317 Tasting Notes
I’ve found my Earl Grey. Plain, it tastes like a well-rounded EG: not too much bergamot, smooth black tea. With milk, the cream overtones come out. It works both ways. I’m very happy. :)
Erm… I’m 90% sure that this came from Rachel, but it was so long ago who knows. If it was someone else, I’m sorry!
Pale kind of spinachy-flavor with a little bit of nuttiness. It’s good. I like it. Not in love, but I’m on my second steeping, so that counts for something :)
A little milk, doesn’t get bitter. Not bad.
Sipdown from Terri HarpLady! Thanks! It’s taken me forever to get to it, I know… AND I have a package for you going out next week! :)
It’s a smooth black tea blend. I think I prefer flavored blacks in general, but this was a good afternoon knitting tea.
Eh. It’s decent. Vaguely fruity-flavored tea.
I don’t have any milk so it’s giving me an excuse to sipdown my fruity Adagios.
I think I’ve figured out how to enjoy my Almond Happiness.
This morning I gave it one last ditch effort. 12oz travel mug, 1.5tsp Almond Happiness by 52 teas and 1 tsp Vanilla Cream by NMTC.
The Vanilla Cream had been one-note and bland, and the Almond Happiness was all-around disappointing, so I figured that I’d at least have a bit of a creamy vanilla tea, if nothing more.
Well, those two teas plus a bit of agave and half-and-half make a nice chocolatey, almondy brew, with a hint of vanilla and coconut. I don’t love either tea on their own, but I’m pretty happy with the two of them together!
This was my first 52 Teas order. Everything I’ve heard about Frank’s blends has been wonderful. I was excited to try this one because I love all of the ingredients in it.
But it was just mediocre. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It’s fairly flavorless, and the black tea is a bit bitter. I’ve tried 1-2 tsp at 180 and 212 degree water, with milk and agave and without. Perhaps it’s just not for me?
Saturday Sample Sipdown!
I’ve had this one since I got it in the Connoisseur’s Collection last spring. It’s okay. I don’t know if I’m not a big Darj fan or if I’ve just never had a good one. I definitely plan on ordering a sweep of estates this spring when they come out.
My friend and I went to Dallywater’s for lunch today. If you’re in the Syracuse/Rochester area, you need to take a trip down here. It’s the most adorable little teahouse/cafe. The food is incredible and there are a bunch of really delicious smelling teas.
I know it’s after Christmas, but this tea smelled especially appealing to me today. Black tea, with what tasted like a mixture of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. It was delicious with milk and sugar.