1108 Tasting Notes
So, I got vaccinated yesterday wth my first dose. As I didn’t know quite what to expect, I stocked up on treats in case I needed to spend a day or two or more in bed.
We are in lockdown again.another reason for treats. So I went shopping in my stash for something new and delightful and pulled out an older but unopened bag of this.
I remember really loving this blend before (in the previous batch?), but this cup is seriously sweet., like my teeth almost hurt. The packet was full, so I wasn’t able to shake it up, so that might be the thing.
Let’s see how this goes.
I wasn’t expecting much here given that I am not a huge fan of F?ranch teas AND this one has been hanging around for ages. That said, this one is all apple juice and apple cider and apple crisp. and then there’s that French Je nesais quoi. Really lovely. I must have done something right.
tI think this sample is from Sil from years ago. Thank you, Sil. (Yes, it’s ancient—don’t judge me.)
and it’s a sipdown!
Strong and malty, just what I had in mind from a straight black and now it’s gone.
Now, I’ve been gone so long that I am not sure where I am in terms of sip downs.
500? 800? 300?
I was monitoring here and on my laptop before it died, so hmmm. Maybe google can help.
Google helped to some extent, but I still don’t have a definite number. And I did find a most unpleasant bunch of people on a tea blog, who may well know their teas, but wow.
It’s more than a bit bewildering that when I typed Paris into The steepster search field, This only only came up on *page seven.” What, really steepster? Is this not one of the most known teas EVER?
Aging but tasty.
Thank you to the kind person with the beautiful print penmanship who shared this sample with me eons ago.
Well, lookee here what I found!
This morning, when I was ready to put the kettle on, I was really in the mood for one of Anne’s glorious creations. It didn’t really matter to me which one, but I was in the mood for
A 52teas that l rate as stellar.
This is one of them.
Lovely rich black base. Hints of bergamot on a river of vanilla.
Start the day right!