808 Tasting Notes
I’m getting tired of Rooibos. But it’s 10 weeks (+/- 2) left on the low low caffeine plan, so I figure I should work through my samples. I brewed up a pot of this (even using a cozy to keep it warm), and am having a hard time getting through the first mug. When I do think to drink from it, it’s not half bad, just not something I particularly love either.
I made a strong pot of this (3 teaspoons for a 2 cup pot… the strainer basket was full by the time the leaves had absorbed the water).
It’s good, but pretty strong. It’s funny, I hadn’t noticed it before, but at this strength, the tea part of the tea tastes a lot like the base tea for 52 Teas’ Vanilla Date.
I wanted something good today, but didn’t want the caffiene dose to be after work. Coconut Pouchong sounded like it fit the bill, but I couldn’t stand the idea of packing it in a filter bag. So, I brought a 2 cup teapot to work and used the basket filter to steep this tea. Then, I resteeped twice to see how it went.
First steep (2 minutes): Fabulous!
Second steep (3 minutes): Still a very good cup of tea, but much less coconut.
Third steep (4 minutes): Not nearly as good, but still a nice tea.