103 Tasting Notes
Quite bold, but still drinkable without additions. I think I prefer the Grandpa’s Anytime Tea as a morning CTC, though. This one’s a less bread-y, and I seem to enjoy that flavour in my breakfast teas. It’s ‘brighter’ than Grandpa’s Anytime, if that makes any sense.
Something tasted a bit… green, or something. Like a hint of some savoury vegetable. That was rather unexpected.
I brewed this at a bit below-boiling for about a minute and a half, and didn’t get any astringency at all. Pretty impressive.
Found this in my sample box, thought I’d brew it up (at almost 4 AM… my sleep schedule is a bit broken right now).
Really wish I had more than just a sample, this is quite wonderful and has an interesting cooling/sparkling taste that I’m enjoying. Will have to give this some extra appreciation as I sip!
Mmm, definitely quite reminiscent of an unsweetened, rich, dark chocolate.
Not sure if it’s just my mind making things up after reading the description of this tea being made in cotton bags, but I did suddenly think of linens or cloths in the aftertaste. Not in a bad way, of course. More of a comforting, freshly air-dried in sunlight cloth way.
Of course, it’s finals week for me and it could just be the stress getting to me. Man, I can’t wait for this week to be over. One quiz down, two presentations (I will add here that I’m an incredibly shy person with a fair amount of social anxiety so I’m really not looking forward to that), another quiz, an exam, and a paper to go! And then another paper later next week, but I’ll deal with that one later.