1723 Tasting Notes
A pleasant tea. More pear flavour today despite no additions. I steeped it a tad longer but I don’t think that was why. Possibly because I dumped the entire remainder of the packet into my steeper so any spices would have been emptied from the crevices.
Hmph. While I enjoyed this one, and how smooth it was today, I’d only want the occasional cup if it were in my cupboard…. errrr… but it fills a unique gap in my tea collection, so I’m on the fence as to grabbing more (if it is available).
Also, if it is a finicky tea, that could be problematic as well. Definitely a delicate one, despite the spice part.
A nice fruity green!
Generically fruity. I certainly wouldn’t pick out mango. If I didn’t know better, I’d have said peach.
The balance of green tea vs fruitiness is perfect so on that front I’m satisfied. Unfortunately, I suspect that the flavour will fade quickly, so here’s hoping I can kick my tea hoarding ways :P
I bought this at the Ex in August. I’d never seen ctc tea like this before, so finely balled that it looks like coffee grounds! The instructions call for only 1\4 of a tsp per cup. I can only assume that the increased surface area allows for the flavour to be extracted more. Even still, it seems a bit odd. So I went with half a teaspoon for my mug that holds 1.5 cups.
The tea itself is ok. Coppery, like a Ceylon tea, and a bit malty with some real astringent heft behind it all. It leaves a sour aftertaste. I find it somewhat boring on its own so have been adding milk.
Also, there is something there that makes me think of stale tea… except I can’t quite put my finger on it. What exactly does stale tea taste like???
The caffeine punch is great so I keep coming back for more :P
Most of the teas I’ve had today have been lacklustre. Except this one. Pure yum. I must be having an off day , as it wasn’t as good as the first time I brewed some up. Can’t blame the tea though, since I had many others today and they were all somewhat meh. Even heaven’s trash. I’m feeling kinda meh so maybe I’m fighting something. again. Bah.