2219 Tasting Notes
I still have so much of this tea.
Which is good.
I forgot how delicious and amazing it is. Licorice and spice, but no licorice gross sweetness.
(Even steeped for some ridiculous amount of time since I reflexively turned off the timer yet forgot to remove the steeping baskets from my mugs.)
This is really a good tea, but the obvious seasoning powder in it kinda creeped me out.
It doesn’t necessarily smell mega caramel until you add hot water to it. And the caramel goes so well with the roasted flavours in the houjicha.
But yeah. The powder lining the bag I have it in. Kinda gross.
In my mug today at work again. I’m trying to drink some of these older flavoured teas.
Oh, it’s so good. Tea, I’m going to miss you once I finally manage to drink you up.
It has a bit of a bite at 4:30, but it’s still delicious. Nothing added to my cup today. :)
“This should be Green Tieguanyin” from Dexter.
Had in my thermos at work today. Pretty good, but not worth a resteep when I got home. Mostly I just wanted a gin and soda when I got home, but I managed to have a couple cups of herbal whatsit first. :)
This honestly could have steeped longer for Western Style. I was just conservative due to the temp I used. Oh well!
Had this again this evening, with some buckwheat honey. I’m still getting over this phlegmmy grossness. Of course, having yogurt for the THIRD time today probably isn’t helping!!
Oh well. The tea is delicious and soothing and I am really enjoying it. Of course, it’s one of those fluffy ever-growing teas, so I somehow have even more of it…
I steeped this with a little extra leaf in a travel mug, and it’s definitely more of a morning tea right now. I also didn’t add anything to it, because I had no milk. (~adds milk to list~) It’s a little honey/sweet potato. A little astringent in a good way. Maybe a tiny bit smoky? IDK. That might be my travel mug or my imagination.