880 Tasting Notes
I have been away from my loose leaf and my infusers all weekend, as I was housesitting. This isnt compleatly tragic, as I got a chance to power through some bagged samples that have been inflating my numbers quite a bit, but it was lovely to return to a morning pot of properly steeped tea this morning.
What to pick to herald my return to my teapots? Why, this gorgeous confection of my favorite flavors. Yum! Caramel Vanilla Assam for the win.
My boyfriend gave me this a few months ago, and I’ve been drinking it slowly. Today has been a very long day, starting early with a thrifting expedition, and afternoon tea was called for.
I think I understeeped this today, its almost not registering as a darjeeling, though I am getting the greeny taste thats part of a Darjeeling.
This was lovely as a romantic gesture from my boyfriend, but I shall move on to other Darjeelings.
Today I must tend to my parents dog, who needs walking, and then I am going to the half off thrift store sales. Time to wake up!
Goodbye, Assam. You’re pretty good. I may very well get you again, as Harney & Sons is determined to send me tons of this as a sample. Ah well.
Sipdown, and I’m under 70 teas! Lets see how long that lasts….
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Grape flavored tea, eh? How very unexpected. It certainly smells just as advertised.
The taste has a slightly less bright grape flavour, but you do get the grape. Its very interesting.
I had this hot, but I imagine it would do well in a cold steep.
Attempt # 2 with this tea.
Its still not as salted caramel-y as I would hope for. I tried it at a longer steep time (the package reccomends 4-7 minutes. Seven seemed a little long, so I did five), which removed the coffee like aftertaste, but did not bring out more of the saltiness that I was hoping for.
This is my experiementation tea. After each cup, I say to myself “I will try again!” This has got potential, and I’m hoping I can unlock it.