218 Tasting Notes
Tasting note 200! Woohoo!
I had another one of these awaiting me in my Timolino after I finished my barre class this morning. I actually think I’ve been fighting off a cold (this is a major major thing for me, I used to see a cold then be flat in bed for a week with the cold, then also acquire the flu or a chest infection… not fun. Yay for all those veggies I’ve been eating!), so I would’ve loved a spot of honey in this, but alas, I’m playing by the Whole30 rules.
Still a lovely cuppa.
I started a Whole30 today (http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/one-is-never-enough/), which means some teas are out. Not this one though! Beautiful mix of real spices in black tea. So good…
Finally having this sample from my Christmas order. So yummy! Undertones of the oolong with a big, cake like vanilla as the prominent flavour. A nice cuppa.
Compensating for my pile of stupid from this morning. I leaped over my shoes to sit down and put socks on prior to riding to my barre class, but hit my knee cap on the pointy edge of the coffee table. Nice liney bruise with the need for icing and rest. But I do have the oolong.
I can’t believe I haven’t added or review this before! Shocking.
This is a lovely tea. The jasmine and earl grey flavours are perfectly balanced without overpowering the black. My prefered steeping method for this is on the short side to ensure the black is still lovely and soft.
Would make an excellent afternoon tea, but its perking me up this morning. Very easily sipped.
And, more importantly, I posted my first blog post about tea this morning: http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/mugful-of-happiness/
Seriously, what do they put in this? Rainbows and puppies and happiness? Its just so unbelievably awesome every time I have a cup, and can cope with a bit of a beating, like my desperately needs a good bi carb scrub Timolino, or some not quite perfect brewing temperature and timing. Stellar work, RHTB!
Ah poop. I really hate it when work gets in the way of my steep timing. Like with this one. I ended up having to take a few phone calls, and before I realised it’d been steeping for around 12 minutes. Its ended up quite bitter, but just drinkable when I first sip it, but after a minute the sweetness comes through. So there is great potential here when I’m not distracted and can manage a better steep. I’ll rate it when its brewed correctly.
And this is another from my swap with Michelle, that this morning I realised I’d not sampled yet. Dearie me Michelle you’re generous! Still need to finish the box!