60 Tasting Notes
I’ve been drinking this one most mornings. I just got a thermometer, so I’ll try some variations. I still can’t really taste the dried fruits (although they dominate the scent) so I’d like to try and see how long I can steep it without it getting bitter.
Hmm… I’m running out of cardamom pods and this tea really needs them.
Tastes like Earl Grey with a touch of honey, smells like a fruitcake.
Oops, walked away and it oversteeped. Darn.
For a tea bag, you can get quite a few brews out of this one.
What a cute little tea bag. Each individual foil wrapper contains a nylon pouch with tea inside it (and some outside, watch out). In contrast to to the Lapsang Souchong, this tea has almost no aroma at all. There is a very slight grass scent. The flavor is very mild, It seemed fairly difficult to over-steep.
Based on the smell, I was expecting this one to taste like bacon. The taste and smell are completely different. (Try holding your breath for a second while drinking.) Maybe next time I’ll add some salt.
I enjoy Special Blend Tea with a couple of cardamom pods. It reminds me of the desserts at Chelokababi, which was just down the street (until we moved, sigh).