drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
145 tasting notes

First of all, how do they get the leaves shaped into those little balls?? Is this what CTC tea looks like? I’ve never seen it before but I kind of like it.

Anywayyy, I did NOT like the way this tea smelled when I first steeped it. It seemed to have some kind of wet vegetable smell like weird cabbage or something. When I first tasted it, I thought it tasted that way too. But after a few sips I started getting this honey-maltiness? And a little bitterness that really came out in the aftertaste. This is really unlike any other tea I’ve had, it seems like there’s a lot of subtleties to it. I can see how it would be described as “earthy” too. Also I find it pretty astringent but not offensively so. As it cools I get more of the honey taste.
In the end, I really like this tea. I’ll break it out when I have time to sit down and appreciate it. I tried it straight up this time just because it was my first time tasting it, but next time I’m gonna try it with some sugar as Tina S. suggested.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Tina S.

Yay I’m glad you liked it! And yeah, it’s a CTC. One of the smallest curls I’ve had, too.

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Tina S.

Yay I’m glad you liked it! And yeah, it’s a CTC. One of the smallest curls I’ve had, too.

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