58 Tasting Notes
I’ve been drinking a lot of these while sick because I needed something flavourful I could actually taste — even orange pekoe at its strongest without cream or sugar tasted like slightly flavoured water. I think it’s the tartness of this tea that actually hits my tastebuds amidst the nine layers of cough syrup and mucus. (Sorry for TMI).
Thankfully, I am now beginning the road to recovery — although I’ve actually pulled a muscle in my abdomen from coughing for a week solid and one of my lymph nodes still feels quite swollen. I hope it’s not strep. Ughhhhh.
True story — I’ve gotten most of the people who work at my branch hooked on teas. Or rather, re-interested in them. Today a coworker brought in some tea that her hubby had bought for her for us to try. It was CT’s Black Cherry and when I sniffed it smelled exactly like those sore throat/cough teas I drink when I’m under the weather. It smelled comforting and familiar, and when I tasted it, I loved the tartness and the berry added as well. And no medicinal aftertaste, hahaha!
Me, yesterday to the girls on the member services side: “First I got you all hooked on Doctor Who, now I’m getting you all hooked on tea. Basically, I’m turning you British.”
Cavocorax sent me a sample of this to try :D I was hoping to compare it to DT’s Chocolate Orange pu’erh which I hadn’t enjoyed at all because of the earthy/fishy taste. :S
Steeped 5 minutes and tried it unsweetened. I taste a lot of orange but not so much the chocolate. It’s still really nice though, although a bit weak? I wouldn’t want to add cream to this because then it would taste like nothing, but I do like it. :D