1006 Tasting Notes
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?
Tea of the morning. This one continues to be as good as ever. There’s depth in the cocoa and malt notes which mingles with a sweet hay-like flavor and the tiny whisper of smoke right at the end. Really, really nice. This is also a tea that resteeps beautifully and has a consistent flavor from one steep to another.
Long live the Queen.
This is creamy and sweet with a great coconut flavor. I caught a hint of pastry as the tea cooled, but the coconut was definitely the star of the show. I was on the fence about buying this one, but I’m glad I picked it up because it’ll be a nice tisane to have in my nighttime/ caffeine free tea rotation.
The dark chocolaty notes in this tea is so good, and combined with the mint it’s gooooood. Because I can I added cream and sugar, and I’ve enjoyed every single sip. This tea seems almost too simple on the surface (tea and mint!), but it’s great and a good example of how sometimes the simplest things are the best.
I woke up to a chilly house this morning. For the first time in months I found myself putting on my slippers and grabbing my warmest robe before heading to the kitchen. I decided this would be a good tea to help chase the chills away. I found the cocoa note mixed with the light smokiness really pleasing today. I want to say it’s comforting, but it’s also peppy and invigorating. I guess a good tea can be all of the above. :)
What a lovely fall tea! There is a wonderful balance between the pear, the cinnamon, and the base tea. The pear flavor is poached, juicy and sweet. I’m impressed by how well it stands up to the cinnamon, which has a good flavor but no heat. The lack of heat is a good thing. I also like that while the cinnamon is present throughout the sip it never overpowers the other flavors. The base tea is strong, but there’s no bitterness or dryness. It’s really nice , and it carries the pear and cinnamon flavors well.
I’m glad I picked this one up. The next time I have it I may add a little honey to my cup to make it a full blown dessert tea. I’m thinking that will happen sooner rather than later.
First tea of the morning. I woke up at four o’clock this morning because my brain decided it need to keep thinking about a couple of big projects I’m working on. If I have to be awake that early I’m going to have really, really good tea in my cup. That would be this tea. So many layers of flavor – malt, chocolate, and cherry as usual, but there was also a deep molasses note today that was super yummy. The second steep didn’t have the molasses note, but the stone fruit note (cherry and plum) was much stronger. Also super yummy. I steeped the leaves a third time, but my daughter asked for tea on her way out the door, so I put the last steep into a travel mug for her since there was no time to make her a cup of her own. If I had to guess I’d say that was also a yummy cup.