40 Tasting Notes
I found a box which I think is about a year old of this in my cabinet today and decided to make a cup (1 teabag, ~12oz water, 1.5tsp sugar). I seem to recall this being reasonably good, but today I can barely taste anything but sugar and the faintest taste of ginger. So either I added too much sugar or the tea has lost its flavor or both.
Wow, apparently I am the first person on Steepster to rate this tea.
So: very light and fruity. I think I’m still feeling the caffeine from the chai 10 hours ago, so this was a nice nighttime tea. Perhaps not the most stunning or spectacular thing in the world, but quite drinkable and pretty much exactly what I wanted from a lemongrass blend.
I don’t normally have milk in the house, and I don’t normally put milk in my tea.
But I made a recipe the other day that called for some milk, so when this packet of tea came, I figured that this was as good a way as any to use up some of the leftovers.
I followed the directions on the package to steep the tea in boiling water and milk over the stove. The flavor is very good, and the milk makes it very rich and appropriate for the weather we’re having (even though I’ve not actually been outside today except to get the package of tea from UPS). I think that the package directions make it a bit too strong, though, possibly because the tea starts steeping before the water is boiling and continues steeping while stirring in the sugar. So next time I will try it with a bit less tea and steeping for a bit less time, and perhaps I will like it better.