121 Tasting Notes
I am so pleased with my Canton Tea Co club membership so far. Work has been crazy, so I don’t have a lot of time for Steepster as of late. :-(
I wanted to quickly log this one. It’s wonderfully chocolatey and fruity. There was also an acidity in the finish that reminds me of chewing on red grape skins. This isn’t a bold enough black to really suit my tastes as of late, but I look forward to trying in gongfu style when I have the time!
Also, I wish I could afford to take advantage of the sale Canton’s having right now! So tempting…
At first I was very much underwhelmed by this one. But the more I drank it, the more I liked it. The finish I found to be too tannic and bitter. I do think I may have over-leafed this one, and that may be the reason for the harsh aftertaste. I’m giving this a hopeful rating, but I will knock it down if using less leaf doesn’t improve the finish.
First, thank you Courtney for this sample!
It took me a long time to try this one. I’m usually not into flavored teas, and also green tea isn’t my favorite. But I’m in a strange mood. I’ve just finished drinking a cup of tea made from California’s favorite medicinal herb. Consumed this way, it has a mild relaxing effect. It’s so mild, really, that it could really just be the placebo effect.
Anyhow, the dry leaf smells just like those gummy peach Os to me. The brewed tea has that same aroma, but there is also the green tea coming through, and rose. Sadly, the first sip is extremely off-putting. It has a very artificial fruity peach/candied orange peel taste. As it cools, it becomes a little bit better, and I can taste the green and black tea more. The finish is like artificially flavored candy. I wouldn’t want to drink this again, but I’m glad to have tried it!
This is the tea that my father used to always bring back from his business trips to London, and I’m always going to love it probably more than it deserves. A nice strong Assam!
This was the tea I chose to make this morning. It’s a nice tea, easy to drink, but just not strong enough for me. Maybe I’ll try steeping it longer next time, but I’ll also keep some lemon peel handy.
Work is keeping me very busy, as we’re gearing up for our spring wine club release. So, I am only logging my morning pot of tea now.
This is a really nice Irish Breakfast. As others said, it perhaps has less Assam and less maltiness than many Irish Breakfasts. But I believe its characteristics make it really versatile blend. When not enjoyed alone, I think this would go well with everything from a traditional Irish breakfast to lighter fare such as toast and fresh fruit.
Sometimes tea is a mindful, humble, meditative practice for me, and sometimes it is a hedonistic act of self-indulgence. This afternoon it was the latter. I brewed a big pot of this precious tea western style and ate some chocolate-covered raisins with it. I had no one to share it with, so I watched some Futurama. It was a perfect Sunday treat. Now back to work :-(
This was my cup of the morning. I meant to reach for the Margaret’s Hope FF, but put this one into my teapot instead. The infuser was still damp from being washed, so I couldn’t put the leaves back. I was hoping I would like this tea better the second time drinking it…
I had this first thing in the morning. It has a bigger, bolder flavor than the other Dilmah single estate teas I’ve tried so far. There’s not much to say about this one, but it’s good.
Thank you, ToiToi, for giving me the opportunity to try this tea!
The dry leaves had a very sweet smell. The mouthfeel was really smooth. I could smell some cherry, sandalwood, light florals. It left a mint-like cooling sensation and closed up the back of my throat a little bit (not drying, but a tightening). For as green as this tea is, it has some strong tannins! I was actually disappointed that the flavor of the tea wasn’t more interesting. The aftertaste was very weak.