48 Tasting Notes
Great tea. But I disliked the first steep. Too bitter. I only steeped it for 2 minutes with boiling water. I then took a few sips, was unsatisfied, then poured it out. I then steep the tea a second time for 4 minutes with boiling water. I was much better but didn’t seem to have as much maltyness to it. Next time I’ll steep it for 5 minutes for the second steep. I think that would be fantastic.
I was surprised at how good this tea was. It is a bagged and what appears to be a dust grade tea. I didn’t expect it to be good. I just made it for some caffine. However, this tea was really good. It was not bitter like other dust grade black teas. It was slightly malty, and just plain good. I didn’t add anything to it. I would recommend this tea above Lipton and PG Tips bagged black tea.
I’m surprised every time I drink this tea. I expect a Darjeeling that isn’t as good being that it’s not a first flush (probably not a fair presumption). I’ve yet to brew it in a way that makes it astringent. I really that it’s a full bodied. Overall a surprising good Darjeeling tea.
Amazing Chai. I prepared this the “traditional” way according to the instructions Rishi gave. I put 2 tablespoons of tea in a pot and then put 1.5 cups water and then 1 cup of whole milk. I put the heat on low and let it come to a small boil.
Last time I used sweetened condensed milk for a sweetener but thought I’d try something different this time. I used German rock cane sugar which I thought was significantly better than using sweetened condensed milk. It didn’t taint the flavor as the SCM did. From now on I won’t use SCM in this tea ever again, unless that’s all I have.
Note to make it better next time: Keep the heat low (about 2) and let it boil at that heat to be steep it longer for a more full chai flavor.
Sweet to the point where I thought I put sugar in it. therefore it takes sugar really well (something i normally don’t do to teas). a bit mellow. it went really well with the lapsang souchong marinated thin-cut steak i had for dinner. it was a perfect balance. a great tea but not one i’d want to have daily.
(This log is the second steep.) Just as I thought. This tea loses it’s astringency after the first steep. The second steep was much brighter and delightful. This tea is definitely a winner!
This is the first Assam tea I’ve had. I really enjoyed it. It’s malty just like a Ceylon but I’d think I would now prefer an Assam tea over a Ceylon, although I still really enjoy Ceylon teas.
It was slightly astringent but I get that from every black tea I brew on the first steep. I really liked how mellow and malty and sweet (without adding anything to it) this tea was.
A really good tea.
To me this is a sit and relax tea. But not a sleepy tea, although it comes off more as an herbal tea than a white tea. It’s more a thinking tea.
The citrus flavor gave me a bit of a zing and got my mind working. The citrus flavor was the more prominent flavor. There were also some less notable bright floral tastes. I can’t say too much about this one since I used only slightly less than a teaspoon for an 8 oz cup. Next time I’ll use a larger portion and steep it longer or use hotter water.
I can see this as a tea that I would drink often in the summer time.
This tea was not made by me last time I logged it. This time it was.
This 1st flush is really amazing. The steeped leafs have a fresh cut grass smell. But the tea doesn’t smell that way. The smell and first taste were astringent. So I thought I wasn’t going to like it. However, it was only on the first part of the cup. The rest of the cup was slightly sweet almost described as fruity but I can’t think of a fruit to describe it. It had the sweetness of a fruit. I took a sip and couldn’t go more than 20 seconds without sipping some again. It was one of the best teas I’ve had in a while. I’m going to raise my rating from 79 to 83
This is the most pleasant smelling tea I’ve smelt. It has sweet fruit and floral scents.
The tea has a nice hint of citrus, very light and refreshing. The goji berries really add a lot to the tea and give it distinct flavor that I haven’t tasted in any other tea. To date this is my favorite white tea.