818 Tasting Notes
The last of my sample from Scheherazade — thank you! I’ve really enjoyed this.
Today I brewed it with a bit of milk and sugar, after having to accept that not every single tea will shine best as a plain unsweetened beast. I’m being rewarded for my milk and sugar efforts today! This was a delicious dessert treat.
My second from the March Monstrositea box and I gotta say, my expectations were low—which could be part of why I’m so blown away by this tea! Hooray!
I really shy away from almond flavouring so I wasn’t planning on being a fan of this flavoured black at ALL, but there’s just enough of a hint of almond that dances sweetly with the vanilla bean (literally chopped-up beans), with a touch of sugar to really bring out the sweetness and a dash of milk, this one smashes my expectations to pieces.
This is what I wish T2’s Melbourne breakfast was like, I think. Pretty glad to have a replacement by a little guy! Would definitely restock once I’m through my current black flavoureds.
Ok, so Toasty Nougat is one for sharing with other teas. I discovered it goes well with the Art of Tea’s NUDI-TEA a couple of weeks ago, and thanks to some Instagram hashtag-trolling I tried it last night with some T2 Cocoa Loco (Orange—I don’t have my straight CL open yet) and a dash of vanilla soy.
Boosting the rating and recommending as a good additional scoop to enhance sweet, creamy and nutty notes in other teas.
Today, my first tea from my first Mr. Earl box! Well technically yesterday—I loaded up the timolino with some of this too before hitting the road for the day, but today I’ve got to sit down and get a proper taste for it.
The 85°C steeping note got my curiosity up, because this tea is literally just black leaves + other black leaves + some more black leaves. I did as I was told both yesterday and today but I think with the last scoop I’ve got I’m going to try at just off boiling. I’ll admit that I steeped for longer than advised both times, 3-4mins advertised and I went for around 4-6.
I’m getting lovely black with a touch of maltiness, but not the real grunt of boldness I was expecting from such a name.
A delightful sample from Scheherazade — three Doctor Who teas but I couldn’t resist slipping Molly Hooper in with them. What a fandom squish that was!
My Molly sample got me through two delicious cups this evening, chamomile very present but sweetened just nicely by the cherry. Simple and warm and tasty, a lovely evening treat.