1983 Tasting Notes
Ever notice how when you do things in the wrong order in the morning, it throws the whole rhythm of things off? I B’d before I A’d, and then when it came to C, I forgot the tea was steeping, so this ended up more like burnt toast than lightly toasted morning goodness.
Though I don’t usually put milk in Chinese teas, it helped in this case.
This smells absolutely heavenly—could stand its own as potpourri—but is tart (oh, hibiscus, you are such a nuisance). So I experiment and half-and-halved it with SpecialTeas Blueberry Cocktail. Ended up with a sort of warm fruitie slush suicide. Not bad; nothing I’d serve to anybody I was trying to impress, but a nice evening wind-down.
This is the one tea my husband specifically asks for, usually when he has the cruds. It was a little difficult to chase down locally; community is still short a Wal-Mart (still rebuilding) and the closest one’s selection is a little lacking. I thought Bigelow was pretty mainstream.
Was worth it to get to make him a cup.
This one will also be up for later review at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but it’s too good not to at least give it a mention … well worth checking out if you like coconutty, creamy, vanilla-y goodness. Was almost a mini-vacation enjoying it in the rocking chair on the porch of Shabby House on an absolutely delicious warm-cool fall afternoon.
A longer review will be up on www.itsallabouttheleaf.com eventually, but I’ll log it quickly and mention this is loads better than grocery-store brand orange pekoe varieties. Perfect for milk. Nice with a little sweet 1/2 and 1/2 this morning.
I’ve been dying to write this one up for several days, but had to consult with a buddy to see what loveliness lurked in the little foil sharing pouch.
This Keemun is superlative. The dry scent is pretty keemuny, maybe a little lighter than some, but don’t let that fool you. It is rich and brothy and has beautiful harvest-season burgundy grape notes to it. Straight up, no additives whatsoever.