1914 Tasting Notes
Time for one last cup of tea before I pop off to my parents house for Christmas lunch and presents! (I confess to being excited about that. I love presents).
This isn’t a classic holiday flavor, being light and fruity, but I can’t fault it, as I do love a nice light and fruity blend. Good stuff.
Off I pop!
This year, there was no decision at all on what would be the tea on Christmas morning. This is what it was, this is what I wanted, so this is what I had!
I had fun. My boyfriend, who is at his familys house out of state, skyped me, and so I was “there” as they opened stockings and chatted. I got to sit and chat with them, drinking tea, and relaxing.
I’ll go to my own family later this afternoon, and chill out with all of them.
For those having a holiday today, I hope its great!
Backlogged from last night.
I am told that White Tea is a highly caffeinated beverage, so I should perhaps not had it before bed. But maybe I made it all up, as I slept pretty well.
I don’t think I’ve had this since last Christmas, which is a shame, as its a very smooth cup. Its creamy, with a touch of warm spice to it. Very nice.
Only holiday teas this week, I think. I had Figgy Pudding yesterday (the Della Terra tea), but Steepster ate that note. Oh well.
Peppermint Bark! I keep saying it, and its still true. This is not as good as Santa’s Secret or Christmas Tradition, my two favorite of the mint-vanilla-black combinations.
However, thats not to say it is bad! Oh no, not at all. Its well blended, and the flavors are quite pleasant. However, you really don’t need this and, say, Christmas tradition, if you like this flavor profile.
I’ll have no trouble drinking this down, but I won’t go out of my way for it again next year.
Backlogged from the other day.
I brought this and a few other mint teas of mine over to my friends house, for a tea and knitting date. It was good! I’m getting so much progress done on the very basic scarf that I am learning to knit.
She picked this one, and so I had another chance to mull over my thoughts.
Still like it! Complex and layered. I think it will be great if you are not feeling well, which may sound clinical, but I think is a high bit of praise. You don’t always want something this good when you don’t feel well.
My friend was a little more meh about it, but thats alright!
Because I love a theme, there was no other tea I could possibly have this morning. Winter Solstice!
It also is good that the date-significant tea is also perfect for a winter morning, as its rich, layered, spicy, but with the gorgeous note of citrus, which is lovely, and makes it all very good.
Happy Solstice! Its all longer days from here!