2055 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!
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.
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!