1041 Tasting Notes
Ah, Monday. I forgot to turn on my alarm and slept an hour and a half longer than I should have. This meant my daughter also overslept and missed the bus. By the time lunches were packed, kids were finally at school and I drove my husband to work (we only have one car and I need to do the weekly shopping today) I was feeling rather frazzled.
Rather then head straight to the grocery store I decided to come home to make a cup of tea and get myself properly ready for the day (hair, make-up, something other than sweatpants…). This turned out to be a good decision for a few reasons. First, I desperately wanted tea and a moment of quiet. Second, I looked like I just rolled out of bed which is not an appealing look for me. In fact it’s, um, scary. Third, I noticed that my daughter forgot her lunch, so now I can run it up to her before I go shopping.
The high point of my day so far is this tea. It’s hearty and full of malt and bread notes. I added sugar and cream, and I’ve been happily sipping on it while getting ready for Round 2 of my day.
Hope your Monday is going better than mine. Whether it is or isn’t I hope you have really good tea to drink today.
Used my last bit of this this morning. As far as I’m concerned this is the Mary Poppins of tea – practically perfect in every way. It’s delicious as always, perfect as a breakfast tea, and resteeps beautifully. I’ll definitely order this one again (and again and again).
Tea of the morning. Every time I drink this I wonder why I don’t drink it more often. It’s so good with its notes of malt and cocoa. There’s a sweetness, too, and just a whisper of something smokey-like at the end of the sip. A great morning tea. It does an excellent job of helping me shake off the sleepiness and get moving.
Tonight was back to school night at my son’s school, so I made myself a cup of this to sip on while walking to the building. Nice cool night, delicious tea, and I had the chance to talk to my son’s teachers. They seem like absolute rock stars. I raise my cup to anyone who chooses to teach and works at doing it well. You’re awesome! :)
Also, I oversteeped this, but it was still fabulous. Win!
I am in need of a comfort cup, and this tea is doing a fine job. The oolong flavor is more pronounced this time, but the blueberry and nutmeg flavors are still present. A few moths ago this would have bothered me, but now I’m really liking that the tea itself takes center stage and the flavors help the oolong shine. I’m sure I’ll resteep this several times over the course of the afternoon.
Tea of the morning. I have to say this is one of my favorite teas. There’s notes of stone fruit and good crusty bread at first, and then it morphs into a salted caramel flavor at the end of the sip. What’s not to love?
I’m running really low on this one, so a visit to the WPT site will be in order very soon.
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.