1895 Tasting Notes
Finishing off this sample given to me by TeaEqualsBliss. I saw someone on Twitter recently drink their Oriental Beauty as a latte, so I thought I’d try it this afternoon… though my soymilk is not foamy. I guess this would qualify as a tea soy au lait? It’s pretty good! Nice sandalwood flavor and roses too!
Tea of the morning here, finishing off the last of the red tea sampler from Jing, which was excellent. This is a very refined keemun, winey but gentle. See previous notes for more details.
Alright, I am finally done with a box of this and I think I bought it around last Christmas so it took me an entire year. Yes, I have a sense of accomplishment, thank you for asking. ;-) This is a lot better with soymilk and a touch of sugar, but there are MUCH better dessert teas out there for me.
I haven’t had this tea in ages but I know I drank a lot of it when I was younger. Thought I would try it again today since it was in the office and free.
Sadly this isn’t as good as I remember but I guess I’m a tea snob after spending so much time on Steepster. I steeped for the recommended two minutes but am finding the black tea base to be kind of thin with a bitter aftertaste. The orange and spices are what really make this decent. Probably won’t be tempted to try it again anytime soon.
Tea of the mid-morning here. I don’t actually drink a lot of bagged teas but this sencha from Den’s is always nice. Might need to cut back on the caffeine after this because I’m pretty energized! :-D
This is a nice morning tea, courtesy of Hesper June! Assams definitely belong in the “eye-opening” category for me. I am getting lots of malty notes but also a twinge of bitterness. It isn’t the mellowest assam blend I’ve ever had but I seem to remember this is fairly typical for Irish Breakfast teas. I would not say it is “delicate” per the company’s description, but perhaps I will try steeping it for a little less time also.
Overall, not bad but not something I will feel compelled to buy. Thanks again for the sample, HG! Now I must get my assam to work – hee hee!
Another tea that I steeped and forgot about. I am happy to report that this was sitting around for 10 minutes without and ill effect. In fact, I think I might like it better steeped longer, it really brought out the nutty notes in this tea.
Tea of the afternoon here – it’s been a while since I’ve had this but it’s certainly a great tea! One of my favorites from Den’s. It’s equally delicious hot or cold.
Hmm. I forgot about this and had it steeping for around 2 hours with evidently not too much negative effect. :)
Done with this package, I really liked this rooibos…. strong and gingery! See previous notes for more details.
I still had some more of this, so I thought I would try drinking it again today. It still doesn’t impress me very much, might have to ditch the rest.