366 Tasting Notes
I picked this up as another sample with my Upton order. I must say it sure it yummy even if the BOP stands for Broken Orange Pekoe. This one is mighty smooth and not at all bitter as I have found some Darjeelings to be. In fact it is still mighty tasty even though it has cooled considerably.
Being the history nut I am I had to try this tea out. I included a sample of it in my Upton Order. The dry leaf smells like Lapsang, but the tea itself tastes like anything but Lapsang…interesting. I’m getting the slightest hint of chocolate. This really tastes more like a Keemun. Which sure is weird, but I like it! This one will require further sampling! (Tough work right?)
Had this earlier this afternoon when I arrived home.
I recall ashmanra sending me a sample of this ages ago and I liked it then. So when it was time to try Upton again I was sure to add this one to the order….the rest were samples and are in line for review too. :) A nice blend of Keemun, Lapsang, and Darjeeling. Of the three I am more familiar with the Lapsang (I have a few varieties), and I can smell the Lapsang and taste it a bit in this tea. But I am really picking up the Keemun…and a hint of the Darjeeling and I must say I really like this combination. It brings a nice malt flavor and makes for a surprisingly mellow cup of tea perfect to relax with after a pretty busy day at work.
Still a favorite! I enjoyed this one with Gordon Ramsey’s scrambled eggs (hubs found the recipe online and we haven’t had eggs any other way since). Again I added suger and silk milk to this tea and was delighted by hint of malty flavoring I picked up on while drinking it. Best part as it cooled it didn’t get bitter. I’m going to have to order soon as my sample bag is almost empty!!
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Well, my order arrived yesterday all 500g of it! That’s right I now have 100+ pieces of this in my house. My husband asked in a sarcastic tone “Think you have enough?” Maybe, maybe not…it is so good! It does in fact smell like sticky rice as it steeps! My niece was visiting and came running into the kitchen in the hopes I was making rice but was sad to see it was “just tea”. What is wrong with my family??
The funny thing is to me this tea tasted like mushrooms and of course very earthy. But I loved it! I did add ice to chill it as it has been in the 90’s here for a few days. But I really did enjoy it and I’m glad I got it while I could.
I had this tea again today, but I was only able to pick up the honey notes…I recall there being more there the first time I had it. Maybe I’m coming down with something.
Many thanks to D. Chew for sending me this and other samples of their tea to try and review. They were delivered to work right after a HUGE lunch so this was a perfect way to settle my tummy and unwind. There is a distinct sweetness to this tea and a slight light maybe spinach quality to it. I won’t rate yet becasue I want to give this tea proper attention later.
Thanks Rachel (iHeartTeas) for the sample. I smell the chocolate in this one and it is nice, but the almond in showing through as the big player in this cup. It certainly is a mini alluring moment in my work day.
I haven’t ventured much into the realm of Darjeeling teas. But I happened to grabbed a handful of sample sized teas today on my way out the door and this was one of them. It smells like well like I’m in the woods and NOT at my desk…for one. This one is not as astringent as the other (maybe two) Darjeeling teas I’ve had. Which is good I’m not a fan of that at all.
It almost reminds me of a stout, heavy, rich, etc. Which is great considering I can’t have beer anymore (stupid gluten). I fear there may be a David’s order in the future. That is the only “problem” with trying new teas…you risk liking them and wanting more and more of it!