31 Tasting Notes
This is one tea you may want to leave steeping in your cup as you’re drinking it. I usually do that, putting too much creamer in it on purpose so it will balance out in the end. I just started doing it because it seemed like my usual steeping time was never long enough. But then I’m one that likes chai on the strong side.
I wouldn’t have guessed grape, but now that it’s mentioned I do taste a bit of a grape-like flavor. I am having it with milk and sugar, so that might cover it over rather than bring it out. I’ve had Darjeeling three times and I’ve never been particularly impressed. Still it’s a good tea to go to when I’m tired of fruity or spicy teas, but still want something that isn’t plain.
A bit bitter, and pretty weak too. I’ve had this tea for a while and I never drink it. I was hesitant to even try any other kind of green tea until I had Japanese Green Tea. This pales so much in comparison! It probably could be doctored, I suppose. Either way I won’t be drinking it again. Maybe I’m just not a green tea person.
I might have over-steeped this since it came out a bit strong, though I think that is needed to separate it from ‘regular’ tea. The flavor makes me think of molasses for some reason, though it’s not molasses-y at all. That’s just the only flavor that comes to mind. It must be the combination of plain creamer and the tea itself.