69 Tasting Notes
Although this leaf is ancient in tea life, I have relished this last cup of it with its super lovely base, hint of vanilla, and slight strawberry insinuation. Of course, I need more vanilla and more strawberry, but this is one fine cup of tea, regardless. I very much enjoyed having this, one of Anne’s early blends when she took over, in my stash.
And it’s a sipdown!
I cracked this bag open on the tail end of my sipdown of Coconut French Toast w Cardamon Syrup which is currently impossible to review on Steepster because it opens to a weird page on which reviews are not accepted.
Anyway, the Coconut French Toast was just stellar—why so especially? Because the coconut was coming through loud and clear—on top of the maple syrup—which I don’t think has ever happened. Anyway, a big big win, so much so that I would suggest the same blend with triple the coconut. Just sayin’.
So after I sipped down my sample pouch of that because it was so good that I drank it from beginning to end with milk until it was gone, I started in on this. And even though this is not Coconut French Toast with Cardamon Syrup, this is stellar too. Ayup. On my fourth cup of the day, also with milk, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon. It’s kind of like Chocolate Eclair Black, but with buttery maple instead. Another winner.
After a very long stretch of green and oolong, I seem to be rapidly slipping into black blends again. All good.