292 Tasting Notes
Day #12 of tea!
One of the first teas I ever had from DT, hence the inclusion in the advent. Nostalgia purposes, for sure! I’m lowering my rating slightly on this one, as I don’t think I liked it as much this go around as I did before, haha. Black teas are still my favourite, but I think I made this too sweet and/or there was too much toffee flavour in my cup.
Day #11 of tea!
Another new one for me! The smell on this one was amazing – I do love a good banana nut bread (though preferably also with chocolate, lol).
My biggest beef with this, unfortunately, is that it is very, very heavy – and there wasn’t enough leaf in my 10g sample for two solid cups (vital, since I share the tea of the days with my mother, and she got to this one first). As a result, my cup was a lot weaker than I had hoped for, and I steeped this for a loooooong time. The flavour was good, but weak.
If I were to get this one again, I’d obviously have to buy more to get it to the strength I want, but I don’t know if it would be worth it for the amount of tea I would get. Pity.
Day #10 of tea!
Hurrah, finally a new one. A plain oolong, at that. I don’t get to have these very often. This one’s good, I have to say. Not my favourite (and I still like plain black teas better), but there’s a bit of a fruity taste with this, which I wasn’t expecting. Of course, it’s limited edition, so I shouldn’t get used to it, haha.
Day #5 of tea!
I reviewed this already, but I’m going to do it again, just to be consistent, haha. This is one of the few teas I’ve really got to watch the steep time with, as I have had some bad experiences with pu’erh in that regard before. I steep this for 5-ish minutes, add a splash of milk and mmmm, it’s the perfect treat on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I’ve still got some in my stash, but I may have to pick more up before the winter collection goes away, as it’s one of the few chocolate-based teas I like.