280 Tasting Notes
Pass the Stash 2.0
The dry leaves are an interesting blend of teas and fruits. The scent was good: nice raspberry and chocolate. The taste did not completely follow through. Would have loved a bit more chocolate flavor. The raspberry was good but missing the chocolate made it more of a white/green raspberry tea. Still not bad. I have more to drink so many I’ll pick up more flavors on re-tries.
Pass the Stash 2.0
Okay first thing…This is the FIFTH TTBs for the month of August. !! Are all the planets in the solar system aligning to bring together. All the TTBs started with different people, different order and different times.
I made this with vanilla almond milk and it was delicious. Not really orange, more just a fruity flavor but still really tasty. I can taste the matcha and it is definitely the distinctive matcha.
I’ve had several good and several not so good teas from Harney and Sons. I am delighted to say this is definitely a good one. I have become a chocolate and hazel nut fanatic and this fits the bill so well. Lovely chocolate, creamy hazelnut, black tea base. The dry leaves smell wonderful and they do not disappoint. The aroma is even more lovely than the dry scent. It has caffeine to help start the day or have that pick-up we need mid afternoon. Something to keep in the cupboard!
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Hazelnut
This is a very enjoyable Keenum tea. There are just enough fruity/floral/chocolate to make it interesting. The flavors meld together very well. Unfortunately this was a fairly small packet and now i don’t have enough for a cold brew.This is one i might have to order, in the far distant future as my cupboard is full. I really have to add the rest of my purchases from my trip to Florida.
Flavors: Chocolate, Floral, Fruity
Well after watching the new Doctor Who, I think the 12th Doctor should have a Lapsang Souchong base because I see a smokiness in his character. I’m not sure what else it should have but I think the Doctor will reveal himself and we can add more.
I’ve enjoyed the first of the new season and looking forward to more Twelve.
Okay in a flurry of activity before Doctor Who starts, I made Rory, Amy, and Eleven. Okay, well, way to much black tea!!! The teas were good but not as exciting as they should be! All in all, the DW 6 pack sampler was not really totally impressive. I bought and drank it for contact with Doctor who during the hiatus. Still good enough for a cup now and then. Even good enough for 6 cups in one day. But I am glad they are samples not the full size.
I’m enjoying my DW teas today As i eagerly await the new Who. This tea is mostly Earl Grey which is fine but I’m not sensing much of the lovely River Song’s personality. I taste some creaminess but mostly an EG. This is lacking her spicy flare and naughtiness. Dare I put some peppercorns in the basket next time?
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Rooibos
New Doctor Who tonight!!! Celebrating by drinking DW teas today. I feel guilty not drinking tea from my TTB but, come on…. Doctor Who!
I think I am over leafing this tea a little bit. In looking at the directions on this page I see that they list 11 oz. which is pretty odd. It’s still good and chestnut-y but somewhat astringent. No one else mentioned astringency, so I think it’s me.
I got this tea on my trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago. It’s the first chance I’ve had to try it out after being flooded with TTBs. (Oh, what torture to drink lots of tea) The dry scent is hazelnut and black tea. (Duh, big surprise, huh) The package said 1 tablespoon instead of the usual 1 teaspoon. I think it may have been a typo but I tried it anyway. Well… the aroma is hazelnut-y and black tea. With sweetener and milk its a nice enough cup of tea. I think it’s a little strong. I definitely think it was a typo and should have been 1 tsp. I would really like to think that a tea company would know the difference between tsp. and tbs. However it’s not bad. Some astringency that you would expect from a black tea. I’ll try it with a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon and see what happens. I’m not rating it yet.