1894 Tasting Notes
Ever notice that tea just tastes better in the fall, and twice as good from a rocking chair on a Sunday morning when you don’t have to hurry?
I’m aiming to drink up scraps in hope-hope-hope-hope of getting to pack up my tea drawer in a few weeks and move it to a home, not a camping place, but I am going to be sorry to see this one go. I’ve never tasted a tea with such a neat cocoa-fruity balance. Definitely on my order-for-real list. In significant quantities :)
As I posted elsewhere, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12). Here’s to the other side of the comma for all of you today.
Ever notice how when you do things in the wrong order in the morning, it throws the whole rhythm of things off? I B’d before I A’d, and then when it came to C, I forgot the tea was steeping, so this ended up more like burnt toast than lightly toasted morning goodness.
Though I don’t usually put milk in Chinese teas, it helped in this case.
This smells absolutely heavenly—could stand its own as potpourri—but is tart (oh, hibiscus, you are such a nuisance). So I experiment and half-and-halved it with SpecialTeas Blueberry Cocktail. Ended up with a sort of warm fruitie slush suicide. Not bad; nothing I’d serve to anybody I was trying to impress, but a nice evening wind-down.
This is the one tea my husband specifically asks for, usually when he has the cruds. It was a little difficult to chase down locally; community is still short a Wal-Mart (still rebuilding) and the closest one’s selection is a little lacking. I thought Bigelow was pretty mainstream.
Was worth it to get to make him a cup.
This one will also be up for later review at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but it’s too good not to at least give it a mention … well worth checking out if you like coconutty, creamy, vanilla-y goodness. Was almost a mini-vacation enjoying it in the rocking chair on the porch of Shabby House on an absolutely delicious warm-cool fall afternoon.
A longer review will be up on www.itsallabouttheleaf.com eventually, but I’ll log it quickly and mention this is loads better than grocery-store brand orange pekoe varieties. Perfect for milk. Nice with a little sweet 1/2 and 1/2 this morning.