to all of my teas & hot water, plants, my fairy figurines, etc. It’s far from being completely unpacked & organized, but my desk, computer, printer, etc are here. I’m gonna give myself a day or 2 off, well deserved, & then start the unpacking and organizing part.
As for the tea, I’m drinking a pot of this while I sit here & enjoy my new space. I don’t always go for this sort of thing, but now that I have my tastebuds back, I’m rather enjoying it! A lively cup of holidaze cheer, heavy on the cinnamon.
Oooh, this is tasty! It’s kind of like a buttery almond cookie. There is a richness to it, probably the chestnut flavor, that really rounds the whole cup out. TastyBrew included this in the most recent round of the BBBBox, & it is a nice treat to enjoy in between brekkie & the work I intend to at least start today, which is moving my office. So far I’ve moved my tea shelf out of the kitchen, moved the table from the dining room (which will be my office) to the kitchen, & put all the important (& many probably not important) papers from my desk into a box…the important stuff. I know I should have sorted through it as I was putting it in there, but I actually have a headache, so I just want to get at least part of this job done before I slip into pajama mode. But first, the rest of this tea… Thanks TB!