Today it didn’t turn out bitter. No changes were made to previous methods of preparation… this is a finicky tea.
259 Tasting Notes
It has a very, very strong aroma and flavor. However, a small bit of milk in the cup makes it taste close to cherry ice cream. The strength may take some getting used to, but it’s not bad.
Backlogging from yesterday. Fantastic!
An excellent afternoon tea. The vanilla has a roasted, almost caramel character to it, and the black tea liquor is mild and round. I would not recommend this tea with dessert, as it would be lost in the background. Standing alone in the afternoon, however, this flavor really hits the spot.
A lightly flavored tea. Not much body to make it stand alone, but the light mint would work very well as accompaniment to a heavy or creamy dessert like ice cream or cake with frosting. The strength and flavor of the mint and chocolate reminds me of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. In my opinion, definitely to be served with dessert… perhaps strawberries with fresh whipped cream.
It’s serviceable, but nothing to really write home about. I have to be extremely careful with the preparation on this one, otherwise it gets bitter real quick.
A warm tea, smooth flavor, no bitterness.
Tried a sample with my latest H&S order. Not as smoky as other Lapsang Souchong teas I have had, which in my case is good. I’m not a big fan of overly-smoky tea. This blend is pretty mild and I am enjoying it as an afternoon pick-me-up.
Steeped a little hotter and longer than usual, so it was a little more bitter than usual, but not bad. Just a dash of milk added.
I love how the gentle fragrance of jasmine fills my kitchen while this is steeping. One of my favorites, second only to sencha.
I don’t make this nearly as often enough. Grassy, fragrant, mild, beautiful green color. And inexpensive for such a fantastic tea! If I had to choose only one tea and forsake all others, this would be my choice to keep.
A windy, stormy morning needs something a little spicy.
After having o abandon my cup of breakfast tea this morning to deal with a crisis, I am now (nearly 6:00pm) sitting down to my first cup of tea of the day, and I love this tea. Mellow with a slight smokiness.
Giving it another go this morning. A splash of milk to the cup helps cut the bitterness. I think the most I can say about it is that it’s solid – it has good mouth feel, appropriate body, and a decent flavor, but there’s not much that stands out about it. But looking at it another way, it’s a great no-nonsense tea when all you want is a warm cup to help perk you up.