1006 Tasting Notes
I had a late lunch with a friend at an Indian restaurant that I’d been wanting to try for a while. The food was amazing. Seriously, one of the best meals of my life. I wanted a cup of chai when I got home just to put a cap on things.
This is a fairly simple chai, but it has a good balance between the spice blend and the tea. With a little honey and milk it was just what I wanted.
Thank you Naylynn for sending this tea my way as part of the Christmas Card Swap. The package you sent was exceptionally generous!
I like the combination of coconut and spearmint in this blend. It’s different enough from the other coconut teas I have to stand out. There’s also a sweet pineapple flavor which is yummy. I don’t get any sort of creamy note, but I don’t mind.
I may pick up some of this when summer rolls around. This seems like it’d make an excellent iced/cold brew tea.
Tea of the morning. Today is the day I take down the Christmas tree and get all of the holiday decorations tucked back in the attic for another year. This year my decorations were very simple, so it shouldn’t take too long. I do hate saying good bye to the holiday season, but I like having things back in their proper place. But before that, tea.
I love when I’m looking through my teas in the morning and one just jumps out at me. Today it was this one, and the peppery, sweet, malty notes are just what I want. I always think of this as a light tea, but it has decent body and strength. It’s also good for multiple steeps which is nice. I still think of this as an afternoon tea, but this morning it’s hitting all the right notes.
I need to preface this by saying I have never had buttered rum. The closest I’ve ever had is the buttered rum Life Savers, so I really have nothing to compare this tea to. So I need to ask… does buttered rum taste fruity? This tea is really fruity. Lots of strawberry and pear flavor. It’s actually a very tasty tea, but I can’t help but wonder how this compares to a real alcohol filled butter rum. I’m guessing they taste very, very different.
At any rate, this is a nice, tasty, fruity tea.
I order from Harney and Sons on a pretty regular basis, and as I was drinking this I was amazed that I had continuously passed this one by. The mix of stone fruit flavors is delicious. It’s so juicy and summery. I really like it. After I drank half of the cup I added a little sugar and gave it to my daughter to try. She liked it, too. As I suspected she would, she asked to keep the cup. Looks like I have another tea to add to my next Harney order.
I was fully expecting to love, love, love this one. I think I may have gotten my expectations too high because, while I like it, it’s not rockin’ my socks the way I thought it would. There is a nice maple flavor and some creaminess, but I’ve had other maple flavored teas that I enjoyed more.
Happy New Year!!!
I’m starting off 2015 in a quiet house with this lovely tea and lots of seed catalogs. I can stay warm and dream about being Farmer Brown once spring shows its face. Perfect. The tea is so robust and malty. It’s a great breakfast tea and a great winter tea.
Now, how big do I want my herb garden to be this year?