1403 Tasting Notes
My focus pile is onerous. That being the case, I have singled out two, three, or four from the focus pile for immediate attention, immediate meaning that at least one of these is on daily rotation. That’s fair, right?
This is one delicious tea. I’ve taken to adding half a spoon of cacao nibs to the leaf to freshen up the chocolate flavour. This approach pleases me. Today, I had my tea with me in a travel mug and added a glug of cream to good effect.
I’ve mentioned more than once that I am not a big cinnamon person. I am discovering though that it depends on the kind of cinnamon. Here, the cinnamon is gentle, warm, and woody. As others have mentioned, this blend is luscious cinnamon bun coated in vanilla icing. Delicious. I can see this becoming part of my regular rotation, if only I find a way of regular access to it.
Thank you, Steepsters, for bringing this stellar blend to my attention.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Pastries, Vanilla
You know, the danger of poking about in my stash is that I tend to come across surprise teas, ie. ones which I thought had been sipped down a long time ago. Love this one. But gah! how dare I forget about a coconut-containing tea?! Still good though. I added a half spoon of cacao nibs to deepen the flavours. Not a bad match with the earthiness of the rest of the ingredients. Yes, and onto the focus pile it goes.
And generally speaking, I think I prefer thick coconut shreds to the teeny tiny bits of coconut here. They seem to retain flavour better.
Well, ever since I came across a pouch of this in my stash the other day, I have not stopped drinking this deliciousness: coconut, roasty toasty, and green. Even a bit of marshmallow vanilla flavour shines through, though I don’t know whether those flavours are among the ingredients. Regardless, a stellar blend.
Found this poor neglected tea. I was so happy to come across it and it still delights me. And yes, it is a bit ancient and a bit of the flavour is fading, but the strawberry and cream are both there, supported by a solid base. I am putting this on my focus pile so that each cup of this is a happy cup.
In other news, it was lovely to have a brief visit with a tea fren today. More loveliness in the world.
Happy Women’s Day, tea people!