419 Tasting Notes
It’s really chilly out, so I decided on a fall-flavored tea. Creamy pumpkin and not too heavy on the spices.
Since I’m in the neighborhood, I stopped by press tea and had the Wild Himalayan Black Tea. Last time I had it with cream and I felt I couldn’t properly gauge how the pressed tea compared to a normal black. This time I got it straight. Woohee! This is bitter and strongly malty. I had 3 sips and then I had to sweeten it. Once I added honey, it smoothed out the flavor and was much better. There is a build up of bitterness in the mouthfeel and I feel like I need to brush my teeth. This isn’tsmething I would drink on a regular basis.
Assam tea at Tea & Sympathy. I’m much too tired to even ask what brand tea this is. All I know is I’m enjoying a proper pot of tea. Sweet, malty and from a ceramic pot. Cosy and yummy!
I am all exhausted from my friend’s wedding weekend. I got upgraded from bridesmaid to ringbearer once the bride forgot the rings at her apartment in Inwood. I had to get back on the A train for 45 min and then head back to Penn Station. I’m glad we found out before we left Manhattan for Long Island! I haven’t had a decent cup of tea since yesterday morning and I really need to get myself some ASAP! This iced tea is a nice holdover, which I bought with lunch @ Pota-topia.
It’s better than Snapple Peach. It is less sweet with a bolder, maltier base. The peach flavor is natural, but not something that will make me want it again as a regular thing.
Again tea is my moment of calm. I love this tea and since I’m the first one up of all the females in the bridal party, I’m savouring drinking it and enjoying the quiet before I start making breakfast for everyone. A special tea to start off my friend’s special day! :-)
Momo box tea! I had this in the morning as my calm before the storm I’m a bridesmaid and this weekend is totally taken over by wedding stuff.
As for the tea itself, it was ok. Nice base and overly flowery decor. I didn’t get any each in this. Oh well. Not bad, but not overly impressed.
I finished off my little packet of this, but I have a 1 oz paccket ready and waiting. I had this in my travel mug this morning. ( Sacrilege! I know! ) It brought out the roasted flavor more actually Probably because I left steeping for more than I would normally. Still good this way!
I had a small pot of this at lunch with my croque monsieur at a little French Cafe neaar work. This is a lovely breakfast blend. It starts out golden sweet like an assam and the flavor builds with the power of a non-bitter, fruity ceylon. There is a delicate natural citrus note in this as well This was a very relaxing lunch! I needed it as today is a madhouse at work!
Well My sister cold-steeped this and since it was the only cold thing in the fridge I decided t have it tonight even though I had meant to try this before a run on the first time. This brew certainly invigorating- spicy cinnamon, sweet berries, and a refreshing herbal taste all combine to awake the senses. I’ll definitely have this again.