366 Tasting Notes
I was digging into my tea cupboard this morning cleaning it up a bit when I came across a small sample of this. Well, I knew I had my first cup of the day then and there! I did add in a hint of half and half and a pinch of sweetener. I didn’t think it was possible but those additions really brought out the chocolate notes…yum! I found this to be a nice mellow cup of black tea to ease me into my very busy Sunday.
I mailed off some tea to the lovely lady who sent this to me months ago! So I thought it would only be right to enjoy a cup with my gluten free chocolate chip cookies. It certainly is a bold tea and I am dragging today so this is a very good thing! I like the malty flavor I get with each sip too…so good. I do have to add a little milk and sweetener to my cup, but it did nothing to hide the flavor. :)
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for the sample. This has been on the top of my list since the sample package arrived. So I gave it a go needing a little pick me up. This tastes very earthy and smooth. I think I’m even picking up on something a little sweet perhaps a hint of chocolate? I’m truly enjoying this cup as I relax on the couch and enjoy a bit of Downton Abbey. I think this one will need to go on the shopping list. It is truly an exceptional pu’erh.
I received this tea Monday after getting some rather terrible news so I didn’t try it straight away. My husband and I went to the doctor for an 8 week check only to find out our sweet angel baby had passed away the week before. :‘( (So I had another appointment yesterday and am home recovering the rest of the week) We also lost my husbands cousin Monday evening. It’s has been a really rotten week for us.
So I needed some comfort today as it’s my first day home by myself. I could think of nothing better than a cup of this tea. It is so comforting to me, rich, malty, and very much like a blanket wrapping me in warmth and hugging me tight.
Sorry for being so personal but I love the tea community here and you all are much like my family and I felt the need to share with my tea family. hugs
I’m pretty sure this is the tea Dunkin’ Donuts uses in their hot and iced teas. Oddly enough being so stuffed up with a cold this last week (which has stepped it up to an added sore throat this weekend) it was the only think I’ve felt like drinking. Odd I know. But I think I’d rather drink this instead of my good tea seeing as I can’t really taste a thing. I will say this it only seems to taste good when I’m not feeling well..go figure.
I picked this up over the weekend from the Millerton shop. I had a tin of regular Paris, but I have no idea where it got to. I might have gifted it to a friend or sent it out in swaps. Anyway I picked the decaf version up because I’ve been getting migraines again and this time I know it’s not from the gluten (as I’ve cut it completely). My doc’s suggestion cut back and try a few decaf cups of tea.
Now I’m still allowed my regular tea…but not the 6-8 cups I was having a day. More like 2 cups…but all the decaf I want…fun. This is only a test, I repeat only a test…thankfully. So I picked this up, because I was determined to have GOOD decaf tea! I can tell you I really don’t notice a huge difference at all. The same fruity flavor, the same everything. So it’s easy to forget that it happens to be decaf.
Starting my Monday off with this tea. I was not feeling well this morning…long story after one of our cats was locked on the porch and showed her disgust with that… So I wanted something light to quiet my tummy. I know you might be thinking, this tea to quiet your tummy? But it does seem to be working. I made it with maybe a teaspoon in a 6oz cup so it’s just enough to taste but not too vanilla to turn my tummy more.
While visiting the Millerton shop yesterday I was in the tasting room faced with the daunting task of selecting my second tea to try from the wall of 300! So I asked one of the ladies behind the counter what she would suggest in decaf black tea. This was her first choice which a few others quickly agreed with.
I have to say the vanilla smell of the dry leaf sold me long before I even tasted the tea! I really wanted to eat the leaves they smelled that good! (I did not) But when the tea had been properly steeped I took my first sip and was in love. A few other tasters even asked for a sniff of my tea. :) The flavor is nice and light and very soothing. It made me forget all about the storm outside.
I picked up both of these teas when at the Millerton shop yesterday as one of the women in the tasting room suggested these two played very well with one another and were a great way to end the day. So I’m giving it a go this morning (we got home very late last night…too late for tea making.
I really love the extra Vanilla flavor that comes out of mixing these two together! I’m also glad I went with her suggestion of how much tea to use 1tsp of Decaf Paris to 1 1/2tsp of Vanilla Comoro. Actually I think it could use a little more Vanilla Comoro, but the way I currently prepped it keeps the flavor of Paris out in front too. Naturally I wanted both flavors to rock out and that’s just what this mix did.
I did later add a little sugar and some very vanilla silk milk which really knocked all the flavors up a bit for a really nice first cup of the day.
I had the pleasure of trying this out yesterday at the shop in Millerton. It was indeed a smokey take on the classic. I loved the hint of smoke and the light flavor of the bergamot, def. different and really nice to sip on while the rain came down in buckets outside! While I enjoyed it I didn’t pick any up to take home. No real reason for it, ok maybe the other 3 tins and lunch I bought was the reason…