650 Tasting Notes
Merry Snowmas! Picked this up from the Nob Hill local shop on Solstice. Turns out I already had some at home. Which is fine, since I like this as a Winter tea.
It smells a bit malty, with some notes of cocoa. Not really smoky once brewed. The flavour is really good dark chocolate, with mild fruit notes. Because I’m so festive, I’m having this while listening to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and reading “Hogfather” by Terry Pratchett.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Red Fruits
On the third day of Winter, I decided to have this tea. From the Phi tea box. Has a fantastic scent- caramel and nuts, with chocolate. Very much like those ‘turtle’ candies actually. The flavour is like caramel covered pecans. Really tastes like those candies.
Flavors: Candy, Caramel, Chocolate, Nuts, Pecan
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I remember from Tahoe.
Recommended to me by the Oolong Owl. There is a nice scent of white chocolate and nuts. Perhaps hazelnut. The flavour is sweet, nutty, a little creamy, and reminds me of cookies. Has a good base tea too. Very enjoyable festive blend. Went well with the almond crescent cookies. Didn’t notice any apricot though.
Flavors: Cookie, Creamy, Hazelnut, Nuts, Nutty, White Chocolate
Happy Winter Solstice! Last night, I attended a Solstice Festival. There were farolitos (festive paper lanterns), and some were set up as a labyrinth. Very fun.
Today, I made the usual almond crescent cookies. And my new cookbook came in the post. Decided I would try this tea. It smells nicely like strawberry pastry with some coconuts notes. There is a sweet strawberry flavour, and hints of floral.
Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Pastries, Strawberry
I’ve been drinking a lot of this tea lately. It smells awesome, like honey and yams. Goes well with breakfast, especially french toast. The flavour is mostly sweet potato, with notes of honey and hints of nuts. (Trying to sipdown some of the Butiki Teas before the year’s end.)
Flavors: Honey, Nuts, Nutty, Sweet Potatoes, Yams
Today, I am thankful our capital city has fun shops. (And books… as always.) I found this store while wondering around. Got a sample because it smelled really good. There is a nice scent of lavender, and some bergamot. The flavour is mostly lavender, with hints of citrus. Overall, it feels very… cozy. Good for the season of pre-winter.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Lavender