1703 Tasting Notes
I’m finding something else to like about this time every time I drink it. Today’s “fave feature” is its flexibility…I was bumbling through the morning routine much slower than usual and a three-minute steep time stretched well over five. Still tasty and bright, not bitter. It isn’t bulldozer-strong, but an all-around good a.m. selection.
What wretched weather! Upper 30’s, sky like a wet gray blanket, threats of snow tomorrow, haven’t seen the sun since last Tuesday.
A copious tea day, but trying to lighten it up a bit this afternoon so I can sleep.
This is deliciously light, silky, and a little bit fruit-juicy. Is aging well; doesn’t seem to have lost any of its elegant punch after all the months I’ve had it.
Hubby brought home a couple of vanilla beans for us to play with. I snipped off a few slivers into a second steep of this.
Even at Steep 2, the honeysuckle is so strong, I’m not sure I was getting any of the vanilla. I think can steep this same batch of leaves well into tomorrow without putting a dent in the strength.
P.S. Have any of you seen the lid to my Finum brew basket that mysteriously disappeared from my kitchen counter? It’s green.