1656 Tasting Notes
Thanks for the sample TeaBrat!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea quite like this before. Hot, it was so dynamic and complex, and yummy! I coulda sworn there was yerba mate in there but nope it’s myrtle masquerading as mate. Ha!
Anyhow, now that it’s cooled I can really taste the lemon. Interesting. I still prefer it hot though.
A friend took me out for Valentine’s the other day and this is what I ordered. I’d have to brew it up myself to really figure it out.
The pot was too large so by the time I got to the bottom it was quite bitter. Also the cups were somewhat smaller than I am used to and it came with cubes of sugar! so I couldn’t modify the input properly. Bah. It was pretty tasty. Very sweet with one cube. I tried with half and that was loads better. However I still haven’t got a picture of what “elderberry” tastes like. It was super intense, so if I had to guess I’d say it was somewhere in between strawberry and blackberry. Hmmm.
Well geeze. One thing I’m coming to dislike about this tea, atleast this batch, is the remarkable lack of consistency. The last cup I had was almost entirely devoid of Jasmine, which suited me just fine since I really don’t do well in the tummy when it’s overly present. So when the cup I made up this morning had a significant amount of Jasmine in both the aroma and flavour, I was not impressed.
I do really love my Christmas Morning, but when it’s double doused with Jasmine like this, I get a little grumpy! harumph
This was interesting. Good! I imagine it’s called Sailors Delight due to the fact it actually has flavours associated with fruits known to have vitamin C in it. Which made me think of citrus. So when I saw Strawberry in TeaBrat’s description, it made me think twice. I think I need to have another cuppa :)
Thanks for the sample TeaBrat!! This is quite yummy. I just haven’t decided in what way, fruit wise. yet. haha
Well. I seriously enjoyed this cup. Yum! Thank you Tea at Sea for the sample.
It’s very crisp, the way I’ve noticed high grown or first flush teas usually are. I see this level of quality more often in Darjeeling teas, so it was nice to see it applied to a different region.
At first, I tried it straight. It was quite nice. But I found I preferred it with a bit of milk. It seemed to bring out the mild malty note hanging way in the back. Almost like a “green” tobacco, the way it was paired with the apple note I noticed every now and then. I like it!
Sample Sipdown!! Haha! I’m now at 285. Not as bad as I had feared. But I need to get it down again. Had really hoped to be down at 250 by the time the tea festival rolled around but stuff got in the way, as it always seems to :P
Thanks to Sil for the sample! (yeah, it’s been awhile, I know!)
This is good!! I can really taste the candied pecan note, and a touch of cocoa. Not so much floral. Not something I’d want every day, but it certainly makes for a wonderful treat. I’d recommend it to any tea lover who wanted to try something unique and fresh.