1092 Tasting Notes
I have a cold…again :(.
This tea is one of my go to teas when I am sick. I tried it bare and I found it fairly enjoyable. The pear is sweet and the ginger adds that spice that makes a good combination. But where did the white tea go? I think there was only 2 leaves in the infuser. That’s an expensive price tag for a fruit tea.
When I am sick, I make a concoction of honey, lemon, and ginger root and add it to this tea. It tastes great and helps me feel better.
This is a decent straight black tea. I found this tea very malty. Being named “Honey black,” I was expecting the honey notes to be a little more prominent though. They were present, but very much in the background. There was also a little astringency, so I would maybe try brewing for only 3 minutes next time.
The price tag is a little high. This won’t be a cupboard staple for me but I wouldn’t refuse a cuppa this.
I am so happy to have this tea again! This is one of my favourite teas, smooth and sweet, with slight chocolate notes. It has a silky mouthfeel and smells so delicious. I like to watch the large pearls unfurl in my steeper.
I used 5 pearls for this cuppa today.
The resteep at 4 minutes was a little astringent, so maybe 3 or 3.5 would have been better.
Maybe I just haven’t found the right steeping parameters yet. Any suggestions?
I love white teas, and this was the only white blend, so I “had” to try it! I wasn’t sure how I felt about a white chai, and I’m still not sure. To me, chai is best enjoyed with milk and I am not sure this would take milk well.
On the other hand, this tea is blended very well and the flavours meld well together.