1855 Tasting Notes
After staring so hard at a writing project for three twelve-hour days I fear falling headfirst into the monitor, I scrounged around for the strongest wake-up tea to hand. This was it. It’s not a fussy tea—which is great in makeshift circumstances. Not sure I can detect any significant flavor differences between Awake and good ol’ Red Rose, but it is strong and capable. Some afternoons, that’s all you need in the cup.
Doomed to a few days of Styrofoam cups, unfamiliar water, and indeterminate microwaves. Had brought this along for a treat, tossed in a French vanilla creamer. I should’ve stuck to the straight tea (which is good). All I’m getting is creamer, rather than the candy goodness I was hoping for.
Lesson learned. Best to stick to plain ol’ strong unflavored standards when you can’t control your variables very well.
Some nights, when you schlep home exhausted from work and have a buy-one, get-one coupon from Denny’s, dinner plans are much easier.
As we needed to order two beverages, I did hot tea, ignored the Lipton bags they brought me, and fished this out of my purse…had been toting this sample bag so long the paper was getting crumpled.
The last tea with turmeric I tried (Rishi, I think), you got nothing but burn. This was a pleasant surprise, very subtly sweet, not bitter, not hot; just warming. More of an Asian ginger feel to it instead of gingerbread. I can certainly see it as a cold-weather decaf option.
Relying on this one— a good, strong, no-fuss bagged breakfast tea—to get the eyes open today. A Target discovery; a little more expensive than I prefer for a morning standard, but still a decent cuppa, especially with a dollop of almond milk. (Why didn’t you tell me about almond milk sooner? Wonderful additive.)
Never know what’ll be sitting on your kitchen table when you get home!
Scent and flavor is spot on. Been a while since I’ve had Adagio caramel, but I’d say it leans more to the deep burnt sugar caramel; while Bigelow is more Brach’s Pick-A-Mix caramel squares (while they’re still soft and fresh). I generally prefer unsweet breakfast teas, so this may get pushed back for elevenses or afternoons—-but that gives us something to look forward to, yes?