808 Tasting Notes
I think of this as a tea that I’ll drink if I want something with nocaf, if it’s around. But forever going forward I will think of it as THE TEA THAT HOOKED MY CHILD ON TEA! Over the weekend he saw me drinking tea as always, and asked for a sip. I let him have the tiniest amount and he said he really liked it. So I asked if he wanted his own cup and made this instead. With half a teaspoon of sugar (so much less than comes in juice or the almond milk he normally drinks), he kept saying “I LOVE tea!” and asking for more as soon as it was out. So now, there are two tea drinkers in my house. Me and my three year old. :)
This morning I set about making teas and I realized the Steven Smith Teamaker sampler I got was not a sampler with four teabags of three teas, but rather 12 different ones! I gave this one a go, since I really love darjeeling, and it was a good cup. It had a thick feel to it, and was clearly a darjeeling, but as others noted: it’s solid but not a showstopper. Decent cup.
I picked up a sampler of Steven Smith Teamaker teas to give a few a go, and getting home late in the evening, this was the first I’ve had a chance to try. I don’t normally love hibiscus. It’s something I have for the color more than the tea, but in this case I quite liked it. The flavor profile shifted as the tea cooled, and I enjoyed it throughout the cup. Looking forward to the next evening that requires something herbal!