60 Tasting Notes
For my birthday, I considered Birthday Cake rooibos, but definitely needed caffeine in my morning, so I opted for this. Maybe birthday cake in the afternoon. Anyway, I’m sure this sample is pretty stale, but it was nice and mellow, smooth and satisfying. I have always adored Ceylon, and this is no exception. It doesn’t bowl me over, but soothes and envelops, while waking me up gently. A nice cup!
Yet another in my dwindling supply of ancient SpecialTeas samplers. This tea smelled malty and a little tart while brewing – almost reminiscent of vinegar, but not in a strong or unappetizing way. The taste is light and soft, however not weak at all. It’s got ever so slight a hint of citrus in the aftertaste. Really liking this tea. I might get some from elsewhere so I can try a sample that isn’t many years old and see how it compares. I’ll be sad to see this one go. SpecialTeas had pretty nice sample sizes, so I should be able to get another 3 small pots out of the bag.
Flavors: Citrus, Malt, Tea
I was in the mood for this one again today. Could be partially that a lot of my stash has ended up in the office. Weekends often see me with an espresso latte, instead, but today felt like a Tetley day again. Nice and satisfying…once the puppy finally went to sleep and allowed me more than 30 seconds to sit down.
This will always be what I think of first when I hear “cup of tea”. I’ve been drinking it so long,I don’t even know how to rate or describe it. I guess it just tastes warm and comforting to me, and has the familiarity of a childhood stuffed animal. I decided to have one this morning; it’s probably been a year or so since the last, but I had a craving. It’s kind of malty and so mellow. I have it with a splash of soy milk and no sweetener, and it’s just lovely. I feel so gauche waxing romantic about a bagged tea that’s been in a Ziploc bag in my cupboard for ages, but I don’t care! It’s just what I wanted this morning, as I work from home today at the island in our kitchen, enjoying the feeling of early autumn sun on my back and listening to the dog snoring on the couch.
Flavors: Malt, Tea
This tea is a treat! I got to sample it in the store today, and I wasn’t sure I’d like garam masala in a tea, but it’s lovely! It lends a wonderful, rich, savoury tone to the flavour. It’s almost reminiscent of a curried pumpkin soup. I thought I would favour the Pumpkin Cheesecake when I went to sample these, but was surprised to find that I preferred this tea. I’ll definitely be adding some to my cupboard soon.
Flavors: Pumpkin, Spices, Umami