1821 Tasting Notes
Bingo! Thoughtful Hubby stuck his Thoughtful Nose into The Other Store, The One That’s Expensive, and scored a box of this Rare and Gentle Treat. (Don’t ask me why I’m in a capitalization mood, Pooh; I’m a Steepster of Very Little Brain.)
Two bags are better than one, but one is just fine, left in the cup, with or without sugar. Apple and chamomile in a very even balance.
Experiments continue with this one; particularly what it blends with in order to tone down its weediness. Half-and-half with some bulk bin green tea worked well with a short steep—which is kind of self-defeating; herbs need to be stewed well to soak out all the health benefits. But it’s a nice savory cup.
Sometimes the sipdown is the best cup because you have just (—) that many extra leaves so you just drop them in since they won’t make another full cup——and the result is richer and deeper and better than the rest.
Happened here. Thick, dark, caramel-chocolate. Think unsweet bakers chocolate, not Hershey Bar. Good stuff.
Be amazed: we did a frivolous and delicious autumn run to NW Arkansas yesterday (primarily Eureka Springs for those of you familiar with the geography), stopped at Savoy on the way home, and I restrained myself to two small packets of tea. This was one of ’em, because I know of no other source for a similar orangey, almondy, cookie-y green tea. This is gooood!
I associate green tea with focus and clarity; need lots. The closest I come these days to algebra and geometry is figuring out the composition of a teacher resource pack: you get X units of Y kind of paper (three different weights) and you have to leave Z units unbespoken for required items, so what’s left is like trying to fit 9 shoes in 4 shoeboxes without the lid coming off….oh, my hurtin’ head….
I classified this one as “unknown” the other day because I hadn’t yet verified the vendor—but this is it.
This is a satiny white tea you can taste. The blenders are pleasantly light-handed on the chai spices, which give it a great October-evening personality, but don’t overwhelm the light tea.
For my Steepie buddies that love subtlety in their cups, this would be a great fit.