4707 Tasting Notes
sipdown! this (and likely most of my sipdowns today) comes to me courtesy of terri but originally from NofarS so thank you both for the lovely teas!
I love this. I wasn’t expecting much when i opted to brew this today because i think i have this weird mindset that twinnings = not for me. However, the utter smoothness of the tea caught me off guard. I drank the first cup up so quickly, i made a second cup just to be able to enjoy it a bit more. It’s not one of those punch you in the face to wake you up in the morning teas, nor an overly malty tea..for me, it’s what an everyday cup of tea should be – utterly pleasant to drink :)
sooo this is NOT a sipdown tonight…but tomorrow it will be. I put the last of this in a container to cold brew overnight because i’m curious how the flavours deal with an extended brew but in cold water. I’ve found this tastes best at about 3 mins, whereas with some rooibos that i can let sit all night – this one gets gross after a long brew. So we shall see. I would for sure pick this one up again for more caffeine free options :) thanks again cavocorax!
This isn’t asipdown and my head is not happy with me today….worried I’m getting sick. I cheated today and opted to trythiswith a simple western brew mostly just to get a sense of how I might feel about the tea when is I t down todo a proper gong fu session. Verdict? I think ill like this one. It’s got an earthy quality about it, more similar to a darker tea than a roasty oolong. More to come in the future.
I forgot that i took this one out and about with me today. Only today, I added a bit of yunnan gold to this while it was brewing to see if that would add a bit of depth to it without losing the sweet apple goodness that i like about this one. It worked, though sometimes i would prefer the sweet unmodified version of this. I actually think it might be interesting to brew this with maybe tiger assam and see what happens :)
sipdown! so i’ve been really off of “peach” flavoured teas lately but terri sent this my way so of course it had to be tried since i must try ALL THE TEA. Suprisingly enough, this is really tasty. It’s not fuzzy peach flavoured peach – it’s much closer to being more like a real juicy peach. As many of you know…i HATE jasmine…but in this, i’m really not detecting any unless somehow it’s responsible for mellowing out the peach flavour. over all, quite pleased with this one even if it would never be a cupboard staple. Nice to have a peach tea i’m not sick of.