1487 Tasting Notes
Discovered a small design flaw in the pyramid bag today … when you stand around talking to friends while you wait for the machine to warm your water and spin it around by the tag, it comes loose kind of easily and goes flying across the room.
(Even slightly damaged, was probably the best cup of anything I’ve had for days.)
Working out of a temporary/makeshift office this week…but there’s a Keurig in it. The problem is … I don’t think I’m very impressed with it. Have had two cups of Twinings EB and I’m not getting much but “hot leaf juice” flavor out of this. Something about brewing through all that paper and plastic makes me wonder how any of the real tea personality can get through.
First cup of the season. Used a drip coffeemaker, had to improvise, and the lower temp and longer soak punched up the ginger half of the flavor significantly. Nice little cup of comfort after a 12-hour workday.
Plebian as it is, some of my most vivid tea memories and soothing tea moments usually involve a good ol’ cup of Lipton—another one after a day of Wicked and Evil Flight Delays and Cancellations, a sleepless night and a mild panic attack in a strange hotel room a million miles from home. Woke up, made a cup as strong as espresso with hotel water…ahhhhhh. Something familiar to ease the homesick.
Needed something gentle. Talk about severe storms headed this way has gone on for several days and has rubbed my nerves raw. I may have to break down and pay a visit to the storm shelter builders about digging a hole in our backyard…
This is wonderfully gentle, a nice sweet cereal flavor, but not so light it leaves you searching for something to taste. Trying a second steep as I write this…very pale, taste buds have to work a little harder, but still OK. Its mildness is very soothing.
C’mon storms, get your work done here and move on. I could use some sleep tonight.
Pawed through the collection to consolidate stray bags for work and travel and popped a sachet in a cup while I was sorting. Poor Lipton gets a bad rap way too often. They’ve put together a really mild and tasty evening tisane. I drink chamomile but don’t get excited about it; the pineapple is sweet and strong enough to shout it down a little.
Been on a Yunnan kick this week … this one is still a lovely compendium of sweet-savory-smoky. Sufficient for a day when one must drive to work in the dark in the rain; would be even more sufficient if I could have stayed home in my jammies :)
Definitely has that “red cherry syrup” vibe, even without sugar. Luden’s … popsicles … Shasta cherry soda …
But not undrinkable, if you know what to expect. Bet it’s good on ice.
I’ll second Nicole’s comment that this smells amazing. And it’s quite pretty—I love cornflower petals in my tea.
Lots of sweet blueberry flavor, not getting a lot of black tea base, but I was extra cautious on steep time since this was my trial run. I think this will be a good candidate for a let-it-sit-while-you-put-your-morning-makeup-on breakfast choice.
Don’t know what’s prompted this uncharacteristic adventurous streak…but I took the other half-packet and stirred it into a bowl of cooked stone-cut oats. Chai oatmeal! May have to lay hands on a larger supply of this for culinary purposes this fall.