55 Tasting Notes
Found this interesting blend during a recent vacation. Visually it is pretty and the aroma is sweet and intoxicating so I bought a big bag…
On the advice of the salesperson, I steeped it for less time than I would have left a typical green. I was glad that I did this, as I learned later that too much time makes it very bitter. But a short steep was fragrant, floral, sweet, and nutty. Very almond-y, as I like it.
This is a versatile tea and is equally delicious hot or iced. A little sugar is a modest remedy if you get distracted and leave it to steep too long.
I am just loving this tea this summer. It is surprising, refreshing and perfect for summer sipping. Sadly, it is also about all gone…
I am not a huge fan of hightly flavored tea, but this one is good occasionally. Its honey flavor is prominent, and somehow the bouquet makes me think of fruitcake. Darkly sweet, fruity, texture is a bit heavy.
Dense, complex, naturally sweet; those are its nice qualities. But I have to be in the right frame of mind for this tea, on the down side it is decaf and its bouquet is like a strong vanilla candle.
I really cannot add anything that has not already been said. The lovely color, aroma, and taste transports me to an exotic part of the world and makes me crave a delicious Larb salad, crispy fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce, or anything with basil.
Sadly, finished off this package of tea today. Happily, a new package arrived this evening! Magical!
Still loving this tea, it is pale in color but suprisingly complex and flavorful. I think I will go prepare another cup right now!
I have way too many teas in my cupboard and so I don’t get around to visit each one that often. But I really should make a point of visiting Queen Catherine on a more regular basis as this is truly one of my faves for black tea. Tonight, I sweetened it just a tad with some cane sugar that is infused with real red raspberry juice, produced by a small Indiana company called “The Salt Girls”. (This sugar is good enough to just eat) Might need to have one more cup…
It seemed so good in the shop. But at home, it is just sorta … meh … not offensive, just not that enticing.