1903 Tasting Notes
Part of an ancient sample I found in my tea stash, I decided to finish it off this morning and mixed it with a bit of plain assam. I believe this is the older formulation of tea, without the cloves. Even mixed with the assam it still has very assertive and sweet cinnamon notes. This was better with a bit of stevia which brought out some of the cinnamon sweetness. Enjoyable enough but don’t think it will end up as part of my permanent collection.
Tea of the afternoon here, not sleeping well or feeling well for some reason and I thought I’d have a cup of this. It’s straight up ginger root and seems lightly sweet. I like it.
This goes under the category of “I wish I liked it more because it sure is expensive.”
Note to self: mate and hibiscus = ewww
Another sipdown… I am all out of this but I really like it so it will probably be back in stock someday. :)
Sipdown for me today!
I am not the biggest fan of white teas in general but this is a really good blend, has a great juicy pear flavor and the touch of anise makes it really interesting. See previous notes if interested.
I’ve been looking for a good green chai for a while so I thought I’d check out this blend from Simpson and Vail with my recent order. You can see small pieces of spice in the mixture and it smells pretty good.
My first impression of this is it’s somewhat light on the flavor. The green tea is slightly vegetal and nutty and I’m also getting some faint spice but it isn’t nearly as strong as some chais I’ve had. I guess this could be a plus or a minus depending on your point of view. I liked this better after stevia was added.
I think this blend needs more cardamom, it seems quite strong on the cinnamon and ginger. I think this will be a good afternoon time tea, especially on a dreary and cold day like the one we’re having. Overall it’s fairly enjoyable but I may use more leaf next time.
Sipdown! Finished this off yesterday and will look forward to the new spring shipment. :)
This tea is left over as part of an ancient Christmas present (I think, from almost 2 years ago). This is one of the only teas I’ve liked that has hibiscus in it. I tried adding a bit of stevia but that was overkill, it doesn’t really need sweetener I guess. Nice combination of fruity and tart, the oolong is hard to detect here but I do like this blend overall. See previous notes, if interested.
ps. also resteeps rather nicely.
Just a quick note to say that I got this back in stock, just in time for the cold weather we are having again. Slightly brisk and malty, definitely good with (soy)milk and sugar. A morning favorite.
I’ve had this tea for a while, I can’t remember how long it’s been. It smells so nutty and tastes so sweet and vegetal. I have definitely enjoyed this tea a lot and will consider getting some more if it becomes available (don’t see it on Verdant’s site anymore).