1003 Tasting Notes
Tea of the morning. I like how bright this tea is. It manages to have a lightness to it while still having body. Maybe it’s the spicy notes or the fact that the malt note never overwhelms the tea. I don’t know, but I do know that this is a nice tea and I’m happy to have it in my cup today.
I made myself a nice big mug of this because it’s the first day of autumn. The cranberry, almond, and vanilla flavors against the base tea are sooo good. This is definitely one of my fall favorites, and I look forward to many cups of this one in the coming months.
Tea of the morning. I’m having trouble motivating myself to get up and moving, and sipping on this lovely tea is just making me want to stay here and enjoy. I really like the crusty bread, honey, and sweet potato flavors in this tea. It’s so good. Good enough that I’m going to have one more cup – maybe two – and then I’ll think of tackling my to-do list.
I just had a late lunch with a friend and am trying to ease back into work. This tea is making that much easier by acting as my dessert and afternoon cuppa. The mint is soothing and invigorating, and the Fujian tea has great dark chocolate notes. The combination, along with a little sugar and cream, is nothing short of sublime.
Tea of the morning. God bless Brenden and the Whispering Pines Tea Company. They really do make the start (and often middle and end) of my day so much better. I didn’t even realize how much I wanted this tea until the first sip. It’s all chocolate and cherries wrapped it a nice thick tea. Such a nice way to greet a Friday morning!
Lots of woody and sweet notes in this tea. The muscatel flavor comes out as the tea cools, but it is not a strong flavor, and it is never at the forefront of the tea. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s nice change of pace from some of the other Darjeelings I’ve been drinking lately. There’s also a caramel flavor that threw me for a loop at first, but I’m enjoying it now. It’s so different from the Darjeelings I’m used to drinking, but it’s nice and absolutely enjoyable.
September Sipdowns: 21
Ooh, I like this one! Lots of lemon flavor with the holy basil and spices making an appearance towards the end of the sip. I added a little sugar and am really enjoying the sweet/savory combination.
Thank you, Just Organic Teas for sending me this sample. It’s great!
September Sipdowns: 20
Ah, this tea. I love it. I love the balance between the bergamot and the vanilla. I love that the base tea has significant body but is still wonderfully smooth. I love that even without cream this is a very creamy tea. So very good.
I’m running really low on this one (three, maybe four, teaspoons left in the tin), and I’ve been trying to talk myself out of ordering more because I honestly have too much tea. Then, while I was sipping, I realized it’d be silly of me to not order more. This is one of my happy teas. I’ll always drink it, and I’ll always (eventually) see the bottom of my tea tin again.
This one is a keeper.