2756 Tasting Notes
Hadn’t had this in aaaaages, but did last weekend. Pretty tasty – I kept it to a short infusion so there wasn’t astringency, just a nice, creamy/cloudy lemony flavour with a bit of a smoky green base. I think some of the nuances are missed in a travel mug, but it was good nonetheless (and I think I had a great re-steep too).
An interesting tea… definitely tastes like cucumber, along with spearmint. I approve of it in the sense that at least to me, it’s a very unique tea, which I’m all for, whether or not I like it. If I enjoyed mint in teas more, I think I’d actually quite enjoy it… but I’m not a huuuuge fan. I feel like it would make a really good iced drink in the summer, though!
(Why do I not seem to have a previous note on this tea? So weird… I definitely had it as a TOTD from DT and remember writing a note…)
Also, the flavour really lingered in my travel mug, which was annoying.
I’ve completely lost track of which harvest this was from, but it was absolutely divine today. Sweet, rock sugary, a bit vegetal – even though I’ve apparently managed to crunch up some of the leaves by transporting it around. I still have bags of this from other harvests, but it’s a definite restock once I’m out.
I was desperate for a straight black tea – how my preferences have changed! Anyhow, this was absolutely perfect at work – malty, bread, chocolatey… rich and delicious. I’ve had a second infusion since, and unless I locate another straight black, I’ll probably just have this again tomorrow, because it’s so delicious.
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Thanks to Raritea for letting me have the rest of her sample! I haven’t tried all that many straight white teas, but I wasn’t too impressed with this one – the flavour was very light, a bit on the hay-y side, and that’s about it. It’s possible that my tasting/smelling abilities are still compromised, but I expected a bit more flavour. Ah well, it’s not as if I needed to fall in love with another category of teas anyhow!
Not super impressed, but maybe it needed more time to steep. There’s a bit of berry flavour, a bit of lemongrass, and a sweetness – I’m not entirely sure what it’s from. I imagine this would be a nice juice substitute for the summer; it certainly is rather odd warm.
ETA: Second infusion reminds me of blue raspberry, as well as… Razzleberry?? Some DT with raspberry and lemongrass, anyways. My thoughts on the tea are still the same, but I’ll give it a bit longer for the next cup. (Read: triple the time. Haha.)