1399 Tasting Notes
Ok, so I’ve had enough of this tea. It’s over a year old and the worst offender on my rotation because I had so much of it to sipdown. Enough! For the last 2 weeks I’ve had a heaping cup of this every day, with a bit of maple agave and a dash of milk to entice me to drink it (and… yes, enjoy it!), and now I’ve got maybe half an oz left!!!
It’s a good tea – pretty much the only one from Murchie’s that I’d drink consistently, but I had 6 oz of this to start with! I never swapped it out either because I didn’t want the smoke smell to contaminate the other teas!
Thank you Kat_Maria for letting me try this!I drank Nina’s Japon last night and this morning and this is the perfect cup for comparison purposes. I expected them to be similar, and they are, but they’re not quite comparable. This one is less complicated – just caramel, slightly creamy caramel, with dense grassy green tea. It’s quite good, but I’d probably go back to Nina’s if I had to pick just one.
Thank you Roswell Strange. Thank you.
I forget how much I love this tea because I drink it so rarely but it’s… amazing. It’s just what I needed after a stressful day at work. I’m on my second steep and I’m getting ready to pick the mulberries out so I can eat them.
And I take it back – Rivertea’s Mulberry White is good, but it’s not creamy coconutty like this. It’s good but it’s a different animal. I probably want both around.
I’m not going to lie. I chose this tea because I was thinking about Dean, and then realized I had a SPN tea for Dean! (Well for Destiel, but… but… what’s Dean without Cas? :O Let’s hope I never find out).
Anyway, I watched Catching Fire on Monday and it made me think that about how Dean and Katniss are both stubborn pigheaded dicks who are determined to die so that their siblings can live. Or others who work their way into that ‘honoroured’ position like Peeta did. (And probably Cas). Anyway, could you imagine if Dean and Katniss existed in an AU and were each others codependent weakness?
They’d be pushing each other out of the way so they could jump directly into whatever possible danger there was. They’d probably do more damage to each other with all the pushing than the actual thread could have.
And that’s my tea note for today. :P (so far at least)
I opened this up so I could send a bit on to 221Tea so I could introduce her to the dark/addictive side of adagio fandom teas, and realized I should have a cup too because I couldn’t remember it. I like it. It’s still good!
It’s a complicated mess of flavours that work out well, much like the complicated mess of feelings of Sherlock returning to John. Oh, but there’s something about Mary…