247 Tasting Notes
This tea is outstanding! Upon opening the bag, I discovered a very savory, very rich, creamy scent of buttery yum. It’s really pleasing and comforting and I was looking forward to smelling it once brewed.
I used the Breville to make it. 175 for two minutes. Yes, the scent stayed with the tea. The taste really filled my mouth. It is creamy and has bulk to it. Not thin in the least. Nutty tasting. There’s a surprising fruitiness to it that is not overwhelming, it’s just there. It’s almost a toasty finish. Very, very nice.
This is a very nice black tea. It tastes very creamy, although it didn’t feel creamy while drinking. The vanilla is a bit heavy tasting and the traditional Earl Grey flavor gets a bit lost; however, it’s still a nice cup of tea!
Used the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker – 212 degrees for 3 minutes.
The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker arrived today, so I gave this tea a whirl to see if I liked it better prepared in a different way…
Boy, am I glad I did! I really enjoyed this. Steeped it at 185 for three minutes. (Well, probably more like 3.25 or so as I messed it up at first and had to restart the cycle.) It tasted like a different tea. I could taste a slight, mellow hint of floral… something. It tasted a bit woodsy at first, then developed into more of an almost mossy taste. Doesn’t sound as nice written down, but I did enjoy it. I didn’t get to steep a second time, unfortunately, but will try again soon. Really nice and light tea.
When I opened my sample pouch, the decadent scent of coconut immediately caught my attention. I followed the directions on the packet, but within a minute, I could smell a distinct plastic odor coming from my steeping tea. The coconut smell diminished and became more of a vanilla suggestion.
I allowed it to steep for three minutes. (The recommendation on the packet was 2-4 and as I’m relatively new to loose leaf tea, I didn’t want to overdo it.) The tea wasn’t bitter at all. It’s a beautiful light color. However, the plastic was evident in the taste as well. Not so much the sip of tea, but more in the aftertaste. I’m not certain if this is intentional and that I’m mixing up the coconut in the tea with plastic, but I’m not enjoying it as much as I had thought and hoped that I would.
This is my first experience with Pouchong. It could be something that I did, but I’m disappointed.