417 Tasting Notes
I made this with more leaf this time and it was much better. Still pretty tart, but there was more fruitiness to it this time. The mouth-feel was also a little thicker which helped add to the the pudding flavor. Still not my favorite plum tea, but much better than the last time I had it.
Thanks, Nicole_Martin, for sample of this tea!
This is a backlog from yesterday.
I enjoyed this tea as a breakfast tea. It was exceptionally smooth and malty with golden overtones. It was very fruity with almost plummy tones. It also has some green bean flavors going on. A very nice tea altogether!
Sipdown! For some reason I find dragonwell particularly warming. The office is chilly, so I pulled this out.
Creamy, seasonal tea to start my morning at work.
I finished this up yesterday afternoon. I had a nice big cup with a little bit of brown sugar to sweeten it. This tea is sweet, but not overly sweet, just malty enough to be satisfying, and I will miss it.
Backlog from yesterday!
I love this savory tea! The tomato is slightly sweet and the sage is super strong. It works well with the sweet black base that is just the teensiest bit smoky.
I had it with some fresh mozzarella plus tomatoes and basil from the garden out back. Yum!
I gota sample of this when I was at Bellocq because I was unsure about it since it was based on a darjeeling. I’m glad I did because it’s quite delicious! The coppery bright taste of the darjeeling is tempered by the strength of the spices and the sweetness of the rose. The rose is definitely a hey lement to this blend. Without it the tea would have seemed muddy and dark. The vanilla in this is fantastic! I’m trying to pick out the spicesand I’m getting cinnamon, cardamon, and saffron? I could be wrong about the saffron.
This is definitely a warmth-bringing, cheerful tea! I might just grab up a little more for. Around the holidays.
I’m really enjoying this cup tonight! I’m picking up more spearmint, but my mother swears she smells the lemon from across the room. There is a lovely lemon tang to this. The whole thing reminds me of summer lemonade with mint thrown in. Yummy!
Thanks, Kaylee, for giving me this mystery tea at the swap! Silver packet with red lettering that I can’t read!
So this tea is a little harsh- maybe I just used too much leaf? It was red, heavy, fruity, slightly charcoal-like, astringent, and almost a little starchy. It left my mouth feeling gritty, but not dry. I’ll try it again, but with less leaf.
Thanks, Kaylee, for this tea!
I had this last night and Wooooooooeeee! That’s a powerful ginger! It pretty much hit me between the eyes and up the nose! I like all the flavors individually in this blend, but I don’t like how they came together. The licorice and hibiscus just seemed out of balance with the ginger. The valerian root did put me straight to sleep though- not that I’ve had any trouble sleeping lately.
I should be updating a little more frequently now that work is settling down a bit and I’m not so sick of staring at a computer. Also the hot water tap on the cooler at work is still broken, but should be fixed by the end of the week! yay!