1055 Tasting Notes
So, I was grocery shopping and spotted some egg nog….what the heck, I’ll get it. Boy, am I ever glad I did! I steamed up some and added it to this tea which was brewed at double strength. It was AWESOME! I was losing interest in this tea, but my love has just been rekindled. Wonderful evening treat, and no need for dessert (well, I guess this is dessert)
A little taste of paradise this morning. I wish I was on a beach somewhere right now instead of here in the cold and snow! Maybe in the new year I will go on a trip.
I still really enjoy this. The papaya is coming out a little more today. I guess I got some bits in my tsp! The black base can get really astringent if brewed for too long though, so you kind of have to watch the time on this one.
Boiling water cooled off a little at 3 minutes.
Thank you Lala for this generous sample!
This tea is not as flavourful as I would of hoped as Lala mentioned. I still enjoy it though, the subtle black base and the subtle hints of orange. Not a tea I would choose if I wanted a big kick in the morning. It seems like an afternoon tea
Boiling water cooled down a bit for 4 minutes
Thanks again Angel at Teavivre for this sample
Sample sipdown and I am sad to see it go because I really enjoyed it.
I steeped this with my new little gaiwan today. I still need practice though because I almost burnt my hand again. I used the website’s parameters (rinse,25s,35,45,55,65,75). I found that the sweetness didn’t have as much of a chance to develop as with western brewing and it seemed like there was a sharpness somehow. Still delicious