2778 Tasting Notes
I’ve brought this with me to the office, to drink it at my desk.
Poor tea has been sadly neglected, which it doesn’t really deserve. Its an ordinary, but generally nice rose black tea.
I really like rose teas, but it is a delicate thing to keep them from being soapy. This one manages to walk that line, and its going to work well on my work desk.
So, in addition to being a tea drinker, I am also a knitter. I am a total cliche, but I adore the times where I can be curled up in my cozy chair, with a big mug of tea and my knitting, and just feel like Miss Marple. So, when I saw that this yarn company (Churchmouse) I snapped it up.
So Churchmouse has a collaboration with Smith Tea Maker, and there are four blends, one for each season. I am predictable, so I grabbed up the one for autumn.
Its a really nice breakfast blend. Sturdy, just the tiniest bit astringent, and well balanced. I think it would take milk and sugar very, very well.
It would also be a great cup of tea to drink while sitting in a big cozy chair and work on a knitting project!
I’ve been drinking this at work, where it does very well. Its a very gentle sort of breakfast blend, so it does very well at work, where I am sipping and distracted, rather than in a place of drinking tea in full mindfulness.
It also is appropriately named for today, with all the implied spookiness of Halloween!
For the last two weeks I’ve been on vacation. It was my first proper vacation in years, and I took advantage, going all the way to Spain and Portugal. It was wonderful, but I didn’t get in as much tea as I wanted, and so I am very happy to be home and reunited with my cupboard.
In my part of the world it is still warm, too warm to be almost Halloween. No matter, I am still going to drink my very autumnal blends.
Even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall, I can still make it taste like fall…