1432 Tasting Notes
Nabo 2022 Advent Day 14: Grönbos
My mom is doing this advent with us (from across the country) and she’s not big on tea but was really excited for this very unique mix of ingredients. I got a text halfway through the day with the confirmation that she did in fact enjoy it! Cut to many hours later when I eventually got home from work – I was also pleasantly surprised with this one. The green rooibos base lends itself nicely and I found cinnamon to be at the forefront, but not in an obnoxious or raw cinnamon way, but a baked good way. The rosemary came through ever so slightly at the end of the sip, with an almost (without the cooling effect) eucalyptus sort of way. I really enjoyed this tea.
Paper & Tea 2022 Advent Day 14: Top of the Day
This one was so pretty I had to take a photo of the dry leaf! I was really surprised in the most positive way with this tea. Peppermint, hibiscus, and lemongrass? I wasn’t expecting much considering I generally avoid peppermint and lemongrass in teas. I was happily proven wrong here – somehow these ingredients come together to create a wonderful cup. This one I would order for the cupboard!
Nabo 2022 Advent Day 13: Persika
Another one I have in my cupboard with a similar story – I wasn’t too sure about it, and now I love it! Thanks in no small part to decreasing the steeping time.
I find the chokecherry really comes to the forefront of this one, with the peach slightly hidden away. I love peach in teas, and this one is such a unique take I almost love it more!
Nabo 2022 Advent Day 12: Blårbärsskogen
I ordered 50g of this one as well and I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but I really love it now. I find the blueberry to really come out and the depth of the flavour really makes me think of a forest. Nabo does their berry teas spectacularly in my opinion.
A.C. Perch 2022 Advent Day 12: Ceylon OP
True to A.C. Perch form, another incredibly smooth tea. This was a very light-bodied Ceylon with absolutely no astringency, bitterness, or drying. We both really enjoyed this one — one of those cups where I drank a whole teapot without realising and was almost saddened to realise the tea was gone.
I am glad we have more of this one and would seriously consider adding this to our cupboard.