2792 Tasting Notes
I’ve always wanted to try a tea advent calendar, and, to my utter delight, my sister made me one! She’s given me a bunch of little tea samples from her own (fabulous) tea cupboard, and I am excited for the month to come.
Day one was this. It’s a pretty decent raspberry tea, not bitter at all, but not quite as juicy as I’d like.
I’ve really got to stick my head in Trader Joes soon and look at their teas.
I’m starting a habit, apparently. On mornings when I need to be awake and alert early (today), and have not had enough sleep due to the cruel plots of the world (last night), I’m reaching for this.
Fog Cutter is strong, but the lemon note lightens it up and keeps me from falling further into a stupor.
So I have been bonkers busy lately, and my logging has suffered for it. I shall resolve to try much harder in the upcoming months. I do love Steepster!
It seems fitting that my last cup of this, my favorite autumnal tea, should happen on Thanksgiving. For my fellow US Steepsterites, Happy Thanksgiving. For all else, I hope your day is full of warmth and all good things!
For this autumn season, sipdown!
I did not get enough sleep last night, by a long shot. So this morning I am most certainly in a fog, and so I thought I’d try this.
Good choice! A strong breakfast blend. Not so malty or overpowering that you feel like you’ve been whacked in the head, but strong.
Thank goodness. I’m going to need all the help I can get this morning!
The moment the air had even a hint of crispness, I ordered a lot of tea for Harney and Sons, and am now smugly sitting on a small mountain of teas.
This is a new flavor for them, and I tossed it into the cart excitedly. This tea was voted on to determine who would win, and I really liked the tea that won last year (Victorian London Fog), so I had high hopes for this one.
I like breakfast blends, and one with a touch of maple sounds brilliant.
However….. I cant say I taste any of the maple. Its a decent breakfast blend, but I am lacking that punch of earthy sweetness that I was expecting.
Hmm. Well, I’ll keep trying and see what happens.
So, in my “Try new companies” tea goal, I’ve ordered a whole bunch of teas from Plum Delux. This is the first one I’ve cracked into it.
This is a good and strong chai, which is exactly the sort of jolt I needed this afternoon. The base and the spices are hanging out well together for this cup, and I enjoyed it, to be sure.
I never could get this tea to work for me, which I take full blame for. I’ve always had trouble with blends with Jasmine in them- they go all funny on me nine times out of ten. The tenth is heaven, but I can never get it consistantly to do that.
Oh well. We were simply not to be. Farewell Valiant Vanilla!