1915 Tasting Notes
My goal to taste all the teas (currently in my cupboard) is mostly an exciting challenge! Look at this tea! Didn’t it sound good when you got it? Why havn’t you tried it yet? Get crackin!
And then there are the teas that I have trepidation.
Poor pu-erh, a teas that I live in apprehension over. Its probably not pu-ehr’s fault, I’ve hardly had any of it. But I cant move past the idea that this is a tea that is Not For Me.
No good reason there.
Super Starling! sent me this, as we share a love of all things sweet, but though caramel and toffee sound delightful, I’m wavering at the pu-erh.
But I’m being brave, so I brewed it.
I don’t taste a single note of caramel or toffee, alas. Just te pu-erh, which remains not my favorite. Oh well.
Its been a bit of a rough morning, I had to have a somewhat urgent doctors appointment before work, but the good news is that I am alright. I am quite glad about that!
But I started my day with this, which was comforting and nice, I’m pleased to say. There are those mornings when you just need that niceness.
Wait, I’ve had this before? Yes, it looks as if I must have!
I was sent a teabag of this by, of all things, a perfume vendor, who adds little surprises to her packages. It was a nice touch, though I like the perfume better than this tea.
This is not the Christmas in a cup that I was expecting with a name like orange and spice. I don’t get either orange or spice, actually. I get hibiscus and maybe the tinest hint of orange?
In any case, it was hot and soothing on the throat today.
I may have mentioned by love of cake here before. Possibly rather obsessively. Cake cake cake.
So I grabbed this with great eagerness to try all the cake blends, forgetting that chocolate is not my favorite, and ignoring the hibiscus.
Moreso than the chocolate I feel that the hibiscus is denting my enjoyment of this blend. A tart berry flavor would be good, but the sharpness of the hibiscus is too much for the subtler chocolate and berry flavors.
Sigh. The quest continues for the perfect cake blend.
I ventured into this sample with some trepidation. I have an iffy relationship with both green and white tea. I’ve got two samples of this, and I’m feeling brave today, so I am giving it a whirl.
And I don’t care for it. Its just not the soft dream I always expect with white tea, and I’m feeling my classic slightly ill sensation that happens when I have a green tea blend.
Bleh. Oh well.
I like bananas, but I do not like banana flavored things. That probably explains why this has been sitting in my sample bowl for so long, untouched.
But I am being brave, this November, and am drinking things that have been untasted. Plus, samples are easy sipdowns.
I am relieved to say that this isn’t too banana-y. Its a bit like banana bread, not my favorite, but not as bad as, say, banana taffy.
I’m not going to get any more of this, but it was harmless enough.