2068 Tasting Notes
I am practically frantic for my next cup of tea, and I’m in an indulgent mood. I don’t want serious tea, I want the sweet and dessert like teas.
My sister gave me this blend for my birthday, and its my first brew of it.
I get a lot more of the caramel than I do of the pear, and the caramel is a rich, almost earthy caramel.
It smells divine in my cup, but it tastes a little less decadent than it smells.
Still, its a really nice cup. I am very happy to have this in my cupboard.
It is storming like nobodys business today. I woke up in the middle of the night to an almost overwhelming sound of storms. Its rainy, its windy, and I am going to have a very slow morning. I didn’t sleep particularly well, mostly due to storms, so its sloooow going today.
I started the day with a cup of this, which was warm and sweet, and more or less exactly what I was looking for in my morning cup.
Project be-nice-to-myself continues. Today it takes form of going to the gym for a yoga class, a nice lunch with a square of chocolate for dessert, and a cup of this tea.
This is so rich. It smells divine, and it tastes like vanilla fudge, with a touch of something woody in it.
A very nice thing on this rainy day.
A sipdown for now. I’ll probably get more of this at some point in the future, but the cupboard needs wrangling, so its going to be a bit.
My pot of the morning.
I need to take better notes when buying teas from little shops. This has no info on the packaging, and I bought it a bit ago, so I don’t quite remember what it is, other than black tea which sounded good to me at the time.
Aha, I think its got currant in it. Both the leaf and the brew have that fruity tartness of current. Also, I love current teas, so that sounds like me, alright.
Its a decent tea. It has a tart, fruity flavor to it. I think it would probably do well with a minute lighter steep then I gave it.
So far these Tea Cozy teas have done well.
This is one of the teas where, for no good reason, I’ve been nervous about trying. I mean, what gives?
Well, no more! I am trying things in the cupboard, and this one is up.
I’ve never had kombucha, and I can’t say it really interests me. But I do like fruit, and I like oolong, so I thought there might be a chance I’d love this.
Eh, is the answer. Its mostly a mango-y taste, which is not for me. I don’t care for mango. The oolong base is fine, nothing exceptional, and the whole thing creates a fruity, slightly earthy cup.
Meh. I’ll finish it, but then it will not be coming back.
I felt like lavender today. Maybe its the pouring rain that inspired me. I for some reason really love lavender when its raining.
So I’m wearing a lavender perfume today, and this lavender Earl is my first cup of the work day.
Its a really nice balance, with neither the bergamot nor the lavender taking over completely, which I appreciate. It would be easy to have this blend be unbalanced.
As it is, I am sipping away happily, and wondering what warm and delicious thing I’ll make for dinner. I am feeling cozy. I wish I didn’t have to be at work!
I woke up to the rain this morning, so I decided that I needed a cozy blend.
This is from a local tea shop, and its their house blend. I’ve been waiting for the right day to brew it up, and that day has arrived!
I’m afraid the packaging leaves something to be desired, in that it does not list the teas that have gone into this blend, but one of then is clearly Lapsang. But its not just Lapsang.
Its a really nice blend, with the smokey quality I love in Lapsangs, but also some mellow sweetness to it. I don’t know what is causing that, but I’m not about to argue.
It was a very cozy cup this morning, I am happy to say. And I’m glad they are local, because this might be something that, once I drink this particular package down, might be worth bringing back into the cupboard.
I’ve brought this to work as one of the work teas, and I am determined to do better by it.
Its been in my cupboard a shamefully long time, I’m afraid, and its time to quit being scared of it, and drink it.
I find that a light steep time is key here, it keeps it from getting bitter. But I’m still not really loving this one.
Still, now having it on hand and committing to drinking it, maybe I will unlock its secrets.
Ah but this is pleasant.
I slept like a stone last night, and woke much refreshed today. I decided on an all around good tea for the morning cup, and this is what came to hand.
This is not to bold, to malty, too anything, really. Its just a balanced cup of niceness, which was highly enjoyable to sip on. Next time I should have it along side some toast and lemon curd, which I think would be fantastic.