1021 Tasting Notes
My first cup of this was fairly sweet with lots of plum and date-like notes. There was also cocoa, malt, and honey. Really nice. The resteep was much more earthy with lots of wet earth and grain notes as well as something else a wee bit dark that I’m having trouble identifying. Again, really nice. I may go for a third steep in a while just to see how the flavors play out. Right now I’m going to go plant bulbs. It’s December 1st and the high today is 60°F. There’s no way I’m staying inside!
I used the last of my tea bags for this cup. Of course since it was my last cup it was also the best. It actually tasted more like gingerbread this time. In the past I thought this treated like apple crisp, but today the spices were really apparent with the ginger heating up the back of my throat. So, not perfectly gingerbread, but closer than all the previous cups I had.
I can’t see myself buying more of this, but it was a nice herbal to have on hand.
I like the strength of the malt note in this tea. It’s significant, but it also helps to highlight the cocoa and sweet potato notes. And then there is the salted caramel note at the end of the sip which I absolutely enjoy. This is a nice tea to wake up with.
I’m thinking this tea will pair well with Christmas cookies. With any luck I’ll get to find out in the next few days. :)
I snagged this out of one of the ttbs I participate in, and, while I can’t remember which box this came from, I want to tell the sender thank you. This is yummy. It almost has a blueberry muffin flavor to it, and it’s creamy even without adding milk. Rooibos blends are very hit or miss with me. This one is a hit!
I ordered more of this yesterday, so I thought I’d use the very last of my current stash in order to make room for the 100g that’s on the way. Merry Christmas to me! :)
This tea continues to be one of my favorites and easily my favorite Earl Grey. I love the balance between the bergamot and the vanilla, and I love the creamy feel of the tea itself. Good stuff.
If this tea doesn’t wake you up in the morning then you need to check your pulse. It’s thick and heavy with lots of malt-like notes along with leather, fruit, spice, and tobacco. It keeps from being too dark and overwhelming by the lighter/sweeter notes being well balanced against the deeper flavors. The result is an outstanding tea that’s just perfect for these colder shorter days.
When I bought this I was concerned about getting (yet another) 4.4oz of tea, but now I’m so glad I did. This is exactly what I want in my cup at this time of year.
My mom bought me a sample box of Bigelow herbals when I visited my family back in May, and for the most part it’s sat untouched since then. I’m trying to drink more herbals at night, so I thought I’d give this one a try.
This is pretty nice. The orange flavor is sweet and fruity, and the cinnamon is strong, but it doesn’t overwhelm the tea. I’ll happily use the remainder of these tea bags.
I haven’t had this tea in a while, and I’m wondering why because it’s dang delicious. The vanilla and caramel flavors are comforting… like coming home to a clean house and a cozy fire. This is still one of the only decaf blacks that I enjoy. There’s no strange chemical aftertaste that is often found in decaf teas.
Just good black tea… and vanilla… and caramel… yum.