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Its gonna be a long, but hopefully very fun day.
Today my brother, my significant other, and myself are going to the Dickens Fair. For those not familar, the Dickens fair is essentially a ren faire, but in Dickensian London. Its a lot of fun, and a wonderful excuse to wear a bonnet. And I grab at any chance I have to wear a bonnet!
Its gonna be fun. So to start it off as properly as I can, I am having this cup of wintery goodness. Now, on to don my hoop skirt.
I am not “down with the sickness”
I worked for Peet’s for a few years, tasted every tea that came through those doors. Yet none compare to Red Cloud Cacao, my all time favorite. Not too overpowering, sweet chocolate and vanilla notes – throw in a bit of soy or almond milk and it tastes like hot chocolate. I usually drink it black, but if I’m in a sweeter mood I’ll stir in a little bit of sugar and soy. Peet’s recently brought this guy back, though I’ve since left the area. I still have a tin and a half hoarded away in my tea stash, so it’s become my “special occasion tea,” perfect for cold mornings where something a little sweeter hits the spot. Great for winter mornings and rainy afternoons.
I am not sure why I made this. It was the first bagged black tea in my reach, but now that I think about it, I am not sure why I was going for a bagged tea!
Took the leaves from the previously-steeped 4-cup pot of tea and brewed a single cup with them.
It is surprising how well this accompanies chips, salsa, and cheese.
This morning’s pot of tea in prep for singing.
With Boston and the more “autumnal” teas gone from my cupboard, its time to ease into the “winter” flavors.
Starting off with this! This is, as always, warm and spicy, with a sparkiling note of citrus in it. Yum yum. Fab. I will be very happy with this for the cold months.
This is the brand that turned me on to Jasmine tea and helped me realize that green tea can be palatable. It’s highly fragrant both in the bag and as a brew. The first time I bought a cup, I couldn’t stop smelling it. Kudos to Peets for producing the best bagged green tea I’ve had!
This morning’s cup of joy.
Mmm, first real tea cuppa all day, and this is delicious.
I am quite excited to have this tea back in my cupboard.
This was a great tea but somewhat sensitive to over brewing. I recommend brewing it at a lower temperature than what the packages lists.
Needing a morning, sweet kick.
The last cup of tea I drank yesterday was Teavivre’s Lapsang Souchong, so when I first took a whiff of this in my cup this morning, I was certain that I hadn’t washed my finnum well enough last night. I often soak my tea steeping baskets overnight in water, to leach out any flavors that have clung to them, & last night I didn’t do that.
However, that is not the reason I was smelling smoke! This tea IS rich & smokey, & it’s also quite bold, deep, & daring. There is also a shiny high note, rather astringent, which makes this a better tea for me to drink with breakfast, as opposed to drinking it in bed before breakfast. Too much of a tea such as this one before breakfast can result in my tummy hurting. Definitely right up my alley otherwise, though!
Thanks to Amy Oh for this sample! :)
I would like to shout out a loud ,“thank you” to Spencer for sending me a sample of this. What a tasty treat!
A cup of this at lunchtime, from Peets directly. I dont often buy tea to drink during my lunch breaks, but its feeling brisk and cold today, and I could use some tea. (I could also use a thermos so I can make tea on the go myself. I should do that.)
With this I can really taste the difference between loose leaf and bagged tea. Loose is superior in the subtleties and complexities of flavor. This bagged cup, while very good, lacks some of the depth of the thing.
Well, never look a gift cup of tea in the mouth, eh? Er, actually that makes no sense, does it. Move along, nothing to see here, folks.