Good morning Steepsterites.
I’ve ‘won’ another Ceylon in my random pick of randomness. It’s a little annoying but I’ve changed my steeping pattern back to the old pattern of steeping, sort of, so that the sample sizes fit my pots. Oh well.
We were doing family things yesterday which means that I didn’t get a proper cup of tea all day. Which also means that I didn’t get as much fluid to drink in total as I normally do. Consequently a small headache is niggling at me at the moment and I haven’t been able to bother to smell the dry leaves all that much.
They are leaves. They smelled of tea. And when steeped, it smells of tea.
The flavour is a little more easy to break down. A touch of astringency at first and then something berry-y sweet. (Yes, it has a certain sweetness) A little sugary-y and not hugely fruity but definitely a bit of sweetness.
It’s one of those thick sticky-y flavours though. I’m not sure how to describe that, the way a small sip will swell in contact with mouth membranes and fill the entire mouth instantly.
Or maybe I’m just not entirely awake yet. I’ve been having strange dreams of strangeness lately. Who knows, maybe I’m still sleeping.
Having to assume I’m awake though, I’d say this was a nice tea, but not really something mindboggleingly awesome. It’s tea. It’s fairly straight forward. It would be one suitable for mornings in the travel cup or to drink while at work and I might even buy it for the latter purpose.