drank Scottish Teatime by Brodie's
239 tasting notes

I was afraid to try this tea again. It’s a CTC blend that I used to drink every day, and it was my fancy version of Lipton. It was fantastic brewed strong with milk and sugar at breakfast.

But then I started drinking these fancier teas, and I found that what I used to love was one dimensional or just plain bitter. So I held off reviewing this (my goal is to review everything in my cupboard at least once).

I was happy to find that I still had a taste for this. Sure, the depth is nothing at all like a Yunnan black. This tea is malty as hell, bitter, and extremely astringent. But it stands up well to milk and sugar, making it a great breakfast tea. It’s extremely tannic with notes of a wet pile of autumn leaves.

I’m glad that I haven’t yet lost this friend.

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Malt

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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