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mmmm another tea from this morning that accompanied me to the mall. I added a splash of maple syrup to this one and again, it made me happy. While not my favourite blend from fortnum, it is still pretty decent!
bwahahahaha go go gadget sipdown! I had this with a splash of cream and sweetner this afternoon while packaging up tea for friends. While i’ve enjoyed this one a bunch i am super happy to be sipping down another of my oldest teas! With any luck i’ll get through Feb 13 teas before i hit 2014 :)
Ooops, accidentally forgot to set a timer this time! I specifically wanted a breakfast tea today, and this one was fuller this time around. Maybe the longer steep is the key! One milk, one sugar.
This is OK for a breakfast brew, with some spicy tanginess and a bit of a kick to give it some interest, but otherwise, a not-that-interesting-tea. Great caddy, of course.
mmmm…it still counts as drinking it in the morning if it’s a minute before noon…right? :)
Brisk and malty and just a good average cup for a tough day!
Sis brought this back from London. She has it set in her head that my favourite thing in the world is green tea. It’s not, but I like to keep some around for a full moon when I turn into a veggie craving monstrosity. Sometimes green is good. Like when I’m sick and reaping the consequences of my procrastination.
It’s so typical of me to get cold-like symptoms at this time of the year. Bleh! I need something to help me keep calm and focus right now, and green tea is one of the few things that works.
For whatever reason, I find tea steeped in teapots, particularly green tea, tastes better in little cups. It doesn’t fly so well in this huge mug however, although it’s passable.
This is vegetal, smoky, and somewhat buttery. The slight astringency tells me I need to steep for a shorter amount of time. and steal a variable temperature kettle.
My No1 Ceylon B.O.F. blend!!!
Try Fortnum’s Queen Anne Blend instead (both Assam & Ceylon).
Not convinced at all. Kind of sweetish, nothing special.
My No1 Earl Grey
This tea wins the “prettiest package” awards without even trying. I was instantly attracted to it in the F&M store, and even though it was expensive and I was over-budget, I bought it. Was it worth it? It’s a very good afternoon tea, well behaved (as a gentleman should be), and yet unique enough to make me want to spend more time with it before I rate it. It will be somewhere in the 80-90s, I just haven’t nailed it yet. But if you are looking for a Christmas gift for your favourite tea-drinker, then look no further. This is bound to impress and delight.
Another one from last night – one of my friends isn’t feeling well so he risked asking me to make him tea. He ended up drinking this one but added a bit of triple sec and rum? i think it was to it…followed by some honey. It actually made for a pretty tasty cup of tea! A little strong for my tastes (in the alcohol department) but something i’d be willing to try again just for fun!
Sipdown! This is the last of this 125g at work tin, but I still have an at home tin, and I also think that I have another spare. This is one of my top ten teas, and I like to drink it best after lunch or in the evening. I highly recommend it, even though the company could be more welcoming and warm, and the tea is rather expensive.
I am still love, loving this tea which I brought back from London what seems like a million years ago and a million teas ago. I have kept it stored really well and it still tastes AMAZING. Yum, yum, yum. It is like a pastry in a cup all sweet with a tinge of baked goodness.
I found this to be completely undrinkable and threw out the tea (though not the tin) after the first cup. Flavours all over the place, very little to like, really.
I know it’s supposed to be an experimental, ‘fun’ blend, but it was definitely not for me.
Beautiful tin, though.
My favourite Keemun, and one of my favourite blacks! It tastes like roasted chestnuts by a crackling fire, and at this time of year, when the weather is turning, I could drink it exclusively. I am actually down to one last sipdown on this tin (my at work tin), but I have a new one lined up and ready to go. Excellent alone, can take milk (although it takes some of the delightful and gentle smokey edge off), and with very little astringency. This is not a kick you out of bed tea, but a fine afternoon companion. Highly recommended!
Brought it to school today, but it was not as juicy as the last time that I drank it. Maybe I didn’t get as many peach bits or something. Anyway, it’s a reliable tea that a go to for me when I don’t want to think much in the morning and/or am running low on time.
An old standby, it is always a good, solid choice, but never an exciting one.