104 Tasting Notes
So that is smoky? At first it was kind of oily, in a “I smell petroleum jelly” way, but now I could definitely see someone calling this smoky. And woodsy, but not in a “I’m licking a block of wood way,” more like hmm, drinking by the fire. Interesting. Put in some creamer, and suddenly the smoke moves up, the woods fall back and the black tea taste comes forward.
I like this. Lots of interesting flavor.
Again, great smelling tea, again kind of bland. I think I’m not used to Harney & Sons tea. I will definitely be increasing the steeping time next time. I thought I had put in enough for an extra large cup (~1.25 tsps), but the tea had no flavor when I drank it despite how it smelled when I strained it. Even adding creamer didn’t help.
Just got this and several other teas in the mail. Kind of plurged on tea samples this month. Anyway, the smell is amazing. However, the taste is a little bland. I think I may have used to much water and not enough tea. I wanted a nice big cup, and I think I over shot it.