31 Tasting Notes
Had this one yesterday.
This was one of the first loose leaf teas I ever tried. It was my favorite of the ones I tried back then and I still really like it today.
There is a grassy flavor, but it isn’t very strong. There’s something else about this tea that I can’t quite describe very well. When I was drinking it, I remember thinking that it was almost sweet, but not in the sugar kind of way.
This tea smells great. As soon as the hot water hit the tea, I could immediately smell it from a few feet away.
I had two cups of this (I tend to make at least two cups at a time whenever I make tea).
With the first, I was actually eating some indian food (Chicken Tika Masala and Whole Wheat Naan). The spices seem to overpower the actual black tea. Very distinctive cinnamon taste. Can’t say I know what cardamon tastes like, so I don’t know how much of a presence it made.
I also tried it with milk (fat free though, since that is all I have at the moment). Seemed to smooth the flavor a bit, although regular milk may work better. I don’t usually put milk in my tea though, so I don’t know if that is the case.
One thing I noticed, is that the flavor seemed to dull as the tea cooled off.
Pretty good for when I want some black tea, but don’t quite want it to taste like a black tea.