And the oddness continues. Seriously there are strange things afoot in this tin!
I shall tell you why.
If you go check my other two posts about this one you will find the first one in january where I said that it was surprisingly fruity and sweet for a black tea, that it had a raisin-y note, and that if I hadn’t known otherwise I would have believed it to be a flavoured black.
The second post was the other day where most likely due to a slight over-steep it had turned totally smoky, and I couldn’t understand how that had happened, but I liked the tea better for it and gave it a few more points, from 76 to 80 if memory serves me right.
Then this morning I made a little pot for my travel mug. I wanted some of that smoke. And what did I get? Well, certainly not anything remotely smoky! Instead there was that distinct cardboard-y note that you’ll find in Assams. It was still a strong cup and I drank it with unusual haste, but it was still the third of three completely different cups.
And it is the same tin. I’ve checked.
I can’t for the life of me understand what’s going on here. Can tea-leaves have multiple personality disorder?
No matter what though, I can’t ignore the impulse give it some more points again.
I wonder what it will taste like tomorrow?