1625 Tasting Notes
Since the box is already open, I’m going to try to get this sipped up in near-future evenings; unless I transfer to a tin, I figure this might lose some steam by next Christmas.
But that doesn’t hurt my feelings. It’s such a nice little light cookie treat, especially with pineapple upside down cake. If they’d lose the “Sleigh Ride” moniker, I think this would be appropriate year-round.
I believe this one was in a little care package from Azzrian.
The pomegranate isn’t very strong; I’m thinking that may have been intentional on the part of the blender so it didn’t overpower the white tea. The leaves were long—really long—and a lovely green/white. Still enough flavor to stay in the mouth after you’ve swallowed.
A little bit of “c’mon spring!”
Have been hoarding the last 2-3 cups’ worth of leaves, but it’s time to let caution go. Boy, do I hope I’m this desirable when I’m over the hill!
Even oversteeped by a minute or so, this stuff is excellent. Today’s it’s burnt butterscotch instead of just plain sweet scotchie goodness. Green teas are just not friendly to the attention-deprived, are they?
If I had to trim the pantry down to a dozen or so essentials (ha! put two tea packets in a basket and leave them unattended, they mate and multiply!) I think this one would be in it. Just a nice, clean, not-too-astringent Ceylon that needs no fussing, no additions.
Trying to re-start the digestive system after an evening of oh-no- I can’t-get-sick nausea, this was a good start. Basic. Sturdy.
My appreciation to Nicole for introducing this one to me!
Working from home today, which means time for a comfortable tea break in bona fide sunlight. Leisure tea and sunshine are going a long way to ease the gloomies that have plagued me (and, with apologies, the folks who have graciously read my grumpy and cantankerous tasting notes) all week.
My first note on this one had lots of floral references in it. Today, without monitoring temp very carefully—it was somewhere under boiling, how’s that? and a 2 minute steep, it is the color and flavor complexion of a Brach’s butterscotch candy, sans sugar.
There are several Belgian Chocolate options here; I clicked Metropolitan Tea because a friend sent this from a little tea house in Tennessee that I think private labels Metropolitan stuff.
This particular blend is nice—I am a calendula lover in blended tea and it adds a nice little kick to the cocoa-roo. Pairing it with some bittersweet dark chocolate highlighted the sweetness.
(Curious…anybody ever steep just plain calendula leaves? Just wondering how they do on their own.)