20 Tasting Notes
OK,so this is my favorite wake up tea. I have brewed loose tea and find that the second infusion is ok…but the third…not so much!
A very nice green with hints of spearmint and lemon.
This is always a great tea to come back to!
An excellent, rich Oolong. Tasty without being overpowering.
Still my early morning fav:)
This is, what I believe, a typical TL&B tea: Sophisticated and subtle. It is an excellent tea that requires you to pay attention. Pay attention to its quiet bouquet. Pay attention to its very pleasant taste. This is an excellent Sunday morning tea when you might have the time to savor this delicious tea.
Opening the tin, the amazing bouquet draws you in. It is as if I lit a stick of Jasmine incense and let the smoke waft up around me. This key characteristic is also the key problem with this tea: the bouquet overpowers the flavor. It is like drinking a bottle of perfume.
Day two of my awakening to TL&B Assam: A very pleasant, quiet sweetness to this very good morning tea! I like it more and more. Perhaps the issue is to “slow down and taste…” :)
I’ve had this before but…This morning, just moments ago, as I was sipping this tea…I woke up. Woke up to it’s subtle flavor. This is a flavor that I discounted as being too much under my sense radar for an early morning brew. And yet today…WOW…that flavor, that sophisticated flavor wasn’t under MY radar. Rather, I was not aware enough to allow that flavor and bouquet to satisfy. Today…this is very, very good!
Mid afternoon…wanted a little boost but not too much caffeine. This tea is perfect. It is smooth in the mouth with a hint of sweetness…and just enough caffeine to compel me to write this short review:)