1108 Tasting Notes
Another one of those I can’t believe I am the first one to comment on this stellar tea notes.
This is one inspired and beautifully balanced tea. Imagine a layer of quasi-carrot cake spice buffered by the sweetness of carrot with a shot of maple on a black base that nicely stands up to all this embellishment.I like this one a lot and sadly, I am moving through this far too quickly.
Flavors: Carrot, Maple Syrup, Spices
I am coming down with a cold. Could have something to do with running around with soaking feet for most of the day in all this slush outside.
This was my other travel tea of the day which I made before I started feeling under the weather. Delicious. I have been steeping at a far lower temperature to have the previous sour note disappear, which it has, and bring all the toffee caramel loveliness out, which it did. So yay!
Stopped into a DTs shop today to try samples and one of my tea people gave me a shot of the extra strong steep Chocolate Jasmine Creme Brûlée used for lattes to try. It was super sweet as the tea is sweetened with chocolate agave, but it was good. I can totally see that it would be stellar as a latte, but that is me guessing. With the chocolate agave addition, I can’t with any honesty tell you what the straight tea would be like.
To be continued.
My intention had been to sample the Jasmine Creme Brûlée to see whether this batch is the same as the previous one or whether it had been doctored. If it is the same as previously, I’d like to pick some up because it is an inspired blend.
This morning, the sun was bright and warm and I thought it would be a perfect day for a walk. Well, yes and no. I set out for a sizeable stroll on the apparently clear sidewalks. Yeah, no. Once I was in motion, I discovered that the streets were coated in a thin glaze of ice, fine enough to be invisible until you had taken a flip. And so I proceeded on my walk gingerly and slowly. I did arrive at my destination eventually, but my body is sore from the stiffness of taking such care for so long. But also, I am in one piece, and for that, I am grateful.
This is tasting very very familiar to me: caramel sweet and taffy nuts. Delicious and familiar.
To be continued.
Thank you for the sample, Dexter. A most enjoyable cup.