162 Tasting Notes
A big mug of this to start my Monday morning. I’m not too keen on black teas but I can tolerate this one because of the strawberry flavoring. Now that I think of it, most of the black teas I do drink have some flavor to them. I taste the strawberry more in the aftertaste which is fine. I let it steep for 5 minutes when I normally do 4, so it is slightly stronger than I like.
First time trying this tea. I am using a gaiwan and short steeping times to experiment. It is quite aromatic and tastes sweet and floral. Yet it has a slight acidic bite to it that makes it interesting. The taste lingers in my mouth for a good while after finishing the cup. I have done 3 infusions so far and will continue until I can’t get any more out of the leaves.
Prepared this with warmed vanilla soy milk and agave nectar. Has a really interesting taste. A chai with an unexpected rooibos twist. The blend of spices and rooibos is perfect. They don’t compete or overpower each other. Keep meaning to order more of this since I drink it often in the evenings due to being caffeine free.