2854 Tasting Notes
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.)
My faith in Compass Teas is sadly fading…. not a big fan of this one. At least I can taste the coconut here, and it’s alright (whew, not rancid!), but it’s a very plain, boring tea, with a very unremarkable base that’s verging on astringency with even just a short 2-minute infusion. It’s not terrible, and if milk/sweetener didn’t cover up the mild coconut flavour, it might actually be good that way, but I’m not keen to have this one again.
Oops – forgot to thank JoonSusanna for passing some of this along :) Always curious to try, even if a tea doesn’t work for me!
Woo, free TOTD for St. Patrick’s! I had it sweetened, but don’t really think that it was necessary. The flavour was much the same as when I made it – grapey but not too artificial, and heavy on the grassy base, but no astringency. A tasty cup :) Perhaps not my first choice, but Green & Fruity was my other option, and my memories of that one aren’t terribly fond.