2069 Tasting Notes
Good morning Steepster!
I’ve got my late start today, which is lovely, and so I can really sit and enjoy a pot of tea.
I am doing my best to force fall to happen, by drinking my autumnal teas and optimistically laying out sweaters. Its not working, as its still August, but I can dream!
I feel that this tea is so, so much a part of autumn. It just tastes like sweaters and crisp mornings and cool weather lovliness. Bring on the autumn!
Just enough of this to make a final pot. Hurrah!
I’ve enjoyed this. Its a citrus and black tea blend, which I am usually all for. This one was a little bit bitter, but not in an unpleasant way- in a bitter citrus kind of way.
It was enjoyable, and the tin is one of the specially designed ones, so its super pretty.
But its a sipdown! Hurrah!
I’m gonna make my sipdown goals, to be sure!
I can never get this tea to work!
I am one who likes floral tea. Rose teas? Lovely! Especially floral black teas- they can have a gorgeous flavor.
So I really want to like this. This has got chamomile and rose in it, which sounds interesting, but tastes… sour.
Its not unbearable, so I’ll work my way through it, but, after being blown away by some of Smith’s other special edition teas, I am not very impressed here.
Thank goodness its Friday. Of course, its still going to be a busy day today, but the weekend is in sight, and its the first weekend since June that I am not working. Rapture! Joy!
Farewell, Black Currant. You did your job well enough, and were a pleasant companion. And though we part forever, it was a nice relationship!
And its a Sipdown!
I can’t say anything bad about this tea, it has done its job admirably- serving as a no brain tea, for mornings when something hot, caffeinated and pleasant is required, but no spare brain cells can be spared for complex flavors.
Such was my morning today, and this served as a valiant effort against the morning.
Good show, tea!
Peets is no longer doing their signature teas, and while this will mostly be alright, I will miss this terribly.
Winter Solstice is easily one of my favorite cold weather teas, rich, layered and complex, with a clear, bright note of orange peel and citrus.
I still have a fair bit of it, but its a bit bittersweet, now that this is my last tin!
This has been a tough year for tea companies closing!
Tea of last night. I was going through my samples bowl, and this is what came up, and voila!
The best thing about this is that it turns bright pink when brewed, which can be a mood lifter.
It wasn’t as strong or sweet as I remember it, but perhaps my sample was a little too elderly? Who knows. Still, enjoyed!