784 Tasting Notes
Bah. I can’t upload images from my phone! I took a great one for this Tea.
Went into Pekoe Tea Lounge today because my fancy phone told me it was nearby. Talked to the owner about where he gets his Tea from… now I know but they’re different names and several companies. Easier if I post this way then, right?
pretty Sure I under leafed this, will have to try again at home. Definitely chocolate, just a but weak and got a touch bitter as it cooled.
2 min steep, No idea temperature
Interestingly, steeping this at a higher temperature (200F) made the base come out smoky, and it’s sashaying with the fruit flavors for first taste. I liked it much more when it was all fruit, little smoke, and the rich base. I’ll make a note to steep this at a lower temperature next time, see if I still feel it worthy of the high rating.
Thanks again JustJames for sharing a huge bag of this with me!
A tsp per 16 oz? I had to read that twice, then shrugged my shoulders and said, “Okay. I’ll try it.” I get it now – the tea expands considerably, however so does the flavor. And while I’m getting little in the way of sour or cherry (more like pink cotton candy) it’s still a lovely cup.
Thank you OMGsrsly for so many great samples!
Wow. This is wow. It’s like a creamy Nutella, but vanilla instead of chocolate. Hazelnuts and vanilla, creamy and smooth, full yet light. Really, really delicious. I do love it, it is a sipdown, and while I doubt it’ll be on my must-have list, I will definitely grab more should the opportunity arise.
A huge thank you to Dinosara for sharing this and many other Mariage Frères teas with me! I think the easiest way for me to get more of this is to just go to France…
Flavors: Nuts, Vanilla
I seem to be drinking this on a regular basis… I may need to get more in the next month or so… my third bag? Holy moly. Obviously, I enjoy this tea a lot. Steeped it extra-long last night for more chili-hotness, and it’s definitely giving me the love this morning it with’s soul-clearing spices.
This version, or bag, is brewing up much darker and thicker than my last one… and this is a good thing. I still love it, I have yet to mess this up no matter how I steep it, it’s just a solid, mildly spicy, sweet herbal that makes me feel like a million bucks if I’m feeling under the weather.
Upping the rating on this, as it’s consistently yummy, and I’m now working on my second 3oz bag of it, so it must have some goodness in it that merits more than a 77. :) Creamy citrus flavors always make me feel better.
Flavors: Cream, Lemon Zest