1858 Tasting Notes
I made a pot of this iced yesterday and it’s even better that way than it is hot.
Sweetening it really brings out the flavour wonderfully, although I think I may have added a touch too much honey this time. Ah well, still not getting anywhere NEAR the amounts of sugar that you’d find in Lipton or Snapple iced teas.
Now that I’ve drunk enough earl greys to have something to compare this tea to, I realize just how weak and watery it really is. I heard somewhere that the de-caffination process can leach the flavour from the tea aswell as the antioxidants. Does anyone know if this is true?
Anyway, so in summary this is a pretty pathetic specimen of an earl grey tea. Boo, hiss.
This was the last of this tea (it was only a small sample) and I’m sorry to see it go. I really enjoyed its light, roasted-nut flavour and the leaves themselves are a decent quality too; long and bright green and mostly unbroken.
I got two steeps out of this bit and I might try for a third one later just to stretch out the experience for as long as I can. ;)
Whew, I didn’t realize how many teas I owned until I had to add them all to my cupboard!
I suspect this’ll get lost in the ‘spam’ of everyone updating their Cupboards, but it’s not like I have anything interesting to say about this tea that I haven’t said before. I’ve been very stressed lately and my diet and everything have gone to hell, so maybe this’ll help a little. shrugs :)
I added milk to the tea just to see what it would do (I’m sure I’ve commited some horrible blasphemy by doing so, but whatever). The brew immediately took on an appearance a lot closer to hot chocolate than to tea. But as for the taste it didn’t really do anything for the tea at all, good or bad. Oh well.
Love the new updates BTW. _