86 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure where the Chocolate was in this tea. It had more of a citrus mint flavor. In defense of the tea, I bought it knowing that it was the last of their supply. I was anxious to give it a try. They were so polite and offered a discount so … I’m happy with my purchase. I hope that running out of this blend means that a new fresh batch will be coming soon and I bet the chocolate flavor will be stronger. Gives me an excuse to go back to the shop.
All the comments on the Ginger thread made me reach for a ginger tea. Hoping that it will be one more trick that I can use to reduce inflammation. Originally tried this in the shop hot but I think I’m going to save it for ice tea occasions. My family really enjoy peach tea so I was happy to find this combination but … I had to sweeten it to win them over. Glad that I did. Since Peaches was listed first in the name, I thought it would be a strong flavor but it proved to be no match for the strong unique taste of ginger.
Tried this as ice tea today. It was wonderful while it was fresh but I wouldn’t use it if I was making a huge batch for the entire day. It developed a somewhat chemical after taste as it sat for a while probably due to the oily nature of Earl Grey blends.
I will definitely ice it again but I think that I will make it by the glass. I plan to do a strong brew in the IngenuiTEA since I found a large tall glass that it fits nicely. I plan to put in the usual amount of tea but only half the water. I’ll fill the glass with ice and when the tea is ready all I have to do is sit it on top. Instant tea my way.
The Tikka House is located in the City Market. On the weekends, the vendors pull their merchandise out in front. I found this tea tucked away on a table full of dozens of spices. It was so reasonable (CHEAP) that I couldn’t say no. At the least, it would make a nice ice tea. Well what a surprise! I had no sooner put the infuser into the mug when the wonderful aroma hit my nose. What a great summer tea. It is more delicate than most Earl Grey almost like Twinings Lady Grey.
We tasted this as part of their Tea Basics class. I was disappointed with this blend. I’ve always enjoyed the citrus flavors especially tangerine but this was bitter. The aroma was great so when the acid taste hit my lips I was shocked.
As summer approaches this might be good as sweet tea rather than the traditional tea tasting experience.