1916 Tasting Notes
It’s always a good sign when you steep a new tea twice on two different mornings and its equally good both times. This one looks like it’s going to be consistent and reliable. Oh, how we all need that in a tea, in a vehicle, in a friend…
Philosophizing aside, this is really lighter than what most of us consider strong morning tea. Each element is pretty gentle on its own, but good, and just enough rosiness to make it genteel. Recommended for good china and an afternoon chin-wag with a buddy.
Yankee Candle has come up with a clever marketing trick this Christmas; they’ve packaged candles to evoke the scents of everything from “My Favorite Things” (Sound of Music, which even though it talks about packaging and mittens, I still have trouble associating with Christmas.)
Anyway, this tea fits the “bright copper kettles” lyric. Not metallic in taste, that sounds unpleasant; but clear and sharp. The rose petals add a little sweetness that makes further sugar unneccessary.
Another treat from JacquelineM with a blissful unscheduled couple of hours to enjoy it in. Decadence.
Interesting to read all the adjectives that folks have used to describe this one
- winey, leather, pine, orchid, fruity…and what’s funny is that they are all somewhat accurate. My addition to the adjectival kaleidoscope is this: it tastes what my mom’s wedding cedar chest (our coffee table at House that Was) smelled like when you opened itl.
Pick a flavor. It’ll be in there. And you’ll probably like it.
Another involuntary weekend away from home…my dad is two for two on Fridays (last week, hospital for kidney stones; this week, hospital for clots in leg). Had to pack fast and my bagged stash is low, so I grabbed this at the farm to drink en route to hospital.
I rarely meet a Bigelow tea I don’t like, but this one was really washed out. Almost soapy tasting. Green teas are light enough I think trying to further decaffeinate just washes out the flavor.