20 Tasting Notes
It’s taken me a while to get Darjeelings. And drinking tea without milk. It’s been an exploration and an education. I’ve had this Badamtam for a long time, and don’t drink it that often. But I’m really starting to enjoy it for a late afternoon brew. It’s light in colour, but not in taste. There’s a greenish astringency to it that gets to you. I think it’s a 2nd Flush, but can’t remember and it’s not on the website any more.
I had always shied away from lapsang before, but really enjoyed a Smoky Russian Caravan I had bought over the web. I happened to be in Waitrose and spotted this. Large leaf tea, cheap (£1.20/packet), why not give it a try? I’m really impressed. It does smell (and taste) of bonfires, but there’s a sweetness there too. Lovely, and it makes me want to try a more expensive one at some point to see if I can taste the difference!