2378 Tasting Notes
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American Steepsterites!
I am having my last bit of this for my first pot of the day, and its a little weak. I had slightly less leaf than is ideal, but it is still a lovely, lovely pot.
A dream in almond with a hint of cranberry, no blend feels like autumn as much as this one does.
And, alas, a sipdown.
I won’t bring this back right away. I will wait until autumn comes again, as thats the perfect season to drink it in.
I needed a new tea to bring to work, and I grabbed this off my counter to fit that bill.
This fits all the criteria- not getting drunk at home, and sort of meh, per my memory, though my notes say I only drunk this once before.
Well, all the more reason to get it gone.
This brews up the color of a mahogany chair, and it rather tastes like one, too. Very dark, a bit bitter, and so, so powerful. The end sensation is rather as if you had been hit over the head by the mahogany chair.
A splash of milk would not go amiss.
Hmm. Very light steep time, next time I brew this.
I am really feeling tired this morning. It was hard to pull myself from sleep today. But tomorrow is a holiday in my part of the world, and I intend to sleep in then.
But I needed a strong and friendly brew to power me through the morning. Enter, the Queen.
Today, as I sipped at it, I thought I could detect a touch of honey. Next time I may add a drop of honey, to see what flavors it eeks out. I don’t see that I could go wrong.
Ah! This marks three sipdowns today! Three! Have I ever done so well? No idea, I can’t say I keep a tally. I should, and occationally take it out and be impressed with myself.
That means, unless I have miscalculated grotesquely, that I am now at 40 teas. 40 teas and no more in my cupboard. I have my Black Friday goal hit. I can now do my Black Friday tea shopping with an easier confidence, and more available cupboard space.
Wahoo! I am very pleased indeed.
Oh, the tea? Not a repeater.
I’ve brought a handful of herbal teabags with me to work, and have been sipping on them all afternoon.
This one is mild and generally inoffensive, which is just fine. I just wanted a warming drink today, and this does its job.
Oddly, I think this little number will really start to shine when I catch my next cold. Its really gonna earn its keep then.
Drat, there is at least one cup more in this before it can be a sipdown.
No matter, I shall finish it off tomorrow.
This is not the sort of tea that you can have more than one cup of in a day. You’d be awake for the next week.
The flavors of this are very muddled, but not unpleasant. I don’t seem to be getting a dominant flavor at all, just hints of spice, maybe a flash of chocolate? Hmm.
Not a favorite. I’ll not be sorry when its all sipped down.