1698 Tasting Notes
And that’s the last of this. I enjoyed every cup of it, but don’t feel like I need to re-stock it any time soon. I realized that my H&S teas were a bit flat because I was underleafing. Silly me. These Nordic mugs are 16 oz – not the 12 I’m used to. It still tastes a little “thin” but I’m enjoying the stony fruits.
Bye for now!
I bought this on a terrible whim at Winners. I remember they had fancy french teas but I forgot to look, and was already in the check-out line. And so I was determined that IF I saw tea I would buy it because it would be awesome.
But it wasn’t awesome French tea. It was silly Keep Calm tea. And bagged.
But it was $4 and it tastes ok. Now I have a silly tin.
Thank you JustJames for this sample! I read your review, and I have to say that your wife is missing out, although I can see why it would make a great perfume.
Each sip is like a mouthful of fruit. It’s delicate though, so I couldn’t immediately identify it as strawberry. I find that as it cools slightly (my colour changing mug is still at full colour) that the tartness from the rhubarb makes an appearance at the end of the sip. I feel like a dash of sugar would probably bring that out more, but I’m enjoying this so much I don’t really want to mess around.
I have a feeling that this is a tea that will hover around in the back of my mind for months, much like TARDIS did, until I finally break down and get my hands on more. :P
Thanks again JustJames! This was a delight! :D I love how the flavours linger on after each sip.
I’m still here guys, don’t worry. I’ve just retreated into mostly-lurker mode without even realizing, partly because we’ve had company for the last week (and until next Monday), and partly because I don’t have as much free time as I’m used to.
This is a great cup. I LOVE IT. Also, I love that the baby loves it. We’re going for a walk tomorrow and I plan to put that in her cup so she has something warm to sip on.
Terri sent me these a few months ago, but for whatever reason, I haven’t tried them until now. :O I feel like I should be ashamed of myself or something for waiting!
I brewed these up without instructions as my computer wasn’t on yet, but I guessed that 4 pearls in 8 oz at 3 min would be ok. And it’s definitely ok. This tea is rich and malty, and just a touch sweet. I’m waiting for it to cool a bit more so that more notes will pop out.
Thanks again Terri Harplady for letting me see what the fuss is about!
OMG. I don’t know what I did to deserve a surprise sample of this from JustJames but…. OMG. Will… will this be for sale? Please?
I love that the base is PTA, and I can definitely taste the coconut, toffee and caramel. It’s like a more complicated and grown-up Caramel Vanilla Assam. I would stock up on this IN A HEARTBEAT.
It’s buttery, and light, and the flavours are dancing on my tongue. :) Even as it cools to room temperature, it tastes amazing!
Bonus points for the Doctor Who reference. I have to say, I wasn’t immediately impressed by River when we met her with 10, until the end of Forest of the Dead. She just seemed too cocky and bold, and what was she to MY Doctor? :P But she just got better and better. So, now I’m scouring youtube for fanvids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGmc5Rr-2_I and if that’s not sad enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9UiErrKHJo
Thanks again for the sample!