739 Tasting Notes
I tried this, briefly, at Queen Mary Tea Room while I was there on Saturday with my Mom. It was my first choice for my afternoon tea spread. I thought it would be like the Queen’s Earl Grey since it was the same ingredients, just adding mint. I love the Queen’s flavours and thought mint would be a nice subtle addition. Instead it was MINT. MINT MINT MINT. Hardly anything else got through. I got through one cup of it and asked for something else. Nicely, they didn’t charge me for what I drank, just got me a new tea, the Almond Cream, which I now I like. A good time out with my Mom. And I didn’t gain too much weight either! It seems like you’re eating so much food but you’re drinking a ton of tea and taking 2 hours to eat lunch so it’s really not that much altogether. Still my favourite tea house.
I went to tea at Queen Mary Tea Room with my Mom this weekend and had this (and also a disastrous first tea, but the good tea note first). I’ve had this before from this place, although I don’t like it enough to buy some. Yet. Very smooth, very sweet, very nice mouthfeel. I usually shy away from almond teas since almond oil can be so very awful but this is very very nice.
Still my favourite vanilla tea. Darkly flavoured (if that makes sense), very malty but nicely vanilla. I didn’t feel like anything that was on top of my desk so I went spelunking in my treats drawer and found this and I haven’t had it in….a small forever. It was time, especially after the disappontment of earlier. Still very fond of this tea. Maybe if I find some coconut and put it in myself I can make myself a fantastic coconut that way. Does anyone know who might sell giant flakes of coconut as a tea ingredient?
This was a free sample in my AQTT order and wow. I should never doubt them when coconut is involved. This is amazing. I want more. I shared it with my mom and she also thought it was amazing. This is sweet and coconutty and nutty in the best way. I can’t tell you how long I steeped either of the two steeps I did since I lost track of time but it never got bitter. Fantastic.
There is just something about this tea that is not sitting right with me. I generally like green tea. I LOVE coconut in tea. But this particular coconut tea is just not doing it for me. I think it’s whatever green they are using. It didn’t make me sick to my stomach (yay!) but it tingled along my tastebuds as almost a weird flavour I can’t put my finger on. Into the free tea stash at work it goes.