817 Tasting Notes
I had a cup of this tonight and it was like candy! Perhaps that’s because of the sugar I added. Really, it smelled just like anise to me, and tasted like licorice tea. It also was really pretty while steeping. I recommend this, while listening to Jump, Little Children.
So I finally dug back into my Golden Moon samples. I’ve had the family stomach bug that 15/17 of us got and wanted some ginger something to sip on. And now, halfway through the cup, I’m seconding everyone else’s comments. I don’t get a lot of ginger here. It’s a decent cup, not something I’d avoid, but it’s also not something that I’d choose if looking for ginger in the future.
This new tea shop opened up in Raleigh. It’s a small storefront, and apparently has existed for some time on the internet. My favorite part is the phone number: tea-yall. This was one of the samples they had out. It was iced and surprisingly flavorful. I’m not a huge herbal fan, so I didn’t get any to take home, but did enjoy the sample.
I am adding this to my shopping list right now. This was another smokey sample that I thought about throwing out… and once you can get past the smoke (see last review… this isn’t part of the tea, just part of my particular samples) it’s amazing. And I typically don’t like vanilla tea at all. It’s perhaps my least favorite flavoring. But this one is just enough to make you think of vanilla without being overwhelming. Yum!!
Old Arcade Fire, nose deep in writing, and a stiff cup of tea. It’s like college again!
I got this as part of Samovar’s black tea sampler. Something happened with mine so that all the samples were smokey from the Lapsang Souchong. Everything in my sample got smokey (and Samovar had awesome customer support about it). I thought about throwing out my samples, but never got around to it. Today I decided to try the Ancient Gold. It smells more smokey than I like, and definitely has a hint of it, which I don’t like. However, the base is really good. It’s a strong cup and I get a hint of raisin. It’s good enough I want to try an untainted cup of this at some point…. I guess I’ll have to order a sample of this one!