1006 Tasting Notes
I made a cup of this to have while playing cards with my kids tonight. I am a big, big fan of the whipped cream flavor of this tea. I added sugar and cream and thoroughly enjoyed this as a dessert tea. It was also my consolation prize since I lost at UNO – much to my children’s delight.
Tea of the morning. I live in central New Jersey, so I woke up expecting #Blizzard2015 to be outside my door. We received maybe two inches of snow. Two inches. That said, if you live in New England be safe! The storm does look nasty.
The powers that be had already cancelled school, so the kids and I enjoyed a long leisurely breakfast while we planned out our day and laughed at the weathermen. I made a big pot of this tea, and everyone enjoyed it. Even my son, who is not a hot tea drinker, had a cup. It was deliciously malty and thick today with nice fruity note.
Looks like we might head over to the arcade for a while. It won’t be packed and absolutely insane with all of the schools being closed and next to no snow on the ground. Right? Oy. :)
Tea of the morning. My daughter requested this one, and for simplicity sake I made a whole pot. I accidentally let it steep for five minutes, so I was expecting some bitterness, but thankfully there wasn’t any. There is a light juicy berry flavor – a strawberry, cherry, raspberry mix – and a brisk base tea. Not my usual Monday morning cup, but a decent cup to be sure.
Thank you Angel for sending me this sample.
It used to be that when I thought of Keemums I thought of smoke, but Teavivre introduced me to a world of Keemuns that have no or very, very little smoke. I think it’s pretty well known that I love a good smoky tea, but I’m also intrigued by all of the layers of flavor that are present in Keemuns when the smoky note is absent. This offer by Teavivre is a great example.
The tea starts off with a moderate malty note followed by a light floral note and something hinting at spice. Kind of an all spice flavor, but not quite. Then there are notes of honey with a dark cocoa flavor underneath. Every now and then I’d taste plum, but I didn’t get too many stone fruit flavors. Overall, this was a very nice cup.
The second steep was completely different from the first except for the malt note. I also tasted baked bread and leather. There was much more of an earthy feel to the second cup as opposed to the first. It was much more bracing and what I’ve come to expect from Keemuns. Again, a very nice cup. I can’t even say which steep I preferred more since they were both quite tasty in their own way.
A really nice offer from Teavivre. I’m looking forward to drinking more of this one.
I had this tea last night after getting an email from Whispering Pines saying that my order has shipped and is on its way to me. And what did I order? Why 4 ounces of this tea, of course! I was so excited when Brenden said he would sell discontinued blends as long as at least four ounces is purchased (and as long as he has the ingredients). It’s totally worth it to not have to say goodbye to a favorite tea, in my opinion! Especially a tea that taste just like mint chocolate chip and the only ingredients are tea and organic mint. Yay!
P.S. I also bought four ounces of the December blend because it’s also fantastic. Thanks, Brenden, for the awesome customer service.
I don’t have access to my computer at the moment, so I’m attempting to catch up on tasting notes via my phone. I ask your forgiveness ahead of time for all of the autocorrect errors I’m sure I’ll miss. :)
This was my morning cup. It was heavy and filled with malt and earthy notes along with some smoke and a touch of sweetness. So basically it was awesome.
I know this was a limited edition tea, but I’m really hoping A&D will reblend it next year. This is an excellent fall/winter tea!
I really like the roasted chestnut flavor of this tea. There is also a sweet note at the end of the sip while the tea is fairly warm, but as the tea cooled the sweet flavor disappeared, and a bitter note took its place. I’m not sure if the water I used was too warm, or if my two and a half minute steep was too long. I have some of my sample left, so I’ll give this another try with slightly cooler water. If I could keep the chestnut flavor and sweetness throughout the cup this would be an easy favorite green of mine.
I’m withholding my rating until I give this another try.