1591 Tasting Notes
This is WONDERFUL (thanks Lori!)—-you can taste each individual flavor distinctly…got the almonds, got the vanilla, got, the rooibos, got the other goodies. Very, very sweet, without needing additional sugar. Spending a lazy Mother’s Day sipping, rocking and listening to Pushing Daisies soundtrack (gift from teenage son) and getting the leaky toilet fixed (gift from husband).
I used more like a teaspoon and a half to a 12-oz mug, which means this smells heavenly, but after I actually paid attention to the directions, discovered that’s a little too strong. Which may be why I’m getting quite a bit of pear bite and not much truffleness in the flavor. But did I say this smells heavenly? I keep sticking my cold morning nose in the cup like a caramel pear truffle pig.
(Addendum): Adjustments made … less leaf, little less steep time … yum!!!
I like Teas Etc. rating system
- zero to coffee. This one is a little more than halfway up their scale. Nice, dark and strong, but I made my first test cup at work - minus anything but tap water, in probably not the most clean/pristine mug in the world, minus my favorite “One Perfect Cup” measuring spoon, and in the microwave - so I don’t have anything very exact to say about it. Taking the rest of the sample home to a friendlier environment. I think I’ll like it.
Another tuck-in from Doulton…thank you for widening my horizons :o)
Green tea + lemongrass is a winner combo for me, but the mate (which I also like, separately) makes this one come out with a Pine-Sol whang. Of course, if it’s doing to my insides what Pine-Sol does to my nasty kitchen floor, the health benefits may outweigh the industrial flavor.
Doulton tucked one of these into her Shirley Temple package
- I’m loving the little muslin tea bags (anybody remember Gold Rush bubble gum?) - and the “tasty and competent” rating previously posted stands. I didn’t pay close attention and let the water get too hot, boiled it instead of the 90C recommendation on the tag.
I’m getting a lot more almondy-cakey flavor than I am fruit and spices, but if I just had a piece of my mom’s fruit’n’apple cake right now, this would be a perfect match.
Amendment/addition: I tossed the back half of the mug on ice at lunchtime and tasted about twice the amount of spice. Usually it’s the other way around. Hmmm.