1060 Tasting Notes
Sometimes my “Thou Shalt Not Hoard Tea” mantra is difficult to practice. I really, really like this tea, and now that it’s discontinued I’ve been holding it instead of drinking it. Silly, but true. This is much, much more enjoyable in my cup than sitting on the shelf, so I made myself a nice strong cup and enjoyed. It’s a great mix of clean, bright mint and the base tea which is full of chocolate notes. It’s a spot on mint chocolate chip flavor. Delicious.
I’m semi-desperate for a cup of Earl Grey right now. The Earl Grey Cream I bought from Zen Tea is sitting in my closet calling my name, but it’s technically a Christmas gift, so I can’t open it. Super sad face! I also have some Twinning’s Lady Grey tea bags which I was about to use, and then I remember that I have this!
Paris!!! A wonderfully lovely tea with bergamot as well as vanilla and lots of stone fruit notes. It’s light, sweet, and downright tasty. The bergamot isn’t as strong as I normally like in my EGs, but today it is just what I’m craving.
I forget how good this Assam is. It’s thick and bready with fruity notes and a sweet honey finish. It’s a great breakfast tea, but I think it’d be just as pleasing in the afternoon. I wish I would have purchased more of this in my recent Upton order. It deserves a spot in my cupboard.
Well, today has been less than wonderful. We were supposed to have our annual gingerbread house building today, but my daughter had a health scare, so we ended up in the ER instead. We’re home now, and she’s resting, but oy… I am exhausted.
I was really grateful to come home and put the kettle on for this tisane. I needed comfort, and I needed super yummy. This delivered. I really like the blueberry flavor here. It’s sweet but doesn’t taste fake or candy like.
Now I’m going to bed. Tomorrow will be better.
I enjoyed this one so much last night that I’m having it again this morning. It’s incredibly smooth and delicious. It morphs from steep to steep with some cups tasting deep and earthy while other cups are full of chocolate notes, hints of bread and honey, or leather and leaves. Every steep has been nice.
From the SanTEA Claus TTB
I think this is the last tea I need to review from this ttb. It’s taken me a while, but hey, I got it done. :)
I’m not a huge fan of white teas, but this one was a treat. The toffee flavor was light but present throughout the sip, and the tea itself had a clean – almost sweet – flavor. It was nice and refreshing while also feeling like a dessert tea.