Recent Tasting Notes
Ashmanra tucked a couple bags of this in a recent goodie bag. Was great for an early exit this morning (had to go balloon a friend’s birthday desk).
For a bagged tea from Budapest (like I’ve had all kinds of opportunitites to compare them :) it’s a fair morning tea. Has lighter, sharper notes like a Ceylon instead of a deeper heavier assam. Little milk…good stuff.
I was shocked to see that I have never logged this one. This probably also means I have not had it yet, even though it has been in my cupboard for five months. This is one of the teas my daughter picked up in Budapest. It is a bagged tea, and not really packaged with freshness in mind, so it may be a bit lackluster, which will be my fault for not putting it in a tin!
Anyway, having now brewed this tea, about all I have to say is that it is tea. It smelled so very malty that I thought it was going to be tongue-curlingly astringent. It wasn’t, though. It is just a black tea blend. I added sugar, something I almost never ever do, and it was pretty good. Then I iced it, and voila! It is much better as sweet iced tea, and would probably be decent with something like an Everything Bagel even as a hot tea.
I would also like some kudos for actually proofreading my review this time and eliminating some astonishing autocorrect fiascos that could have been quite embarrassing.