1487 Tasting Notes
I’m way too chintzy with my leaves and never willingly put enough in the cup when I’m steeping a white tea. (Then pule and whinge about how weak it tastes.) Full moon? Christmas liberality? Whatever it was, I actually spooned in a full two teaspoonsful as recommended…
…and it tastes the way it’s supposed to taste! This is a sweet, smooth, honey-colored white tea that takes heat and a long steep quite well. First taste sensation that registered was the yummy unsweet burnt-toasted-marshmallow-crust you get over a campfire. As it cools, there’s more of a honey-caramel vibe. Handmade caramels.
And, so the label tells me, there are several good steeps ahead.
Lesson learned. If they say two, they mean two.
Steeping partner in crime at work brought me this in a hand-labeled baggie. Blended it herself; she was so proud! As she should be—-good, stout black tea base and raspberry that’s really berry, not chemically or unpleasantly tart.
Since I was playing with a homebrew with no recommended time/temp, I think I may have overdone just a touch. Believe I may ask for The Recipe.
Good black tea with a ton of vanilla-mint flavoring. Reminds me more of wedding butter mints than it does candy canes, but a very pleasant and sweet tea. (It was my out-the-door steep this morning, but I think it’d be better for an afternooner.) Looking forward to trying it with milk to bring out the creaminess.
Incidentally, Savoy Tea has a nice little website up and running now: http://www.savoytea.com/default.asp Looking forward to a trek down there sometime during Christmas break!
I am fascinated by the texture of really good oolongs—so heavy and silky that you feel like you’ve used lip balm after a few good sips.
This is one of those. The flavor reminds me of butterscotch when I roll it around in my mouth.
Perfect light supper substitute…we ate from the Hobbit menu at Denny’s for lunch and OD’d on pumpkin pancakes, Shire sausage, and seedcake french toast. It’s a wonder Hobbits could even waddle, with seven meals like that a day :)
P.S. Thanks to K S for the sample!
This smells heavenly—like blueberry pastry or blueberries and marshmallow. Which may be a clever trick or a sign of my own olfactory incompetence. Not a blueberry in it. Strawberries and lulo. I wouldn’t know a lulo if I stomped on it :)
But at any rate, this is a wonderfully sweet tea—berries drizzled with powdered sugar glaze. Belongs to the Tower of London/Marco Polo family of fruity goodness. My thanks to Azzrian!
Weather forecast missed it by a mile: “party sunny” turned out to be bone-chilling fog giving way to cold spritz. Was rummaging around this evening in the decaf basket, trying to find something heavy and strong enough to chase off the blugggh and found a few remaining packets of this stuff.
No, it won’t fool a coffee drinker. But the roasted chicory is sweet and savory at the same time; it’s pleasant and filling with milk. I think I’ve mentioned before that if you like(d) Celestial Seasonings Roastaroma (is that still around?) or Morning Thunder, this is a similar but slightly beefier brew.
Sometimes you just need tea. Nothing special—just a nice, cozy unassuming mug to keep you upright and moving forward. This is exactly that. Good, stout, takes milk well. Thanks to michelle for a good cuppa on a drizzly day.
There hasn’t been much love for this one in previous reviews. Perhaps mine tasted a little better because I was being carolled by a bunch of really talented fifth-graders who came to our offices. I defy you to improve upon the buzz you get when you listen to children sing at Christmas.
The tea. Mostly cinnamon, maybe a little plumminess that has kind of faded away now that it’s cool. But nothing to pitch down the sink.
This came in an unmarked baggie from a work buddy. Black tea with birthday sprinkles sounded like a nice antidote to a dreary gray Friday morning.
It’s very similar to H&S Vanilla Comoro; the sprinkles don’t do much but add a little levity to it. Milk would probably boost the buttercream illusion; I just didn’t get that far. Tasty and fun.
Some shaved coconut added a little body, if not strong coconut flavor, to a second steep. Still mighty tasty.