1770 Tasting Notes
As this was a gift from my new boss for Christmas, and it bagged, it was an easy choice for a work tea, and I drank the first of it this morning.
I thought this would be darker, somehow. More intense spices. As it is, it was light, and surprisingly sweet to me.
Enjoyable, but a perfect work tea. I could enjoy the sips I could pay attention to, but didn’t mind igoring it when I had work to do.
Goodness, but this is intense. Its so smokey. I would hardly think it was an Earl Grey at all, except that it says so on the tin. I’m getting no bergamot at all.
Instead, I’d think this was a Lapsang, smokey and strong, with the lavender making a strong second note.
But my tastebuds are wrong, as its Earl Grey!
Huh. This was interesting, and will need more testing. Fortunatly my sweet sister gave me a lot.
I am quickly learning what it takes to be a good “at-work” tea.
2. Easy (no complicated water temps or steep times)
3. A little boring, but enjoyable.
This last one will not always hold true, but I’m quickly seeing that I can’t focus 100% on the cup if I am working. People call, come in, and generally need things done. I work on trainings and my tasks, and while I like the flavors and sensations of drinking tea, I can’t focus too much on them.
This is all really good info.
So I’ve brought some of my bagged teas, and this one lept out as a good choice. I want to be drinking less caffine in the afternoon, so a rooibos is the way to go, and this one is pleasant, but not exciting or interesting. So I won’t care too much if it gets cold while I work!
A sample I got a while ago, and was not sure what I was going to do with. I don’t drink greens very often, but when I do, I like brewing them up the old fashioned way. What was I going to do with this?
Boom! Work tea!
I’m afraid this did not leave a huge impression. Its light, with a clean citrus flavor. Pleasant, but not much more than that.
Work tea is brilliant! I am finally getting to try/sip down the bagged teas that I have. When I’m at home, I’d really rather have the loose leaf, but at work the tidiness of the bagged or sacheted teas is perfect. And I’m drinking down teas I’m not super impressed/in love with, which is fabulous.
I finished this one this morning, while working on all the things that accumulate over the weekend. Its decent enough, but not a particularly exciting black tea. This is excellent for mornings when you have a lot to do!
But I won’t be getting any more back in, and it is a sipdown!
I’ve had this twice now, and still can’t quite make up my mind as to what I think about it.
Its certainly a very nice black tea, and there is a nice pumpkin spice flavor to it. But I don’t know that I’m getting the “syrupy” or even the “pancake” out of it.
As I say, enjoyable, but I feel like I’m missing something. I’ll keep trying!