377 Tasting Notes
This was my morning break cup. I really enjoy a good spice tea. This one is one of the best. A really nice balance of spices. I hear Tea Source doesn’t have this one anymore. That makes me sad. Should I hoard the 20 grams I have left? Or drink it down before it gets too old? These are the troubling decisions that face a fervent tea drinker.
Sip Down. I’ve ordered a few dessserty teas this pat month so I need to make room and sip down a few.
That is the end of this one :( I don’t think it is quite as good as Golden Orchid, but darned close. I had been hoarding it, but it’s been a while, and tea doesn’t stay fresh forever. I shall miss you, Not So Vanilla! Your smooth mouthfeel, your luscious flavor, your soothing warmth in my cup. sob
This is the second of the teas I received today from A Quarter To Tea. I believe it was Roswell Strange who had written a note on it and made me decide to order some myself.
Thank you, Ms. Strange!
The old sniffer isn’t working very well tonight, but I by golly swear I could feel the warmth of brandy on back of my throat. This tea (should I call it tea when it is rooibos?) is very smooth, a bit sweet all on it’s own, and totally delightful. I’ve been having such fun drinking my flavored teas lately that my old standbys like North Winds are being neglected. But it’s nearly bedtime, so I don’t want caffeine. The flavored rooibos and honeybush parade will continue.
Flavors: Brandy, Sweet
I’m not sure what to think of this one. It is pleasant. The mint is certainly present, but not toothpaste-y, if you know what I mean. For me the chocolate was missing. Which is strange, because I know I saw the chocolate in the leaf when i put it in the T sac. I still have plenty of it left, so we’ll see what the next cup is like. I am giving this a tentative rating of 75. May possibly go up after another trial
I had this one yesterday in the early afternoon. I think it was even better than the first time I had it so I’m boosting my rating a bit. The name really is perfect. The smoke made it easy to imagine I was snuggled up in a chair in front of a fireplace. More snow, more cold weather over the next few days, so more tea drinking ahead.
Sad sip down. I finished this one off. It was a warm, lightly spicy confection of a dessert tea. I was going to say it’s been unseasonably cold, but that isn’t true. It’s January in North Dakota. It is not unseasonable to not get above zero for 5 days straight. We did get to -1 this afternoon. Tomorrow is expected to be 4 above. But that’s what they said about Friday and today, so I’m not holding my breath. Good day to stay in and drink tea and knit.
It’s a cold one today. It hasn’t been above 0 F since Tuesday around 1 am. Tomorrow it should get up to 4. Above! You know what that means? Yep, many, many cups of warm comforting tea!
This is the last of the teas from my recent 52Teas order (although I have a very generous free sample that I think I’ll try tomorrow.) The spices were cozy and warm, not in-your-face. You know how sometimes cinnamon can give you an odd feeling on your tongue, like it’s drying out? I don’t get anything like that here. The berry is slightly tangy, slightly sweet. I don’t care for bergamot, and I must not have red the description very well before ordering this, because it has bergamot. It’s not too strong, not enough to ruin the tea for me, although I think i would like it better with straight orange or lime. However, if you do like bergamot, that might be the bit that tips this tea into favorite territory. For me, this is a nice, sweet fruity/spice tea that is very warming on a cold day.
Flavors: Bergamot, Berry, Cinnamon