1137 Tasting Notes
I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5 box 2 because I knew that I wanted to try it but didn’t want to hold the box up, so thanks for the sample Bitterleaf!
I combined the first 3 steeps gongfu style because I didn’t have time for a full gongfu session. I found the first 3 steeps sweet with honey and hay notes. I also found some peppery cinnamon notes hidden in there.
I also combined the next three steeps and found it to be sweeter with less peppery notes. Delicious. It would be interesting to see how it changes with age as the description states, but I only took enough for 1 sample.
I actually ended up enjoying this more than when I originally bought it. It seems with time, the flavours have had a chance to mellow out a bit and blend together to produce a smoother taste. It also seems to taste less artificial than it did back in October. Go figure!
If this comes back in the fall/winter, I will likely purchase it again for egg nog lattes! Oh man, I don’t dare even think about those yet ;)
I thought I had reviewed this sample previously…hmm.
I enjoyed this tea. It is slightly floral and malty with a slightly sweet aftertaste. It is not at all astringent or bitter.
I think I will try a longer brew next time to see what happens. I am not sure that I would purchase this as there are a large number of straight blacks that I prefer (like Teavivre’s black pearls), but it was enjoyable.