1892 Tasting Notes
Received this as a review sample for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, so I’ll save lengthy comments for that
- suffice it to say this is one of the best Assams I have ever tasted. Malty, biscuity … all the good words!
(Later in the 95 degree, zillion percent humidity afternoon … GREAT cold! My husband humors me when I stick tea under his nose to drink, but reverts to commercial bottled most of the time; however, he truly liked this one. Must be the malty freshness. Or the fresh maltiness.)
This one was from Doulton (and continued thank yous for all the little surprises in your care package!).
I do like rooibos, but I am still trying to classify the flavors and additives that belong with it. Chocolate, definitely. Mint…not sure.
I think this would be better with some doctoring…maybe a bit of milk or a spritz of sugar.
Trixie Belden and the Missing Tea
A Steepster Mystery
The first morning sip was fine, light, and winey. But within twenty short minutes of pouring it into a travel mug, the flavor was flat and tasteless as dishwater. Did a nefarious and sinister villain switch the mugs in transit? Who wishes the poor tea taster to suffer a poor morning cuppa? Can the missing flavor be recovered? Only Trixie and her new tea-sniffing Labrador named Tippy can crack this case!
Smells heavenly; disappointingly hibiscusy. Just had a small sample, so I’m chilling it and adding a bit of grenadine syrup to see if I can camouflage the tartness.
(MUCH better after overnight in the fridge with a generous dose of grenadine, but now it’s more like HI-C with no tea-ishness to it at all.)