1882 Tasting Notes
I’m actually quite enjoying this one. I seriously overleafed it, then steeped for 3 minutes with a kettle I forgot about while I was eating my breakfast.
It’s good, but not strawberry enough. I can taste a tart bit of rhubarb, some berry, and it’s quite creamy (possibly due to the amount of cream I added…). I probably won’t get this one again, but I’ll happily finish the rest of the package.
Oh, this is really neat. Thanks, Incendiare!
I made 3 steeps at the same time, so I’m sitting here with a plate containing 3 8oz tea mugs and a brownie cupcake. Yum!
From the smells, I like the second steep better. (I did a 30s rinse, 1 min steep, 1.5min steep, 2 min steep.) It smells of green tea, and sweet sticky rice dessert. The stuff a Filipino coworker made for me once so I could eat something at a company potluck. So. Good.
Now for taste… It is indeed sweet and green, reminiscent of rice pudding that’s been toasted onto the side of the pan. Really quite interesting. I overdid it for the second steep, and prefer the first. The second is going bitter, so I’m going to toss it. Oh boo, the third is going bitter too. (It’s 10:30 pm and I have 3 cups of tea to drink, so I think this is acceptable!)
Let that be a lesson for people who are going to try this. 1:30 and 2:00 are too long for the second and third steeps. Best to be more conservative.
Well, I’m going to drink the first steep, eat my brownie, and try a fourth steep. :)
I just made up a litre of this iced, and I’ve chugged 3/4 of it. I think I was thirsty.
Nothing added this time. A slightly tart, delicious berry juice. I do like a little sweetener (honey!) in it, I was just lazy this time… didn’t want to deal with the 3kg bucket of honey sitting on my
dining room sewing table. (I’m sharing the honey with my brother, so I have to weight out half for me. Too lazy right now.)
I, uhh, got sucked into Verdant’s new “Blends Club”. Oops?
So of course I had to go look at my verdant teas, and this is the one I chose tonight.
Sweet, cinnamon, minty tulsi, a serious base (that will come out more in the second steep!), and a touch of honey.
I really like this one. It’s very comforting for me.