952 Tasting Notes
WELP, I was looking forward to trying this after cold brewing overnight in my lovely new More Tea bottle but then the bottle didn’t survive my bike trip into work.
Internal glass shattered. Devastated.
And I only had a one cup sample of this tea, too! Sigh. Not a great start to the day. Can only go up from here, right?
For a positive spin, that’s technically another sipdown. I so wanted to get under 70 before my Butiki order arrives, but I’ve just received my Mr. Earl May teas so the challenge intensifies AGAIN!
So this is definitely a BEAUTIFUL portable tea carrier, yes. But it only carries a small amount of tea! I guess it’s not much more than my timolino. But carrying around such a bulky thing when I can clearly (zing) see how much liquid is in there and it’s not a lot is a bit of a bummer. BUT seeing the tea in there is really pretty! But also straining leaves out if you need to is kinda annoying. Buuuuuuuuut it’s awesome for cold press.
I’m so torn. I think it’s everything I want? Or it would be if it held a bit more liquid. I’m just getting into this when I run out of tea.
EDIT: and with my second steeping ever, a jolt to the bottle has smashed the internal glass. Ouch. Changing my rating. Bit heartbroken!
My adage seems to be “if you don’t like it hot, cold brew it”. It’s saved many a blend for me and this one is no different. I swapped away the last of my supply of this to a friend last week but saved one last hurrah for my newfound cold brewing joy, and drinking it tonight it is fresh and tasty. True, the almond scent is still putting me off on approach, but heck—we’ve come a long way, baby.
Ah, you get a black flavoured blend and you’ll probably be onto a winner with me. Yup.
I left this in the fridge since 3pm yesterday, so we’re talking accidentally around 28hrs of steeping time, but due to the wonderment of cold brewing it isn’t bitter at all. It’s delicious. Not a great deal of the flavour coming through but just enough to be subtle, refreshing and delicious. Just what I needed after a power-ride up the hill to home!