Well, harvest time came last month and I got four cute little tins of olive oil from my tree.
*Insert giddy noises here*
Unfortunately, I hadn't yet finished my bottles of olive oil I already had, so I had to wait until now to break one open. I started my taste test with a little cracked pepper and dipped my pesto baguette from the farmers market in it.
It was superb. The oil was so flavorful and lively, particularly because it was so fresh compared to what I buy at the store. The tins are supposed to help preserve the flavor and I could really taste the difference. Hopefully that will still be true three months from now when I get near the end. I'll also receive a package of flavored olive oils from their other groves in the fall, so I'll have about double what I got now altogether.
I was a little skeptical of the tins at first because I wasn't sure how they resealed once you opened them. But it turns out when you open it, a little spout pops up and the lid becomes a twist-on cap. It's perfect and incredibly cute. I will have to invite people over soon to try it out. Nudo recommends doing a side-by-side comparison of a store brand and I think that would be a lot of fun. Any takers?