2068 Tasting Notes
I am well ready for summer to be over with. Well and truly ready! Soooo ready. I caught myself googling slow cooker stew recipes, and pumpkin recipes, so I’m well and truly done with this summer nonsense.
I am eager for fall flavors, and to order some of my favorite fall classics, but I feel like I need to make some headway with the summer teas first and foremost.
I do love this. Its a splendid rose tea, with a pretty fruitiness to it. Its easily one of my hot weather staples, as it goes down a perfect treat on a hundred degree day. If I drank cold brew, or iced tea, I’m sure this one would do very well.
I’m a fan, but it will be time to put away these hot weather teas soon! (I hope, anyway. Stupid California.)
Tea of the morning. I was not feeling energetic, so I grabbed one of the remaining bagged teas in the cupboard, and it yielded this.
I like this, but that liking is nowhere near love, and it doesn’t leave much of an impression as I drink it down. Alas, as I love a well done floral blend.
Ah well. Monday is off and running!
I drank a cup of this yesterday, and continue to be unimpressed. I was once hopeful that I could eek out something lovely from this oolong, but now I’m just drinking it until it is gone.
What a disappointment! Something called Oolong Ice Cream should be an utter, utter joy to drink, especially created by Smith Teamaker, but no, its just a faintly green tasting cup of hot water. Drat it all!
This was one of those mornings where I stared stupidly at my collection of teas, unsure of what to drink. Its going to be a long tea, and so I wanted something black, strong, and hearty. But I didn’t want anything too earthy or bitter this morning. Something kissed by fruit, perhaps.
Aha! Tower of London. Come here, you perfect, gorgeous, wonderful tea. How I have missed you! Why have I not sipped your honey’d waters more recently?
Well, it is all better now, for I have had the goodly cup, and am sitting in bliss, prepared for the day.
Why does Monday always do this? I somehow never seem to have sufficient sleep on the night before, and I am then feeling paralyzed by my tea decision.
I settled on this. Its hardly the strongest blend in my cupboard, but I do like it on a summer morning.
I can’t believe we’re so far through August already!
I’m excited, because here is a tea where the cashews are a prominent note. Finally!
I get a lot of cashew creaminess, but can’t say I get a lot of the “turtle” aspect. This isn’t dreadful to me, as chocolate teas and I have an agreement not to bother one another too much.
I have enough for another cup later, and I’m looking forward to giving it another spin.