Recent Tasting Notes
This tea can be overly sweet depending on my mood, but for some reason I am in love with it, very mild yet the tea flavor comes in just over the sweet milky part.
I use boiling water (100C) to brew then I dunk a bunch of times to get all the milk powder into the tea, I like to let it lit for a bit to get a stronger flavor, as of yet I have not run in to any bitterness with this.
The 3:15 PM brand teas are bagged, not loose. But the bags are much larger than usual in order to accomodate both tea leaves and the milk powder that’s included. The dry aroma is slightly sweet, but toasty. I wouldn’t smell too hard though, as you’re likely to end up with milk powder in your nose.
When brewing I like to leave the bag in an infuser. It helps to keep clean up simpler. The bagged material produces a Khaki colored liquor which is completely opaque. The resulting aroma is fairly identical to that from the unused bag: slightly sweet and toasty.
The flavor is one which I think would appeal to coffee drinkers everywhere. It’s roasty and creamy with hints of sweetener (because it contains refined sugar). While there’s a notable drying of the palate, the roasty taste sticks around through a very long tail and leaves you yearning for more.