2229 Tasting Notes
Brewed up a bunch of this quite strong for icing – I’ll see how that fares in the morning! In the meanwhile, I’m enjoying a second infusion, which, possibly because it’s more than double strength, tastes much like a regular first infusion.
Anyhow, I used 2 tbsp of leaf for about 10oz and steeped for 1 min, then diluted that with probably another 10 oz. of cold water and stuck it in the fridge.
ETA: Yum!! Not only was it pretty darn delicious cold (very dark chocolate), I added sweetener (yep, maple syrup is the current sweetener of choice for cold beverages as it’s the only liquid sweetener I currently have), and I sucked back the cup in no time. It didn’t necessarily need it, I just wanted it to be sweet. The maple syrup really brought out the dark chocolate notes, so it was very satisfying. I’ll have to try some other blacks this way! I haven’t been drinking as much tea lately (only want cold drinks) and my water/liquids intake has been dwindling… iced tea is clearly the remedy.
Sipdown! 779. Well, that’s what the non-updated number on my spreadsheet says, anyhow. I’ll have to have a celebration when I hit 750, or something. Haha.
Anyways, cold-brewed the last of this one, and it was pretty good. It’s one I wish I could pick up more of for summer cold-brewing, but really, I can make do with other teas so it’s ok that it’s discontinued (but I’ll probably keep on the lookout for a fruity, gingery, hibiscus-free tea!)
Sipdown! Thanks again to Raritea.
The aroma of this one is misleading… even with a properly timed infusion, I was getting a bit of a metallic too old/oversteeped aroma. But it’s not present in the flavour at all. I recall that happening last time too, even though in that case I had oversteeped it. But again, not present in the flavour (or maybe it was a bit, but less than the aroma indicated).
Anyhow! A tasty dragonwell. I do so adore dragonwell.
Ok… I have come to my conclusion on this tea. I have never had strawberry pie, but this tea doesn’t really taste like what I’d imagine it to be… HOWEVER, I really, really like it! Bumping the rating, because as soon as I saw the baggie, I started craving it like crazy. I love the candy-strawberry flavour, grounded with the non-astringent, strong yet controlled black base. Mmmmmmhhhh. Delish. I only have one serving’s left now, and since I’ve decided that it’s not worth keeping teas that are in baggies around, it will be probably be consumed sooner rather than later (easy access… it’s downstairs by the kettle :D).