8 Tasting Notes
I liked this one better than the Laoshan Black—didn’t even need sugar with it. I certainly didn’t taste all the things that were listed in the description, but I will say that it had a very nice lingering aftertaste…kind of floraly. I think this is a black tea that could grow on me.
I think I brewed this tea incorrectly the first couple times, but on the third steeping it tasted fine. Not great…maybe black teas (without heavy cream and sugar) need to grow on me. I had to add a little sugar to really enjoy it. I did catch the chocolate scent in the dry leaves, but I didn’t taste any chocolate at all in the brewed tea. Maybe I have newbie taste buds, or maybe the fact that I’m a high-end chocolate connoisseur/addict hinders me from tasting such a subtle cocoa flavor. In any case, I’m not real excited that I bought 2 oz of this.
Love, love, LOVE this tea! I’m an Earl Grey fan, and it tastes nothing like earl grey. I’ve had 2 steepings, and jasmine was the only flavor I could identify for sure (have no idea what frankincense smells/tastes like). It has a wonderful aftertaste. So glad I didn’t just get the sample size! I think this might be my new favorite.
Meh. Of course, my definition of a yummy chai is to simmer a lot of freshly cracked spices, of my own mix, in whole milk for about 15 minutes, then throw in some darjeeling at the end. But even discounting the butterfat content of my own mixture, this just seems too bland by comparison. Hubby agrees. Our taste buds prefer my bold recipe.