183 Tasting Notes
A bit grassy, but not in a bad way. I was expecting it to be a little more “black” in flavor… it’s got a very different feel to it. I see people saying it tastes like oolong, green… and even Fruity Pebbles. I don’t know that any of those really describe it fully, but I can get a sense of each of them. There’s something else, too, that I can’t put my finger on. I almost want to say tobacco, but not in the same way that rooibos tastes like tobacco. Strange.
I can’t decide if I’ve just gotten used to the lavender, or there hasn’t been as much in my cups lately… I’m kind of thinking it’s the latter, and I’ll be super-sad if all of the lavender in the tin was somehow on top.
Second steeping (and 100th tasting note!)
This is the first time I’ve had a second morning cup… so, I’d say that’s a good sign, As much as I like my strong black teas lately, the smoothness of this is wonderful.
This is my first oolong, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s very mellow. Soft and sweet. I’m getting just a bit of the fruity flavor, and the flavor of the tea is fairly delicate.
That being said, I don’t know that I paid as much attention as I should have to the steeping, as I was dealing with the fact that I just found out the doughnut I had been looking forward to eating had been… nibbled. Darn cat.
My first early morning cup in quite some time… Had to cut back on caffeine for awhile. I got up, filled the kettle, sat down and waited for the whistle. And waited. And waited.
You know what helps the kettle boil? Turning on the burner. Yeah… this cup couldn’t have come soon enough.
May have brewed it a little weak today. I’ve been brewing single cups lately, so I think I forgot how to properly brew a pot. Still good, though. I love love love Indian black teas.
Now this one I really forgot I had. It was unopened in the back of my cupboard. It was one of my first loose teas… it came with the Adagio IngenuiTEA herbal sampler gift set that was my introduction to the world of loose leaf tea. I bought another packet for iced tea for the summer… and promptly forgot about it.
I’m not a big fan of hot fruity teas, but I was in the mood for something different tonight. It tastes like… warm orange juice. Which isn’t great. This rating is mostly for the iced version.
Honestly, I forgot I had this. I was in the mood for Darjeeling, and found this in the back of the cupboard. It’s wonderful.