246 Tasting Notes
Revisiting a past favorite. I steep it for 2.5minutes, with 5g of tea to 12oz of water.
It’s still what I consider a great Assam. It’s strong but not overwhelming, has that burnt flavor that comes across the middle and back of your tongue, a slight malty taste, and is full and round in the mouth. The finish is lasting with the burnt classic Assam flavor.
A very full and strong tea, but not bitter or too intense, IMO. A good morning or late evening cup. I can see this being good with milk and/or sweetener, but I prefer it without.
This smells of a very honey sweetness.
It tastes like that charcoalish burnt flavor of black tea, but pleasantly so. Not too heavy like some can be. It is very red and round on the back of the throat and under the tongue. The finish is faintly bitter and a mix of the red and black flavors, depending on where in the mouth you focus.
Over all, a very pleasant tea.
This wasn’t bad tasting, but it didn’t taste like sour apple at all. It had a very mild apple taste and that’s it. I was quite disappointed as I really love sour apple flavors and was hoping for some yummy apple tartness in this.
Having this again after a long while. Turns out to not quite be what I was in the mood for, but still very good in itself. Tasty enough that it had me window-shopping the China Cha Dao eBay store for Pu’erhs to try. A nice cup.
In short, this was disgusting. Mouth coating in a sickening, medicinal way. Sweet in an unpleasant, sickening way. Just, in general, sickening.
Mild flavor, not strong. A bit tart… Not sweet so much as tasting like berries without the sweetness.
It has a long finish. The finish is more blueberry than the sip.
A nice enough tisane for getting in my water total for the day, but if I wasn’t disallowed caffeine and was able to drink regular teas I’d not bother with this.