1954 Tasting Notes
Inspired by all you busy little de-cupboarders out there, I decided to start tackling some of my most elderly bits and pieces of tins. This definitely qualifies. Five years old, easily. Since we know older tea loses its edge a bit, I doubled up on the leaf this morning, and by golly! Apricot! (Saw that notation in Harney’s product description, but never got it until now.)
- like the mornings it takes three times as long to get your eyes open and twice to get dressed because nothing feels cozy enough - you just need to grab the first bag that doesn’t require anything but hot water. This fit on a bad clothes day when nothing else did (beverage or apparel, either one.)
The Mount of Olives varieties I’ve tried up to this point have been surprisingly nice. This one doesn’t live up to the standard, but only because I am not a licorice fan. They’ve used it as sweetener in an otherwise nice chamomile and now I feel like somebody’s rubbed a glue stick on my tongue!
Too tired after work to fuss with loose leaves tonight, so this is the first bagged herbal I grabbed out of my tea chest. Cringed a little when I saw “licorice powder” in the ingredients, but surprise! it’s hiding behind the nice fruit flavor. This one’s worth repeating. I’ll have to go paw through my collection to see if there are any extra bags lurking around.
My new acronym for Assam is A Specially Strong Awakening Morning tea. This one fits perfectly. Further review and introspection (gladly!) forthcoming for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but suffice it to say that as an Assam fan, this one moves toward the top of my list.