2196 Tasting Notes
Uh, well…. this one is certainly interesting! It’s pretty light, but even with a 3.5 minute infusion, there’s enough flavour. It definitely both smells and tastes like wintergreen – which makes me think of gum, and makes me kind of sad. I guess that’s an association that I’m just doomed to have with minty flavours.
Anyhow, it does also taste kind of lightly forest and very fresh – I’m curious about how it would be iced and a bit sweetened – perhaps tastier? I’m glad I just got this as a sample from the generous Janelle, as it’s certainly an interesting tea to have tried, but I’m very glad I don’t have to drink down too much of this!
It’s weird that I only have one tasting note on this. I should have two. Anyways! I did a horrible thing… I just bought 170g of this. Because it’s going away and it’s so delicious. I’m hoping it works well cold-brewed (I set up an experiment just now), but at the very least, I’m pretty sure it’s delicious iced.
I also bought a giant sparkly red Timolino. I am so weak-willed, haha.
I have not been drinking tea at all lately, aside from a couple cold-brews. It’s been hot; I’ve been busy and/or sleepy (though I finally signed a rental agreement for Sept, yay!).
Anyways, this is a sad sipdown of this tea – I ran across it and decided that it was time for it to be used up. It was delicious while it lasted, and I will hope it returns in the future.
Also, I’m at 835 teas. This is a losing battle.
I actually found this tea to be quite tasty! It seems I’m definitely developing a taste for straight black tea. This tasted very similar to other yunnan blacks I’ve tried, so it’s nothing I would necessarily go for specifically again, but it’s a perfectly tasty cup, again courtesy of Janelle :)
Hmmm…. I think I understand the negative feelings towards this tea. It tasted pretty icky when I brewed it up. I’ll give it another shot, but I actually had to dump that cup down the drain. Something just doesn’t taste right. Yuck.
Thanks Janelle for sparing me from having to purchase some of this myself :)