890 Tasting Notes
I am a fan of Nepali teas, and I’m definitely a fan of this one. There is a nice muscatel smell, but the taste is woody with a hint of astringency. As the tea cools there is a light citrus note that pairs well with the wood notes. Really nice.
Since I started lowering the temperature of my water for my Darjeelings I decided to do the same thing for this tea just as an experiment. The water I used was around 200 degrees, and I have to say I’m pleased with the results.
This is another tea I’ll be picking up from Upton. Many thanks to Dinosara for bringing it to my attention!
I’m throwing caution to the wind and having a caffeinated tea at almost ten o’clock at night. I’m sure I’ll hate myself later, but right now this is wonderfully delicious. Slightly sweet with a nice bit of spice. The base tea isn’t super strong, but it isn’t completely hidden by the spices either. I’m taking a break from sugar, so I skipped the honey, but I did add a touch of milk. Given how much I like sugar in my chai I’m happily surprised at how much I’m enjoying it without the extra sweetness.
I woke up this morning craving something that wasn’t an Assam. This might be a sign of the end times, people. Instead of something rich and malty I wanted something green and fruity. This tea fits the bill nicely.
There is a wonderful blueberry flavor here. I’m also really liking the grassy notes in the green tea. It’s sweet and clean reminding me of grass that has been freshly mowed. The combination is undeniably spring-like and perfect for a warm, slightly humid morning.
I’m glad I made a pot of this one rather than a single cup. It’ll be nice to sip on while catching up on emails.
I am back from New Orleans and happily, utterly, blissfully exhausted. I had a great time with my parents and sisters, and I really enjoyed celebrating my niece. What I didn’t have while I was down there was hot tea, so it’s nice to get home to my tea cupboard… and family. :)
Since I’m planning on going to bed early tonight I decided an herbal tea would be best. I’m still a big fan of this one. Tonight it’s all peaches and cream. Tasty and incredibly relaxing.
I’m going to New Orleans tomorrow to meet up with family, celebrate my niece who is graduating from high school, and enjoy the long weekend. It should be a lot of fun. Of course, before the fun comes all of the work of packing and making sure the husband and kiddos have everything they need/might need/think-they-need-but-really-don’t before I head off to the airport. With such a crazy day ahead of me I want a few moments of calm before tackling the to-do list.
Nothing is more calming than Zen Tea’s Earl Grey Cream. Nothing. The moment I sip this tea I am in my happy place. Apparently my happy place has a wonderful balance of bergamot and vanilla. Good vanilla, not the cheap stuff. And my happy place has a base tea that is smooth but strong enough to have a presence next to the other flavors. Such an excellent tea, and such a lovely happy place.
Tea of the morning. I wish I would’ve made a pot of this instead of a cup. It is absolutely delicious. Very malty with a honey finish. I added a little sugar but skipped the milk. This one is a keeper. I’m thinking I’m going to blow through my sample bag of this in a day or two because – yum.
I was getting a swap package together and realized that after sending some of this to kimquat I only had one serving left. Must mean it was meant to be finished off today!
The combination of rice and marshmallow is really good. It’s kind of hard not to smile while I’m drinking it because it does have that Rice Crispy Treat kinda flavor going on. The green tea is there, but my focus is on the toasty rice and marshmallow sweetness. Yum.
As good as this one is I’m not overly sad to see it go. I’m trying to quit hoarding teas, and I can see this tea losing some of its shine if I held on to it too long.
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve had this one, and I forget how nice it is. It’s fairly basic. Vanilla and tea. The white tea stars are mostly there for show. They don’t lend much to the tea itself, but they are pretty. My guess is that the black tea is Assam. There is some malt and a thickness that I tend to associate with Assams. The black tea is strong and a good base for the vanilla which is sweet but not at all artificial. Add a touch of milk and sugar, and this is a tea I can easily enjoy.