Day 2 of the 24 Days of Tea
So I wasn’t as excited today, but I did go to bed last night pondering what was going to be waiting for me on Day 2.
I had this tea last year. We bought the krackers from DT and this was one of the samples. I remember liking it more last year.
At first sniff: I smell almond extract. Very sweet and very amaretto like. I smell a fruity almond blend. The blend is very pretty too and looks like a very fancy trail mix. You can’t really see the rooibus as much.
At first steep: So I’m being a bit of a scrouge with my teas. I am sure I probably under leafed this a bit, but that is partially because I want more opportunities to try it. I did steep it for a bit longer to make up for it. The almond pulls through, I don’t get many hints of the coconut and to my dismay the rooibus is a bit lost in the mix. There’s a bit of an oil slick on the top of the tea and less of a fruity feel to it. I haven’t decided if I like it yet. Might have to try it again and brew it with more tea. I remember really liking it last year and enjoying such an interesting rooibus blend, but this year it’s not winning me over. It is all over the place and the smell of the dry tea leaves a lot to be said for the cup, which then disappoints. Maybe I need to embody Tiny Tim and use the whole tin full next time.
To be continued…