8861 Tasting Notes
i picked this one up while i was in Paris because of the reviews. I’m always up for trying ceylon’s that don’t seem to be like the ceylons that i don’t like. this does not disappoint. it still has a little of that brassy note to it like a lot of ceylons, but it’s also a juicy, malty note as well. An interesting cup, glad i took a shot on it
this might be the only peach tea that have tolerance for these days. I used to adore each teas and then got sick of that particular taste. This tea, however, has a different “peach” about it. it’s more like real peach when it’s been baked. or something. it’s not that “peach drink” flavour you used to? still can? get at tim horton’s lol
i pulled this one out to enjoy throughout the day today. I don’t feel like writing complex notes on it, but needless to say, i’m super glad that boychik shared this one with me so i was able to purchase some for myself. This ie one that i’ll be sharing with dexter and a few others because it’s lovely. And then…i save for a cake! :)
I’m working from home today even though it’s going to be hot and gross because i’m exausted…and because i want to drink tea. lol I was one of those folks who was slightly disappointed in a LOT of 2014 harvests. The teas just weren’t the same and my favourites were mediocre at best in a lot of cases.
So, since my verdant order arrived this week, i figured today would be a good day to try both 1st picking LB and regular LB side by side to see how they are holding up in 2015.
when they were brewing..it smelled like my first time smelling LB, so i was pretty hopeful. 1st picking has always seemed more “earthy” or as omgsrsly puts it – dirt like, than LB. brewed, this smells more like LB of older harvests. tasting it, there’s none of that dirt like taste from previous harvests…instead this is smooth…the cocoa notes are there, though not as prominent. I am enjoying this. i think 2015>2014. It’ll be nice to try this a little later on, as i’ve found that as the teas age a bit, the flavour will change. I’m happy with this one
dear davids tea. STOP ADDING SUGAR TO YOUR TEAS. seriously..i can add my own, but also bananas are sweet…as is chocolate. i picked all the rock sugar out of this cup to make my latte and it was a much better cup – losing that cloying sweetness that was ok but not really what i ever want.
Final Count: 98