58 Tasting Notes
So Christmas came in January this year, because the wonderful Kasumi sent me her 12 Days of Christmas along with so many other wonderful samples that I’m dying of excitement and I want to try everything all in one go. But I’m being a good girl and starting with Day 1, which is Cotton Candy Black Tea.
Dry, it smells exactly like cotton candy! Yummmm.
Brewed and tasted hot, it’s quite sweet, but not that sickly cloying sweet you get with a lot of flavoured black teas that use too much stevia right in the leaves. (I prefer to add my own stevia if needed — definitely don’t with this!)
As it cools down a smidge the sweetness has mellowed a bit. I love it~
This is okay. I don’t think I like lemongrass? It’s got a weird taste to it and the lemon-y taste masks the rest of the flavours.
But I need something to calm me down because spoilers for the BBC Miranda finale just came out and I’m sobbing into my teacup because FEELS. This show is worse than Doctor Who because Doctor Who never claimed to be a sitcom that would RIP MY HEART INTO TINY PIECES.
…yeah I think I need another cup.
I’m beginning to think green tea just isn’t for me. I’ve yet to find a blend that works for me. I received this in my January Amoda Tea Tasting Box and sadly all three blends in the box were just the exact opposite of what I like. Two of them are going to a coworker and this one is going up for swap.
This was my first order from DT and this blend came highly recommended. I haven’t had much with roobios since even my Davids Tea infuser can’t hold the micro-tiny leaves that seem to be prevalent in roobios blends, and I’d end up with debris at the bottom of my cup which would drive me nuts.
So, solution to the problem — I used a tea filter. I added 2 teaspoons since I was doing it in my small teapot. I think I could have steeped it for just a smidge longer since it was pretty mild, but fruity, tasted like actual blueberries, and no bitter aftertaste which I’ve found in some black teas with fruit. (The Earl’s Garden springs to mind right away). But this is reaaally nice.