1850 Tasting Notes
Truth is, I’m not sure about the producer, but this sounds awfully close. I can account for everything in the flavor description. Rooibos was just made for ice cream flavors like caramel and white chocolate.
Just spent a much, much needed (spiritually/emotionally/relationally) lunch break with a dear friend at the Savannah Tea House in Nashville—-genteel, restful, and mighty tasty. You get to pick your own teacup off a shelf of antiques, and I got one with a nice deep bowl because this was really good; worth drinking in copious quantities.
Treat from thoughtful husband. I’m always pleased to see our little locally-owned Fox Farm store add new tea brands. This one is really a little pricey for our current budget—$7.99 for only 15 sachets—but it tucks and travels well.
Both dry and steeped, this smells like good brown toast. Flavor is coming up a little more lightly toasted, but as usual, I was in a hurry (MUST—HAVE—TEA—EYES—WON’T—OPEN) so it easily could have gone 5 minutes instead of the recommended 4.
Good with no additives and pleasant to drink while I’m watching activity on the morning squirrel freeway. (Shabby House’s big, luscious oak tree that shades the front porch.)
Just getting acquainted with this one—for some reason, I associate Keemuns with cooler weather, and there hasn’t been much of that lately. Jackee was worth the wait. Didn’t use a timer and I think I may have been a little impatient, but even so I’m getting that nice burnt sugar sweetness that I wouldn’t normally expect. Excellent.
Chamomile generally tastes like … well, chamomile. It takes over whatever blend it’s in. In this case, it steps aside a bit for the other ingredients. I haven’t tasted enough teas with linden and hyssop to recognize the flavors well, but I am getting a nice almost citrusy taste with each swallow. Really, really nice.