1024 Tasting Notes
Even though it’s not cold I’ve felt chilled all night. I’m not sure if it’s the weather, ( it’s rainy and dreary here, and it looks like it’s going to stick around for a few days) or if I’m getting sick. Either way this tea is comforting. It’s silky smooth with the mint offering a brightness followed by a bit of richness and depth in the smokey note.
Yeah, I needed this tonight. Good stuff.
The description of this tea says that it’s complex, and I fully agree. Such a lovely tea with layers and layers of flavor. There is a toasty note at the beginning followed by a bright pear flavor. The fruit note is great. Muscatel and fruit flowers can also be tasted.
This tea is a gem from start to finish. I’m a big fan of teas from Nepal, and this one is my new favorite!
Dinosara thank you for introducing me to this tea!
I’m liking this Earl Grey more and more. The bergamot is there, but it’s not perfumy. The lemon flavor blends so well with the bergamot. Add the creaminess and the vanilla, and this tea is a winner. Really, what’s not to love about a lemon pudding EG?!
Tea of the morning. This tea is insanely good. Today there is malt followed by a sweetness – kind of a non specific frutiness – and then salted caramel at the finish. So. Very. Yum. After I get my youngest to school I’ll resteep it. One thing I like about this tea is the flavor profile changes ever so slightly from cup to cup, so tasting it is always interesting.I have been hoarding this tea, but I’m giving myself permission to drink it with the belief that I’ll be able to order more in the near future. Brenden, please tell me that’s true! :)
I went dress shopping with my daughter tonight. After much looking and trying on of all the dresses she bought her first little black dress to wear to a recognition ceremony. We had a great time looking and shopping, but I was in need of tea by the time we got home. I decided to use a tea bag, and this is the first one I grabbed out of my tin. I almost put it back, but then I thought this sounded good. Why not have eggnog tea in June?
With milk and sugar this tea does taste like eggnog. There is a nice pinch of cinnamon that’s pretty tasty. The tea is also very creamy which is nice. I thought the black/green blend would be odd, but it works and carries the eggnog flavors well.
This isn’t something I’ll want a ton of during the summer, but come winter I can see myself drinking many a mug of this one.
Tea of the morning. As odd as it sounds, I’m glad it’s Monday. I’m sooo glad last week is over, and I’m glad I have this tea in my cup. I’m thinking I might spend today drinking a bunch of my favorite teas just to kick the week off on a positive, happy note.
This tea is, as always, amazing. So well blended with the vanilla combining beautifully with the bergamot. And though I’ve said it in dozens of tea notes I think it’s worth repeating that the base tea is stellar. Zen Tea did a great job with the EGC.
In other happy news, I’m getting ready to watch a lady I sang with years ago defend her dissertation and hopefully receive her DMus. Her school is streaming the defense live, so it will be awesome to watch her defend her amazing work.
This came from the Butiki Educational Traveling Tea Box, but since it is labeled as a Whispering Pines tea I thought I’d put it here rather than under Random Steepings.
There is a strong cedar smell to the dry leaves. The leaves are semi-long and wiry, tightly wound and, of course, golden and black in color. Once steeped the cedar smell diminishes quite a bit. The infusion taste of forest floor with notes of cedar. As the tea cools there is a honey like note at the end of the sip.
I really enjoyed this tea. It’s not my favorite, but it is a good consistent Yunnan.