1027 Tasting Notes
I steeped this in water that was near 200°F since it has characteristics like a Darjeeling, but I think the water was still too warm because the tea is really bitter at the end of the sip. It starts off light with a lemony note as well as notes of dry leaves and flowers, but then it’s just bitter. No good.
I’ll try this one again in a few days. Hopefully whatever I did to flub this cup up won’t happen again.
I like the pear flavor in this tea. It has a poached and sweet taste that is yummy. I also like that the cinnamon is warm and has a big kicky flavor but doesn’t drown out the pear. It’s not a complex tea full of lots of different notes, but it is mighty tasty, and that’s exactly what I want in my cup today.
Another tea from yesterday. I fully admit that I grabbed this tea out of desperation. Yesterday was a cold, rainy, dreary day, and all I wanted to do was eat butter cookies and play World of Warcraft. I totally blame my husband for this because I quit playing WoW years ago, but he bought me the expansion and boosted my character to 90. If you have no idea what I’m talking about that’s ok. If you do know what I’m talking about you know what a time suck WoW can be. Ugh. If only it weren’t so much fun to play!
I was strong though! Instead, I made myself a cup of this and cleaned my house. The tea has become one of my favorite dessert teas because it really does taste like an almond cookie (with the addition of cream and sugar). It’s super, super tasty and it literally kept my hand out of the cookie jar. I love the big slivers of almond mixed in with the tea leaves. I don’t know how much nutty flavor they give the drink, but they are very pretty.
So, I had a yummy tea, and today I’m sitting in a nice, clean house. Sometimes being responsible stinks, but it does have its moments. :)
I made a quick grocery store run last night, and I threw this into my cart because I thought it sounded nice. I wasn’t expecting greatness, but I do think Twinnings has some decent teas. This tea turned out to be rather nice with a brisk but light base tea and a bright berry flavor. The berry flavor in no way dominates the tea. In fact, I found it much lighter than I was anticipating, but it was nice as it worked well with the base tea. The tea could easily handle sugar, but I think milk would mute all of the flavors the tea has to offer.
This is a very nice breakfast tea. There is a strong crusty bread note that is so good. I can also taste chocolate, and, although I expected it to be stronger, I’m glad it’s not the dominating note because it seems more breakfast-y to me this way. There’s also notes of stone fruit and honey as well as a light floral note at the end of the sip. I was on the fence before about whether there was a dried or stone fruit note.Today it’s stone fruit… something between apricot and cherry. It’s a juicy, fresh taste that weaves around the honey and floral flavors. It all blends together into a lovely medium bodied tea that is nice to wake up to (even if it is a Monday).
I made this as an iced tea to sip on while I cooked dinner, and it was so good. The rose flavor works well with the Ceylon base. The light lemon note in the tea pairs with the floral note beautifully, and all of the flavors sparkle and shine as an iced tea. There was no need for sugar since the tea has a light sweetness of its own.
I put this in my travel mug and took it out and about with me today. This tea holds up incredibly well in my travel mug. Even after sitting in there for a couple of hours the tea is still full of almond and cranberry flavor, and the base tea remains robust without becoming bitter. Love it.
I’m running super low on this one, and I’m going to be sad when it’s gone. I won’t reorder it until next autumn because I consider this a fall/winter tea, but I won’t hoard it either. There are teas I think I like more because I have the chance to miss having them in my cupboard, so I’ll finish this one up and then look forward to having it back in my cup next fall.
Drinking the last of my cold brew of this one. It’s nice and minty, very slightly smoky, and really refreshing as a cold drink. I’m still surprised at the amount of flavor I get out of this tea by cold brewing it. It’s definitely something I’ll do again, and I might even try other Eastern Shore teas a try.
Tea of the morning. Today this tea is full of dark chocolate and baked bread notes. It’s making my mouth very, very happy. While the tea was steeping I smelled a strong hay note, but I’m not detecting it anywhere in my cup. That’s ok though. I’m satisfied sitting here with this tea and enjoying it just the way it is because the way it is is amazingly delicious.