304 Tasting Notes
Fresh strawberries ripe on the vine. Got that picture in your mind? Good. Now imagine all that juicy goodness in your teapot…you can taste summer in your cuppa. The dry leaves smelled incredible and the brewed tea does not disappoint. Very fresh, very drinkable. This would be incredible iced:)
Been on a tip fest here lately. Brewed up in my mini teapot + raw sugar + milk=a perfect way to start the day:)This is the only tea in my cupboard that even sounds remotely good. Perhaps it is the heat index of 1000+ degrees that has me holding off on drinking hot tea. Iced tea is good, but hot tea is why I started drinking tea in the first place…come on winter or a least a fall like breeze!!!
What can I say, Let me count the ways I love this tea! Second infusion, plain with chocolate. First infusion add raw sugar and a splash of milk and drink up before it gets cold. This is my all time favorite tea…smooth, drinkable, pairs perfectly with breakfast foods, affordable…this is one that I buy in bulk cuz I don’t want to ever be without this tea. It is a keeper in my cupboard:)
Steeping and clean-up is easy with the removable rotating infuser that fully extracts tea flavors. It easily twists on and off the airtight pouring lid. The leak-proof lid allows the Iced Tea Maker to easily store the fresh brewed tea on its side in the refrigerator and can even be inverted without spills. Conveniently stores upright on shelves or inside refrigerator doors. Made of crystal clear, BPA-free AcraGlass, which is more durable than glass, stain- and odor-proof and dishwasher safe.
I just recently purchased this pitcher from Camping World. I had been looking high and low for a pitcher to use for cold brewing tea leaves.
I liked it so much, I bought another one for my daughter:)
The brew basket is much like a Chatsford brew basket in construction keeping even the smallest tea leaves out of my cup.
According to my cupboard, I have drank this tea 17 times. FALSE I say! This is one of two teas in my cupboard that get a lot of drink time. I buy this tea in bulk, because I do not want to ever run out. I just love the smoothness of this one and yet it the undetones are complex. The first brewing I always add some type of sweetener and a splash of milk. The second brewing is good plain, hot or cold. Versatility in one tea sounds like a bargain to me:)
Ordered a sample of this when I ordered my bulk order of Sinharaja. The color in my cup is darker than Sinharaja, but the overall feel and taste is sooooo similar to my beloved tea that I don’t really see the point of purchasing this one too. A good cuppa, don’t get me wrong…smooth, really drinkable, no bitterness that I can detect. A GOOD cup of tea this AM.
I am finishing the last of this tea tonight and since I am expecting a new shipment in a few days, I thought it safe enough to empty the tin. This has long been a favorite of mine, I love the smoothness, the lack of astringency and the versatility…let me explain that last point: as I was strolling around the GM website, I read the description of this tea from Marcus," If you drink the tea without milk and sugar/honey, then the second infusion is better than the first ." So my routine is to brew up a pot of this wonderful tea, add raw sugar and milk and drink that right up. The second brewing I drink plain(it pairs very well with dark chocolate):) I get that milky first cup of the morning AND I get another great cup of Ceylon…which is good hot or cold.
Sweet, peach smell from the dry leaves which look like tiny little balls. The minute the water hit teapot BAM those little balls turned into huge leaves that consumed my teapot. Sweet, smooth..I am not getting the creaminess of milk, but I do like this and could see myself drinking this on a regular basis:) The second infusion was still peachy enough that I enjoyed this cuppa as much as the first…no veggie taste here (I am so glad) just pure tea enjoyment.
I must say that I like doing business with thepuriTea folks, they were quick to answer my emails and I got my order in less than a week. I ordered their clear tea tin (for my blood orange black tea…the prettiest tea in my cupboard) & two oolong samplers…when I opened the box I found four more samples!!! Great customer service and the free shipping for Presidents day made me smile:)