8569 Tasting Notes
Going to have to agree with Nicole on this one – fairly average ceylon, great packaging (i love ephelants!). Pulled this one out this morning to get my going – our house has been a bit of a disaster area as i was away for 2 wks and my other half didn’t have time to do much. So this weekend was very much a get up, get cleaning and organising while he was at work and continue it in to the rest of the day. Hoping to get back to normal so that we can enjoy next weekend!
noms. Another adventure from my tea sister. this one is pretty tasty – a little sweet, a little sour and nicely done on the black currant front. I think i like the black berry tisane i’ve had more, but this is a very nice change from the usual fruit tisanes out there. darker and slightly mysterious…or something like that anyway haha.
Final Count: 120
Terri sent this one my way – surprising in some respects because it doesn’t seem like her cup of tea heh. The dry aroma of this one is downright amazing… creamy caramel, mocha…. noms.
Brewed (4 mins) this is a little less intense than the aroma would suggest – there’s a little of the honeybush taste that comes through, but it doesn’t interfere with the deliciousness. I think this one will be worth trying as a latte at some point as well. thankfully i’ve got more than enough to play with this, thanks to the generosity of my tea sister!
2014 harvest from Terri. I love that her box has a few same teas from different years because i can try drinking them at the same time to see which i prefer. Just makes for a fun time. This one i haven’t had, as i generally prefer autumn harvests. Hot there was a strong note to this one that sort of jarred with the overall cup….as it’s cooled, that’ lessened and it’s a smoother, more mellow , malty cup now. i still prefer the autumn 2015 harvest that i’m also drinking, but this was a decent cup :) thanks terri!
Finally back from vacation and can start organising my tea. I finished this one up while on vacation and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I’m sure it’ll be back in my cupboard at some point.
Final August Count: 81 Weight: 4540 (about 560grams ahead of my goal! but 6 over my goal in terms of numbers….i’ll take it!)