66 Tasting Notes
Blended some Tartary Buckwheat tea with my high mountain oolong since I wanted a roasted flavor in my tea. Yummmm….
My afternoon cup always varies. Today I’m drinking the Jasmine Pearls since the thought of smelling it brewed made me smile. I am enjoying every sip of it.
I’m on cup number there and the warmth is settling into my bones, making me feel fuzzy inside. Oh tea, how you please me.
My cousin gave me this tea after exclaiming it was too “Bergamont-y” for her (it is double Bergamont. The amount of Bergamont is just right for me and I like how the tea doesn’t have too much of a floral taste to it (too floral = soapy for me).
Though the tea is a solid in flavor, I feel as though the flavor flies out of the tea quite fast and for me to get a richer tasting tea, I have to leave the tea in longer but that ends up with a very watery tea at the second steeping. I wouldn’t even attempt steeping it for a third time.
After drinking my Samovar Earl Grey for so long, the transition back to Harney & Son’s Earl Grey has me a little disappointed. There is a nutty taste to this tea that makes it different. It’s still a very strong, delicious Earl Grey but I still prefer Samovar over it.
I made a thermos of tea for my morning commute and found it to be bitter, too floral/soapy, and it did not bring me to a state of Zen during my horrible morning commute. Not to mention I almost put chicken broth in the tea instead of soy milk. Sad.
Garden grown mint and soy milk goes all so very perfectly with this tea.
Earl grey with soy milk, sugar, and some fresh mint. It almost makes getting into work 2 hours earlier okay.