71 Tasting Notes
Backlog from this morning: Ah, yes, my smooth, malty frield :) Such a relief after that puckery Awake. This one never disappoints. Love the citrus scent, the very light taste of the bergamot, and the smooth, malty goodness that is this tea. Full mouth feel, no bitter, no astringency. What’s not to love about this tea???
Hmmm… More astringency and less malty flavor this morning. Maybe my taste is off- my new inhaler makes things taste funny, and the antibiotics I’m on make me have zero appetite, so that may be it. In any case, it’s hot, so that’s a huge plus this morning. I’m getting that dry-mouth feel from the astringency, which is usually okay, but it’s very strong astringency this morning. The malt I love so much is nearly absent. I steeped longer than usual, so that is probably the issue. Leaving the rating as is for the time being.
Thanks to kittylovestea for this lovely chai sample! First of all, LOVE the bags! Not your typical papery type, more mesh-y. They are very nice. And they’re clear, so you can see the ingredients quite nicely. Second, this tea smells so nice in the bag! I brewed this one a little on the strong side, then added milk and sugar for a more traditional chai, and I really enjoy it! It’s spicy, lots of ginger, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. It’s very nicely blended.
Loving this spice! As with all my breakfast teas, I added a splash of milk and a little sugar. I was expecting a very harsh ginger, but this one is really nice! It’s not overpowering, it’s not musty, it’s even fresh tasting and a bit spicy! Yum! I agree with another rating- the ginger is sparkling. Can’t taste the black tea quite as much as I’d like, but that’s ok. For Stash, this is really good!