478 Tasting Notes
I made the world’s hardest deal with myself. No tea reviews until I had found a job for next year, given that I didn’t need the distraction while I was supposed to be working on applications. A month later and I am back!!
I have so much tea to catch up on!! I am finishing my last real batch of this tea until we move and unpack. As always, it is amazing. I love the blackberry leaves along with the sweet passion fruit notes.I had really hoped this tea might reappear this year, but that does not seem to be in the cards. For now, I will continue to hoard the bit of this I have left and hope that one day it might reappear.
I drank a cup of this today while we packed and sorted the tea cupboard. Given that a.) I bet away my tea buying privileges for a month and b.) we packed all but the essential teas, the samples we had, and the ones we don’t care too much for I might be facing a pretty limited six weeks of tea drinking!! Here’s hoping we find a house quickly and I can unpack my teas again! :P
As always, this is wonderful. Orangey but with a nice malty base tea that really works to make a mature tea taste. It is consistently one of my favourite orange teas and today was no different!
I love this tea but it certainly tests my patience when drinking it. I find that initially, when the tea is piping hot, I get a real over abundance of grassy notes from the white base. However, as the tea cools, more of the cherry starts to show up and the tea becomes a lovely fruity, yet floral tea. I think this is a delicate tea which can be really great, but is also super fussy with steep time and optimal drinking temperature.
Love, love, love this tea! It always was a hit with me and my adoration for it has only grown over time. Since it is freezing here again (which I am actually embracing, soon enough I will be whining about the heat down south) it was time to pull out a hot tea. The anise and chocolate paired with a nice, light base tea, really pulled me through my evening visit like nobody’s business. I really need to reach for this tea much more often!
Usually I love this tea and I am uber protective over my small stash of it, but today it was almost a little dusty?I think maybe I didn’t add quite enough sugar, so the chocolate was dusty and dry. Generally though my experience is much more positive and this in one of those teas I faithfully return to. I am sorry that David’s Tea seems to have killed it off, I am not sure where I am going to find a similar substitute when my stash is gone!
I have been so behind on logging tea! Long story extremely short, my partner and I are moving cross province in just over a month so I have living arrangements to set, work to find, and a move to organize and, somewhere in there, occasionally find time for a quick cup of tea.
As for this tea, it is as delightful as I remember it being. However, I have paying more attention to brewing times and pulling this tea after a shorter time. I think I actually liked it better with a longer steep. The berry is more subtle with a shorter steep, though it does become much more apparent as the tea cools.
Overall, it was fun to try another cup of this blend, but I think I might need to really play around with the brewing parameters a little more.
Tried this last night at a friends place. I like strawberry, and I was alright with a berry tea, but this is sadly lacking in the promised cream component of the flavour. I was hoping for a bit more muted of a strawberry, softened by some vanilla tinted cream notes. Not so much. Tart, tart, and more tart would be an apt description. Interesting, glad I tried it, not something I would run and reach for again.
I tried this again today to see if my opinion had softened. It certainly isn’t atrocious,in fact I think it is actually a well blended cinnamon tea. I actually don’t mind it as much as long as it is hot, but I can’t get over the cinnamon sweetness when it is cold. Overall, still not for me, but the boy likes it so I will let him play around with it for a while.