882 Tasting Notes
I can’t decide if this is an fall tea or not. The name is certainly appropriate for this time of year, and I am a big fan of Halloween. The tea itself has a wonderful spearmint and vanilla flavor, and there is a nice creamy feeling to it as well. It’s a great tea to unwind and relax with, and given that that’s exactly what I’m aiming to do today I guess that makes this an excellent fall tea. ;-)
I woke up earlier than I intended to a cold rainy day and a chilly house. A great time to drink this, one of my favorite fall teas. In fact, I think I’m going to spend today drinking fall inspired teas, or at least teas that remind me of autumn. This one could end up in my cup several times today. The mix of cranberry, almond, and vanilla is soooo good!
Yet another Whispering Pines tea. I’m on a roll!
I’m drinking the old version of this blend. I steeped it for seven minutes and was rewarded with notes of honey, chocolate, malt, cinnamon, bread, and smoke in an almost syrupy thick tea. Oh, so good. I’ve already resteeped the leaves once. I’m going to steep them one more time to eek out all of the yummy goodness in this blend.
I only have one serving of this left, and while the hoarder in me wants to hold on to it I think I’m going to finish it off this weekend so I can get the new version of this tea with my next WPT order.
Tea of the morning. This is an unusual Keemun. It’s light and fruity with underlying honey notes. There might be a little chocolate, but the plum, raisin, and dried date notes are at the forefront. I pick up the pine – very light and clean – in the smell, but I don’t taste it. There’s no smoke even at the end of the sip. Overall, I like this a lot. For me, this is an afternoon tea. I think the lighter body and soft sweetness of the tea will be wonderful as an afternoon pick-me-up.
Tea of the morning. I feel like I’m in a loop with my breakfast teas, but I like them all so much that drinking them over and over again is a pleasure. Today it is North Winds, and the molasses note I tasted last time showed up today, too. I’m not sure if I missed it in all of my previous cups or if the flavor is stronger in this particular set of leaves, but regardless it is really, really delicious. It lends a fall flavor to an already full bodied tea. So, chocolate, cherry, malt, and molasses… is it any wonder that I’m happy to wake up to this tea?