2170 Tasting Notes
Rat lunch with Golden Monkey today! I was so glad to hear the kettle whistle as I finished my ironing and youngest made lunch. I am not the biggest fan of ironing, though I did have a good, bebop-ing playlist on to make it a tad more palatable. Dessert was Bissingers Chocolates.
After tea time, our teacups began to rattle, the chandelier swung a little, and the mirror on the wall shook. Our first earthquake! You really notice it in a house full of teacups! LOL!
We are so accustomed to the artillery at Fort Bragg shaking the ground for miles around, that it took us a bit to realize something different was happening!
This is a required tea now when my friend comes over, and we have nearly polished off that big bag sent me by DOULTON. I will definitely be placing an order with this company, and so will my friend. First, their ingredients are organic. That is always nice. Mostly, this tea is pure awesomeness. The chocolate aroma is so natural, and the blend is rich and delectable. Happy, happy sigh. This was served with Rich Tea Biscuits lightly smeared with Nutella and topped with fresh strawberries.
We have been sanding, priming, and painting crappy old den paneling this week. I am sore and tired and have a long way to go putting this room back together. Today I took a tea break with youngest to share a pot of the great fortifier, the Queen. Served with Rich Tea Biscuits that had been lightly smeared with Nutella, this was a wonderful treat.
I also got an amazing wonderful fantastic surprise…new tea from SimplyJen! EEE! I can’t wait to try it all!
Since Jacqueline loved this one iced so very much, I decided I just had to try it exactly the same way she made it. I made it last night. I couldn’t wait to try it, so before refrigerating it I poured a little over ice. It was good, but got better when it had cooled on its own on the counter. Before bed, I put it in the fridge.
WOW! I wondered why Jacqueline wanted to know how to keep it from getting cloudy. A little cloudiness never bothered me, and my mother always used to add a pinch of baking soda to her tea pitcher if it clouded a bit, but I have never seen anything like this before. This isn’t cloudy, this is…well, it looks like a whole lot of milk added to some tea!
It tastes good, though, and I read somewhere that it used to be considered a sign that your tea was high quality if it clouded and was desirable. Wll, this must be the best!
So I got a message from my friend that I was to bring this with me to a birthday party tonight? I guess have to place Tea Guys order, because my iend loves this tea so much it would make her sad if I ran out. I think I will also get their vanilla black tea and maple tea. Does anyone have any other suggestions from this company that I shouldn’t miss?
You know this tea is special as soon as you open the tin. The aroma of the dry leaves is very complicated. It is hard to believe there are no added flavors.
This is dark, roasted, unsweetened cocoa-y goodness, yet on top of all that I keep feeling like am picking up Darjeeling! There is a fruitiness that I think I hear described as muscatel. If you want a rich and interesting tea experience, try this one. You will not be disappointed!
Second breakfast after attending early service…gotta love early service!
We made three teas and served them with Dubliner, Ballyshannon, and Baby Bel cheeses, and…GASP! JOYNESS! Bissinger Chocolates.
This is a nice, smooth vanilla black tea. I drink it plain, daughter takes it with milk and sugar. This is one that a friend and I both have to order by the pound.
This tea MAKES you stop and take notice! There is so much body and flavor you can not drink it absentmindedly. The tea will stop you in your tracks and tell you to slow down and experience the cup. The ingredient list is long and very unusual compared to teas I have had before, but everything plays a part and it all blends together into a wonderful cup of tea. This is a tea I would serve to a visiting coffee lover and be certain they would like it! My friend who joined me today said we MUST order more!
It was paired with pound cake and Nutella, which made for a very satisfying tea time. Thank you, again, DOULTON!
Today was a day for roasty toasty teas! This was the first, enjoyed with youngest daughter who really e joys this one and chose today’s tea. Golden Snail reminds me of Emperor’s Red from Premium Steep, but is perhaps a little more roasty! Delicious plain, though youngest took it with mik and sugar. I hope they restock this one. It has been a favorite of a lot of people.