The first tea I’m trying from my first swap on the site, from my Secret Pumpkin Lariel! Thanks. (:
This smells insanely creamy steeping. Like you could cut through the air with a knife heavy cream-like. When I put my nose right up to the pot I get the pistachio. I don’t think I’ve had mulberry leaf in tea that I’ve noticed in my glass teapot before—at first I was like “What’s this? It looks a bit like oolong!” The color in the cup is surprising too, reminds me a little of guayusa, that sort of dark green soil-y hue.
Like with most David’s stuff I’ve tried the smell is quite powerful and then the taste is more subdued. This one’s better than many though in terms of living up to the aroma some. The nuttiness becomes more present as the tea cools a little. I like how there’s a slight saltiness both in smell and taste akin to, yep, a pistachio. Tasty! I don’t think I’ve actually had any tisanes from David’s come to think of it—which makes this extra cool as I often found myself unimpressed with the black bases they use for their flavored teas. That’s not a problem here, so goody.
I’ve been weirdly upset/emotional/stressed out lately for a handful of reasons (that IRS thing, my husband’s job stress, the holidays looming, my seasonal depression kicking in, still mourning my old coworker and friend, and a sick cat in our backyard I’m trying to save and worried is not going to make it and the ensuing feeling of being an inadequate decision-maker when something’s life is on the line, ugh), and tea and rediscovering musicians I loved and bonded with people over when I was younger are the two saving graces lately. I was getting a bit jumpy tonight after so much good black and green tea all day and this was just the thing to calm me down with its sweet, soothing herbal properties. Got the house to myself right now post-band practice, gonna keep watching comfort food stuff like X-Files now after writing in my diary and listening to Richard Buckner and Spiritualized for hours.