2786 Tasting Notes
Day three of my little advent calendar is this chai, which is new to me.
As I’ve said before, I feel that I don’t have a very sophisticated chai palate, unable to really taste a lot of the subtle qualities of them, but I generally like it.
This is a nice chai! Rather peppery, which is something I enjoy. It’s a good tea for a cold, wet morning like today.
Om nom! This tea advent is proving to be delightfully fun.
I’ve always wanted to try a tea advent calendar, and, to my utter delight, my sister made me one! She’s given me a bunch of little tea samples from her own (fabulous) tea cupboard, and I am excited for the month to come.
Day one was this. It’s a pretty decent raspberry tea, not bitter at all, but not quite as juicy as I’d like.
I’ve really got to stick my head in Trader Joes soon and look at their teas.
I’m starting a habit, apparently. On mornings when I need to be awake and alert early (today), and have not had enough sleep due to the cruel plots of the world (last night), I’m reaching for this.
Fog Cutter is strong, but the lemon note lightens it up and keeps me from falling further into a stupor.
So I have been bonkers busy lately, and my logging has suffered for it. I shall resolve to try much harder in the upcoming months. I do love Steepster!
It seems fitting that my last cup of this, my favorite autumnal tea, should happen on Thanksgiving. For my fellow US Steepsterites, Happy Thanksgiving. For all else, I hope your day is full of warmth and all good things!
For this autumn season, sipdown!
I did not get enough sleep last night, by a long shot. So this morning I am most certainly in a fog, and so I thought I’d try this.
Good choice! A strong breakfast blend. Not so malty or overpowering that you feel like you’ve been whacked in the head, but strong.
Thank goodness. I’m going to need all the help I can get this morning!
The moment the air had even a hint of crispness, I ordered a lot of tea for Harney and Sons, and am now smugly sitting on a small mountain of teas.
This is a new flavor for them, and I tossed it into the cart excitedly. This tea was voted on to determine who would win, and I really liked the tea that won last year (Victorian London Fog), so I had high hopes for this one.
I like breakfast blends, and one with a touch of maple sounds brilliant.
However….. I cant say I taste any of the maple. Its a decent breakfast blend, but I am lacking that punch of earthy sweetness that I was expecting.
Hmm. Well, I’ll keep trying and see what happens.