1881 Tasting Notes
Alright so I am cheating on my clean eating challenge but I like tea and so I am going to drink it…especially when DAVIDs has a tea-off between two new flavors. I tried both in store and this was certainly the one I preferred of the two since they definitely captured the flavors of poached pear. There is a sweet pear flavor drizzled with cinnamon goodness. It’s a tasty, tasty treat.
More than anything, the smell of this always gets me. It is so amazing and so very comforting – like a warm hug from an old friend. Brewed up, it tastes pretty great too though I think in the future I might drop the steeping temperature just a touch because at 200F, there is a slight bit of astringency which I think is actually coming from the nutmeg and not the base. Nonetheless, this is still a tasty, tasty tea and a great way to say goodbye to my beloved beverage for the next two weeks.
So I forgot to account for the fact that I was using a 16 oz cup instead of 8 oz so this was underleafed and a bit watered down but it’s still delicious. This is sweet and rich and has a lot of depth and definitely captures butterscotch & hazelnut mocha candies. Plus, this smells amazing!
Sad Sipdown (made even sadder because this was removed from my cupboard so my number doesn’t change).
Anyways, I decided to splurge since tomorrow I am starting a clean eating challenge and that means no tea. So, for my last day of tea (for the next two weeks), I decided it was finally time to break out the last of this amazing sample courtesy of Cavocorax. This tea is creamy, bright, fresh and delicious and I am sad to see it go.