725 Tasting Notes
Plum Deluxe Advent Te Calendar Day 11
I have decided to just move forward with the advent calendars. I’m not going to beat myself up or try to rush to catch up, and if I miss a day, I can always go back in January and try them then. I want to enjoy my tea, not make it a chore.
So. I enjoyed this one. I got a nice creamy, almond-y scent from the dry leaf, a bit or orange flavor in the sip. It was a little more artificial than I like. As I said, I enjoyed it. If a friend served this I would happily drink it. But I do not plan to order any.
Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar Day 10
This wasn’t bad. I like a caffeine free tea in the evening, but usually they are herbal or honeybush or rooibos. So a black tea is different.
This isn’t strickly a black tea though. It is flavored, and I kinda like the flavor profile. Sorta chocloate-y, sorta vanilla-y, with an underlying nutty note. I did enjoy this one. Maybe some day, like 5 years from now, I will have drunk a substantial bit of my tea drawer and have room for more. This could be an order at that point.
I got this one in my recent 52Teas order as a sample. Last night I wanted something caffeine free before bed. I have many other teas that qualified, but I decided to try this one. Num! really enjoyed it. Spicy but not overwelmingly so, with a subtle apple flavor nicely coplimented by cinnamon and other spices. Just a delicious cup before bed.
I am WAAAAY behind on my advent calendars. I had this one this morning. I atually liked it quite a bit. Lovely dark pink color, a fine scent. The hibiscus waa the only thing that spoiled it for me. A little more tart than I like. i re-steeped the bag for a second cup, and the color was a dingy brown-gray, and the hibby was gone. Of corse, most of the flavor was gone as well.
I liked this one enough to be willing to have it again, but not enough to order 50 grams.
I liked this one. It had a nice creamy, buttery flavor that appealed to me. I’m not going to orer any, because I have other teas in the stash that have this sort of flavor profile, and I am absolutely buying NO MORE tea for a while! But I was glad to try it.
One of the nice things about a tea advent clendar is you get to try some teas that you might not have ever thought you’d like and you turn out to enjoy them. And vice versa.
I did not enjoy this tea very much. I didn’t hate it. I got mild flavors, but I couldn’t identify them. That is not the tea’s fault. That is my blasted nose. Possibly i under leafed it. I used only 2/3 of the sample packet because my tea cup is only 6 ounces. So this is definitely not a re-order for me.
I got this as a free sample with the advent calendar that I ordered for my sister. It came yesterday (at last) but I was too tired to drive over to Minnesota to give it to her last night.
This tea was nice. I didn’t LOVE it, but I enjoyed the flavor a lot more as it cooled. The cinnamon was a bit drying on my tongue. I don’t think I would order any more of this one, but if a friend served it I would have no trouble drinking the cup.
This is tonight’sd tea. My tin is quite old and the flavor when I had it last time seemed muted. I assumed it was the age. But tonight’s cup was delightful. I see this one is back in stock, but I canNOT buy any more tea! In a ddition to th4e 70 or so teas I have on hand, I also have the Bird & Blend Tea advent calendar, and a friend gave me an advent calendar from the English Tea Shop, and I am waiting for a tea calendar from Plum Deluxe. So maybe after the holoiday if any is left in stock I will order 50 grams. I like this because it is low caffeine, which i like for evening tea sipping.
This was part of a package sent by a friend. It sounded so good! Didn’t enjoy it much. It smelled okay. I could smell the maple and the apple, and I thought it would be a nice after supper tea to enjoy while I knitted. But the flavor was flat. There just wasn’t anything super appealing about it. Maybe it was old. it is not one I will go out of my way to have again.