2055 Tasting Notes
Back from the East Coast – very tired after an early morning flight but can’t sleep for some reason, so I think it must be time for a nice cuppa. I finished reading this book “The Red Princess” about the tumultuous life of the Russian princess Sofka Dolgorouky. This seemed like a good tea to drink after finishing the book! Nice for a foggy day in SF. Is anyone else on Goodreads? Let me know!
Tea of the mid-morning here… I got this for Dad last Christmas and he has barely touched it, I don’t know why. I think he likes the cheap stuff in the teabag. :)
Even though this is a year old it is still pretty tasty, broth-like and reminds me of spinach. I like it! See previous notes for more details.
I am drinking this at my parent’s house and don’t have too much to say, it is barely worth writing about. Anyway the weather is yucky, snow/rain so I thought I’d have a cuppa. This seems like a Chinese green tea, mildy vegetal and slightly astringent. Would not recommend but I bet it’s cheap. ;-)
Merry Christmas evening Steepster!
This is the 2nd year I’ve gotten Teavana tea gifts from by brother. It isn’t my favorite place to buy tea, but I will not look a gift horse or a gift tea in the mouth. :-P
This is one I haven’t had before and thought I’d brew some up tonight after a long day filled with food & presents. I am tasting mostly lemon in this with a little bit of strawberry and apple. It’s pretty tart but probably very full of vitamin C. My gift also included a bag of the rock sugar so I threw a few of the little pieces into my cup and that made this more palatable. I actually liked this better than I thought I would but I’m not sure I will need anymore once this supply runs out. I bet it would be good mixed with green tea so I might need to try that.
My gift to myself included a subscription to the BBC History magazine on the Kindle so I might have to curl up later with that and some more tea. :)
Tea of the afternoon here. Yesterday I was running around Baltimore having a grand old time in Charm City. This afternoon it started snowing and I’m curled up at home with the latest issue of Lapham’s Quarterly and this tisane. Mildly fruity with lots of rooibos, a bit of mango and the herby/minty flavor of tulsi. This is pretty good…. I think I’ll have a 2nd cup. :-)
This was another tea I got at Wegman’s yesterday. I am surprised to see the reviews of it were so mixed because I actually liked this one, even though it’s a teabag.
Sometimes decaf teas are nice in the afternoon and evening when you don’t want to keep yourself awake all night. I’ve had several pumpkin teas this fall which range from great to downright icky. This has a light pumpkin flavor with a nice mix of spices, none are too prominent and overpowering. Sometimes clove can really make a tea strong. The nutmeg here is nice too. I drank mine with soymilk and it was nice for a chilly afternoon. Overall I thought it was pretty good for a cheap bagged tea… much better than the Celestial Seasonings sweet pumpkin tea IMO.
Well — here I am on the East Coast. My family are not big tea drinkers so I got a couple to try at Wegman’s. For a bagged tea this is pretty good but mine does not say it is decaf. Nice plum and black tea flavor with lots of cinnamon. There is hibiscus in it, which I don’t really care for. Thankfully it isn’t too strong and was tempered a bit with a touch of sugar. I wanted to rate this a bit higher, but I am on the kindle fire and it’s hard to control the little slider.
After lunch tea here… I decided to drink it with the remainder of the soymilk I had because I am about to leave for 10 days due to the holiday. Happy to be getting out of S.F. for a while after the year I have had and hoping that 2013 will be better… :)
see previous notes for more details on the tea!