45 Tasting Notes
This was a gift from China, straight out of the company’s tea house. It’s floral, fresh, earthy, the liquor is amber. One thing I’m learning is to manage a generous tea spoon. It’s unbelievable when the green tea is fresh. The jasmine is really nice, not perfumey or dominant. I have another box waiting so I better start drinking :D
It smells so good. Once brewed the liquor is reddish, like a red ale. The assam base is quite nice, bold, malty & strong, most of the Earls I’ve tried have this assam base. I don’t know if my whole milk is killing the citrus/bergamot flave, but you hardly taste it, even without the milk. Have to try it again.
It has become my earl grey of the moment, last time I mentioned it was light I meant colour wise. As for flavour it’s a nice wake up slap, perfect for a morning or pick me up cup. It’s earthy, grassy, a wood aroma with hints of freshly pinched tea leaves. It tastes really fresh like it was recently packed ready to send out to the vendor. The bergamot tastes like it was carefully selected. I wonder if the same care is put to the rest of the TWG Teas. Love the amber liquor. Im not a fan of re steeping but this is the first tea I re steeped & tastes good, a little stronger, but good.