drank Notting Hill by Yumchaa
358 tasting notes

It is shallow of me to start by how a tea looks, but I need to remark: this tea is incredibly pretty, both the dry leaves but particularly the soaked remaindered, pretty open leaves, the marigold petals and whole cornflowers and little pieces of fruit in the middle. All Yumchaa teas are pretty with big fresh leaves, but whenever I brew this I am struck again by how pretty this is.

The taste is also very pretty – while the presence of marigold and cornflowers is visually obvious, I am not sure I can detect their taste, but the apricot-strawberry flavour is delightful and tastes natural. The tea underneath does not feel too strong, though perhaps one can up the dose a bit. It´s not one of my Yumchaa favorites, but competition is fierce for that and it is a lovely flavoured tea indeed.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season. Experimenting with cold steeping, for summer.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am exploring.

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres and Thé-o-Dor.

I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.



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