658 Tasting Notes
This type of tea (I think I’ve seen it called king’s tea?) fascinates me whenever I see it, so I figured for the steep price of $4.34/50 g I should throw some into my Lochan order.
It’s proved very interesting. It smelled like an herb shop but very mild. I thought I could make out the scent of licorice which I think is added to these sometimes. The rolled-up leaves look completely encased in a powdery substance and took longer to open up than normal. I expected it to taste pretty strongly of ginseng, but my first sip really surprised me; it just tastes like a dark, toasty oolong. But, as I proceed and especially on the second infusion I’m getting a strong aftertaste and a sweetness that really lingers at the back of my tongue. I’m still not sure what I’m tasting, but it’s an interesting adventure.
Yep, I ordered tea from India on a Friday and it arrives Tuesday morning as I’m trying to decide which tea to start the day with.
This smelled delicious and appropriate for helping me get productive after an unofficial long weekend of lounging and birthday celebrations. It’s quite tippy and brewed up a lovely dark ambery brown. It’s nice and deep and malty and very smooth on its own but I couldn’t help adding a little milk a few sips into it.
So, three days ago I re-committed to low-carb, grain and processed foods-free eating. My blood sugar and my physical self are loving it. However, my head is going through serious carb withdrawal after a winter and spring of lazy eating. I’ve been foggy and groggy for two days straight. I’m trying to use tea as a distraction until the “low carb flu” passes, and hoped this might help my mental clarity in the mean time.
It hasn’t. I don’t think anything will. But it is tasty and makes me feel healthy! This one actually grows on me the more I drink it.