1983 Tasting Notes
New review (this one was quite nice):
This is smooth and excellent; nice and thick and hefty. I prefer breakfast teas minus milk and sugar, and, straight up, Mincing Lane needs none. I’m not sure if it’s the Yunnan that keeps the Assam from biting too much or the other way around, but in any case, it’s a wonderful morning tea.
Made a full gallon of this and it’s been in the fridge for the better part of a week. This morning, it was so oppressively humid when we woke up (air conditioning at Shabby House leaves a lot to be desired) I ran straight for the jug. For a cheapie tea, it has stayed pretty fresh, doesn’t have that astringent/detergent taste that a lot of grocery store teas do. No, it’s not high quality, but when you need to guzzle in large quantities, it’s suitable.
Review from an earlier tasting session this spring: