553 Tasting Notes
My advent calendar arrived today with an added extra sample. Just a little excited that one of the many orders I placed since November is here. Super excited to check out Teamancy’s Teas since they look delightful on the website. This is the second day’s offering. The first was an Earl Grey and I am not a fan of EG so I’m saving that one for my hubs.
This blend tastes exactly like it should. The tea is coconut forward and there is a toasted note. There is also a coconut oil flavor that comes in stronger towards the end of each sip as well. That familiar green tea buttery flavor is more in the background and adds to that coconut oil finish I’m getting.I can’t say that I love the tea but there is nothing wrong with it. Coconut just isn’t a flavor I look for in my tea so I’m more meh but if you are a coconut fan, this might be one for you. I don’t see this one on the site so I think this might be a calendar exclusive blend.
Flavors: Coconut, Green, Toasted
I will be 100% transparent. . . I bought this tea for the name (yes, I’m that mature). Brewed up a huge serving of this one to enjoy while working and wow, so good. This tea tastes delicate (if that makes sense). All of the flavors are light but 100% there. I’m picking up sweet honey and floral notes like rose. Also picking up hints of peach. As the tea cools, the floral notes intensify, which I’m happy about. This might be a tea to enjoy over the holidays with the fancy desserts I ordered.
Flavors: Honey, Peach, Rose
Brewed up a giant serving of this lovely today. I haven’t really felt like white teas lately but I was drawn to this one . Lovely floral notes of rose and what I would describe as honeysuckle and maybe a hint of lavender. As the tea cools, I’m also get some pretty strong melon flavors as well. Delicious!
With being in healthy quarantine, I thought this might be a good time to dig into my tea stash. Fingers crossed one of the many tea orders I placed this month will show up so I can have myself a lovely tea party.
Flavors: Honeysuckle, Lavender, Melon, Rose
(Sipdown from earlier in the month)
This tea is one of the best flavored teas I’ve had in some time and probably the best caramel apple tea I’ve ever had. The caramel apple notes are quite up front with a touch of cinnamon here and there. The tea smells amazing and tastes even better. Another plus is that the blend is a fandom blend from Penny Dreadful. Didn’t have the greatest of luck with resteeping which is sad because I wanted another cup.
Flavors: Apple, Caramel
I adore this tea oh so much! I’ve had it several times now and have re-ordered several times. This is one of those teas that never lets you down and lasts for several infusions. Slightly crisp and sweet. Very honey like with a note of malt towards the end. Wish I could describe more but I have the never ending sinus infection and those are the only notes I’m grabbing right now. I know in the past I’ve picked up more.
Another lovely comforting tea.
Flavors: Honey, Malt
Sad Sipdown -but I can’t get enough of this tea! Thankfully it is still offered on the site. It literally is the perfect companion to a Monday going wrong on a few levels. We’ve now had two direct exposures to COVID which is not a good thing at all but with our kiddo-Parker going thru treatment at St Judes, things are really scary. (Two of our kids are currently in healthy quarantine too) Parker was hospitalized last week with a cold and we ventured into some pretty scary waters. My hubs and I are both feeling really overwhelmed and both have made up new cuss words. Oversharing here but I’m sort of at a loss today. Tea is the ultimate comfort.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Burnt, Chocolate, Malt, Raisins, Sweet
Back log from early early this morning. . .
After having a pretty delightful gingerbread tea from Brandywine Teas (which is now sold out), I’ve been on the hunt for another one. I didn’t have the biggest hope for this one but made into a latte, this tea is not too bad. I think next go I would add in a bit more ginger and cinnamon to bring out the spices a bit more but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Sadly, not a substitute for my beloved Gingerbread Rose, but not bad either.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg
Backlog from last night. . . .
This was another blend from the Adagio Advent Calendar. I have heard some pretty high reviews of this blend from others but this blend was not for me. I honestly didn’t get much flavor at all until the very last lingering note where I picked up some cherry. It sounds amazing and maybe my taste buds are off, but this one just didn’t hit the mark for me.
The hubs is gone for the eve and the kiddos would rather play games then hang with me, so its a tea party this eve for me.
Trying to get caught up with this Adagio Advent Calendar. . . .I wanted to really like this one. There used to be a Campfire Custom Blend from Adagio that I loved back in the day but this one, there just is something a bit off and possibly artificial flavored. I get lots and lots of smoke with a hint of an off chocolate note. The flavors just are not mixing like I would have enjoyed. I’ve heard a lot about this one so I’m glad I was able to try it but not one I would need to have again or anything.
On to the next tea!
Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Smoke