1049 Tasting Notes
Halla-Hallelujah my kids are finally finished with school! I am unreasonably excited that my alarm is off and I will not be forced to wake grumpy kiddos up at 6 in the morning. To celebrate I’m getting ready to snuggle into bed with my book (The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern) and a huge mug of this tea. My plan is to read into the wee hours of the morning, but I like having a decaf tea that won’t keep me awake should I decide that it’s sleepy time.
Hello summer. I missed you.
Wegman’s had their summer teas out today, so I did what any self respecting tea drinker who has too much tea in her cupboard would do and bought some. This one is nice and fruity – more pineapple than anything else – and I like the Ceylon base tea. It was good hot, but I think I’ll use the rest for iced tea.
Tea of the morning. I still like this tea, but it’s not as good as I remember. I was expecting something with a bit more oomph, but this was rather mellow. Not many cocoa notes, but there were malt and floral ones. I’ve only had it since December, but maybe it’s getting old. I’ve moved it to the front of my tea cabinet so I can remember to use it up.
All the tasting notes for this tea have disappeared. What’s up with that, Steepster? Argh.
Anyway… I’ve been wanting to try this as a cold brew, so I set that up this morning and will try it out this evening after dinner. Once I had the box open and the wonderful floral honey fragrance was floating out I decided to make a hot cup as well. The taste is mostly chamomile with the vanilla and honey flavors slipping in and out. I enjoy the flavor combination very much. Usually I grab for this one when I’m sick, but it was kinda nice to start the day with something different but comforting.
I have been traveling a lot over the past few months, but I’m home now with no plans to travel (for work at least) in the near future. Yay! To celebrate I spent the morning relaxing and drinking tea. Again, yay!
This tea is one of my favorites, and even though it’s called December I love it as a summer/ warm weather tea. It’s smokey and sweet with a woodsy pine note. Oh, it’s soooo good. I can’t wait until we’re back to cookouts and bbq to go with my tea. I’m all about the smokey flavors right now. It could be 100° outside an I’d still make a cup of this and enjoy.
I swear this tea is keeping me from killing people. Or at least yelling at them. To be honest, I’d rather have a plate of cookies right now rather than a tea that taste like cookies, but since I don’t want to consume a bunch of unnecessary calories I’ll stick to this yummy tea and continue to not yell at – or kill – the people I’m forced to interact with today.
It’s almost the weekend. It’s almost the weekend. It’s almost the weekend….
This tea made me stop, sip, and just enjoy all of the flavors it has to offer. There is a fruity – almost candy like – cherry note as well as a bright, clean eucalyptus flavor. It might seem like these two flavors shouldn’t work together, but trust me, they do. The eucalyptus note is light enough that it doesn’t overpower the tea. Instead, it heightens the tea’s fruity cherry note and natural sweetness, and it leaves a clean feeling on the tongue. There is also an orange note that is most apparent at the end of the sip and as the tea cools. I find the citrus note both surprising and pleasant, and I think it brings a fullness and bit of sparkle to the cup. I thoroughly enjoy the mix of flavors and am so impressed by this truly lovely Ceylon.
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Also, this is my first tea review as a SororiTea Sister. I’m super excited!
I have a lot of samples that I really need to use before they lose their flavor. I started with this one since I’ve had a couple of people send it to me and I’ve been saving it for a lazy Saturday. Today seemed like the perfect day to enjoy the cinnamon-y, bread-y, nutty wonerfulness that is this tea. I really enjoyed sitting down with my tea pot and cup and saucer. It was relaxing and delicious.