1855 Tasting Notes
A post-storm gift from SimplyJenW that was much appreciated on my new, hopefully very temporary, 40-mile commute. I don’t know if research can confirm that trauma messes with your taste buds, but I’ve been having trouble picking up subtleties in what I’ve been drinking. Can sure tell there’s some Assam in here, which was a real treat.
Taking a break from household reconstruction to flit online and discovered this review is posted: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2213/tea-review-mark-t-wendell-hu-kwa-lapsang-souchong-2/
Incidentally, the cup in the profile picture survived the storm; it’s handle didn’t. :(
This may be the only tea I get to rate for a while—it’s in my mom’s kitchen, and because of the F4 tornado in Southwest Missouri, my collection … uh … may be steeping the entire Missippi River.
What really matters, is we are safe because of miracles. God’s protection is amazing. The first person to meet us at the door of the hotel where we refugeed said, “Would you like a cup of tea?”
Beware! This tea will give you an uncontrollable urge to read Little Women!
(Just kidding. Sorta. I’m itching to go blow dust off my copy right now.)
Thanks to SimplyJen, I have just been introduced to what could be one of my favorite fruit teas ever! I’m getting more of a blueberry scent and taste than blackberry, but the cream/vanilla punctuation makes this really outstanding.
Hoping I can muster up the self-control to ration enough of this to try a small batch chilled.
Tea friend ashmanra sent me a cup’s worth so I could compare to my old-faithful Monk’s Blend from Culinary Teas (Metropolitan/Mlesna). First, this is several years fresher than my old-faithful, so all the flavors are stronger
- but the floral/bergamot vibe comes through first. I’m not normally a floral fan, but the vanilla balances it enough I don’t feel like I’m swigging my Mother’s Day bouquet water.
Thanks for the treat!
OK, I haven’t tried this, but it seemed like a fair place to post the beginnings of a backyard experiment. We have honeysuckle in bloom. LOTS of it. Copious amounts of it. Husband did a little research about the appropriate way to harvest and dry, so we’re going to attempt a little home alchemy to see if we can make our own blend-in. I’ll let you know if it’s a disaster!