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Recent Tasting Notes
Backlogging this from yesterday. My boyfriend brought it for me from the UK.
This smelled overpowerly of charcoal/smoke, so I was a little nervous to taste it. It turned out to be quite delicious however. It has a nice light flavor which is very earthy. It almost tastes like cedar or pine. It was a very pleasant mix of flavors.
On a good day, it tastes like an Earl Grey with a twist – something with Bergamot will always be Earl Grey in my eyes. The jasmine makes it taste quite civilised and regal somehow. I think it’s probably the perfect Afternoon drink with scones or something like that.
On a bad day the flavours seem to be battling each other rather than harmonising. Not sure whether it’s how I brewed it or the mood I was in. So in short, it’s quite a mixed review going on here…
My standard green tea. It’s hard for me to write a note about it because I compare all other green teas to gunpowder. This has slightly more tightly wrapped gunpowder balls than the last gunpowder I had. It’s still delicious though. I expect that when I’m old and grey, I will have some gunpowder tea sitting in my cupboard, it just wouldn’t be the same without it.
This time I might have made it with the water a little bit too hot. I am feeling impatient but the more I sip at a cup when it’s this hot, the more I am going to burn myself, and I’ll regret it in the morning (they always say that “you’ll regret it in the morning” about drinking too quickly, not usually about tea…)