1961 Tasting Notes
I got this from keychange during the meetup. Yay! So excited! Only also so sad. Because it’s lost a lot of flavour. I should have used both bags for this cup, but I didn’t. Whoops. No fault of keychange’s, just an older tea that hadn’t been drunk and was in the “share or compost” pile.
It’s still tea, it’s just very weak. :)
A tea from MissB! Thank you!
So since I love the intensity of a balled CTc tea, it’s no surprise that I love this one. im drinking it right now hot, with brown sugar and coconut milk. I need to open a can of sweetened condensed milk I think… That would be divine.
The flavour is super malty and thick, lightly spiced. I don’t know that I taste chocolate notes, but this is what I think of (minus the star anise!) when I think of a Thai tea.
Yum! So glad I snagged the rest of it at the tea meet.
2 minutes at 195F. Definitely resteepable. I’ll be making iced tea at some point as well.
I tried this one yesterday along with everyone else. I don’t know how Sil brewed it, but she tends to go with hotter temperatures than I do, for about the same amount of time.
So the base was a little too present, but I think it’d be fantastic with some milk and/or some sugar to bring the banana flavour out. I ordered some, because although I thought I was against banana flavours, it turns out that I love them. :)
I may have just placed a huge group order for the new 52Teas, after trying them at the tea meetup at Sil ’s house! (It was so great to meet you all! Christina at the zoo (hehe!), keychange, Kittenna, IndigoBloom! Of course I already knew Sil and Cavocorax, and it was great seeing you too!)
I took a sample of this one, and ordered it without trying because, duh, it’s maple and cheesecake and tieguanyin. Even if I didn’t love it, it smells so amazing I’d be happy to spend the $4 on a sample pack and sit there sniffing it.
But the tea delivers. It’s really quite delicious. Steeped at 175F for 3 minutes, just because. The leaves mostly unravelled and the tea is gentle and buttery with a huge kick of maple flavour. I think it’d be fantastic with a little maple syrup or sugar added, and even with milk.
So I’m sitting here at home, drinking a friends tea out of my new Niagara starbucks mug, wishing that I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow. That I had more time to explore Toronto. That none of us got sick.
Thanks so much for having me over, Sil!
1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
This is quite oolongy. But good. The first steep was only 2 minutes and it was a bit weak. So I steeped again for 4 minutes but most of the caramelly flavours had dispersed into the first cup.
So while it’s pretty good, I think that an initial steep of 3-4 minutes would be better.
So. Tea. Yep.
Tea and cupcakes.