249 Tasting Notes
I forgot what I thought of this tea, but the first sip since then brought back those thoughts.
It is still a strange blend, the oolong tea still flowery and bright, the fruit giving it more brightness and a sweeter tone.
I am still at odds with this, as I prefer my oolong earthy.
An afternoon of winter’s first blanket arrival, confined by my desk until the day’s only light fades into the November skies.
Steeping this tea always makes me forget the worst of each day, and today is no different. The air is cooling, the ground quickly covering with snow. For now, I can only sit in the comforts of my office with a cup of this wonderful chai tea to keep me warm.
Second slice of pie this morning, second steep of this tea.
It is surprisingly richer in flavor than the first steep, which makes me wonder why that is, as it is the same tea leaves from the first steep.
The pumpkin and spices are brighter, the pie flavor is more prominent.
It’s strange, but I like odd surprises.
The creamy flavor of pie has come into its own now that it has been steeped more in a more open space, I feel the taste has time to breathe as it is cooling, and stays consistent throughout the glass.
Something special I might add, as I finish the first cup, the last few sips reward me with a sweet and buttery flavor.
This tea is fantastic!