1035 Tasting Notes
I thought I’d be wild and crazy today by having the other Andrews and Dunnham tea that’s sitting on my cupboard shelf.
This is such a good breakfast tea. It’s strong and full bodied, but there’s no bitterness or astringency. It has malt, biscuit, and burnt sugar notes… yum. Such a nice tea to greet the day with.
I picked this up at the Philly Coffee and Tea Festival, and it’s been just about the only tea in my cup for the past few days. It is wonderfully thick and malty with a light smokiness. I love, love, love the grainy note. Very reminiscent of the wheat flavor in some beers. I also like the hints of leather and sweet stone fruit that slip in and out as I sip.
I’m really glad I bought a canister of this because it’s a great fall/winter tea.
From the Santea Claus TTB
This is ok, but not great. The chocolate and coconut are lacking, and while the mint is nice it’s nothing the amazes. I added sugar and cream, and while the sugar brought out the coconut a bit more I still felt like I was missing the chocolate.
Tea of the morning. This is a fun twist on the normal Earl Grey. I like the citrus notes, the vanilla, and the kick of caramel right at the end. I also like how everything is toned down a little. There’s lots of flavor, but the base tea is also present and very tasty as well.
Tea of the morning. I woke up to frost on the ground this morning, and I knew I wanted this in my mug. It’s so warming and unique. There’s a sweet fruity note along with smoke and spice. The combination is absolutely delicious. The end of the sip is very clean leaving just a touch of heat in the back of the throat. Nice.
I removed my infuser a minute earlier than I normally do, and the difference was amazing. There’s a lot less smoke and the longan fruit note is much more pronounced. Because I’m a fan of smoke I’ll keep to a longer steep time, but this one was very nice, too.