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With Thanksgiving weekend coming to a close, the Christmas season can officially commence. Rachel sent me some of this to try (thank you!!!).
I’m not sure it says “Christmas” to me. There’s a hint of spice, but nothing that you’d be able to point at and say “this is xx spice”. The white tea is nice, and there’s also notes of vanilla and almond. And the chamomile is there as well…but its kind of unsure of its role in the blend. Its okay, but it’s not really anything to write home about. And it certainly doesn’t live up to its name.
My boyfriend purchased some of this last week, and finally gave me a few tea bags this evening. Oh man this tea is great.
I am trying to make the effort to brew each tea i have at it’s proper brewing times, and I have found it to be a very pleasant experience. Steeping this for 5 min really brings all of the fruit flavors out. I have a feeling this is going to become one of my morning teas.
I saw my local grocery store carried this. I knew I had to pick one up. Madison’s review goes along the lines of how I feel about this tea. There is coconut in this tea, but it’s the young coconut flavor, which I am not a fan. I drank the bottle. It was not what I thought it would be.
I like Honest Tea bottled, but this? Nah, I’ll pass.
Holiday Festivities are beginning, the air is getting crisp (which is a gentle way of saying “it’s cold, winter’s coming”) and nothing beats a cup of tea in the morning.
One of our teas we’re offering in the tasting room this weekend is Holiday. The orange and spice makes me think of the orange peels and cloves my mother would put in water on the stove to make the air smell nice and Christmas-y. It’s smooth with a hint of sweetness. December’s just around the corner.
It is a little chilly today. Breakfast at the tea table was extra special with the lovely aroma of this pure keemun to gently get me awake and moving. Sugar and milk added, as I always do at breakfast. A very nice cuppa to go with my cheese toast smeared with a little mustard. Does anyone else do that, or was that just something my mom did? It adds a nice little bite to your brekkie when you need it.
I wasn’t sure where to log this! I had read a comment where someone asked about Boston and whether it was a mellow version of CA. I decided to try mixing Cranberry Autumn with Elyse’s Blend, my yummy new honey friend. It made a pretty good tea! I mixed it half and half but to keep a little more of the bright tone I think in future I would mix 2 parts CA to one part Elyse’s in future.
In at the shop at 5am to receive our tea order for the weekend, and really needed a pick-me-up to get through it all. Made this a bit stronger than normal, for obvious reasons! 3 scoops, 4 oz water. Whisk into oblivion. Stopping, the vegetal aroma hits the nose and wakens the senses. Slurping it down, the frothy liquor is smooth yet somehow astringent, sweet and vegetal at the same time. I paired it with a dark chocolate truffle for good measure. Ready to greet all my Black Friday shoppers!
Finishing up the sample from Ashmanra with lots of leaf in my teapot and a wee bit of honey in my cup. Seeing how it will compare to my experience with Cranberry Autumn and honey.
Honey makes it a bit more mellow, I think I like it more bold. No honey next cup. I think I will be ordering this next Harney order. Will alternate with Cranberry autumn. Both are delicious in their own way. I like the bake notes and almond nuttiness in this tea. Yum. I am falling in love with Harney teas!
Not a bad tea, but it didn’t leap out at me. I am not in love with it, but I don’t hate it either. It was sweet enough to enjoy without adding sugar, and there are very light cocoa notes and definite honey notes. Drinking it side by side with Brigitte’s Blend, it just lacked shine. It wouldn’t be a bad tea to keep around to serve with food because it is neutral enough that it won’t steal the spotlight, but it won’t be a memorable part of the meal.
Today’s winner in the tea party test! This had the headiness of an assam, a lovely bright tingle in the mouth, and lots of added interest from the silvery Ceylon. Good tea! We drank this one with no additions. I think of it as a very, very refined Irish Breakfast. But I am a novice, so what do I know? We only steeped it for 3 minutes 45 seconds because I fear many assams. I will steep it a little longer next time.
Sarah from the upstate store is down today to help out before Thanksgiving weekend. We made this in our Dragonhouse glass tumblers! (more of those are on the way, should be here next week!) Anyways, this Dong Ding is AMAZING. Roasted, sweet and fruity, it’s right up our alley. My father and I always get into a discussion about what aspects of oolongs we like the most. Sarah and I tend to like the darker, more roasted oolongs like DHP (Da Hong Pao), that have similar qualities to Pu-erhs and Lapsang. My father and his assistant Elvira on the other hand tend to prefer the lighter, more complex notes of floral, high mountain oolongs like Ali San and the lighter version of Dong Ding. Now we have a Dong Ding for him and a Dong Ding for me! YAY!