1095 Tasting Notes
Blarg. Spent last night in the company of someone I don’t particularly care for, and ended up drinking far more liquor than intended in an effort to make them easier to deal with. It didn’t work. Luckily I had the foresight to drink water before bed, but I still woke up this morning with a deep desire for cold pizza and Detox tea. This is one of my favorites, but I always forget about it until I’ve got a hangover HA! Hell, I was drunk when we bought this tea on Saint Patrick’s Day a year or two ago. But it does the trick and makes me feel better.
So I’ve never actually had a cup of this, but I go through a 100g every other month or so, because I cook with it constantly. Tonight it was the star of a bacon and brussels sprout risotto…well as much as anything can be a star when sharing the stage with bacon ;) But oh my goodness it was delish and add so much more flavor than the 4 cups of water the recipe called for!
Well, slap my ass and call me Sally, I was not expecting that. I don’t like cherry as a rule, but I tried some of this anyway, if only to finish up some of the cold brew I made for my wife. A touch of agave and….yum? Wait, really? Yum? I started sipping on it as I was working over a hot stove to make risotto and let me tell you, it hit the spot perfectly. Sweet and cold and fruity and not at all floral.
So, I like a cherry tea. Huh.
Finishing up my pitcher of this with a sniffle. I make my cold-brewed tea unsweetened, because my wife doesn’t take sugar in her tea and I tend to also keep it on hand for guests, many of whom don’t take sugar. So I added agave and had the epiphany to use my hand-held milk frother to mix them together so it doesn’t all settle at the bottom. It worked like a dream! It tastes like liquid candy in a very, very good way,
Uuuuugh, I have regrets. Admittedly this is the tea that got me into loose leaf teas, but I just cannot stand it now. I wish I could find more of the cream and less of the earl, but it is what it is. I’m just not a fan of the earl, sadly. Ah well, my wife is, so at least this won’t go to waste. Every once in a while I have a cup, hoping to rekindle that first moment I fell for tea, but I always walk away unsatisfied with this.
I’m not changing my rating because I went into it knowing I don’t like Earls, so it doesn’t seem fair to poorly rate a tea I knew I wouldn’t like.
I still have Toasted Marshmallow in my cupboard…who’s jealous? I love this tea. Creamy and full of yummy spices…hell yes. I had forgotten how much I love this tea. It’s just so damn good! Like a really good chai hot cocoa.
I’ve got most of my teaware out and all of our teas are organized and I made a little tea-making area and now I want to drink everything I have in my cupboard XD. Hell, I might go after a little Cream of Earl later!