328 Tasting Notes
Having this tea to calm down a bit. Someone just rang the doorbell and I jumped 10 feet in the air – my ears are now always perked to hear sirens, so it caught me by surprise. This is a wonderful white peony, with a strong cucumber presence, and natural sweetness that is soothing and tasty.
Keep calm and carry on :)
An excellent dian hong – chocolatey, deep and sweet. I’m still not 100% OK, so I was looking for a delicious “comfort tea”. I usually go for white teas as my “comfort teas”, but as I haven’t been getting enough sleep in the past two days, this golden bud was called for. The leaves are gorgeous and smell magnificently of dark chocolate and caramel goodness. Highly recommended, especially for the price.
Flavors: Caramel, Dark Chocolate
This is a strong, malty Assam that is very good, very smooth, and not at all astringent. Had a plain cup of it this morning, after a sleepless night. I’m experiencing an unfortunate bout of food poisoning, so I needed something brisk to pick me up, and help me soldier on. This most definitely did the trick.
This tea also works well with milk, just so you know.
There’s a great little chocolatier next to my workplace that has come up with Earl Grey pralines that are mind-blowingly good. As it takes them three days to make them, and as they are very popular, they often runs out. They didn’t have any today, so we made up for it with a wonderful cup of this.
A hearty Assam with a combination of fruitiness and maltiness, and plays fantastically with milk, but tasty without it as well. This was one of the free samples from Teabox, and it is good enough to make me add it to my wish list. One of the tastier and more interesting Assams that I have tasted. Well worth the try.
This was part of my giant sample order from teabox. The leaves are olive green, and are large, although there is a largish amount of twigs included. It’s slightly astringent, and floralish – not overly so, but there are floral hints in the tea. It’s sweet, and light bodied. A nice tea, and an interesting Darjeeling.
An unusual darjeeling, this is stronger than a normal darj, and has a nutty flavour. There is some astringency, but very little, and the tea is naturally sweet. It rebrews well, with one 3 gram serving good for three-four cups of tea. The tea’s grade is SFTGOP1 but there was a good amount of twigs, and no whole leaves in the bunch. The dry leaves range between olive green, through golden brown, to chocolate brown, and the smell is a wonderful combination of hazelnuts and sugar.
Still one of the best Earl Grey’s out there (unless you like your Earl Grey super strong, or with vanilla). Prepared it earlier today at work, where even a non-tea drinking person caved and gave it a go. He, like all the others who have tasted, have fallen in love with this gentle tea. A great tea to relax with, and hence just what we needed now.