959 Tasting Notes
I edited this tea in Steepster. And how did I edit it? I added an exclamation mark because that is how it appears on the packet and rules, yanno.
Still deciding as this in my first try with this blend. It’s good. But it is not Banana Pudding.
(Although Anne’s Gone Bananas and a bit Coconuts Too was truly a fine one too.)
To be continued.
Well, this wee pouch is from the beginning of Anne’s reign at 52Teas. However, it has kept very well indeed, especially for leaf containing coconut. This last cup was just stellar. All the chocolate had settled and added to the wondrous thing that this tea was: vanilla, strawberry, cream, and cacao. Beeeeea—-uuuuuuu—ti—-ful!
I would most definitely like to see this one come my way again.
And it’s a sip down!
(6 of 2019)
Daily, I cart three to four steeped travel tea mugs full of tea wherever I go. Yesterday, I had a full day meditation thing and as usual, I brought my tea.
When we have tea breaks, my meditation place sets out three or four big teapots of various bagged teas for the meditators.
Usually, the pot of black tea is Red Rose, but yesterday, it was Tetley black which to me tastes pretty much like Red Rose. I poured myself a cup and added a hefty glug of milk.
Despite being a tea snob, at meditation days, this and Red Rose taste like ambrosia. I carted my travel containers home, full as they were when I arrived.
I’ll just go with that.
This unopened three-year-old sample bag of tea magically turned up yesterday as I was heading out for a day of meditation. Oh hurray and happy days! I love this one and the smoky cardamom spice worked beautifully on a bitterly cold day. All the flavours are in perfect balance. Exactly what I needed. I am currently on day two of this and enjoying it immensely. A profound help in dealing with the kid shrieking next door intermittently throughout the day.
Have we discussed tea and mental health?
Also, why don’t I have more smoky teas? They are such a delight to have on hand when needed.
From my samples basket. I can’t recall who was kind enough to share this with me. Perhaps it was Sil way back when?
This black tea has what I’ve come to think of as a French undertone—whatever that might mean to you . To me, it means a particular type of base and an intricate overlay of flavour. And then there’s a delicate nutty chocolate. Light and delicious.
Thank you to the person who shared it with me. It has been an enjoyable cup.
And it’s a sipdown!
Steeped this up and it smells great. Waiting for it to cool enough that it is drinkable.
Hmm, this is a tricky fruit tea. One first sip, it tastes a bit perfumed. However, as the flavours gel a bit more with cooling, the tastes strike me as quite natural. That said, it is an
odd combination with fruit, star anise, vanilla, and the tartness of likely rose hips and/or hibiscus which makes the sips a bit uneven.
Finally, it seems to me that the honey flavour used here is remarkably like that of Quarter to Tea, and sometimes I am able to pick it out here. Usually though, the honey flavour hides a bit with the muddle of other prominent tastes battling for position.
All said, a pleasant caffeine free tea though.
There’s that perfect moment when the tea cools to just the right temperature to allow the buttery fried dense pastry dough with burnt brown sugar with a bare hint of cinnamon melding beautifully with the toasty fried dough bits and the base to emerge all in the exactly right proportion. Another masterpiece.
And it’s a sipdown!