1591 Tasting Notes
The Mount of Olives varieties I’ve tried up to this point have been surprisingly nice. This one doesn’t live up to the standard, but only because I am not a licorice fan. They’ve used it as sweetener in an otherwise nice chamomile and now I feel like somebody’s rubbed a glue stick on my tongue!
Too tired after work to fuss with loose leaves tonight, so this is the first bagged herbal I grabbed out of my tea chest. Cringed a little when I saw “licorice powder” in the ingredients, but surprise! it’s hiding behind the nice fruit flavor. This one’s worth repeating. I’ll have to go paw through my collection to see if there are any extra bags lurking around.
My new acronym for Assam is A Specially Strong Awakening Morning tea. This one fits perfectly. Further review and introspection (gladly!) forthcoming for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but suffice it to say that as an Assam fan, this one moves toward the top of my list.