1927 Tasting Notes
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.
I am the most inconsistent person on the planet, so it’s nice to land on a tea that is consistently and predictably good. This is! You do, however, have to pay attention to time and temp to keep the butterscotch thing from turning into bitter-scotch…so I’m saving it for weekend treats when I have a little more time to take care.