1041 Tasting Notes
Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!
This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.
Tea of the morning. What else can I say about one of my favorite teas that I haven’t said before? This tea is just a joy from beginning to end. The layers of flavor are wonderful, but I have to say that the salted caramel note at the end of the sip gets me every time. It’s delightful.
Another sample from the kind Naylynn. Thank you!
Helloooooo, ginger! This chai is missing the “bread” part of gingerbread, but it has the ginger part down pat. The heat settles in the back of my throat which is nice. There is also a woody note from the rooibos, and I must admit that I like it with the spice. The combination is earthy and comforting.
So apparently I’m in a mint mood tonight. Fortunately I have some of this left which makes me happy because this is such a good tea. Love the dark chocolate note from the tea and the amount of mint in the blend. It’s near perfect and absolutely delicious. I have enough leaf left for one more cup and then this one will be gone.
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.