180 Tasting Notes
Just finished off another sample. Apparently most of the teas taking up space in my cupboard had just one steeping left. This project might be easier than I thought.
I’ve had a very love/hate relationship with this tea. It seems to have two distinctly different personalities (depending on how much attention I put into steeping it, of course.) I brewed it a little strong today, because there would have been no point in keeping the leftover… and it tastes quite nice that way.
Changing the rating to an ‘official’ 75. I likely won’t buy any more, so this is my final say. :)
Liking this much better brewed up on the stovetop with soymilk and vanilla sugar. Still not as strong as a good chai, but it definitely works better as a creamy chai-like drink.
I haven’t had chai in ages, but it’s my current obsession. I’m going to have to head to the spice shop downtown and pick up some good whole spices and experiment. Might be a good way to knock out the black tea samples in my cupboard, too.
Still working my way through my B-list teas, in an effort to clean out my cupboard. I like this a lot more than I did the first time, as my tastes have changed quite a bit. It’s kind of disappointing that the Masala Chai scent is so strong, when the Irish Breakfast tones down the flavor so much. I might have to try brewing this up a bit more like chai, as I’m drinking it straight right now.
So, I mentioned before that I am currently holding my favorite teas hostage until I work through the massive pile of samples I’ve acquired recently. This is one of the Adagio samples I need to finish to win my goodies back. (You’d be amazed how often I use this sort of technique in my life.)
I like this tea. I don’t love it, and I’m not sure whether my personality keeps changing, or its does… but we have a very complicated relationship. Sometimes it’s super sugary sweet, sometimes it just tastes sort of… musty. I think most would call it “earthy”, but I’ve been noticing “good earthy” and “bad earthy” in my black teas. The bad earthy seems musty to me.
My last cup was very sugary, caramely, and malty. This one is bordering on “earthy” but is still a good balance of the two.