3065 Tasting Notes
Used my whole sample up to make a pot of this to share with my boyfriend’s mom. This time I actually have something to write about! The aroma is deliciously berries + cream, and I’m happy to report that the flavour follows (although I think I underleafed a bit, and it would have been better with a bit higher leaf:water ratio). I think I’ll be picking up a bit more of this to have around, especially since my boyfriend’s mom seemed to enjoy it as well. I’m such a sucker for cream teas.
So sad that this tea is going away! I’m torn about whether to purchase a whole bunch of it or not… I’m really concerned that the coconut will go bad before I manage to drink it, and then I’ll be really unhappy :( I did pick up 100g the other day, and that may be all I end up getting (I was really annoyed though – the girl measuring out my tea was shoving and crunching it into the bag :/)Thankfully, it’s not heavy on the tea part, I just love the coconut/lemon flavour. Anyhow, drank some of my old bag of it at work on Monday, and it was predictably delicious. This is one tea, though, that I have to remember not to overleaf, because it’s actually much tastier when the flavour is a bit less potent. (This is the opposite for almost all other teas).
Another teabag sample from MissB – thanks! I’ve tended to like blackcurrant teas in the past, however I’ve mostly had versions that also have cream flavouring, which this one did not. Sadly, I noticed that and therefore wasn’t a huge fan – although the flavour was definitely strongly blackcurrant, I found it too medicinal (it’s not the flavouring, per se, it’s that blackcurrants taste medicinal). If you enjoy the flavour, however, this is probably a pretty good bagged version, and I would certainly drink it again if I had the opportunity (but I think I’d add some milk and sugar to see how that worked out).
Backlog time! Sorry everyone, posting a lot fairly quickly. Taking advantage of downtime while visiting Ottawa (it’s too cold to walk around, so we’re lounging and relaxing instead).
Thanks to MissB for these teabags – they’ve been a lifesaver at work lately, since I haven’t had much time to brew tea at home, and all my infusers are still full (and a big hassle to bring to work). Bonus – I have some time to write notes and email them to myself, although I admit I’m in a rather distracting environment, so the quality of the notes may not be all that wonderful.
I drank this tea completely blind, meaning that I have no idea at all what it was, other than a black tea. As it turns out – a fairly pleasant black tea! I still have no real idea what it was (I’m writing this tasting note without regular internet access), but I had a sip plain, and it tasted like a reasonably high-quality bagged black. I drank the rest with a splash of 2% milk and some sugar, and it was really quite tasty. A very good example of a bagged black. I’m curious to see which teas it’s a blend of (if that info is available).