2221 Tasting Notes
This is a backlog from probably about a week ago. I drank this alongside Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam. I actually rather enjoyed Kusmi’s version this time – 1 2 minute infusion worked much better than whatever I did the first time, and the result was a pretty tasty caramel tea.
Yep. Standing by my previous notes about this one; tasty, but not quite what I wanted. On the plus side, since it’s a tea in a plastic baggie (since it was a split with Sil), I get to drink it freely, because bagged teas gotta be sipped down! I had half an ounce though, so have a good few cups left (probably 3).
Well… I can taste the muscatel here, and it’s a fairly light black… but eh. I’m not particularly fond of it. I did like the very light moonlight darjeeling I had from Butiki, but I don’t think that darjeelings would fall into the category of teas I like to drink. Just not a flavour profile I care for.
There’s only a bit of astringency, which at least makes this pleasant to drink. I’m sure a darjeeling fan would enjoy this far more than I!
Sipdown! 832. I steeped this for 2 minutes this time, and there was no astringency at all. Overall, it was a pretty tasty, albeit generic, cup of good assam. I think my tastes for teas are somewhat skewed, since particularly with blacks, I’ve been tending to buy high quality ones, so sometimes great teas are labelled as “meh” because they’re just at the low end of what I’ve tried! Also, no chocolate or raisins here, and I like those in a straight black :D Bumping the rating a bit, because I’d happily drink this again or throw it in a travel mug, but I’d prefer others.
Yum. I’m getting really addicted to aged oolongs. Love the nuttiness/bakiness. I chilled the second infusion, and it was pretty tasty that way as well.
One thing I did notice is that I do not like this tea hot, as I can’t taste the flavours properly (though the aftertaste is great). I suppose that’s true for most teas I drink, but I particularly noticed it with this one. (AKA if I want this in a travel mug, I should dilute it with some cold water).
Yum! I think I have a soft spot for dong ding oolongs. The first infusion (travel mugged) was a bit light, but the second could have been that of a milk oolong. I don’t get the floral notes like I do with TGYs (which can be overpowering) – it’s just nuttiness, creaminess, and “oolong” flavour. So smooth and delicious.
Thanks for letting me try this Sil!