2199 Tasting Notes
Om nom nom.
So delicious, lemony vanilla today, and with a Russian tea cake! (So not a family recipe, but delicious and highly recommended. If you’re not gluten free, just use buckwheat and regular flour. If you are gluten free, use buckwheat and your favourite premix. Make it easy. Also, weigh the ingredients. That’s very important. http://food52.com/recipes/32290-buckwheat-thumbprint-cookies-with-cherry-preserves I just sprinkled them with loads of icing sugar. YUM.)
Since I’ve been rummaging through my stash in order to give tea away to tea frens, I thought I’d try this one in comparison to the similarly shaped 100g tuo cha I tried yesterday. Was it yesterday?
This one is definitely stronger in flavour. It’s woody. A little spicy I think. Definitely shows a different type of storage, since it’s wet wood.
Not bad. Not super sweet though. I’m still preferring my nuggets!
Yup, this again! I forgot my ~ fancy teas at home this morning, so I am having Work Tea.
This is less strong than the stuff I had last night, I think. Maybe. At the very least, it’s less of a squeaky-teeth tea. I wonder if the differences are legitimate differences of Twinings Canada and UK blending? Or if the differences are all in my head?
Anyways, it’s almost time for lunch, and it’s gloriously sunny outside. I hope I get some fun mossy pictures for Instagram. :)
(2 tea bags for 2 cups or so)
I don’t get any smoke from this. It’s a pretty mild shou, much like one of the other descriptions. A little nutty, a little creamy, a little sweet, a little woody. Definitely no icky wet taste, which I’m really appreciating.
Still prefer the nuggets I have to most shou’s I’ve tried lately. IDK what’s up with that.
Edit: Also salty. That’s very true. Thanks to Morgana for mentioning that in her tasting note. (Her note wasn’t about this tea tho. It’s just a note I feel goes with shou in general.)
This brings me back to my childhood – we always had Red Rose, Twinings Earl Grey, and Peppermint teas in the house. I loved to horrify my father (still do!) by putting milk in this one. :D
So while this is a very furniture-polishy, tooth-squeaky type of tea, it’s also something I love because I used to drink it all the time.
I have a feeling this came from MissB, when she was in London. Thanks so much!