1617 Tasting Notes
This is the perfect cup to start my day! I risked overleafing to make sure the caramel vanilla notes came through perfectly, and it worked!
It’s been a busy weekend with family visiting so my notes have been short, but I expect to be back to regular note posting soon! Also, I want to try all the exciting samples from JustJames, but need to give it a little more time to make sure I can dedicate the time and frame of mind required to trying them!
When my pack of Ceylon Star came in, I got a sample of this and had to try it because Roswell Strange told me they heard, “The blend was changed for Alpine Punch. They added black pepper and also upped the amount of coconut in the blend by a significant amount.”
I like coconut, so I was excited. I’m not sure if I recognize a difference because it’s been so long since I had not, but I think this tastes much better than I remembered.
Well, after drinking two cups of Laoshan Black (yay!) and one cup of H&S’s Fruit D’Alsace (ho hum), it’s time for my new “favourite” tea. Or, it had better be now that I have 10 oz of it. :P My order arrived today.
I’m fairly certain I will drink all of it eventually so it’s not a big deal, and this isn’t a tea that suffers if you overleaf it too, so I will enjoy it to it’s fullest. Even if I have ~120 cups of it.
Well, when you put it that way, 120 cups isn’t too bad when it’s something I like. It’s the warm creamy backdrop and the anise in the forefront that really makes this tea special. :)
Oh! This isn’t what I expected. I don’t know what I expected but… this is so good. It’s warm and juicy and it makes me think that I’m biting into soft mangos. I haven’t had mango lassi before so I can’t compare it to the real thing but I do love the creamy vanilla and orange notes that I’m getting in this. It’s like mango creamsicle.
This was a tea of the month, right? Because I might want more. This chamomile is nice too.
I’ll have to pick up some of Butiki’s Mango Lassi to compare. I wasn’t actually interested in this blend at all but it was convenient to grab this one, and now my curiousity is piqued!